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From Maine to Edmonds: 66-year-old Steve Ball ends cross-country bike ride on the beach

As Steve Ball walked his bicycle over the wet sand and seaweed toward Puget Sound on July 26, he raised a fist in triumph before dipping the bike's front tire in the water. His... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Port Commissioner Steve Johnston has large lead

Port of Edmonds incumbent Steve Johnston has a large lead over two challengers, Scott Marshall and Selena Killin. He has over 71% of the vote to retain his seat at... — Updated 8/3/2021

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UPDATED: Kristiana Johnson, Janelle Cass leading in council primary

UPDATED 9:25 p.m. Aug. 3. The first results from the 2021 primary election show that City Council Position 1 incumbent Kristiana Johnson has a small lead over challengers Alicia... — Updated 8/3/2021

Collision near Martha Lake fatal for 20-year-old

Around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) responded to a fatal collision involving a vehicle and two pedestrians near the 16900 block of 13th Ave. W... — Updated 8/3/2021

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VIDEO: Native dance at Edmonds Waterfront Center

Members of Blue Heron Canoe participated in a "bear" dance Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Edmonds Waterfront... — Updated 8/3/2021

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Smoky day in Edmonds | Through Your Lens

Yep, it was a smoky day and sunset Monday night. Janine Harles captured these images on the beach in Edmonds from the wildfire... — Updated 8/2/2021

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UPDATE: Goodwill lease to keep it in Edmonds for 20 more years

In April, The Beacon broke the news that Goodwill in Edmonds would close after a decade. That's not going to happen. Goodwill has confirmed that it has successfully negotiated a... — Updated 8/2/2021

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Attending a council meeting? Masks 'strongly encouraged'

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, those attending meetings in council chambers are now strongly encouraged to wear masks. Council meetings are held 7 p.m.... — Updated 8/2/2021 Full story

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Healing Water Paddle begins in Edmonds

The Edmonds Waterfront Center provided these drone shots of the Blue Heron Canoe's Healing Water Paddle departing on its two-week journey to Camano Island, the San Juans, and... — Updated 8/2/2021

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Celebrating Indigenous tradition at the Edmonds Waterfront Center

Blue Heron Canoe, a collective group of students and adults who participate in Indigenous ceremonial journeys, wowed onlookers Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Edmonds Waterfront Center.... — Updated 8/2/2021

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Back on: City sets revised mask-wearing policy for employees

The City has returned to requiring employees who are working indoors to wear a mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status. It became effective Wednesday, July 28. The... — Updated 7/30/2021

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In Lynnwood: Possible COVID-19 exposure at July 26 council meeting

Today, July 30, the City of Lynnwood was notified that a member of the community who attended the July 26 City Council meeting has tested positive for COVID-19. This person began... — Updated 7/30/2021 Full story

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Goodwill '99.9%' certain staying at Edmonds location

In April, The Beacon broke the news that Goodwill in Edmonds would close after a decade. That might not happen. Although not officially confirmed with Goodwill Seattle, a manager... — Updated 8/3/2021 Full story

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In Edmonds: 'Utter disrespect for the citizens' point of view'

Mayor Mike Nelson and city councilmembers got two hours of comments – frequently heated – from citizens at Tuesday's council meeting, many expressing their frustration at the... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Corky's passion: Sacking childhood cancer

What does cancer research have to do with NASCAR? The answer can be found drifting at 200 mph around the Evergreen Speedway racetrack in Monroe, where the bright orange and purple... — Updated 7/29/2021

Meadowdale Beach Park closed for construction through fall

Snohomish County has begun construction for the Meadowdale Beach Park and Estuary Restoration Project at Meadowdale Beach County Park. That means the park through the fall. Estimated completion is spring 2022. The project will... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Blowin' in the wind | Through Your Lens

Janine Harles captured this quintessential summer shot of a couple enjoying flying a kite from the Brackett's Landing North jetty. We're not sure about the wind, but the weather... — Updated 8/3/2021

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Scenes from Edmonds Summer Fest | Through Our Lens

Crowds packed the aisles of the Edmonds Summer Saturday, July 24. The event, at Frances Anderson Center field, was from Urban Craft Uprising, which first held a spring version of... — Updated 8/3/2021

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Indigenous ceremony, paddle at Waterfront Center

Diana White is looking forward to paddling a canoe. But it won't be a day trip. White, an Edmonds resident and former Edmonds School District board member, will be joining the Blue... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Rotary breaks ground on classrooms in Gambia

After 2½ years of fundraising, grant writing, and creating valuable partnerships, Edmonds Rotary has broken ground on its Bridge to Success literary project, in partnership... — Updated 7/29/2021

Why you can't vote for Port commissioner | Editor's Note

There are two candidates challenging incumbent Steve Johnston is his bid to retain his Position 5 commissioner-at-large seat for the Port of Edmonds. You live in Edmonds city limits and don’t see their names on your ballot. Why... — Updated 7/29/2021

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It's time: Outdoor sheds in Edmonds need to go | Guest View

Recently, the New York Times published a guest essay ("Tear Down the Restaurant Sheds Before It's Too Late," July 22) on the need to remove the temporary outdoor dining sheds that... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Where's due process?; Garden Tour thanks; a clear choice | Letters to the Editor

Questioning mayor's catalog of hate incidents Re: "City creates system to catalog actions motivated by hate," July 15: When a formal complaint is lodged against someone in our... — Updated 7/29/2021

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And I could really care less | Moment's Notice

“I could care less” is one of those commonplace and misquoted phrases. Many other colloquialisms may be more egregious, such as the painful overuse of “literally” to... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Where does carbon dioxide come from? | Greener Edmonds

We hear a lot about the dangers of carbon dioxide and what it is doing to the planet. Where does it come from? Ours is a water planet, and over the history of life on earth lots of... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Let's get history right | History Files

"Those who don't know history are condemned to repeat it" has become a popular phrase among apologists for the Lost Cause of the Confederacy. The actual quote from George Santayana... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Monday, sushi Monday | Arts & Appetite

A recent visit from out-of-state friends necessitated finding a new sushi spot. You see, our friends arrived on a Monday, and as several of our local sushi restaurants are closed... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Old houses; Gen-Z; outside donations | Letters to the Editor

A passion for old houses and preserving history Thank you for the delightful and informative article about Steve Christiansen's 100-year-old house on Sixth Avenue South ("A sign... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Learning lessons while watching the river run | Chuck's World

I headed for the river last week, as the river never disappoints. A summer that’s passed without at least a quick trip south to the Columbia is a summer wasted, and it turns out... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Edmonds School District: Starting pay for teachers almost $70,000

Certificated teachers in the Edmonds School District will receive a 2% increase in pay this fall as part of a collective bargaining agreement between the district's board of... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Photomarathon winners take their best shots

The best in show award in the Edmonds Rotary's annual Photomarathon, which drew a record numbers of entries, went to Molly Otelle for her picture submitted in the "This Is Me"... — Updated 8/2/2021

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Tipsy baked mussels on the half shell | Let's Cook!

These delicious mussels make a great appetizer and will work well for a large group. The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Check out the Food and Cooking section on my... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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Taqueria Puebla: The best sopes around | Return Visit

Taqueria Puebla. I said it before, www.bit.ly/2UPER23, and I'll say it again: Taqueria Puebla has the best sopes I have ever had. My husband and I stopped in for lunch recently,... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Edmonds in Bloom: Brightening community for 25 years

This summer, Edmonds in Bloom is celebrating 25 years of supporting and recognizing local gardens and gardeners. What began as an idea for a garden competition evolved into an... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Paddle Pilgrim turns to a children's book

Edmonds author, educator, and adventurer Dave Ellingson is on to a new gig: writing a children's book. He's just self-published "Grizz & His Friends," available at the Edmonds... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Scholars, writers, and activists

Should we use technology to build "better" humans? How did a peace agreement between Indigenous tribes shape the United States Constitution? What are the implications when wealthy... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Musical lineup announced for Edmonds Arts Festival

The Edmonds Arts Festival has announced its lineup of free entertainment – nine bands will perform at the Main Stage August 27-29 at the Frances Anderson Center. Friday, Aug. 27... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Gardens of delights: Tour sells out for first time

With pandemic restrictions loosened, you've probably noticed that more and more people are out and about. More proof: The 25th anniversary of the Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour on... — Updated 7/24/2021

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William Brougher: 1938-2021

Bill was born on January 6, 1938, in the western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa. Always a hard worker, his first job was at age 10 as a golf caddy, and he worked his way through... — Updated 7/23/2021 Full story

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William (Bill) V. Phillips: 1922-2021

William (Bill) V. Phillips, a proud resident of Edmonds over the past 70 years, passed away at the age of 99 on July 15, 2021. Bill was born at home in Seattle on Feb. 10, 1922, to... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

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