Strict Voter ID Laws Threaten the Franchise of Trans Americans
After North Carolina passed strict voter ID laws, trans activists in the state successfully advocated to reduce the DMV requirements for changing gender on an ID.
Islamophobia Pervades U.S. Police Officers' Facebook Accounts
New investigations reveal the extremist positions of many law enforcement officials.
After Election Fraud in North Carolina, Can We Trust Vote-by-Mail Ballots?
As more states expand absentee voting, elections boards must balance voter accessibility and ballot security.
Republicans in North Carolina Are Accused of Election Fraud—but Not the Kind Voter ID Laws Can Stop
The alleged fraud took place behind the scenes: the work of election officers, not individual voters.
Could Pasture-Raised Pork Provide a Sustainable Future for Hog Farming?
North Carolina has acutely felt the downside of a massive, environmentally damaging pork production industry, but a better model may be emerging.
North Carolinians Want to Hold Companies and Regulators Accountable for Toxic Hog Waste
Hog farms in North Carolina produce 10 billion gallons of untreated, toxic waste each year—and much of it ends up in the state's waterways.
Members of a Christian Community in North Carolina Are Devastated After a Sanctuary Dweller's Deportation
Lawmakers are decrying what some say appears to have been an orchestrated attempt by immigration enforcement to coax Samuel Oliver-Bruno out of sanctuary.
The North Carolina Sanctuary Church Resident's Arrest Highlights a Growing Divide Among American Christians
While many Christians are struggling to offer immigrants sanctuary, others are in favor of the Trump administration's immigration policies.
North Carolina's Environmental History Is Littered With Racial Injustice
In Duplin County, residents have suffered as a result of their proximity to animal feeding operations, and that is only being exacerbated by the fallout from Hurricane Florence.
After Florence, North Carolina Must Rebuild Vulnerable Beaches Once Again
These projects replenish the same areas again and again, and disproportionately benefit wealthy owners of seaside lots.
Has Hurricane Florence Destroyed Records of America's Slave Trade?
Historical archives housed in universities, courthouses, and local libraries are at heightened risk from flooding and mold.
The Damage From Hurricane Florence Is Still Growing
An accounting of the ongoing damages, from failing dams to coal-ash ponds.
How Communities Manage Hazards During Natural Disasters
The decisions made when managing a range of hazards are a key factor in a community's vulnerability during storms like Hurricane Florence.
Coal Ash Leaks Have Been Reported Along Florence's Path Through North Carolina
Concerns arose before Hurricane Florence made landfall about the piles of toxic waste from coal-burning power plants in the storm's path.
For North Carolina, Hurricane Florence Could Bring a Financial Reckoning
The state has bet against a megastorm for years, but now as Florence bears down on the state it could face a major money shortage to rebuild from the damage.
North Carolina's Hog Waste Problem Has a Long History. Why Wasn't It Solved in Time for Hurricane Florence?
The hog industry is changing, but, as Hurricane Florence hits, history may be doomed to repeat itself.
Uncovering Disparities in Policing by Analyzing Traffic Stop Data
A conversation with professor Frank Baumgartner, who led a research team that analyzed every North Carolina police stop since 2002.
Are the Feds Cherry-Picking Data to Force Pipelines Through Vulnerable Communities?
Critics say the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency has masked the high costs of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to communities of color.
A County Sheriff Election in North Carolina Sheds Light on a Controversial ICE Policy
The winner has vowed to discontinue a program that allows local sheriffs' offices to function as satellite immigration detention centers.
One Small City in New York Is Finding Innovative Ways to Combat Domestic Abuse
For years advocates have wondered: How can abusers effectively be held accountable for stalking, harassing, assaulting, threatening, or killing their current and former partners? Kingston, New York, might have an answer.
North Carolina Supreme Court to Reconsider Death Sentences for Three Inmates of Color
The case once more raises the issue of persistent racial bias in North Carolina's history of sentencing black defendants.
How Dividing County School Districts Can Lead to de Facto Segregation
In states like North Carolina, splitting up county-wide school systems often results in unequal access to resources separated down racial lines.
Americans Love Guns, but They Have No Idea How to Use Them
Devotion to the Second Amendment has somehow replaced personal responsibility as the core idea of the right to bear arms.