Melin­da Tuhus is an inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ist with 25 years of expe­ri­ence in print and radio, includ­ing In These Times, The New York Times, Free Speech Radio News and pub­lic radio stations.

She has also reported for online publications including Women’s eNews (www.womensenews.org) and the New Haven Independent (www.newhavenindependent.org.) She has a special interest in environmental coverage, women’s issues and criminal justice/prison issues. She is based in New Haven, Conn., and has won several state, regional and international awards for her work.

Labor
Harris v. Quinn Threatens Fair Share Dues in Connecticut (Updated)
Labor
West Virginia’s Water May Be Safer, But Mine Workers Could Still Be in Danger
Labor
Together, New Haven Activists and Leaders Strike Back Against Wage Theft
Uprising
The Climate Math: Three Out of 40,000 Share Their Stories
Labor
An Exclusive with the Applebee’s Server Fired for Posting ‘I Give 10 Percent To God’ Tip to Reddit
Uprising
In Maine, Environmental Groups Fear a Pipeline Bait-and-Switch
Uprising
At 1-Year Mark, Occupiers Bang Drums, Dodge Police and Debate Elections
Uprising
Escalating the Battle Against Mountaintop Removal Mining
Labor
Day-Care and Home-Care Workers Get Ready to Enjoy New Rights in Conn.
Dispatch
In Palestine, to Exist Is to Resist
Behind the headlines, Palestinians are using nonviolent direct action to protest the status quo.
Labor
Labor and Occupy Movements Continue to Stand in Solidarity
Dispatch
The Blair Mountain Project
Activists want to protect the site of a deadly labor struggle—and stop mountaintop removal coal mining.
Dispatch
Bad Air in ‘Green’ Buildings
Much-touted LEED-certified buildings may not be so perfect.
Dispatch
How to Fairly Fund an Election
Campaign finance reform advocates defend the constitutionality of Connecticut's public funding law.
Dispatch
Blowing Their Tops
Miners, environmentalists clash over coal.
Culture
Harm Reduction: The Anti-Drug
A common sense approach to stopping unnecessary death.
Labor
One Man’s Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Mining
Labor
To Help Ex-Felons Work, New Haven ‘Bans the Box’
Labor
13 Years After ‘Welfare Reform,’ Former Recipients Face Recession
Dispatch
Cross-Cultural in Connecticut
After 10 years, a Mexican family reunites.
Feature
Bulldozed in Bethlehem
Dispatch
Connecticut’s Immigration Duel
Feature
Why Have Latinos Started Voting For Obama?
Connecticut, the first state where they did, provides some instructive clues.
Dispatch
Labor Hits Jackpot
Indian casino unionizes in Connecticut despite tribal claims of sovereignty
Feature
Scorned on the Bayou
Louisianans fear a new plan to restore costal wetlands could destroy their way of life
Dispatch
Despite Raids, IDs For All
New Haven takes the lead in recognizing undocumented immigrants' rights to carry identification
Dispatch
Getting Vets Their Benefits Back
Dispatch
Yale Buckles
Community alliances key to winning strike