Seattle has our threat of a major earthquake. They took control of our dominance over football’s NFC West. And now they’re apparently coming after our leadership position in regards to the ongoing tech boom. But do they really want that? Longtime Seattle chronicler Knute Berger explains: “Seattle has wanted to be San Francisco for so long. Now it’s figuring out maybe that it isn’t what we want to be.” Here’s a suggestion: Keep our earthquakes, our high rents, our designer glasses, and our ironic beards; we’ll take back the NFC West. From Nick Wingfield in the NYT: Seattle, in Midst of Tech Boom, Tries to Keep Its Soul.

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