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Johnny Collins, of Kernersville, N.C., holds a large photo of a Duke Energy coal plant during a protest near Duke Energy's headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 over Duke Energy's coal plants. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 17, 2014 | Blog

The Dan River coal ash spill is a case study in what happens when a regulator gets too friendly with the industry it regulates. Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 5, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Thousands of people march through through downtown Raleigh, N.C. in what organizers describe as a "Mass Moral March" near the State Capitol building Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. Nearly 200 organizations are joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the "Moral March on Raleigh," a new name for the "Historic Thousands on Jones Street," as it was originally called. Jones Street referred to the street where the Legislative Building stands and the usual terminus of the march. Advocates are angry about bills Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law, including the refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law; a reduction in unemployment benefits; an elections-overhaul law that requires photo identification to vote in person; the elimination of the earned income tax credit; and taxpayer-funded grants for low-income children to attend private K-12 schools. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)
March 3, 2014 | Activism

Carolina Jews for Justice is mobilizing the Jewish minority across the state to join the Moral Mondays campaign to challenge the Republican takeover of the legislature. Continue reading

Holiday Clinkscale II waves an American flag as he joins thousands of people of protesters in downtown downtown Raleigh, N.C., Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. Nearly 200 organizations are joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the "Moral March on Raleigh," a new name for the "Historic Thousands on Jones Street," as it was originally called. Jones Street referred to the street where the Legislative Building stands and the usual terminus of the march. Advocates are angry about bills Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law, including the refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law; a reduction in unemployment benefits; an elections-overhaul law that requires photo identification to vote in person; the elimination of the earned income tax credit; and taxpayer-funded grants for low-income children to attend private K-12 schools. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)
February 11, 2014 | Activism

80,000 marched in North Carolina to push back against the conservative agenda, the largest protest in the South since Selma in 1965. Continue reading

The stage at the inaugural 2014 Moral Mondays protest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo by Ari Berman.
February 10, 2014 | Activism

Activists hold the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Continue reading

Moral March on Raleigh
February 10, 2014 | Blog

Estimates say somewhere between 80 and 100,000 people turned out for the Moral March on Raleigh. Continue reading

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and his wife Ann greet the public prior to taking the oath of office during the inaugural ceremonies at the state capitol in Raleigh, NC, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 15, 2014 | Blog

The 900,000 poorest working families in North Carolina just got another tax hike from the conservatives who swept state legislature elections in 2010. Continue reading

Georgia First Moral Monday
January 15, 2014 | Activism

This week, citizens in Georgia and South Carolina protested against their states’ failure to expand Medicaid. Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 | Activism

Taking a cue from North Carolina, citizen protesters in Georgia are planning actions against the state’s right-wing policies at the start of the legislative session next week. Continue reading

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, House Speaker Thom Tillis greets Representative-elects during an orientation session for new House members at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Blog

About one-third of North Carolina lawmakers are members of the business-backed, limited-government group Alec. Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company

North Carolina, long considered the South’s most moderate state, has taken a hard right turn, but Moral Mondays protesters are fighting back. Is this where American politics is heading? Also on the show, the paint industry is ordered to clean up its mess. Continue reading

A police officer watches over demonstrators and NAACP-led supporters as they congregate at Halifax Mall near the state legislature during "Moral Monday" protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, June 24, 2013. Protesters are angry over the rightward direction of the state on economic, social, education and voting policy. They focused much of their demonstration on looming unemployment benefits cuts that will end extended benefits for about 70,000 people at the end of June. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Blog

Our rundown of the best investigative reporting on the money trail in North Carolina politics, the far-right agenda it has helped usher through and why this story should matter to everyone in America. Continue reading

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January 3, 2014

From the Birmingham march to the present-day “Moral Mondays” fight in North Carolina, Bob Zellner has fought for civil rights despite threats from his grandfather, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Continue reading

NAACP Protests
January 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Big money has moved North Carolina far to the right politically but citizen protesters are fighting back against “extremist policies.” See why the conflict unfolding in North Carolina could be a testing ground for what’s to come in every state. Continue reading

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January 2, 2014 | Blog

The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. Continue reading

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