Coal communities in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia are struggling to support basic civic services as coal disappears. Federal funding to boost local economies and jobs is closer than ever before.
COVID-19 outbreaks seized the farmworker community last year. The state is finally stepping up with the help of nonprofits and local health departments.
Local officials are working to inform the public while still recovering from 2020’s record-breaking season—all on tight budgets.
Yesenia Cuello was raised a first-generation American near the tobacco field where she toiled as a kid. Now she’s leading a fight for the protections she…
A state program aims to make COVID-19 vaccinations accessible to residents of southwest Louisiana, where vaccine rates are low and people are displaced.
New USPS data tells a story about climate change and displacement.
Tap water could be linked to dangerous lead levels in Jackson’s kids. Mississippi isn’t keeping track.
Children with dangerous levels of lead in their bodies live in parts of Jackson with documented lead-in-water spikes, a Southerly analysis shows.