Sara Bernard

King Coal’s Final Fight in Washington

The backers of Millennium Bulk Terminals, a proposed coal-export terminal in Longview, are scrambling to get on the last boat to Asia.

In Court and on Campus, Claims of Discrimination and Institutional Inaction Cloud UW

A discrimination trial gets a hung jury the same day students rally.

Photos: Activists Besiege Anacortes Refineries, by Land and by Sea

But some counter-protesters were also present.

The Viaduct Disaster That Just Wasn’t

Searching for traffic jams, and not finding them, in a world without SR-99.

This Weekend, Anacortes Will Be Ground Zero For Climate Resistance

It’s time for ShellNo 2.0: Bigger, better, and wetter.

As Movement Against Standardized Testing Takes Shape, High Stakes Abound

Many Seattle parents, teachers, and students are joining forces to battle the assessment machine. But is this a fight they can win?

There Will Only Be One Carbon Tax on the Fall Ballot, But the Climate Schism Remains

“It is utter insanity for anyone who claims to care about climate change … to not be full-throatedly supporting I-732.”

In Debate Over Trans Rights, Words Are Everything

As anti-trans activists try to get a ballot measure passed, disputes are arising over how exactly it should be presented to voters.

How Seattle Is Giving Wage Laws Some Teeth

April 1 marked the first anniversary of Seattle’s minimum-wage and wage-theft ordinances; both officially took effect on April 1, 2015, and as of January 1, the minimum wage jumped to $13 an hour for employees of large companies. In December, the City Council passed a suite of extra worker protections and employer penalties, including making wage-theft victims eligible for receiving three times what is owed them.

A Forest Steward Faces Off Against Homeowners Fighting to Maintain Their Grand Views

Peter Donahue has cultivated a slice of wilderness in the city for the past three years. Now his work—and the benefits it provides—could be undone by a homeowners association.

A Brief History of the Seattle Weekly Distribution Box

From dirty diapers to Girl Scout cookies to quality journalism, you never know what you’ll find.

Is the Charter School Fix a Fix?

The charter school bill is in the hands of the Governor. Some fear the bill will put us right back where we started.

In West Seattle, a Yard That’s Magical, Whimsical, and Not Up to Code

Michael Hendersen has given his community a half-built kingdom known as the Undersea Aviary. Some of his neighbors wish he would take it back.

Seattle is growing like mad, and rents are skyrocketing… as everyone knows.And

Seattle is growing like mad, and rents are skyrocketing... as everyone knows.And one of the many questions at play in the affordable housing debate, particularly… Continue reading

 Art by Brian Dionisi It’s Tuesday night at Hollow Earth’s headquarters, a funky,

Art by Brian DionisiIt’s Tuesday night at Hollow Earth’s headquarters, a funky, cluttered, two-room studio space at 20th Avenue and East Union Street, home base… Continue reading

It’s Tuesday night at Hollow Earth’s headquarters, a funky, cluttered, two-room studio

It’s Tuesday night at Hollow Earth’s headquarters, a funky, cluttered, two-room studio space at 20th Avenue and East Union Street, home base for 150 of… Continue reading

Calling all radicals, politicos, lefter-than-left-wingers, and progressives, aka Seattleites! If you’re tuned

Calling all radicals, politicos, lefter-than-left-wingers, and progressives, aka Seattleites! If you’re tuned in and civic-minded, but like to mix some pleasure with your purpose, this… Continue reading

The five climate activists on trial for setting up a blockade in

The five climate activists on trial for setting up a blockade in an Everett rail yard for eight hours in September 2014 got their verdict… Continue reading