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9 Seattleites You Should Know

Knute Berger weighs in on Seattle’s most iconic personalities, past and present, from popular musicians to historical figures

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How Has Seattle Changed Since the 1999 World Trade Organization Protests

Twenty years after the WTO demonstrations, Knute Berger looks at how the far right came out ahead

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Local Billionaires’ Impact Is Seen in Seattle and Beyond

Seattle’s wealthy once liked to hide, but today’s billionaires, says Knute Berger, are openly impacting the city and beyond

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What’s Next for Our Car-Clogged Seattle?

Cars shaped our city, but with clogged streets, we're looking for different options, says Knute Berger. What's next?

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45 Years Later, What Does Ted Bundy Tell Us About Seattle?

Almost a half century after Ted Bundy focused the nation on our region, Knute Berger wonders what this serial killer says about us today

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Washington’s Urban and Rural Communities Should Bridge the Partisan Divide

The state’s east-west political divide is changing, says Knute Berger, and there are many issues on which the two parties could find common ground

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Looking Back on Seattle’s General Strike and Spanish Flu

Knute Berger reflects on two cataclysmic events that brought Seattle to its knees a century ago

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What Do Citizen Activists and Rainier Club Members Have in Common?

Rainier Club members have long played a central role in shaping our city, Knute Berger recognizes, but so have citizen activists

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With Mount Baker’s New Historic Status, What Lessons Can This Neighborhood Teach Us?

Knute Berger remembers his family’s Mount Baker neighborhood from long before it was designated a historic place