Sara Bernard

Faith-Based Pregnancy Centers Must Now Post ‘This is Not a Health Care Facility’ Sign

A new rule from the King County Board of Health reignites the abortion debate.

How One Seattle Woman’s Assault Led to Proposed Legislation Nationwide

In 2014, Leah Griffin was raped. Now she’s helping survivors in Washington and beyond.

Divest City Pensions From Fossil Fuels? Probably Not

The SCERS Board did not vote either way Thursday. But financial advisers say: Don’t do it.

New Initiative Seeks to Tighten Laws Around Police Killings

I-940 would change the way police are trained as well as state law on the use of deadly force.

Following Latest ‘Muslim Ban,’ An Effort to Get More Muslims Involved in Media and Politics

CAIR-Washington launches a program to help launch careers.

Board Introduces Plan to Beef Up Ethnic Studies in Seattle Schools

After the NAACP launched the idea in January, Seattle schools are poised to make it happen.

Some Homeowners Are Mad That Democracy Vouchers Are Working the Way They’re Meant To

A lawsuit against the program calls out the vouchers’ success with tenants’-rights advocate Jon Grant.

If State Government Shuts Down, Some Legislation That Passed Could Be Scrapped

Legislators approved a bill that would improve sexual assault investigations. Without a budget, it likely won’t become law.

Climate Activist Ken Ward Won’t Go to Prison

Threatened with 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines, Ward was given 30 days community service.

‘Murder is Murder’: Despite Reforms, Mourners Fear Justice Will Be Elusive for Charleena Lyles

Use of force reviews remain firmly under SPD control. That’s left families unsatisfied before.

‘Pruitt Blew It’: At the EPA, Resistance Is Just Part of the Job

Current and former staffers say morale is low at the watchdog agency. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up.

Jesse Hagopian Honors Black Student Activists For Their Work Against Racism

The Garfield teacher used a $100,000 settlement over police use of force to establish a scholarship fund.

With Trump in Power, Scientists Turned to Activism. Then Things Got Complicated.

For years science has been attacked from the right. Now it’s getting hit from the left.

Seattle Commits to Paris Accord, Calls for End to Coal-Fired Power in Washington

A City Council resolution calls for Puget Sound Energy to stop using coal by 2025.

Judge Upholds Seattle’s Hotel Worker Law

In December, three hotel associations sued over I-124. A ruling released Friday keeps it intact.

Split Decision: Valve-Turner and Climate Activist Ken Ward Convicted On One Count

Ward faces prison time for shutting down a pipeline. He says it’s time to end “incremental thinking.”

Why You Shouldn’t Settle For a Partial Eclipse This Summer

Seattle will see a 92 percent eclipse of the sun in August. That’s not enough, totality buffs say.

Mayoral Debate at the Labor Temple Shows Many Shades of Blue

One thing’s for sure: Seattle has a lot of pro-labor candidates. But some slight differences emerged.

As Trump Drops Paris Climate Agreement, Washington Activists and Leaders Double Down

350 Seattle immediately urges Governor Inslee to lead a “Power Past Paris” bloc of climate-friendly states.

Princeton Professor Cancels Seattle Talk Following Deluge of Racist Threats

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor says threats came after she criticized Donald Trump during a recent commencement address.