Low-level offenders can now avoid incarceration in many places by paying a fee. One official in Rapides Parish began asking who was keeping that money.
A collection of reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees featuring international news stories published by media outlets from around the world, as well as reporting original to the Pulitzer Center website.
Pharmaceutical companies exploited a regulatory loophole that allowed for a decades-long boom in licit opioid production fueled by Tasmanian-grown poppies. Here's what the island can tell us—and why supply matters for solving the third wave of the overdose crisis.
Despite the abolition of the slave trade more than a century ago, the descendants of slaves in southeastern Nigeria still face significant discrimination.
Former newspaper editor Dick Weiss discusses his Pulitzer Center-supported project, "Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson" on KTRS-AM with talk show host McGraw Milhaven. Teddy Washington, a student at Washington University, whose story is reflected in the project, reflects on the unfortunate incident in which he and others were accused of theft.
As part of our series 'Rainforest Defenders,' we present the stories of five activists fighting to save the Amazon in Brazil. "Tupí," our last chapter, is an indigenous activist fighting to protect human rights in her region.
A young woman from the Amazon found strength to overcome a past of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse by turning to her roots and heritage. Her story is the fifth and final in the series "Rainforest Defenders," which highlights young leaders who are fighting to protect the forest.
Local community seeks justice through the courts over forced evictions and lack of consultation at Ecuador's Mirador copper mine.
The Mirador copper mine has pitted locals against the government and a Chinese mining company they say failed to consult them and forcibly evicted them, writes Ning Hui.
After just two months, local protests and legal action brought operations at Ecuador's Rio Blanco mine to a halt. But the saga is far from over.
A forgotten nuclear bunker in a remote corner of Moldova is the latest must-see attraction on the Soviet nostalgia trail.
On the front lines of Bolsonaro's war on the Amazon, Brazil's forest communities fight against climate catastrophe.
An account of the path one family has taken over several generations to gain their purchase on the American Dream and at the same time witness for social justice.