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Seattle Takes Steps to Divest $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Standing Rock

The proposal will be voted on next month and could have broader implications to ensure the city partners with socially responsible businesses.

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First Nation Wins Historic Victory Over Mammoth Coal Export Terminal

US Army Corps of Engineers denies permit for proposed Cherry Point terminal, which would have been the largest in North America.

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As World’s 5th Largest Economy, Can the Left Coast Unite to Stop Big Oil?

From First Nations activism to innovative city initiatives, the West Coast is leading the fight against global warming even as many countries lag behind.

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No Jail Time for Delta 5 in Historic Case That ‘Welcomes Jurors to Climate Movement’

Activists who blockaded oil train in September 2014 will not face financial restitution claims or jail time.

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Cities, States, and “Subnations” like the Left Coast are Key to Cutting Carbon

Climate responsibility will fall to individuals, businesses, and local governments. Through this hard work—not what happened in negotiating rooms in Peru or Paris—we will stop climate change.

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Drug Use Down, Hope Up: A Canoe Journey Heals and Inspires Native Youth

Reversing the trauma of assimilation isn’t easy, but tribes believe that bringing ancestral values directly to the youth is the answer.

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Crab Invasions, Tropical Visitors, and Massive Marine Die-Offs. What’s Going On in the Pacific?

Mass die-offs in the Pacific are sending the emaciated bodies of seabirds, seals, and sea lions ashore from California to Alaska.

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Can Seattle Wipe Out Racism in Juvenile Justice? The Grassroots Plan to Make It Happen

King County has committed to removing racial disparities from the juvenile justice system.

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Seattle Voters Approve First-in-the-Nation Democracy Vouchers

“Seattle leads the nation, first on $15 an hour and now on campaign-finance reform.”

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Can Seattle Boot Big Money Out of Elections By Giving Everyone Democracy Vouchers?

The goal is to establish an even playing field among candidates, mitigate the impact of big donors, and magnify the importance of average citizens.