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January 12, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Chat rewind: Is the Seattle area changing for the better — or worse?

New glass high-rise buildings, construction cranes by the score and legions of little Car2gos tell the tale of a city on the move. (Tom Reese)

New glass high-rise buildings, construction cranes by the score and legions of little Car2gos tell the tale of a city on the move. (Tom Reese)

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From 2012 to 2013, Seattle was America’s fastest-growing major city, a city walking the line between frenetic change and beloved authenticity. Columnist Jon Talton and Pacific NW writer Ron Judd were talking with readers about the tension between the old and the new in Seattle and surrounding areas on Tuesday. Read what they had to say below.

And, get caught up on both writers’ essays:

Jon Talton: Tearing toward a high-tech future, Seattle wonders how to keep it real

Ron Judd: If you weren’t born in Seattle or the Northwest, you’ll never be one of us

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