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Council repeals firearms ordinances

Four years ago, then-Councilmember Mike Nelson started legislation to set laws around gun safety. Now, as mayor presiding over City Council, Nelson has seen the ordinances he... — Updated 8/4/2022

Marina Beach Park summer cleanup Aug. 20

City of Edmonds staff will host a volunteer work party 11:30- a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 20 to remove litter as part of this year's Marina Beach Park summer cleanup event.... — Updated 8/8/2022

Provide input on Civic Park public art Aug. 11

The artist crafting public artwork for Civic Park wants to know your favorite local plants and animals. You can meet with the Civic Park public art artist 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug.... — Updated 8/7/2022

Murder suspect tells 911 he killed wife of 44 years

After being connected to 911, a 73-year-old Edmonds man suspected of killing his wife of 44 years told the dispatcher he had tried to murder her and was waiting for officers to kill him and send him to hell. For Edmonds police... — Updated 8/4/2022

A new day dawns on the ferry | Through Your Lens

Joel Goodman snapped this shot on the 5:55 a.m. Edmonds/Kingston ferry Friday, July 29. Got your own spectacular shot of the ferry or from the ferry? Send it, along with any other... — Updated 8/8/2022

Providence backs off on reproductive care

It was a quick turn of events. On Wednesday, July 27, the board of commissioners of Public Health District No. 2 (Verdant Health Commission) strongly voiced its opposition to... — Updated 8/4/2022

The return of a once-endangered friend | Through Your Lens

A brown pelican visiting the Edmonds marina a few weeks ago has come back and brought a few friends with it. They have been hanging out around G and H dock on the breakwater, said... — Updated 8/4/2022

Council stresses importance of nonpartisan roles

The Edmonds City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to adopt replacement language for its mission statement posted on the council website. The purpose? To highlight the... — Updated 8/4/2022

Sound Transit approves free youth fare policy

Under 18 and want to use Sound Transit? You can soon ride for free. Sound Transit's board of directors voted unanimously today to approve free fares for those 18 and younger,... — Updated 8/4/2022

Want to volunteer? ECA needs you

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will be hosting its annual New Volunteer Open House on Monday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410... — Updated 8/4/2022

Marko Liias has big lead over Janelle Cass

The first results of the 2022 midterm primary Aug. 2 showed that all three Democratic incumbents in the 21st Legislative District received more than 60% of the vote. State Rep.... — Updated 8/4/2022

Second diving death in Mukilteo

The female diver involved in a July 23 incident in the water near the Silver Cloud Inn in Mukilteo has died. Mukilteo Police Public Information Officer Nathan Fabia confirmed the woman’s death in a July 29 email. No details on... — Updated 8/4/2022

Chamber ribbon cutting for Salish Insurance Group

The Edmonds Chamber recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Salish Insurance Group's new office at 111 Main St. Ste. 111. "Edmonds has been my home... — Updated 8/4/2022

Swedish recognized for cardiac care

Swedish Edmonds is among 41 hospitals in Washington – and 2,600 nationwide – that participate and have been recognized by the American Heart Association's Get With The... — Updated 8/4/2022

Jen Lawson finds a home in Edmonds with Crow

While looking for a storefront in fall 2019, Kenmore resident Jen Lawson searched close to home. She looked around, but couldn't find a space in her hometown, or in nearby Bothell... — Updated 8/4/2022

3 pickleball activists recognized in Shoreline

While observing the 800 or more players and attendees involved in the four-day annual fundraiser for the Seattle Metro Pickleball Association at Shoreview Park in Shoreline, it was... — Updated 8/4/2022

Fraudulent Edmonds asbestos contractor sentenced to jail

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced that Derrick Boss, owner of Above & Beyond Asbestos Removal in Bothell, was sentenced to 105 days in jail and ordered to pay full... — Updated 8/4/2022

Harassing text; warrants; lawn-chair stealer | Police Beat

July 25 IDK & IDC Resident reported unwanted and harassing text and social media messages from ex. 21300 block 80th Ave. W. Down the drain Plumbing tools reported stolen from... — Updated 8/4/2022

Not built out: Permitting activity at historic highs in Edmonds

An alleged truism of recent years – "Edmonds is built out" – has once again been proven to be anything but. On Tuesday, July 26, Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin... — Updated 8/2/2022

A jellyful sight at the marina | Through Your Lens

From local photographer Janine Harles today, Aug. 2. "There was a huge lion's mane jellyfish in the marina this afternoon. Many people were able to see it along the boardwalk.... — Updated 8/2/2022

City begins comprehensive plan visioning process | Guest View

Broad public participation is essential to creating a vision for Edmonds' future What do you love about Edmonds today? Looking ahead 20 years, what kind of Edmonds do you hope to... — Updated 8/4/2022

An Edmonds kind of you know what; the master griller | Only in Edmonds

Intelligence without goodness attached is learned ignorance, said Mr. Jones to Ms. Doe. Whereupon Ms. Doe replied: “I believe you’ve just defined ‘common sense.’” Having... — Updated 8/4/2022

Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier | Letters to the Editor

Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier It was just a few years ago that the Edmonds Fishing Pier underwent an extensive renovation. New benches were installed with paneled shelters and new... — Updated 8/4/2022

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream | Moment's Notice

Money does not buy happiness, but it does buy ice cream. With the recent heat wave, we made the decision to have ice cream for lunch on Sunday. It felt more like logical thinking... — Updated 8/4/2022

A story with two happy endings | History Files

In my last column, I wrote about former Seattle Mariner third-base coach Rich Donnelly, his daughter Amy, her losing battle with cancer in the 1990s, and a couple of nearly... — Updated 8/4/2022

Don't let downtown change from its original intent | Guest View

With the Business District 2 (BD2) street-front designation that provides commercial use at a minimum on the ground floor and the BD2 multifamily-only building design standards now... — Updated 7/28/2022

Fashion faux pas for gentlemen: Belt and suspenders | Only in Edmonds

If you are fortunate enough to lunch at the Edmonds Waterfront Center and join an older adult at one of the many tables, you’ll find good conversation about most any subject. On... — Updated 7/28/2022

Seafood and see views at the Beach Café | Arts&Appetite

When the sun came out this summer, it was a long time coming, and everyone flocked to the waterfront to soak up the sun. Any trip to the beach is made better with a tasty summer... — Updated 8/4/2022

COVID, parking, women's rights, misleading ads | Letters to the Editor

Plenty of evidence on COVID vaccine Ed Caspers' letter to the editor in the July 21 Edmonds Beacon ("Petra Bigea, fired for refusing COVID vaccine, the best choice") contains... — Updated 8/2/2022

Record heat | Editorial cartoon

July 28 editorial cartoon from syndicated cartoonist Joe... — Updated 7/29/2022

Foundation gets $226K in grants to support vulnerable families

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received two grants – $201,000 from the Whitehorse Foundation, and $25,000 from the Liberty Mutual Foundation’s Safeco Insurance Fund – to help support its Whole Families,... — Updated 8/4/2022

Shinhae Hwang: Student trustee on Edmonds College board

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Shinhae Hwang to the Edmonds College Board of Trustees as the 10th student trustee. Hwang's term runs through June 2023. "I want to do my best to... — Updated 7/28/2022

Edmonds College awarded grant for new AI lab

Edmonds College was awarded a $40,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Dell Technologies, and Intel, as part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI)... — Updated 7/21/2022

All-Star Little Leaguers take first place

The 10-and-under Pacific Little League All-Star team took first place in a district tournament and then went on to the state tournament, finishing in second place. They started... — Updated 8/4/2022

Kites take flight at Long Beach festival this month

Kites always seem to evoke a childhood-like joy in people of all ages. These colorful creations soar and dance in the sky and can provide hours of low-cost recreation, whether... — Updated 8/4/2022

A passion for Irish dance, learned in Perrinville

There's dancing, then there's Irish dancing. For 20-year-old Mukilteo resident Ciaran Barrett, it's in his blood. Barrett, who is second-generation Irish, has been learning and... — Updated 8/4/2022

Bird photography; Gallery North | A&E Briefs

Northwest Steam Center hosts bird photography course The Adopt A Stream Foundation hosts a bird photography course in August at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. "Bird... — Updated 8/4/2022

Floretum's mosaic sculpture to be unveiled Aug. 15

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club and the City of Edmonds Arts Commission will unveil a new sculpture in downtown Edmonds that the club donated to the city. The ribbon-cutting is 1:30... — Updated 8/4/2022

Edmonds in Bloom Garden Party features Lorene Edwards Forkner

Edmonds in Bloom will host its annual Garden Party event Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The program honors volunteers and Garden Tour hosts and... — Updated 7/28/2022

Oh, la la: Assisted living home hosts gardening fun with Ciscoe Morris

"Oh, la la" is the folksy phrase famously associated with local gardening celebrity Ciscoe Morris. Do you know how it came about? The quip, which he's used for years on TV and in... — Updated 8/4/2022

Masterpieces in the sand | Picture essay

Marina Beach teemed with people of all ages Tuesday, July 26, during the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce's annual Sand Sculpting Contest at Marina Beach.... — Updated 8/4/2022

Amp up the Snake River adventure in Hells Canyon | Wanderlust

"Let's paddle," says our guide Barry in a relaxed tone. We obey, albeit a bit distractedly, as we're busy chatting. Then we hear that telltale roar – the one that signals some... — Updated 7/21/2022

'The Mousetrap': First up for Driftwood's 64th season

Edmonds Driftwood Players has announced its 2022-2023 season 64, which will include four mainstage productions. Season and single-tickets tickets are on sale now. Driftwood... — Updated 7/21/2022

They went to a garden party | Through Your Lens

Another sold-out crowd strolled through gardens selected by Edmonds in Bloom during the 26th annual Garden Tour Sunday, July 17. The eight homes selected included the Thompson... — Updated 7/21/2022

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