June 15, 2012 -
The deal to combine the two North Carolina-based utility giants has won conditional approval from federal regulators, but could it fall apart over worries about Progress Energy's Crystal River nuclear debacle in Florida and other expensive problems?
June 7, 2012 -
After a federal judge rules Florida's laws on voter registration are too restrictive, groups like the League of Women Voters are back in action. But the state is digging in on a plan to flag and possibly purge thousands of voters, even though the data questioning their citizenship is riddled with errors.
June 5, 2012 -
Republican claims of alleged voter fraud have convinced legions of Americans that massive numbers of mostly blacks and Hispanics with the connivance of Democrats are knowingly breaking the law to vote against the GOP -- when in reality it's just the opposite.
May 30, 2012 -
A lawsuit charges the Florida-based corporation that operates Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Capital Grille and other restaurants with stealing wages and firing black workers because of their race.
May 17, 2012 -
Voter registration numbers show that Southern electorate in two key battleground states continues to grow more diverse. But will new voting restrictions undermine the power of black and Latino voters?
April 23, 2012 -
A health survey conducted in Gulf Coast communities by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network finds widespread and frequent illnesses among people exposed to pollution from the disaster.