Gray Matters

Times were grim in Seattle and the country 50 years ago. But there was reason for hope then, just as there is now.

For the city’s thousands of new residents, Knute Berger offers a few tips on how to better enjoy life here.

There are signs that Northwest noir is being revived, but without the edge.

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A little effort (on both sides) would go a long way.

Gray Matters: History, says Knute Berger, shows us that activism can make a positive difference in local projects.

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

We haven’t always been a progressive city, but Knute Berger finds hope in our continuing efforts to be better

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

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.