What are the effects of plastic bag bans in states that have already adopted the policy?
Should mountaintop removal mining be allowed to continue?
Is a small business struggling due to a new big box store in the area?
Should local government do more to help its citizens?
Are police investigating a cheating or athletic scandal?
Is a small business a cornerstone in your community, and you want to research its impact on the community?Are students fighting for lower tuition or book costs?Has the college president (or other administrator) been in the local news lately for any number of issues?Is mountaintop removal mining an effective coal mining method?What are the impacts of this type of mining on the communities that do it? If you’re writing about social issues, you will generally be writing about how the topic affects larger groups of people, such as how poverty affects an entire generation.(After all, you’ll need them when you become the next host of The Tonight Show, right? Has a local politician embezzled money, been charged with corruption, or been involved in a sizzling sex scandal?) Seriously though, what better way to get the inside scoop than by interviewing the parties directly involved in the issue? Are employees trying to form (or break) local unions?What are some examples of existing sustainable cities, and what are their best practices?What steps can you take to make your community sustainable?A great research paper means a great grade, so how can you go wrong?To start researching local issues, head straight to local newspapers and online sources.