October 21, 2016 -
The deadly storm caused widespread flooding, displacing entire communities as voter registration deadlines loomed. In one Southern state, the governor voluntarily extended the deadline. But in three others — all competitive in the presidential election — Democrats and voting rights groups had to sue to win only modest extensions.
October 20, 2016 -
The record flooding across the Southeast from Hurricane Matthew has resulted in spills of waste from a Duke Energy coal ash pit, hog waste from factory farm lagoons, and sewage from water treatment plants.
October 14, 2016 -
All year, reports have said voters from Latino, Asian American and other immigrant communities have been galvanized to stand against the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has dominated the 2016 election. But the critical question as Election Day approaches is: will they vote?
October 13, 2016 -
Floridians will vote soon on Amendment 1, a ballot measure that's been billed as pro-solar but is actually an effort funded by big utility companies to protect their monopoly and slow the transition to rooftop generation.
October 4, 2016 -
This Oct. 5 marks 100 years since the birth of Stetson Kennedy, the Florida writer and human rights activist who died in 2011 at the age of 94. The nonprofit foundation he launched while still alive is marking the occasion with a series of events that start this week with a biographical drama of Kennedy's life — and what a life it was.
September 8, 2016 -
While Virginia's Democratic governor battles Republican lawmakers over restoring voting rights for ex-felons who've completed their sentences, almost 200,000 of the state's residents — almost half of them African-American — remain disenfranchised, mostly for nonviolent crimes.
September 2, 2016 -
A Rolling Stone investigation into the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program documented flawed methods that put eligible citizens — disproportionately African-American, Latino and Asian-American — at risk of being blocked from voting. Why are so many states still using it when there's a better alternative?
August 25, 2016 -
The North Carolina utility giant and other fossil-fuel interests are contributing to a national super PAC that's using divisive social issues like abortion and religion to boost the election chances of U.S. Senate candidates who reject the science of human-caused global warming.