Sara Bernard

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Photo courtesy King County

King County Could Ban Solitary Confinement for Youth in Detention

Last week, a lawsuit was filed over the practice; this week, King County scrambled to respond.

 

Active Voice installation in action on the UW campus. Photo by Sara Bernard

UW Student Seeks to Push the Conversation Beyond #MeToo

In response to the recent social media firestorm about sexual violence, a survivor launches an interactive project on campus.

 

Kids in King County Jail Are Punished Harshly for Pranks and Sent to Isolation, Lawsuit Contends

Kids in King County Jail Are Punished Harshly for Pranks and Sent to Isolation, Lawsuit Contends

Columbia Legal Services filed a lawsuit against the county, alleging violations of due process. The details of the suit paint a picture of severe punishment for acting out.

 

Indigenous activists Roxanne White and Rachel Heaton sing at Divest the Globe protest on October 23. Photos by Sara Bernard

Activists Disrupt Over 100 Bank Branches Across Seattle for Financing Tar Sands Projects

“This movement is not separate from Standing Rock, it’s an extension of it.”

Indigenous activists Roxanne White and Rachel Heaton sing at Divest the Globe protest on October 23. Photos by Sara Bernard
Beds at Recovery Place, a new substance abuse and mental health treatment facility in Seattle. Photo by Sara Bernard

In Effort to Tackle Opioid Epidemic, New Facility Will Host Detox and Mental Health Services in One

The facility is designed to address drug addiction and the root causes of homelessness.

Beds at Recovery Place, a new substance abuse and mental health treatment facility in Seattle. Photo by Sara Bernard
Ferguson speaks at protest during Betsy Devos’ visit to Bellevue. Photo by Nicole Jennings

AG Ferguson Has Sued the Trump Administration 17 Times

And we doubt he’ll stop there.

Ferguson speaks at protest during Betsy Devos’ visit to Bellevue. Photo by Nicole Jennings
Cary Moon. Photo by Alex Garland

Cary Moon Wants to Crack Down on Real-Estate Profiteers. Will That Help?

Experts are split on whether non-resident buyers are hurting Seattle’s affordability.

Cary Moon. Photo by Alex Garland
Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon on stage at Seattle U on September 12. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Moon Campaign Calls Out Big Corporations for Quietly Funding Durkan Campaign

Though both mayoral candidates have plans for supporting small businesses in Seattle.

Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon on stage at Seattle U on September 12. Photo by Casey Jaywork
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Why Do Self-Driving Cars Get Climate Cred?

Local experts weigh in on why cars could (maybe) be (part of) the answer.

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U.S. Rep Adam Smith speaks at a press conference for the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act. Photo courtesy Smith’s office

An End to Private Prisons? Washington Reps Introduce Act to Phase Out Immigration Detention

“Our broken immigration system … is a profit-making enterprise of large, private corporations.”

U.S. Rep Adam Smith speaks at a press conference for the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act. Photo courtesy Smith’s office
The old Middle Fork Road in winter. Photo by Sara Bernard

With The Middle Fork Road Now Paved, Will the Valley Get ‘Loved to Death’?

Managers know parking will be a problem, but say solutions are on their way.

The old Middle Fork Road in winter. Photo by Sara Bernard
So Long, Red Apple: A Beloved Central District Staple Set to Close

So Long, Red Apple: A Beloved Central District Staple Set to Close

An icon of the CD officially gives way to new development. It closes on September 30.

So Long, Red Apple: A Beloved Central District Staple Set to Close
The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Photo by the Globalist via Flickr

Ferguson Sues Northwest Detention Center Operator Over $1-a-Day Wages

The suit against GEO Group alleges violations of Washington state minimum wage law.

The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. Photo by the Globalist via Flickr
City Attorney Pete Holmes. Photo courtesy Holmes for Seattle

No Rest for the Wicked—or the Seattle City Attorney’s Office

An activist City Council makes for boatloads of legal work.

City Attorney Pete Holmes. Photo courtesy Holmes for Seattle
Illustration by Joshua Boulet
Illustration by Joshua Boulet
Possessions get cleared from the Spokane St. encampment. Photo by Sara Bernard

City Begins Sweep of Spokane Street Encampment, Amid Protests

Homeless advocates decry the process and call for deeply affordable housing.

Possessions get cleared from the Spokane St. encampment. Photo by Sara Bernard
Lawyers representing Charles Lyles (center) hold a press conference outside SPD headquarters. Photo by Sara Bernard

Lawyers for Father of Charleena Lyles File Wrongful Death Suit, Call Inquest a ‘Sham’

The suit is against the two SPD officers who shot her. The City of Seattle will be added later.

Lawyers representing Charles Lyles (center) hold a press conference outside SPD headquarters. Photo by Sara Bernard
Actor Adrian Grenier and Port Commissioner Fred Felleman at Strawless in Seattle launch. Photo by Sara Bernard

International Campaign to #StopSucking Plastic Straws Launches in Seattle

And next summer, Seattle will begin enforcing a law banning all single-use plastics—including straws.

Actor Adrian Grenier and Port Commissioner Fred Felleman at Strawless in Seattle launch. Photo by Sara Bernard
Kids hold a sign at a DACA support rally on September 5. Photo by Sara Bernard

‘It’s Outrageous!’ Ferguson Sues Trump Administration Over DACA Order

On Tuesday, Ferguson said he’d be filing a lawsuit “very, very soon.” On Wednesday, he filed it.

Kids hold a sign at a DACA support rally on September 5. Photo by Sara Bernard
Julia Ramos says she thinks the influx of new businesses is a good thing for South Park, but knows that they will likely help price her out. Photo by Ted Zee

On the Eve of Commercial Expansion, South Park Prepares

A once-isolated enclave inside Seattle’s industrial corridor, the neighborhood will soon change. What will be lost, and what gained?

Julia Ramos says she thinks the influx of new businesses is a good thing for South Park, but knows that they will likely help price her out. Photo by Ted Zee