Sara Bernard

Police stand outside 4th Ave Chase Bank branch during May 8 anti-pipeline action. Photo by Sara Bernard

Activists Shut Down More Than a Dozen Chase Bank Branches Across Seattle

And more than two dozen were arrested during an anti-pipeline action Monday.

Police stand outside 4th Ave Chase Bank branch during May 8 anti-pipeline action. Photo by Sara Bernard
What I Learned Living One Year Without a Car In Seattle

What I Learned Living One Year Without a Car In Seattle

It’s the only way to escape gridlock. But is it worth it?

What I Learned Living One Year Without a Car In Seattle
Thousands March for Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, and Socialism on May Day 2017
Thousands March for Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, and Socialism on May Day 2017
Activists target Chase Bank for its ties to TransCanada and Keystone XL. Photo by Sara Bernard

Next Up For Anti-Pipeline Activists: JP Morgan Chase

“I know it makes people uncomfortable. But that’s the only way they’re listening.”

Activists target Chase Bank for its ties to TransCanada and Keystone XL. Photo by Sara Bernard
Piles of wood chips sit near the RockTenn paper mill in Tacoma in June. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Carbon Tax Now, or Carbon Tax Later? Some Say It’s Just a Matter of Time

A new carbon tax bill just landed in the state legislature – the fourth one this session.

Piles of wood chips sit near the RockTenn paper mill in Tacoma in June. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)
Activists set up a blockade on the railroad tracks near Anacortes, May 14, 2016. Photo by Sara Bernard

Skagit County Jury Refuses to Convict Six of Those Arrested During ‘Break Free’ Climate Protests

So far, all the criminal-trespass trials have resulted in convictions. On Friday, the jury hung.

Activists set up a blockade on the railroad tracks near Anacortes, May 14, 2016. Photo by Sara Bernard
Defund DAPL protest in January 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard

Murray Gets Behind Effort to Divest City Pension Fund From Fossil Fuels

“It’s pretty strong—we’re very pleased with the letter and the Mayor’s stance.”

Defund DAPL protest in January 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard
Hotels Challenge ‘Blacklist’ Provision of New Hotel Workers’ Law

Hotels Challenge ‘Blacklist’ Provision of New Hotel Workers’ Law

A provision of I-124 requires hotels to keep lists of guests accused of sexually harassing or assaulting staff. Is it ‘McCarthy-esque,’ or just good practice?

Hotels Challenge ‘Blacklist’ Provision of New Hotel Workers’ Law
Part of demand letter, in English. Photo courtesy NWDC Resistance

Detainees Launch New Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center

At least 275 detained immigrants are refusing to eat to protest conditions at the ICE facility.

Part of demand letter, in English. Photo courtesy NWDC Resistance
Bald eagles dig in the trash at Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. Photo by Sara Bernard

Your Best Chance to See Bald Eagles Near Seattle? Try the Landfill

Little did I know that a dump tour would start to feel like a wildlife safari.

Bald eagles dig in the trash at Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. Photo by Sara Bernard
Photo by Nate Watters

The Passionate Fight Over Trash in King County

What will we do with our garbage when our landfill fills? Kathy Lambert says, “Burn it!”

Photo by Nate Watters
Rep. Pramila Jayapal celebrates the announcement of the College for All Act at a press conference in D.C. Photo courtesy Jayapal’s office
Rep. Pramila Jayapal celebrates the announcement of the College for All Act at a press conference in D.C. Photo courtesy Jayapal’s office
Nikkita Oliver’s mayoral campaign launch party on April 2, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard.

For a Different Kind of Candidate, a Different Kind of Campaign Kickoff Party

Nikkita Oliver’s campaign launch on Sunday displayed a passionate base.

Nikkita Oliver’s mayoral campaign launch party on April 2, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Palouse Wind Farm in eastern Washington. Photo by Chris Weber, Flickr Creative Commons

Trump to Repeal Federal Climate Regs, Washington State Undaunted

Clean Power Plan or no, Washington is ahead on climate.

Palouse Wind Farm in eastern Washington. Photo by Chris Weber, Flickr Creative Commons
An ICE raid on February 7, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)

King County Makes ICE’s Hall of Shame — And Is Not Ashamed

DHS released a list of places that won’t cooperate with ICE requests. King County couldn’t be prouder.

An ICE raid on February 7, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)
Students, parents, teachers show up at the school board meeting to support an equitable curriculum. Photo by Sara Bernard

Educators, Students Press School Board to Scrap “Whitewashed” History Lessons

The School Board is open to it. But the funding issue looms.

Students, parents, teachers show up at the school board meeting to support an equitable curriculum. Photo by Sara Bernard
‘Serial’ Onstage

‘Serial’ Onstage

The history-making podcast is coming to the Paramount.

‘Serial’ Onstage
2017 People’s Tribunal, organized by NWDC Resistance. Photo by Sara Bernard.

On the Cold Front Lines of ICE Resistance

Paying witness to immigrant detention in Tacoma.

2017 People’s Tribunal, organized by NWDC Resistance. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks about President Trump’s new executive order at a news conference Monday, March 6, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

AG Ferguson Continues Lawsuit Over President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Despite some changes, this is still “a Muslim ban,” Ferguson said.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks about President Trump’s new executive order at a news conference Monday, March 6, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Rep. Pramila Jayapal in Seattle, March 6, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard.

“People Call Me the Anti-Trump”: Rep. Jayapal’s Packed Town Hall a Sign of the Times

The freshman congresswoman is reveling in her role as Trump Resister No. 1.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal in Seattle, March 6, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard.