Wildfire-vulnerable communities search for ways to live with growing threat
SHINGLETOWN, Calif. — Unless it’s Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty-red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California’s persistent wildfires drive residents away...
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Urge to Unionize: Non-tenure-track faculty organize a union at Elon
Dozens of faculty members at Elon University are in the process of forming a union for longer working contracts, greater financial support and more classroom resources.
This story was Part I of a series regarding the faculty union:
Part I: Non-tenure-track faculty fight to unionize at Elon
Part II: President Book responds to Elon Faculty Forward
Part III: Three deans respond to union movement
Part IV: SGA stays neutral regarding potential faculty union
Part V: Union no longer represents two faculty ranks
Part VI: How labor laws would affect a union at Elon
Part VII: Certified but still controversial, the debate over Elon's union continues
Visit Elon News Network's union coverage website to see more coverage. Reporting from this story also contributed to long-form coverage in The Pendulum.
Nation-wide contractual teachers' strike
Thousands of Morocco's teachers rocked the country's education system by joining union strikes protesting for job stability, increased pay, promotions, health care and pensions.
This is my coverage of the teachers' strike in order of publication:
Story I: Two protests take place in Rabat on International Women's Day
Story II: Contractual and Cell 9 teachers: 'We will continue our protests'
Story III: Moroccan teachers march into April, making 3 months of protests
Story IV: Moroccan teachers: 'We can't go back until government gives in'
Story V: Moroccan teachers: 'Each protest gets bigger as more join us'
Story VI: Police disperse teachers protests at Morocco's Parliament
Story VII: Moroccan teachers to suspend strike after month of turmoil
Story VIII: Unions and protestors march on Labor Day in Morocco
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Empowered through firepower: Concealed handgun carry permits increase across US and NC
GRAHAM — The routine ring of a bell sends students to buses and math teacher Richard Miller to his car. Once his wheels roll past the middle school’s grounds, Miller pulls over to unpack his trunk. Within moments, his 9-millimeter handgun is comfortably concealed by his waist...
Reporting from this story also contributed to long-form coverage in The Pendulum.
No clear solutions as weather keeps plunging U.S. into darkness
LANSING, Mich. — With disasters striking faster than utility companies and power grid managers can handle, millions are being left in the dark. When the power unexpectedly goes out in the U.S., seven out of 10 times, it’s because of weather...
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