January 8, 2014 -
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty, the United States finds itself in the midst of an ongoing poverty crisis, with its epicenter in the South. Americans say they would like to see the fight stepped up again.
October 18, 2013 -
A redistricting lawsuit has landed in the N.C. Supreme Court, where plaintiffs are seeking the recusal of Justice Paul Newby because his 2012 re-election campaign got much of its support from the same GOP group involved in drawing the new political maps. They cite a similar case out of West Virginia that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled for recusal.
October 16, 2013 -
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has failed to set up a body required by law to make recommendations on dealing with rising seas.
October 11, 2013 -
With the federal government shutdown approaching its second week, many Americans are suffering the effects -- but they're especially severe for people already living in poverty.
October 4, 2013 -
The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to delay its lawsuit against Texas over its voter ID law until Congress ends the current impasse and provides the department with funding for the new fiscal year. However, the shutdown isn't affecting the DOJ's suit against North Carolina's photo ID law -- at least not yet.
October 3, 2013 -
A federal judge has sided with environmental and public health groups that sued to force the Obama administration to issue regulations for the disposal of the toxic waste left over after burning coal for electricity.
September 26, 2013 -
A record number of Americans receive food stamps, with residents of Southern states especially dependent on the anti-hunger program. So why are Southern politicians who in turn depend on the political support of hungry constituents so eager to cut the program's funding?