July 8, 2014 -
A new Census Bureau report finds a dramatic surge in the past decade in the number of Americans living in communities with concentrated poverty, with the greatest increase in North Carolina. Other states that experienced big jumps include Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina.
June 23, 2014 -
A new report looks at industrial pollution releases into the nation's rivers and finds that waterways across the South face especially toxic contamination -- and would benefit from efforts to strengthen the Clean Water Act.
April 18, 2014 -
With the oil and gas industry back to business as usual in the Gulf of Mexico four years after the BP disaster, it's pushing to open up the Atlantic Coast to offshore drilling -- but it's meeting opposition in communities that would be directly affected.
April 9, 2014 -
American Rivers has released its annual list of the 10 most endangered U.S. rivers, and three are in the South -- the Haw in North Carolina, the South Fork Edisto in South Carolina, and the Middle Mississippi in Kentucky.
February 10, 2014 -
A new legislative analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice finds that after several years of efforts by states to restrict voting, the pendulum appears to be swinging toward making voting easier.
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.
February 3, 2014 -
Two new reports from Good Jobs First take a critical look at public assistance for large corporations. One compares revenue loss from corporate subsidies and tax breaks to public employee pensions, while the other looks at how fully states disclose public assistance to corporations.
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 18, 2013 -
A federal judge has blocked a conservative group that's been accused of voter intimidation from intervening to defend Texas' voter ID law from a Justice Department lawsuit. What does that mean for a similar group trying to intervene in the Justice's lawsuit against North Carolina's restrictive new voting law?