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
EYE SPY: Seattle’s billionaires are throwing around more than a few Benjamins these days, changing the shape of the city
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?
NEWSWORTHY: The automobile, first seen in Seattle around 120 years ago, was still a novelty in 1912 when E.J. Davis and E. Edward Reed completed their Chicago to Seattle drive, captured in this photo taken in front of the Daily Times offices
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
MISSING PERSONS: The July 11, 1974 front page of Evergreen State College’s Cooper Point Journal highlights a story that riveted the region and country
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
COMMON GROUND: Urban and rural areas aren’t voting as they used to; isn’t it time the two political parties work on issues that benefit both regions?
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
The Mount Baker Community Club, ca. 1914, became open to all in 1968, changing with its now-diverse neighborhood