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TikTok vandalism hits middle, high schools

As a result of national TikTok's monthly challenges, the Edmonds School District's middle and high schools have suffered thousands of dollars of property damage and lost staff... — Updated 10/24/2021

What's the rush with the 2022 CIP/CFP? | Letter to the Editor

The rate increases you see in your utility bills are due to projections on two critical budgetary tools: the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the Capital Facilities Plan (CFP).... — Updated 10/26/2021

Sweet: Trick-or-treating begins today in Edmonds

The spooky day is Sunday most places. But not in Edmonds. Halloween Trick-or-Treat Week in Edmonds begins today, Oct. 26. Get dressed up in your Halloween costume and... — Updated 10/26/2021

COVID cases cancel E-W homecoming game

The pandemic has altered the schedule of Edmonds-Woodway football, forcing the cancellation of last week's homecoming game against Mountlake Terrace High School. On Oct. 22,... — Updated 10/26/2021

School district wants bond vote reduced from 60% approval

To address escalating capital demands, the Edmonds School District is asking the state Legislature for a constitutional amendment to change the bond validation rate from a 60... — Updated 10/25/2021

PSE: Damage assessment and restoration efforts continue

From Puget Sound Engery at noon Monday, Oct. 25: Crews, electric first responders and hundreds of support staff continue working to safely assess damage, make repairs to equipment... — Updated 10/25/2021

No vaccine: Teachers, patrol officers out of work

Washington State University football coach Nick Rolovich is the highest-paid state employee without a job following Gov. Jay Inslee's Oct. 18 deadline for state employees to be... — Updated 10/21/2021

Madrona K-8 closes; 26 COVID cases in 10 days

Madrona K-8 students were kept out of school Tuesday, Oct. 19, after 26 students tested positive for COVID-19 cases, and the school was shut down. The Edmonds School District... — Updated 10/21/2021

Status quo or change?

As part of The Beacon’s coverage of the upcoming general election, we have put four questions to the six City Council candidates in advance of Nov. 2. Kristiana Johnson is running to maintain her Position 1 seat, and is being... — Updated 10/21/2021

Halloween flora & fauna

It appears to be time to deadhead this bush on Walnut Street. Halloween is on display, part of the fun of being a resident or business in... — Updated 10/21/2021

Leanne Shelton: Still dancing after all these years

Have you ever done the can-can? Leanne Shelton does it every year. Her dancing lessons began at age 5 in a Ballard dance studio. Two years later, her mother signed her up for the... — Updated 10/21/2021

Aesthetics by G receives WISH Fund after fire

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation announced this week their fifth recipient of the WISH Fund disaster recovery grant program. In the early hours of Sept. 11, a fire broke out at the... — Updated 10/21/2021

Commissioner closes out 24 years of service

Fred Langer, a member of the board of commissioners for Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County, which operates as the Verdant Health Commission, has resigned from the board effective immediately, Verdant announced... — Updated 10/21/2021

How Social Security works when a spouse or ex-spouse dies | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Who qualifies for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year, so I would like to find out if I or my 17-year-old daughter are eligible for... — Updated 10/21/2021

Big, bold Colorado National Monument inspires awe | Prime Living

It's hard to wrap your head around the Colorado National Monument. It holds you spellbound as you look out at this famed, rugged landscape of the American West. Towering sandstone... — Updated 10/21/2021

Plan ahead for this year's holiday vacation | Prime Living

Whether your family counts a holiday vacation among your treasured traditions or you're anticipating a holiday getaway for the first time, getting an early start on your planning... — Updated 10/21/2021

Are we really OK? | PrimeLiving

No one will deny that the last year and a half has been difficult, and for many it has been life altering. If you are like me, the last 18 months have been different, but not... — Updated 10/21/2021

State Patrol loses 127 employees due to vaccine mandate

As of the end-of-business Monday, Oct. 18, 127 Washington State Patrol employees have left their jobs due to Gov. Jay Inslee's mandate. Monday was the deadline for state employees... — Updated 10/22/2021

WTH; date gone wrong | Police Beat

Police Beat Oct. 18 Lock it up! A vehicle was prowled and rummaged through sometime overnight. No suspect information. 18300 Block 73rd Avenue West What the heck?! A subject... — Updated 10/22/2021

Worried about the Big One? Consider a tsunami capsule

When the Cascadia Subduction Zone rips and shakes Edmonds and Puget Sound – and possibly unleashes a deadly tsunami – will you be ready? It's been 321 years and counting since... — Updated 10/21/2021

Why is the 2022 budget being rushed? | Guest View

Do citizens realize that the budgeting process is being aggressively rushed this year? Why is this budget being rushed, and why is this scheduling not typical or appropriate? For... — Updated 10/22/2021

The sixth extinction: Getting closer | Greener Edmonds

Five mass extinctions have dramatically changed the face of life on earth. They have collapsed biodiversity and created conditions where new species have evolved and dominated. We... — Updated 10/25/2021

Welcome back; candidate support | Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your service Just returned to Edmonds after a 15-year stay in Lake Chelan. Great to be back home, and want to thank all the local retailers and restaurant owners and... — Updated 10/22/2021

The meaning of the X | Moment's Notice

X – such a dramatic letter, mysterious, unique. Fewer than 2% of words in the English language use the x, and in Spanish, only words taken from indigenous languages or from... — Updated 10/22/2021

The pumpkin patch on Highway 99 | Sketching Edmonds

The closest thing we have to an urban pumpkin patch here is probably Country Farms, which sits on the edge of Edmonds city limits on Highway 99 at 228th Street SW. The front is a... — Updated 10/22/2021

Dumpling Generation: The specialty is HOT | Return Visit

The experience of my recent return visit to Dumpling Generation will only build on the original effusive review (April 2019). The dining room still exudes the very reassuring... — Updated 10/22/2021

Clandestine hiring process not accountable to citizens | Guest View

As elected officials, our mayor and councilmembers are accountable to citizens every four years. We can choose to vote them out of office if they do not meet our expectations. What... — Updated 10/14/2021

Simple and inexpensive final farewells | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are looking for the simplest and least expensive way to dispose of our bodies when we die. We hate the idea of wasting a lot of money on... — Updated 10/14/2021

Dayton Street; more taxes; | Letters to the Editor

Dayton Street needs attention We want to respond to Brian MacWhirter's letter regarding Dayton Street safety in the Oct. 7 Beacon. This all brings back memories as our kids were at... — Updated 10/14/2021

Finding history in Easton | History Files

Teresa A Anderson and I have been continuing to follow her father's travel journal from May 29, 1922. Herbert Anderson and Elias Gillette had driven from Queen Anne to Leavenworth... — Updated 10/14/2021

School District is hiring | School Briefs

October is Disabilities Awareness Month The Edmonds School District announced that October is Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to highlight the diversity, culture, history and equity issues for students, families, staff and... — Updated 10/14/2021

Aaron Barraza – Football

This Edmonds Woodway Athlete of the Week is senior running back Aaron Barraza. Barraza has been instrumental in EWHS last two wins vs Monroe and Shorecrest. Against Monroe, Barraza... — Updated 10/26/2021

Alex Lee – Boys Tennis

Captain and Senior Tennis player Alex Lee is described as "highly competitive with great energy" by his coach. "Alex brings a level of play that challenges himself and those around... — Updated 10/26/2021

Russell Harrison – Boys Tennis

This week's Edmonds Woodway athlete of the week is Junior Tennis player Russell Harrison. Russell has been outstanding this year compiling an impressive 7-1 singles record playing... — Updated 10/19/2021

Deklund DeBell – Cross Country

Deklund DeBell is competing in his final year on the Maverick Cross-Country Team. A senior captain, Deklund has been our best male runner since his freshman year and is a versatile... — Updated 10/19/2021

Holiday Market returns for its seventh season

While lingering restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hamper some traditional holiday activities, the Edmonds Holiday Market will be back again this year,... — Updated 10/22/2021

Kenjiro Nomura exhibit at Cascadia Art Museum

Cascadia Art Museum presents the first solo exhibition of the work of Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956) in over 60 years along with an accompanying publication. The exhibit is Oct. 21-... — Updated 10/14/2021

Edmonds Diversity Film Series returns for 5th season

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its fifth season with the first screening on Saturday, Oct. 16, at noon at the Edmonds Theater. Screenings will be offered free and are scheduled for the third Saturdays of the month,... — Updated 10/14/2021

Edmonds Chamber plans COVID-safe Halloween events

To celebrate Halloween, while also respecting that COVID-19, the chamber and the Chamber Foundation are coordinating an online costume contest and a week-long trick-or-treat event with a pumpkin carving contest beginning the... — Updated 10/14/2021

Register your Scarecrow by Oc. 17

Time is running out to register your spooktacular scarecrow creations in the Edmonds Historical Museum’s Ninth Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival. Register online at https://historicedmonds.org/annual-scarecrow-festival/.... — Updated 10/14/2021

Adopt a Stream Foundation presents Killer Whale Tales

The Adopt a Stream Foundation presents the Killer Whale Tales program at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Northwest Steam Center’s Chinook room at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Following a First Nations introduction... — Updated 10/14/2021

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