Facing questions on a chemical with unknown health risks that it discharged into a river that provides drinking water, a Fortune 500 firm in North Carolina is neither apologizing nor explaining.
Legislators pre-empt an ordinance that would have gradually raised the local base pay from the state's level of $7.70 an hour to $11.
The ruling was based upon arguments that came before the court prior to the seating of Justice Neil Gorsuch.
There are 10 million people in North Carolina, and 9 million hogs. Judging by the smell, the hogs are winning. Or, rather, the giant corporate factory hog farms are.
2016 is history. As we turn the page on this strange and difficult year, Truthdig editors and writers look ahead to what the new year might bring.
The state is an "atrophying democracy, a semi-democracy, a pseudo-democracy, a place where democracy is on the decline," says Electoral Integrity Project founder Andrew Reynolds.
The Rev William Barber has hope: "[Republicans] are afraid They know that if we have policy movement along with this kind of moral movement, it will not only energize North Carolina, but it could energize the rest of the South".
Samantha Bee: Democrats, Stop Focusing on the National Election and Start Working on Local Elections
While many Democrats were preoccupied with attempts to get Donald Trump unelected, Republicans in North Carolina were passing laws to curtail the powers of their democratically elected incoming governor.
A DOJ statement of interest filed Monday in response to an emergency lawsuit finds that GOP-led roll purging violates the National Voter Registration Act.
Oliphant pleaded for the right to protest and argued for change in the treatment of the black community in the wake of the fatal police shooting of an African-American man in Charlotte, N.C.