Sara Bernard

Sara posted 81 stories to Seattle Weekly.
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Seattle residents gather on December 4 to discuss next steps after Trump. Photo by Emma Cassidy, Survival Media Agency.

Seattleites Form Neighborhood Groups to Resist Trump

Signs of an anti-Trump movement: All of the city’s districts now have Neighborhood Action Councils.

  • Dec 5th, 2016 5:30pm
Seattle residents gather on December 4 to discuss next steps after Trump. Photo by Emma Cassidy, Survival Media Agency.
Local activist and artist Nikkita Oliver sings at the #Earth2Trump event in Seattle. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Earth 2 Trump: Cross-Country Tour of Resistance Launches in Seattle

The Center for Biological Diversity began its 16-city anti-Trump tour on Monday.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 11:30am
Local activist and artist Nikkita Oliver sings at the #Earth2Trump event in Seattle. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Educators discuss the importance of making ethnic studies mandatory in Seattle schools on MLK Day. Photos by Sara Bernard.

NAACP Launches Movement to Make Ethnic Studies Mandatory in Seattle Schools

Educators and advocates want to dismantle institutionalized racism. Step one: Change the curriculum.

  • Jan 18th, 2017 7:30am
Educators discuss the importance of making ethnic studies mandatory in Seattle schools on MLK Day. Photos by Sara Bernard.
Bob Ferguson. Photo from Sound Publishing Archives

Attorney General Bob Ferguson Says His Office Will Be Instrumental In Fighting Trump Agenda

When the new administration takes office, Democratic attorneys general will be ready.

  • Jan 16th, 2017 9:30am
Bob Ferguson. Photo from Sound Publishing Archives
The new battery-powered bus, coming soon to a route near you. Photo courtesy King County.

King County Metro Buys Nation’s Largest Fleet of Battery-Powered Buses

This puts us on track to have an all-electric, zero-emissions transit system in the near future.

  • Jan 10th, 2017 12:00pm
The new battery-powered bus, coming soon to a route near you. Photo courtesy King County.
A protester outside the Wells Fargo building in downtown Seattle. Photography by Alex Garland

So You Want to Divest from DAPL. Will the Financial Industry Let You?

Conventional wisdom says putting your money where your values are will cost you. But that’s changing.

  • Jan 6th, 2017 11:30am
A protester outside the Wells Fargo building in downtown Seattle. Photography by Alex Garland
Anti-coal activists packed a public hearing about Longview’s proposed export terminal last May. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Department of Natural Resources Deals Blow to Longview Coal Export Terminal

Coal’s last-last gasp? On Tuesday, the DNR denied a key permit required to build the project.

  • Jan 4th, 2017 12:00pm
Anti-coal activists packed a public hearing about Longview’s proposed export terminal last May. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Seattle hotel workers discuss I-124 at a Hotel Safety Summit hosted by Unite Here Local 8 in July. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Hotel Industry Files Suit Against Hotel Workers’ Initiative

Less than a month after I-124 became law, three hospitality associations sued the City of Seattle.

  • Dec 21st, 2016 1:30pm
Seattle hotel workers discuss I-124 at a Hotel Safety Summit hosted by Unite Here Local 8 in July. Photo by Sara Bernard.
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The Fights We’re Looking Forward to In 2017

Trump vs. Seattle! New vs. Old! Murray vs. ???

  • Dec 21st, 2016 1:30am
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Plaintiffs celeberate a temporary win at a hearing in November 2015. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Gets Even Bigger, Heads to Trial in 2017

This time, Governor Inslee and the state of Washington will be named as defendants.

  • Dec 20th, 2016 1:00pm
Plaintiffs celeberate a temporary win at a hearing in November 2015. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Valve-turners speak at a fundraising event in Seattle on Monday.

Activists Who Closed the Emergency Shutoff Valves on Tar Sands Pipelines: “This Is an Emergency”

Five activists now face steep felony charges for temporarily closing five pipelines in four states.

  • Dec 14th, 2016 1:30am
Valve-turners speak at a fundraising event in Seattle on Monday.
Nine-year-old Theo. Photos by Sara Bernard.

Kid Climate Activists Still Planting Trees, Inspiring Grownups

“Kids save the future!” says nine-year-old Theo Faloona.

  • Dec 12th, 2016 10:30am
Nine-year-old Theo. Photos by Sara Bernard.