Knute Berger

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Knute
Berger
Editor at Large

A Seattle native, Berger was editor of Seattle Weekly three times in the '90s and '00s. He is also the founding editor and publisher of Eastsideweek, one of the country's first suburban alternative weeklies and a former editor at Washington magazine. Knute's column in Seattle magazine offers a critical look at the changing face of our city and region. As editor at large, Berger contributes his insight to Seattle's politics, culture and civic issues. Berger's Mossback column and reporting is featured on crosscut.com. He also has made regular appearances on KUOW and KCTS9. He is author of Pugetopolis, which contains some of his best Seattle magazine columns and, more recently, Space Needle: Spirit of Seattle, the culmination of his work as the Space Needle's writer-in-residence.

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Evergreen State College's newspaper front page shows women who have disappeared

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

"Most of our issues are very resolvable through mutual understanding and good governance, or should be."

Knute Berger takes a look at Schultz and his mixed messages

Knute Berger looks back on Seattle’s snowfall throughout the years

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

Seattle, Washington 1919 General Strike

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

Seattle rain and grey weather

PEMCO survey shows that only 45 percent of Western Washingtonians like our drizzle and gloom

Seattle house prices push Seattleites out to cities such as Wenatchee

Thinking of leaving our beleaguered city? Knute Berger has a few ideas on where you might want to go