December 18, 2015 -
The past year saw big steps taken toward building a better, stronger and more just South, from wage gains for workers to aid for refugees to grassroots organizing for a more environmentally sustainable future.
December 14, 2015 -
A woman is facing an indictment for first-degree attempted murder after she tried to self-abort in Tennessee. The case offers a stark illustration of how restrictions on abortion can impact individuals in the United States.
December 9, 2015 -
A "micro-unit" of skilled-trades workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has voted to join the United Auto Workers. While celebrating the victory, some in the plant have begun to question the UAW's management-friendly approach.
December 3, 2015 -
In its coverage of the organizing drive leading up to this week's union election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, the corporate press has treated union busters as objective authorities.
November 20, 2015 -
While politicians' hostile response to Syrian refugees has dominated the national debate since last week's tragedy, local leaders across the South are calling for compassion, fighting Islamophobia and taking action to welcome families fleeing war.
November 5, 2015 -
A new study finds that candidates running for office nationwide are less diverse in terms of race and gender than the broader U.S. population. In the South, the situation is particularly dire for representation among women.
September 23, 2015 -
Tennessee taxpayers have financed hundreds of millions of dollars in economic incentives for VW to locate and expand a plant in Chattanooga that manufactures one of the vehicles involved in the emissions cheating scandal. What happens to that money now?
September 9, 2015 -
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this week it was canceling a pilot study of cancer risks near U.S. nuclear facilities — including a Tennessee nuclear fuel processing plant that's contaminated the Nolichucky River with highly enriched uranium and has raised concerns among nearby residents about health damage.
July 24, 2015 -
As the growth of the South’s immigrant population transforms the region, the makeup of its immigrant communities is shifting, with Asian immigration now outpacing immigration from Latin America in several states.