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Free COVID testing at Meadowdale, MLT high schools

Four free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing events scheduled in the area. Testing remains a critically important step to decreasing the spread of the coronavirus. With COVID-19 rates... — Updated 1/25/2021 Full story

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ACE: Housing Commission disregarded public input | Letter to the Editor

The following was written by ACE president Michelle Dotsch on behalf of the ACE board of directors. As the Edmonds Citizens Housing Commission concludes this Thursday, Jan. 28,... — Updated 1/25/2021

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Traffic safety emphasis continues through Feb. 7

An Edmonds Police Department's traffic safety emphasis continues through Feb. 7. According to Sgt. Josh McClure, it is focused on education and enforcement in areas where police... — Updated 1/26/2021

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EDPOP! Big, bold, bodacious

Ed Augustavo, a larger-than-life artist who goes by the really cool name EDPOP, has three rules: He does what he wants. He doesn't care if anyone likes what he does. And he will... — Updated 1/23/2021

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Will Chen endorsed by Buckshnis, Olson, Kristiana Johnson

Will Chen, an Edmonds Citizens Housing commissioner, community volunteer, and local business owner, has formally announced his campaign for the 2021 Edmonds City Council election.... — Updated 1/24/2021

UPDATE: Fred Meyer stabbing victim dies

UPDATE: A man in his early 60s who was stabbed outside Fred Meyer on 196th Street SW early Sunday morning has died from his injuries, according to Lynnwood police. At about 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, Lynnwood police responded to... — Updated 1/25/2021

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'The COVID Chronicles': Meadowdale students production Jan. 29

The Meadowdale Players present "The COVID Chronicles," a collection of original theater pieces created by the Meadowdale High School Play Production class, streamed on Zoom 7 p.m.... — Updated 1/24/2021

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A day that filled me with joy and hope | Guest View

Jan. 20, 2021, was quite a day. It was a bad day for Jim Crow, billionaire heirs, the coronavirus, and carnage in general. It was a good day for polar bears, civil liberties, my... — Updated 1/24/2021

First cases of U.K. COVID-19 strain found in Snohomish County

On Saturday, the Washington State Department of Health, along with the Snohomish Health District and the UW Medicine Virology Lab, announced that the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been found in testing samples from the state.... — Updated 1/24/2021 Full story

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Rick Steves' Europe pays self-Imposed carbon tax of $500,000

Despite a lean year of grounded flights and scuttled travel dreams, travel company Rick Steves' Europe renewed its Climate Smart Commitment today, paying a self-imposed carbon tax... — Updated 1/23/2021

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A welcome sign for visitors – and Edmonds

Celebrated artist Mack Benek created a new sign for the log cabin visitors center on Fifth Avenue North near the Edmonds Historical Museum. It's a beauty. If the sign seems vaguely... — Updated 1/25/2021

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COVID update from Edmonds School District

Edmonds School District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas has released an update on the district's COVID response. I want to share an update on the district's Stage 2 plan for... — Updated 1/22/2021

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Legislature: Unlawful calls to police get scrutiny

A person who unlawfully summons the police on someone could face a civil action lawsuit under a proposed law that is gaining traction in the Washington state Legislature. Senate... — Updated 1/22/2021

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Resolution for former council president

After serving two years as Edmonds City Council President, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas (right) was presented with Resolution 1463, thanking for her service from current... — Updated 1/22/2021

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The (Mount Baker) mountain is out | Through Your Lens

Lee Lageshulte took this glorious shot of Mount Baker in the sunshine. Got a great shot? Send to edmondsed... — Updated 1/22/2021

Mayor selected Pruitt despite police objections to experience

When Mayor Mike Nelson asked three local police chiefs and the Edmonds Police Chief Association president to weigh in with comments on the "strengths" and "challenges" of candidate Sherman Pruitt for the police chief job, two... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Mayor Nelson: It's time to move forward

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has further clarified the qualities he is looking for in the city's next police chief, but stopped at shedding light at what many really want to hear: Why... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Objective guidance for men & women after losing a partner | Prime Living

How do we split the dog? Dear SharonAnn, My soon-to-be ex-wife and I have come to a mutual agreement on our finances and possessions, but we can’t seem to agree about our dog,... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Mayor announces performance audit of Police Department

Mayor Mike Nelson announced this week that he has hired the Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) to conduct a performance audit of the Edmonds Police Department. "To help... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Former legislator Jeannette Wood dies at 88

Republican Jeannette Wood, who served the 21st Legislative District, died Jan. 9 at age 88. The district serves Edmonds, Woodway, Mukilteo, and portions of Lynnwood and Mountlake... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Chief Lawless: 'It was not mean to be' | Guest View

To the Edmonds Community: The time has come for us all to look towards what is next for the Edmonds Police Department and move forward. The mayor will be conducting a national... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Reflecting on 5 years with the Edmonds Diversity Commission | Guest View

As the last founding member of the Edmonds Diversity Commission, stepping down now after five years of service, I would like to offer some history and observations of the... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Pho: Classic comfort food at Than Brothers | Arts & Appetite

Sometimes, especially on a chilly, cloudy day, nothing sounds better than a big bowl of noodles in steaming hot broth. Pho, the Vietnamese soup traditionally made with broth, rice... — Updated 1/22/2021

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Will miss Beacon paperboy; support for Neil Tibbott | Letters to the Editor

Will miss the Beacon paperboy I am writing to compliment my current (soon out of a job) paperboy Isaac, who has delivered my Beacon for two years. He has been steadfastly reliable,... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Consider donating stimulus check to help others | Guest View

Right about now, most of us are getting $600 or more from the government. We didn't ask for it, and many of us don't really need it. You may have thought that it should have gone... — Updated 1/21/2021

VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship

Rose Gilliland, commander of Edmonds-based VFW post #8870, has announced it will once again offer its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Student must live within the Edmonds and Mukilteo school district... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Governor: Speed up vaccination plan for school staff | Our Schools

Editor's note: The following was signed by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas, Edmonds School District; Superintendent Alison Brynelson, Mukilteo School District; and Superintendent... — Updated 1/21/2021

Scholarships, award winners | School Briefs

Sno-King School Retirees Association scholarships The local unit of the Washington State School Retirees Association (WSSRA) has announced scholarship applications available to any senior graduating in June 2021 from a public... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Chief Seattle the subject of Humanities Washington conversation

Sno-King School Retirees and Humanities Washington invite the community to a conversation with David Buerge, a member of the 2019-2021 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau,... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Lift Every Voice announces 2021 awards

The Hazel Miller Foundation and Everett community activist Kinuko Noborikawa are both the 2021 recipients of the Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Awards for more than a... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Need a laptop or Wi-Fi? Sno-Isle Libraries can help

Sno-Isle Libraries is expanding its laptop loan program with Laptops to Go and Wi-Fi Hotspots to Go. Customers can place a hold in the catalog under the new program to borrow one... — Updated 1/21/2021

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Kenneth A Hovde 1931-2020

Ken was born on Mother's Day May 11, 1931, and passed away Nov. 15, 2020, in Wenatchee at the Maple Lodge. Ken leaves behind Linda Jones; the extended families of Ken and Jane... — Updated 1/21/2021

Jeanette Wood 1932-2021

Jeannette Wood passed away, comfortably, at her home in Woodway on Jan. 9, 2021, after a long struggle with dementia. Born in Auburn, New York, on Feb. 19, 1932, to Nick and Rose Picciano, Jeannette attended Cornell University... — Updated 1/21/2021

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