Liz Jones traveled to India to report on the emerging tech world, John Ryan challenged politicians, Bill Radke discovered Seattle politeness is literally holding up traffic and Jeannie Yandel met a local surgeon who was the first to operate on a gorilla’s sinuses.
It was also a year of heartbreak: After a landslide thundered down on Oso, Washington, we set up a bureau in a nearby motel and returned six months later to see how survivors were coping in the aftermath.
Women didn’t plan for 2014 to be a year of activism. But a series of events sparked a discussion of sexual assault on campus, rape and incessant harassment of young women in public.
On social media, a movement materialized under the hashtags #yesallwomen and #carrythatweight.
"Carry that weight" referred Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who carries a mattress around campus, demanding that her alleged rapist be kicked out of school. (The university has dismissed the case made by Sulkowicz and two other women.)