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Susan Paine to seek second council term

Councilmember Susan Paine has filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission to seek a second term as an Edmonds City Council member. Paine defeated Diana White in the 2019... — Updated 3/22/2023

MOTO MANIA: Lee Kindell makes pizza his way – and customers wait months for it

This is the first of a two-part series on Moto pizza and its founder and owner, Lee Kindell. You've got to wonder. Does it really take a month or more to get a pizza from MOTO in... — Updated 3/16/2023

Chamber announces year-round concert series

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has announced a new, year-round series of concerts called Taste Edmonds Presents. It will feature local musical artists. It is a ticketed event for... — Updated 3/20/2023

First day of spring: How many flowers can you name?

Sunday may have seemed like the first day of spring – blues skies, some warmth – but today, March 20, is actually the vernal equinox, the first day of spring. Check out the... — Updated 3/20/2023

Public info session on tree code amendment March 27

The City of Edmonds is considering amendments to the tree code (ECDC 23.10). This next phase of code updates is to consider limiting tree removal on private property and to make... — Updated 3/19/2023

Warmest weather hints at days to come | Through Your Lens

March 18, and the weather was fine and over 60 degrees. In the PNW, this was a big deal. Plenty of people made it down to the beach in Edmonds to take in the... — Updated 3/20/2023

City to negligent businesses: Pay up

Last April, the State Auditor's Office reported that during the audit of the 2020 CARES grant funds, several Edmonds businesses that received grant funds from the City did not meet... — Updated 3/16/2023

County denies Taste Edmonds permit

Taste Edmonds will not be held in Esperance Park this year after Snohomish County on Thursday denied a permit from the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the event.... — Updated 3/16/2023

Peterson bill on assault rifles to be banned if House-passed bill becomes law

The manufacture, distribution, and sale of any assault weapon would be prohibited by legislation passed by the state House of Representatives and now in the Senate. A public... — Updated 3/16/2023

PAWS rehabilitates injured Laysan albatross

A Laysan albatross that mysteriously turned up on a pier in Longview Feb. 13 has been taken to its new home thanks to the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood. A local harbormaster... — Updated 3/22/2023

State DOH ends free at-home testing program

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) ended its free at-home testing program March 11. Since its launch in Jan. 2022, the program has: • Processed more than 3 million... — Updated 3/16/2023

Recycling: Misconceptions remain on what can placed in containers

In Edmonds, members of City Council, churchgoers and high school students are just some of the many people working to improve the climate and environment. One of the ways that they... — Updated 3/20/2023

What to do with electronics, hazardous waste?

The following information is from the City of Edmonds' website. Electronics Common consumer electronics such as computers and TVs are not allowed to be thrown into the garbage... — Updated 3/16/2023

Telehealth sexual, reproductive health care services available

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has launched a new webpage and tool to find telehealth sexual and reproductive health care services in Washington. It offers... — Updated 3/16/2023

Sponsored Brief: After SNAP expiration: Refer needy to Edmonds Food Bank

As of March 1st, 2023, pandemic-era increases to SNAP benefits have ceased, meaning that as many as 520,000 households across Washington State will be receiving, at minimum, $95 less per month in SNAP benefits than they have... — Updated 3/16/2023

E-W 6th grade girls feeder team places 2nd at State

Edmonds' local basketball team representing future Edmonds-Woodway students traveled to Spokane to compete at the State Championship March 10-12. This sixth grade team has students... — Updated 3/16/2023

Sponsored Feature | Enhancing employee hiring and retention in 2023

The 2022 "Great Resignation" prompted many local businesses to gain a better understanding as to why so many people were leaving their jobs and how to do a better job retaining... — Updated 3/16/2023

Campaign offers tips to reduce auto thefts

Following a 45% increase in stolen vehicles in 2022 over 2021, the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (WATPA) has launched a public awareness campaign in an attempt to help... — Updated 3/16/2023

Community Transit names first communications officer

Community Transit has named Geoff Patrick as the agency's first chief communications officer, overseeing communications, marketing, and community engagement for the Snohomish... — Updated 3/16/2023

House passes Ortiz-Self bill to regulate detention conditions

Last week, the Washington House of Representatives passed, with a bipartisan majority, a bill regulating conditions in private detention facilities in Washington. House Bill 1470,... — Updated 3/16/2023

HB 1110 does not preempt local development

HB 1110 is an act relating to creating more homes for Washingtonians by increasing middle housing in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family detached housing. This bill... — Updated 3/16/2023

Edmonds' charm is on the chopping block | Guest View

"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank... — Updated 3/16/2023

Top-down zoning change not needed in Edmonds | Guest View

Editor's note: This letter from Edmonds City Councilmember Vivian Olson was sent to 21st District legislators who represent Edmonds: Sens. Marko Liias and Jesse Salomon and Reps.... — Updated 3/16/2023

Thanks for magazine article on K-9s | Letters to the Editor

Appreciates K-9 story in The Beacon Magazine Thank you for the cover story in the spring issue of The Beacon Magazine of Officer Josh Hwang and K-9 Ace! I am on the Edmonds Police... — Updated 3/16/2023

Listen up: Mansplainin', Part II | Moment's Notice

“Most women do not have to think too hard about it, as we are utterly familiar.” – Yours truly, in this column two weeks ago My goodness, I certainly received a lot of... — Updated 3/16/2023

Protein, and why it is important as we age | Health & Wellness

We all hear how vital protein is for building and maintaining muscle strength as well as a healthy weight. A 2018 study by The Journals of Gerontology suggests that having... — Updated 3/16/2023

Nostalgia: Fill in the (blank) | Only in Edmonds

Just for fun, I attempt to remember some of the popular jingles and radio shows of yesteryear. There are days when I wander back in time to pleasant memories. These moments bring... — Updated 3/16/2023

The huge benefit of small connections | Guest View

When I was a child I, like many children, was taught not to speak with strangers. Once, as a second grader, I found myself separated from my parents while on a family trip to the... — Updated 3/9/2023

Courage personified; I think I can | Only in Edmonds

Within our Village of Goodness resides a lady who by her character is a constant blessing to those of us who are privileged to know her. Courage is one of many character traits she... — Updated 3/9/2023

Lucky Edmonds – Harvest Wonton Noodle Is Here | Arts & Appetite

For several months at the end of 2022, I would drive down Highway 99 just to see if Harvest Wonton Noodle had opened yet. I had seen the sign for quite a while, with the wonderful... — Updated 3/9/2023

EC student Ahmad Hilal Abid named Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Ahmad Hilal Abid, a student at Edmonds College, has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars... — Updated 3/16/2023

District news; WSU outstanding senior | School Briefs

What's new from the Foundation for Edmonds School District Stuff the Bus: Bring a non-perishable, easy-to-open, food item to Seaview Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, or College... — Updated 3/16/2023

Sharp decline in students moving from high school to college

Over the past decade, Washington’s high school graduation rate has steadily increased, but the proportion of the state’s graduates who enroll directly in college has not, according to the Washington Student Achievement... — Updated 3/16/2023

Electronics recycling, paper shredding at Edmonds College

Edmonds College will host a free electronics recycling and shredding roundup event open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18, in parking lots E and F. Signs will... — Updated 3/10/2023

Makana Apio – Boys Basketball

This week's Edmonds Woodway Athlete of the Week is senior basketball player Makana Apio. Apio was a constant starter for the EWHS boys basketball team this year. He helped lead the... — Updated 3/20/2023

Ever Yamada – Wrestling

This week's Edmonds-Woodway Athlete of the Week is sophomore wrestler Ever Yamada. As a sophomore, Yamada capped off the season with a state tournament appearance in the Matt... — Updated 3/10/2023

A classic Pacific Northwest stay on the Oregon coast | Wanderlust

Whenever I'm in the Pacific Northwest, I try to make time to visit the Oregon coast. I never tire of the area and came to the conclusion years ago that it's truly my happy place.... — Updated 3/16/2023

Cascadia painting in movie; book reading; scholarships | A&E Briefs

There's an Edmonds connection for "The Whale," which on Sunday picked up a best actor award for Brendan Fraser. The movie features artwork from Cascadia's permanent collection. A... — Updated 3/22/2023

Small Works show; Gothard Sister | A&E Briefs

Small Works Show at Gallery North Gallery North is showing its 2023 Small Works Show in March. The annual exhibit includes a variety of small two-dimensional artwork from artists... — Updated 3/10/2023

Olympic Ballet School wins Outstanding School Award

Students of Olympic Ballet School, the official school of Olympic Ballet Theatre, received multiple top placements in solo and ensemble performance categories at the Youth America... — Updated 3/12/2023

Considering Matthew Shepard: A journey beyond the music

Twenty-five years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, Choral Arts NW brings a staged oratorio, "Considering Matthew Shepard," to the Edmonds Center for the Arts 4 p.m. Sunday,... — Updated 3/13/2023

Beach watcher deadline is March 15

Want to become a WSU Snohomish County Extension beach watcher? Learn about Puget Sound wildlife, coastal processes, water quality, climate change, and more. You can then share your... — Updated 3/9/2023

Edmonds Driftwood Players' present 'The Spitfire Grill'

Inspired by the 1996 movie "The Spitfire Grill," Edmonds Driftwood Players' production in a musical tale of redemption, perseverance, and family. It runs March 17-April 8 at Wade... — Updated 3/9/2023

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