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Despite a new administration in the “other” Washington that is pursuing trade and immigration policies antithetical to ones that have helped make this free-trade, diverse and immigrant-friendly city a success, Seattle remains optimistic about the future

Bellevue is in many ways more “urban” than Seattle now—certainly, it’s racially more diverse, which is complete flip from the white-bread suburbs of the ‘60s and ‘70s

The next four years will challenge Seattle, says Knute Berger. Are we up to the task?

The Age of Trump will test us; the citizens of Seattle will have to find outlets for their rage, but also find paths forward for self-improvement

Evidence suggests a strong link between Sasquatch and Hillary's emails

Selling tiles to raise funds for the Pike Place Market started in the 1980s. Today, you can buy a steel “charm” to help fund the market’s expansion

Old Pike Place Market tiles reveal intriguing Seattle quirks, says Knute Berger. Today’s generation now has its chance to make a mark at the Market

In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column, Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and Crosscut.com and is a frequent pundit on KUOW--takes an in-depth look at some of the highly topical and sometimes polarizing is

In the winter of 1962, my Cub Scout den had taken a field trip to the top of the Smith Tower, then one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi.

My column “Statues of Limitations” (March 2011), on the topic of local icons that I’d like to Photoshop out of the picture if I were Seattle’s Stalin, generated a lot of debate.

Fifty years ago this summer, Seattle was in the middle of a major transformation. Planners were rushing to build the first World’s Fair in America since World War II.

If you listen to people like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, “Left Coast” cities like Seattle are so far out of the mainstream that we’re on the outer banks of reality.