Listen to NPR Stories Online

Emergency responders in Southern California are working to rescue hundreds of people who have been cut off by mud and debris, following a powerful winter storm.

Historian and author Randall Hansen is the lucky winner of what we could call the "collateral winner" of the year award. That's because his book Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942-1945 has been mistaken by book buyers for the Michael Wolff's Trump exposé.

With trailer parks destroyed and hundreds of homes ruined by Hurricane Irma, rents have skyrocketed and housing has become unaffordable for many in the Florida Keys. Local officials are scrambling to find ways to provide low-cost rentals affordable for waitresses, fishing guides and others vital to the area's tourist economy.

In Supreme Court arguments on Wednesday, the justices appeared divided over whether Ohio's so called "use-it or lose-it" voter registration rule violates federal law. The state has one of the nation's most aggressive voter-purge systems in the country.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jake Quinn, of Asheville, N.C., who is one of the plaintiffs who claimed that the state's districts are unconstitutionally partisan. A panel of federal judges have now ruled in Quinn's favor.

A federal judicial panel's ruling that North Carolina's legislature illegally used partisanship as the primary factor in drawing congressional districts is causing political chaos there.

Ahead of her visit with President Trump, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about climate change, women in politics and what she thinks Trump's presidency has meant for global security.

President Trump answered questions from reporters after his meeting with Norway's Prime Minister on Wednesday.

The justices will hear a challenge to an Ohio law, which allows the purging of voter registrations because of a failure to vote in two consecutive elections.

Activists have won victories like the right to inherit property and inclusion in the census. Parliament is considering a rights bill sponsored by an unlikely ally, an ultra-conservative Islamic party.

Pages

©2018 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574