Sara Bernard

Aneelah Afzali, founder and executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network, speaks to a crowd of DACA supporters. Photo by Sara Bernard

Trump Ends DACA, Washington Fights Back

With legislation, lawsuits, and advocacy, Washington leaders vow to have the last word.

Aneelah Afzali, founder and executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network, speaks to a crowd of DACA supporters. Photo by Sara Bernard
The Lyft mustache. Photo by Alfredo Mendez, Flickr Creative Commons

Judge Tosses Final Lawsuit Against Ordinance Allowing Rideshare Drivers to Unionize

That means the city can move forward with implementing the law. For now.

The Lyft mustache. Photo by Alfredo Mendez, Flickr Creative Commons
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King County Could Lose DOJ Funding Over Its Immigration Enforcement Policies

Despite objections from 53 Democratic members of Congress.

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The approaching totality as seen from Rock Creek Butte, Ore. Photo by Sara Bernard

Totality Is Just as Intoxicating As They Said It Would Be

Scenes from a solar eclipse.

The approaching totality as seen from Rock Creek Butte, Ore. Photo by Sara Bernard
Why the New Bike Shares Could Actually Make Seattle Streets Safer

Why the New Bike Shares Could Actually Make Seattle Streets Safer

Adding thousands of bikes to the road may do more than helmets to save rider lives.

Why the New Bike Shares Could Actually Make Seattle Streets Safer
Revisiting the Relics of a Fearful History, Revived

Revisiting the Relics of a Fearful History, Revived

The fallout of nuclear standoff, then and now.

Revisiting the Relics of a Fearful History, Revived
Nikkita Oliver backed by members of the Seattle Peoples Party at Washington Hall on August 15. Photo by Sara Bernard

Nikkita Oliver Declares Victory as She Exits Mayoral Race

It will be Cary Moon vs. Jenny Durkan in November, but the Peoples Party and its candidate will continue to move forward.

Nikkita Oliver backed by members of the Seattle Peoples Party at Washington Hall on August 15. Photo by Sara Bernard
Protesters gather on the train tracks in Vancouver, Wash. Photo courtesy Shut Down Fossil Fuels

Oil Blockades Are the Beginning of a Regional Mass Action, Activists Say

The same oil train was blocked in Vancouver and Tenino.

Protesters gather on the train tracks in Vancouver, Wash. Photo courtesy Shut Down Fossil Fuels
View of Rainier from Mailbox Peak. Photo by Sara Bernard

Car-Free Hiking! Metro Launches Shuttle to Select Trails

The Issaquah Alps program could lead to transit service to farther-out areas like Mailbox Peak.

View of Rainier from Mailbox Peak. Photo by Sara Bernard
Nikkita Oliver takes the stage at her primary election night party. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Late Ballots Could Help Nikkita Oliver, But Maybe Not Sara Nelson

Conventional wisdom says the late voters are the far-left voters. Will that sway the election?

Nikkita Oliver takes the stage at her primary election night party. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Cap Kotz in his gym. Photo by Sara Bernard

Cappy’s Gym Keeps Up the Good Fight

Best Gym: Cappy’s Boxing Gym

Cap Kotz in his gym. Photo by Sara Bernard
In a Year of Uber Scandal, Lyft Keeps Cruising

In a Year of Uber Scandal, Lyft Keeps Cruising

Best Car/Ride Share: Lyft

In a Year of Uber Scandal, Lyft Keeps Cruising
Attendees wait outside the King County Council Chambers at the Board of Health hearing on July 20. Photo by 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.

Attendees wait outside the King County Council Chambers at the Board of Health hearing on July 20. Photo by Sara Bernard
Photo courtesy of Joyful Heart Foundation

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.

Photo courtesy of Joyful Heart Foundation
SCERS Board meeting on July 13, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard

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.

SCERS Board meeting on July 13, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard
Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, speaks at a press conference for De-Escalate Washington on July 6, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard

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.

Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, speaks at a press conference for De-Escalate Washington on July 6, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard
14 Long-Shot Candidates Explain Why They’re Running for Mayor

14 Long-Shot Candidates Explain Why They’re Running for Mayor

It costs nearly $2,000 to run for the city’s highest office. They think it’s money well spent.

14 Long-Shot Candidates Explain Why They’re Running for Mayor
Muslim Americans rally at the Women’s March in Seattle in January 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard
Muslim Americans rally at the Women’s March in Seattle in January 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard
Students and teachers advocate for ethnic studies at a school board meeting in March. Photo by Sara Bernard

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.

Students and teachers advocate for ethnic studies at a school board meeting in March. Photo by Sara Bernard
Some Homeowners Are Mad That Democracy Vouchers Are Working the Way They’re Meant To

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.

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