Ana Sofia Knauf, Crosscut

Ana Sofia Knauf

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Seattle, WA, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • Crosscut
  • The Stranger
  • PRI
  • Grist

Past articles by Ana Sofia:

‘Roe v. Wade’: How the ruling affects abortion access in WA

Our reporting explains what an end to the landmark decision means for abortion access in Washington state, as well as policies on abortion pills, out-of-state travel and more. → Read More

Top stories of 2020 in Washington state

In the longest, shortest year in most of our lives, a lot happened. Recap the year with us and look ahead to 2021. → Read More

Join Crosscut on the road to Election Day 2020

We're relaunching our Elections newsletter to keep readers informed ahead of casting their ballots on Nov. 3. → Read More

You asked: What does diversity look like at Crosscut?

We’re sharing the demographic numbers of our newsroom as part of our Inside Crosscut transparency initiative. → Read More

Planned Grocery Store Raises Representation, Labor Concerns in the Central District

A New Seasons Market employee speaks out. → Read More

Trump Administration Upends Obama-Era Birth Control Mandate

New rules issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services today ended an Obama-era mandate that prevented employers from withholding birth control coverage for religious reasons. Officials with nonprofits, private firms, and publicly traded companies only need to have a "sincerely held religious or moral objection" to prevent their employees from having control over their… → Read More

WA ACLU Sues Catholic Health Group for Discriminating Against Transgender Teen

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington today filed a civil rights lawsuit against PeaceHealth, a Catholic hospital organization, for allegedly discriminating against a transgender teen and denying him medically necessary treatment because he is transgender. Pax Enstad, 17, sought to get chest reconstruction or "top" surgery, as recommended by his doctor, but PeaceHealth denied coverage… → Read More

The Morning News: Mostly Millennials Are Living in Seattle's Newest Apartments, Republicans Consider Banning Bump Stocks

In Wake of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting, GOP Considers Banning Bump Stocks: Although they have blocked gun control efforts for decades, some Republican congressional representatives are now open to banning bump stocks, the New York Times reports. The devices, which were used by the Las Vegas shooter, can be used to give a semi-automatic rifles nearly the same firing capacity as a fully automatic… → Read More

The Attorney General Called for Banning Assault Weapons Last Year. What's Happened Since?

Voters may have to scare their electeds into action. → Read More

Governor Jay Inslee Calls For Ban on "Bump Stocks" Used to Make Guns Shoot Faster

The Las Vegas shooter had one. → Read More

Jenny Durkan Tells KEXP Audience She Loves "KXAP"

Awkward. → Read More

POLL: What Should They Name the Baby Who Was Born During a Marley Concert at the Neptune?

Ziggy? Autumn? Buffalo Omen? → Read More

The Origami Butterflies Around Seattle Parks Appear to Be an Anti-Choice Campaign

Oh. → Read More

The Morning News: Don't Get Smacked with a Hefty Fine for Passing a Seattle School Bus, but Do Spend Your Day Playing Outside

Go Outside! Today's supposed to be the last 80-degree day of the year. The autumn weather will be here tomorrow. Some Suggestions for How You Should Spend Your Day: Explore these secret beaches and parks, then drink/dine on these lovely outdoor patios! Frolic in the sunshine before you have to dust off your happy lamp.... → Read More

This Anthology Wants to Elevate the Voices of Transgender Women and Nonbinary People

At a time when trans individuals are more likely to live in poverty, experience psychological distress, or face violence than other US residents, it's critical that we hear more stories from these communities. Enter: Amy Heart, an Olympia-based author and illustrator who has dedicated her career to elevating the voices of transgender women and nonbinary people who were assigned male at birth.… → Read More

"All This Would Do Is Hold Us Hostage": Washington DACA Recipients Won't Settle for New Republican Immigration Plan

On Monday, Senate Republicans introduced the SUCCEED Act, an immigration bill that would give current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a pathway to citizenship. Under the proposed legislation, which was introduced by Sens. James Lankford, Thom Tillis, and Orrin Hatch; Dreamers, a term for immigrants who arrived in the United States before they turned 16,… → Read More

This Web Service Banned The Daily Stormer. Why Won't It Drop Another Neo-Nazi Recruitment Forum?

What say you, Cloudfare? → Read More

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is Coming to Bellevue Next Month

Protesters are ready. → Read More

The Morning News: Amazon's New York Office, Immigrant Jail Lawsuit, and a New Holiday in Edmonds

Bob Ferguson Wants Detained Immigrants in Tacoma to Be Paid More: Currently, people incarcerated at the Northwest Detention Center are paid $1 a day or less for janitorial, maintenance, and other types of work. Yesterday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his office is suing GEO Group, a private prison corporation that operates the immigrant jail, for failing to pay… → Read More

Witness: Neo-Nazi Threw a Banana Before He Got Socked in the Face

Antifa groups circulated the neo-Nazi's photo on social media prior to the punching. → Read More