Sara Bernard

Seattle hotel workers discuss I-124 at a Hotel Safety Summit hosted by Unite Here Local 8 in July. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Hotel Industry Files Suit Against Hotel Workers’ Initiative

Less than a month after I-124 became law, three hospitality associations sued the City of Seattle.

Seattle hotel workers discuss I-124 at a Hotel Safety Summit hosted by Unite Here Local 8 in July. Photo by Sara Bernard.
The Fights We’re Looking Forward to In 2017

The Fights We’re Looking Forward to In 2017

Trump vs. Seattle! New vs. Old! Murray vs. ???

The Fights We’re Looking Forward to In 2017
Plaintiffs celeberate a temporary win at a hearing in November 2015. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Gets Even Bigger, Heads to Trial in 2017

This time, Governor Inslee and the state of Washington will be named as defendants.

Plaintiffs celeberate a temporary win at a hearing in November 2015. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Valve-turners speak at a fundraising event in Seattle on Monday.

Activists Who Closed the Emergency Shutoff Valves on Tar Sands Pipelines: “This Is an Emergency”

Five activists now face steep felony charges for temporarily closing five pipelines in four states.

Valve-turners speak at a fundraising event in Seattle on Monday.
Nine-year-old Theo. Photos by Sara Bernard.

Kid Climate Activists Still Planting Trees, Inspiring Grownups

“Kids save the future!” says nine-year-old Theo Faloona.

Nine-year-old Theo. Photos by Sara Bernard.
Illustration by Barry Blankenship

The Double Bind

Allegations of rape will get you an audience with the King County Prosecutor’s office. But justice is more elusive.

Illustration by Barry Blankenship
Nasro Hassan, 18, and her mother, Dahabo Hassan, speak in the CAIR-WA office Tuesday. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Victim of Attack on UW Campus: “Explain to Me Why You Have This Hatred”

Nasro Hassan and her mother, Dahabo, speak about the assault on November 15.

Nasro Hassan, 18, and her mother, Dahabo Hassan, speak in the CAIR-WA office Tuesday. Photo by Sara Bernard.
CAIR-WA executive director Arsalan Bukhari speaks on the UW campus Monday. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Community Calls for Hate Crime Investigation Following Assault on Muslim Student at UW

“We really want to make sure this is taken seriously.”

CAIR-WA executive director Arsalan Bukhari speaks on the UW campus Monday. Photo by Sara Bernard.
Water Protectors gather at Standing Rock in September. Photo by Selena Kearney.

Seattle Doctor at Standing Rock: “It Didn’t Feel Right”

The police violence last Sunday was unexpected and unwarranted, according to a Seattle physician on the scene.

Water Protectors gather at Standing Rock in September. Photo by Selena Kearney.
Flipping Off the Gender Gap in Seattle’s Pinball Scene

Flipping Off the Gender Gap in Seattle’s Pinball Scene

Enduring mansplaining and misogyny in the arcades.

Flipping Off the Gender Gap in Seattle’s Pinball Scene
Protesters on the oil train tracks in Anacortes in May 2016. Photo by Sara Bernard.

What Senator Ericksen’s Anti-Protest Bill Gets Wrong About Climate Disobedience

Many climate activists in Washington already face criminal charges — including felonies.

Protesters on the oil train tracks in Anacortes in May 2016. Photo by Sara Bernard.
A letter from a student post-Trump.

Teaching Trump: Post-Election Stories From Seattle-Area Schools

“They look at me with teary eyes full of fear and simply ask, ‘How did this happen?’”

A letter from a student post-Trump.
In the Wake of a Trump Upset, 11 Reasons to Have Hope in Washington State

In the Wake of a Trump Upset, 11 Reasons to Have Hope in Washington State

“We can’t focus on what happened. We need to be looking at what we need to do now.”

In the Wake of a Trump Upset, 11 Reasons to Have Hope in Washington State

Parents and Teachers: South Seattle Principal’s Suspension Is Not About Race

Many dispute the idea that race was a factor when a black administrator was put on leave.

Emerson Elementary School in Seattle.

Parents Protest Suspension of South Seattle Principal, Considered an Advocate of Racial Equity

Dr. Andrea Drake was put on a leave of absence last week with classes in full swing.

Emerson Elementary School in Seattle.
Bernie Sanders supporters cheer for the presidential candidate during a rally in Seattle on March 20, 2016. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.

Bernie Supporters: If We Write Him In, There’s Still a Chance

Washington is among ten states with no registration required for write-in candidates.

Bernie Sanders supporters cheer for the presidential candidate during a rally in Seattle on March 20, 2016. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren.
Even Without Narration, ‘Do Not Resist’ Speaks Volumes on Police Militarization

Even Without Narration, ‘Do Not Resist’ Speaks Volumes on Police Militarization

The film trains its eye, and therefore rests its case, again and again, on stark juxtapositions.

Even Without Narration, ‘Do Not Resist’ Speaks Volumes on Police Militarization
Within a year or two, this wall will be covered in vines. Photos by Sara Bernard.

Largest Green Wall in Seattle Takes Shape in Georgetown

A community-led air quality project is “one of many first steps” to fight industrial pollution.

Within a year or two, this wall will be covered in vines. Photos by Sara Bernard.
Poets, Dancers and Michael Bennett Rally Black Students in the CD

Poets, Dancers and Michael Bennett Rally Black Students in the CD

Bennett to students: “I’m only going to be an NFL player for a short time…I’m always gonna be a black man.”

Poets, Dancers and Michael Bennett Rally Black Students in the CD
The Lovers and Haters of ST3

The Lovers and Haters of ST3

ST3 is a massive plan, so there is a lot to love – and not love – about it. Meet the constituencies that have come out for and against the mass transit plan

The Lovers and Haters of ST3