February 26, 2016 -
With millions of Americans disqualified for good-paying jobs because of criminal pasts, a growing number of states and local governments across the South are joining the movement to end the practice of asking about convictions on job applications.
February 9, 2016 -
The Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw will use a $48 million grant won in the National Disaster Resilience Competition to relocate away from the rising Gulf of Mexico — and hopes to serve as a model for others facing catastrophic sea-level rise. Other grant winners include Tennessee, Virginia and New Orleans.
January 14, 2016 -
A new report looks at the demographics of state legislatures across the country and finds that in the South they are disproportionately male and more religious. They are also more racially diverse — at least for now.
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.