February 12, 2014 -
Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. are voting on a union this week. But contrary to some media reports, a "yes" vote wouldn't be the first unionization win for Southern auto workers.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.
January 10, 2014 -
The people's movement against political extremism in North Carolina government is spreading to other states in the region, with similar protests planned for next week in Georgia and South Carolina. Meanwhile, North Carolina activists are gearing up for more protests and litigation as elections approach.
December 20, 2013 -
As part of its controversial new elections law, North Carolina will no longer count provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct -- leading a new report from the Fair Elections Legal Network to accuse it of moving in the wrong direction on voting rights.
November 20, 2013 -
Southern states have a high rate of unintended pregnancies, with most of the resulting births being paid for by public insurance programs. The evidence shows that investing in family planning services not only prevents unwanted pregnancies but also saves taxpayers money. So why are some Southern legislatures targeting those services for cuts?
September 16, 2013 -
A new report documents an overall rise in homicides in states that have passed versions of the controversial self-defense law. The increase in "justifiable" homicides has been especially dramatic in some Southern states, and African Americans have borne the brunt of the increase in deadly violence.
September 5, 2013 -
After several Texas cities passed laws banned certain high-cost lending practices, a company called TitleMax found a way around them: It's giving away cash for free to lure in customers who can then find themselves stuck with loans that have annual interest rates as high as 310 percent.