Sara Bernard

Ferguson speaks at a news conference on February 9 in Seattle about a federal appeals court’s refusal to reinstate the original travel ban. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

AG Ferguson Still Has Concerns Over Revised Travel Ban

There have been significant changes. But the Washington-led legal battle may not be over.

Ferguson speaks at a news conference on February 9 in Seattle about a federal appeals court’s refusal to reinstate the original travel ban. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Puget Sound, as seen from Whidbey Island. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Proposed Federal Budget Would Slash Puget Sound’s EPA Funding by 93 Percent

It’s just a draft, but it doesn’t bode well, say environmental advocates.

Puget Sound, as seen from Whidbey Island. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Activists hoist Socialist Alternative signs during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March on January 16, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard.

So You Wanna Be a Socialist? In Seattle, You’ve Got Options

Making sense of the Socialist rainbow.

Activists hoist Socialist Alternative signs during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March on January 16, 2017. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Pro-choice and Planned Parenthood supporters gather for a rally on February 11 at Kent’s Town Square Plaza. Photo by Heidi Sanders, Kent Reporter.

As GOP Eyes Cuts to Birth Control Access, Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops 55 Percent in King County

Local leaders see clear connection between the Affordable Care Act and the encouraging numbers.

Pro-choice and Planned Parenthood supporters gather for a rally on February 11 at Kent’s Town Square Plaza. Photo by Heidi Sanders, Kent Reporter.
Illustration by Tim Durning

Inside the Fight to Bring Parole Back to Washington State

Nearly 3,000 people are serving life sentences in Washington prisons. Should they be offered a chance at freedom?

Illustration by Tim Durning
Are Uber and Lyft Plotting an End Run On Seattle Regs?

Are Uber and Lyft Plotting an End Run On Seattle Regs?

TNCs want the state of Washington to create the rules, not cities like Seattle.

Are Uber and Lyft Plotting an End Run On Seattle Regs?
Activists rally outside City Hall on February 1, urging the city to close its Wells Fargo accounts. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Activists rally outside City Hall on February 1, urging the city to close its Wells Fargo accounts. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Activists rally outsite City Hall before a finance committee meeting about divesting from Wells Fargo. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Activists rally outsite City Hall before a finance committee meeting about divesting from Wells Fargo. Photo by Sara Bernard.
How Your Elected Officials, and Some Really Smart Lawyers, Are Fighting Trump
How Your Elected Officials, and Some Really Smart Lawyers, Are Fighting Trump
Photo courtesy of the Attorney General’s Office

AG Bob Ferguson Files the Nation’s First Lawsuit Against Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

“In a courtroom, it is not the loudest voice that prevails. It’s the Constitution.”

Photo courtesy of the Attorney General’s Office
Photo by Paul Joseph Brown/Ecosystemphoto.com

Duwamish Superfund Cleanup Under a Trump Administration? It’s Gonna Be OK, Say Advocates

The EPA grants freeze and other orders this week have been terrifying. Here’s some level-setting.

Photo by Paul Joseph Brown/Ecosystemphoto.com
Alaska Airlines runs a biofuel test flight in late 2016. Photo courtesy Alaska Airlines.

Sea-Tac Wants All Its Flights to Run On Biofuel. And It Has a Plan to Do It.

Federal climate efforts are in limbo. Meanwhile, in Seattle…

Alaska Airlines runs a biofuel test flight in late 2016. Photo courtesy Alaska Airlines.
My Mother, My Sister, and I Attended Three Different Women’s Marches in Three Different Parts of the World
My Mother, My Sister, and I Attended Three Different Women’s Marches in Three Different Parts of the World
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anti-coal activists packed a public hearing about Longview’s proposed export terminal last May. Photo by Sara Bernard.