Stories by Evelyn Nieves

Evelyn Nieves is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. She has been a reporter for both the New York Times and the Washington Post. subscribe to Evelyn Nieves's feed

Posted on: Jul 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new report finds these laws are being passed with wide voter approval.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"Noah" opened Friday to wide release, decent reviews and controversy.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Residents of Silicon Valley’s largest homeless encampment illustrate the widening divide between the nation’s haves and have-nots.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Tribal leaders say 90 percent of the crime on Pine Ridge is related to drinking, as are most accidents, suicides and preventable diseases.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The death of a West. Va. sheriff should persuade the federal government to put the necessary resources into fighting this epidemic.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As social safety nets shrink, libraries are more vital than ever as safe spaces for people with nowhere else to go.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From 2008 to 2011, metals stolen for resale to recyclers rose 81 percent nationwide.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Paul Boden, a homeless rights advocate for 30 years, is helping groups around the country draft legislation to help the homeless.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The consumer advocate and former presidential candidate explains in this interview why he's not running this time, and who he wishes had stepped into the presidential race.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet and Salon

What started out as a situation in poor isolated areas of the country left to their own devices has taken root and spread, across Appalachia and beyond.