Joe Copeland is a writer and editor for Crosscut, primarily overseeing political coverage. He has worked for Crosscut since 2010, covering most of the time since it became a non-profit organization. He was an editorial writer and editorial columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 2002 until its closure in March 2009. His editorial writing included the higher education, environmental and political beats. Before joining the P-I, he worked at The Herald in Everett as editorial page editor, city editor and a reporter.He is the author of an e-book, "Peace Quest: The Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." He and his wife, a community college dean, live in Seattle. They have two grown children, Sean and Cathy.