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Remembering Quintana Roo in Edmonds

It's not a stretch to say Chris Matt helped introduce Edmonds to good Mexican food when he and his wife, Eileen, opened Quintana Roo in January 1977 at Third Avenue South and... — Updated 2/25/2021

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E-W: Warriors mascot will not change

Should Edmonds-Woodway High School dump the name of its mascot, the Warriors? A House bill proposed by Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow) aims to force public schools in the state to... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Firearms storage struck down again

When Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Anita L. Farris ruled that the city of Edmonds could not regulate firearms storage in violation of the state's preemption law in... — Updated 2/25/2021

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New owners, new coffee by the beach

Good luck, timing, and perseverance came together for Haley Goldie and father Greg Goss, whose years-long goal of owning a coffee shop paid off last year with the purchase of... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Businesses taking shape; Talarico's Pizza coming

Two Edmonds businesses are now in construction mode. In May 2019, Kahlo's Cantina, which bills itself as a "Mexican contemporary kitchen," announced it was taking the spot of the... — Updated 2/25/2021

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City adds full-time social worker at $100K a year | City Briefs

Council adds a full-time social worker at $100K a year Edmonds City Council members on Tuesday, Feb. 23, approved the hiring of a full-time social worker at $100,000 a year, rising... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Janelle Cass announces run for Edmonds City Council

Janelle Cass, who opened Ohana Hyperbarics on Fifth Avenue South in 2019, has announced that she is running for Edmonds City Council Position 2, currently held by Luke Distelhorst.... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Cabin Fever Kids: Digital project for a pandemic

When COVID-19 first struck, closing schools and workplaces and keeping so many at home, Humanities Washington created Cabin Fever Kids, a digital project inspired by its Prime Time... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Altered states, stolen vehicles | Police Beat

Feb. 16 Pulling handles Subject looking into cars and pulling door handles. Vehicles in complex found open and prowled. 9300 block 244th St. SW. Check please Intoxicated female at... — Updated 2/25/2021

State Patrol officer charged with attempted child rape

A 27-year-old Washington State Patrol employee who is a commercial vehicle enforcement officer assigned to a school bus inspection program has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted child rape. “As parents and... — Updated 2/25/2021

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SnoPUD offers free charging for new EV owners

The electricity that Snohomish County PUD delivers to vehicles in Snohomish County and Camano Island is already nearly carbon-free. Now, thanks to a new offer, it can also be... — Updated 2/24/2021

Westgate, Sherwood kindergartners will start at former Woodway Elementary

The Edmonds School District's Capacity Advisory Committee voted to recommend that the Edmonds School District move forward with a kindergarten campus to address overcrowding issues at Sherwood and Westgate elementary schools. The... — Updated 2/23/2021

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County residents to see benefit charge on property tax

South County Fire voters passed a benefit charge during the November 2020 general election. This charge will appear on 2021 property tax statements being mailed this week for... — Updated 2/23/2021

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Art Walk Edmonds returns, sort of

Art Walk Edmonds organizers say a year is long enough. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the long-running Art Walk – held the third Thursday of the month – was forced to shut... — Updated 2/22/2021

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Talarico's Pizza planned for Edmonds

Two Edmonds businesses are now in construction mode. In May 2019, Kahlo's Cantina, which bills itself as "Mexican contemporary kitchen," announced it was taking the spot of the... — Updated 2/22/2021

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Making street sense in Edmonds

When streateries first popped up on downtown Edmonds streets, the white-clothed tents – let's admit it – led to a messy look that took away from the charm of the city's... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Will bike lanes eliminate parking on 9th, Walnut/Bowdoin?| Letter to the Editor

The city of Edmonds has accepted a grant from Sound Transit for bike lanes along Ninth Avenue South to 100th Avenue West to Firdale Village and from Ninth Avenue and Walnut Street... — Updated 2/21/2021

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Janelle Cass announces run for Edmonds City Council

Janelle Cass, who opened Ohana Hyperbarics on Fifth Avenue South in 2019, has announced that she is running for Edmonds City Council Position 2, currently held by Luke Distelhorst.... — Updated 2/25/2021

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WSP seeks witnesses to hit-and-run collision

Washington State Patrol detectives are seeking information on a deadly hit-and-run collision Feb. 19. In the early morning hours, two pedestrians walking along State Route 524 near... — Updated 2/25/2021

Governor signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding

Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19 that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to... — Updated 2/20/2021

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Did city change its mind on bike lanes? | Guest View

The city of Edmonds has accepted a grant from Sound Transit for bike lanes along Ninth Avenue South to 100th Avenue West to Firdale Village and from Ninth Avenue and Walnut Street... — Updated 2/25/2021

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COVID and the future of work | Off Kilter

It was Mark Cuban (of fame from his billion-dollar wealth, his fame as a successful entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team) who spoke about automation... — Updated 2/25/2021

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The books that rewrite our stories | Moment's Notice

"It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive." – James... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Too liberal; bike lanes; Zoom meetings | Letters to the Editor

Kind of blue Beacon: Thanks – liked reading you for free. But as a CPA, things cost. We know. Won't subscribe for primary reason that your editorial view and tenor is a bit too... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Imagining the Bumbershoot of the future | Chuck's world

J. Kenji López-Alt is a chef and food writer, the author of the best-selling “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science,” which was a New York Times bestseller and... — Updated 2/25/2021

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The link between cannabis concentrates and psychosis | Guest View

In 2012, Washington voters approved Initiative 502, legalizing cannabis. Back then, the black market was dominated by dried cannabis flower, with a potency of approximately 10%.... — Updated 2/18/2021

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A noble idea – reduce your food waste | Greener Edmonds

Once food comes home from the grocery store what we do with it can help reduce our environmental footprint. Estimates are that about 20% of the food we buy ends up being thrown... — Updated 2/18/2021

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Teriyaki: The yummiest of Seattle originals | Arts & Appetite

Ah, teriyaki. We all remember eating teriyaki in our teens or 20s and feeling like we had found this amazing "real meal" when we were just starting to form our own eating habits... — Updated 2/18/2021

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Black History Month; a welcome | Letters to the Editor

Reflecting on Black History Month, Amanda Gorman This Black History Month, I'm reflecting on the words of Ms. Amanda Gorman. The Legislature is working to create a Washington that... — Updated 2/18/2021

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The endgame begins, and the law is the law

Edward Murphy was an aeronautical engineer and an Air Force captain in 1949, stationed at Muroc Air Field in the high desert of Southern California. Two years before, the late... — Updated 2/18/2021

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Some students returning to classes; new home for kindergartners | School Briefs

Some students returning to class on March 22 The Edmonds School District and the Edmonds Education Association, which includes certificated teachers, have reached a tentative... — Updated 2/25/2021

Free lunches get House approval; bill's sponsor from Mill Creek

As a single mother who survived on food stamps, and added $20 monthly cost for her four children’s lunch was more than Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Tacoma) could afford at that time. Eliminating copays on her children’s lunch would... — Updated 2/18/2021

School District, Rotary partnership | School Briefs

District, Rotary team up to build construction careers Just off Highway 99 near Northwest Motorsports in Lynnwood, students learning construction and carpentry have been hard at work on a duplex. The 12 advanced Carpentry &... — Updated 2/18/2021

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Free film screening of 'Miss Major' is Feb. 20

The Edmonds School District's Black Lives Matter Month of Action Committee is hosting a free screening of the critically acclaimed film "Miss Major" at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.... — Updated 2/18/2021

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For those who love dog and cat stories

Author appearances may be temporarily halted at the Edmonds Bookshop, but virtual author events continue. The next one – 4-5 p.m. Thursday, March 4 – features both the author... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Free programs from Waterfront Center, ECA | A&E Briefs

Waterfront Center has free Aging Mastery Program The Edmonds Waterfront Center's Health and Wellness Department will present it Aging Mastery Program 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Art Walk Edmonds returns, sort of

Art Walk Edmonds organizers say a year is long enough. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the long-running Art Walk – held the third Thursday of the month – was forced to shut... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Sketching Edmonds: The future home of Graphite at Second and Main

It was so nice to see construction begun on the Graphite project. Now there can be a home for all the straddle benches of my late friend Sam Dimico. I have many memories of sitting... — Updated 2/25/2021

Diversity films begin | A&E Briefs

Diversity Commission film series debuts The Edmonds Diversity Commission debuts its lastest film series on Feb. 21 All screenings are free and will be held virtually, continuing through May. 16. They are held the third Sunday of... — Updated 2/18/2021

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Cascade Orchestra presents 'Carmen' March 8

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present "Carmen," its fifth virtual concert of the 2020-21 season, on Monday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. This online music program, like all... — Updated 2/18/2021

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Janet Barker 1934-2021

Longtime Edmonds resident Janet Martha Smith Barker passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2021, following a multiyear battle with cancer. Per her wishes, she was able to remain in her... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Walter Wayne Hakola 1943-2021

Wayne was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Shelton, Washington, to Walter and Margaret Hakola. When his dad was called to serve in World War II, he and his mother moved to Seattle to be near... — Updated 2/25/2021

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John Lawrence Hjort 1937-2021

On Feb. 13, 2021, John Lawrence Hjort, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor to many, passed away at age 83. John was born on Dec. 16, 1937, in Redmond to Dan and... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Marilyn Amelia Gerspacher 1938-2021

Marilyn Amelia Gerspacher passed away Feb. 7, 2021, at Providence Hospital in Everett from cancer. She was born Nov. 23, 1938, in Seattle to August and Mary Ladwig. She was raised... — Updated 2/18/2021

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Cody Kearney 2004-2021

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our son Cody. Cody Kearney passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 20, 2021. Cody was born on April 7, 2004, to parents Rob and Jennifer Kearney... — Updated 2/18/2021

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