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Swedish strike would affect Edmonds hospital

The nurses and health-care workers of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at Swedish Medical Center will announce the results of their strike authorization vote Friday, Nov. 15. This would affect all campuses,...

Edmonds mayor releases statement on I-976

The following is a statement from Mayor Dave Earling: "After clear passage by Washington voters of Initiative 976, aimed at rolling back automobile license tab fees to just $30, the impacts to...

Mike Nelson elected Edmonds' next mayor

Forty-four-year-old Councilmember Mike Nelson won 33 out of 51 districts in the city to become Edmonds' 36th mayor, beating fellow councilmember Neil Tibbott. After the latest round of votes were...

City will appeal gun-storage ruling

The Edmonds City Council voted Tuesday to appeal a court ruling last month that the City's gun-storage ordinance "impermissibly regulates firearms in violation" of Washington's 36-year-old preemption...

The ex, mail fraud, dash and dine | Police Beat

Oct. 29 No means no Man arrested for violation of no-contact order. 21100 block 76th Ave. W. Runaway Man arrested for violation of no-contact order. 23632 Highway 99. Ex's texts Texts from ex...

Fall Fashion Show a success

The Edmonds Senior Center reports that its Fall Fashion Show Saturday, Oct. 12, was a big success. Pictured are customers, donors and volunteers who participated in the event, from left: Ann Combs,...

Early Edmonds publisher recognized

Missouri Hanna, newspaper publisher, champion of women's suffrage and Edmonds resident of the early 1900s, is finally getting her due with new historical interpretive panel on the corner of Sunset...

Neighborhood open house Nov. 14 at Esperance Fire Station 20

South County Fire hosts a Neighborhood Night Open House on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Esperance Fire Station 20, 23009 88th Ave. W, Edmonds. Drop by the fire station any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. for...

Saluting veterans in Edmonds

After going without an event last year, the Edmonds Veterans Plaza once again held a ceremony to honor the nation's veterans, from World War II to present day. Rep....

Running scary | Through Your Lens

Members of the Richmond Beach and Edmonds Running Club gathered for their annual Halloween run last week. The group runs every Tuesday at 6 p.m. from Salish Sea Brewing Co. on Dayton Street. In...

Ruts, rants, election question | Letters to the Editor

Ugly ruts strike again Once or twice every year, someone who is to immature to have a driver's license tears up the lawn near the Welcome to Edmonds sign as you enter our fair city on Fifth Avenue....

The Nostradamus of 1953 | Chuck's World

Does the name Doug Forcett ring a bell? I’m not suggesting it should. I had to look it up, and I’m writing this thing. Doug Forcett is a minor character on the NBC sitcom “The Good Place,...

We've come a long way, baby | Arts & Appetite

I am a sucker for a good story, and the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has installed an interpretive panel that tells a story worthy of an art review in this week’s issue. Missouri...

Books as gifts for certain someones | Fresh Reads

Each holiday season at Edmonds Bookshop, and especially as shopping days dwindle, we field many requests for recommendations that will make the right impression on a recipient. We might ask, “What...

Scoring Sounders tickets was worth it | Home Again

I’m writing this a few hours after the joyful conclusion of the Seattle Sounders championship soccer game at Century Link Field – a game in which the Sounders triumphed over Toronto FC. No matter...

October Students of the Month

October Students of the Month Edmonds eLearning Academy Student Name: Alan Nazarov Mother's Name: Elvira Nazarova Father's Name: Feruz Nazarov Interests: Probably everyone knows that I love to split...

Warriors, Mavericks earn berths to 3A state swim championships

Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale both qualified several individuals and relays to this week’s Class 3A state swimming championships. Mavericks headed to the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way include Grace Morgan (200 and 500 freestyles),...

Knights run over by Trojans | Football

King’s struggled to gets its ground game rolling and at the same time was at a loss to slow down Meridian quarterback Cameron Webster. The combination turned out to be far too much to overcome as...

Warriors' postseason run ends | Soccer

Edmonds-Woodway came up short in its bid for a third straight trip to the state tournament. Snohomish shut out the Warriors 2-0 in a winner-to-state/loser-out 3A District 1 tournament game Saturday,...

Edmonds-Woodway drops tourney opener | Volleyball

Edmonds-Woodway started out strong in its 3A District 1 volleyball tournament opener. The Warriors captured the first set against Ferndale, but then saw the Golden Eagles rebound to take the next...

Edmonds-Woodway falls to Yelm | Football

Edmonds-Woodway coach John Gradwohl feels good about the future. The young Warriors stayed right with Sound Sound Conference No. 2 seed Yelm until the Tornados scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull out a 27-17 victory in a week 10...

King's senior standout Smith finishes second at state meet | Cross country

King's Naomi Smith capped her senior season with a second-place finish at the 1A state girls cross country championships Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Smith, who won the...

Mavericks lose to Wolverines | Football

Meadowdale and Bellevue both wanted to establish their running game. The Wolverines won the battle on both sides of the line with an offense that did not punt the ball the entire night and a defense...

The market returns to Edmonds

The fifth annual Edmonds Holiday Market opened Saturday, Nov. 9, with more than 50 vendors selling their wares under cloudy skies in front of City Hall on Fifth Avenue North. The Holiday Market is...

Gun violence impact: Documentary screens in Edmonds

Volunteers with the Washington Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Black Lives Matter will host a free screening of “QUEST: A Portrait of An American Family” Sunday, Nov....

Weaving, fiber arts exhibit at Frances Anderson Center

Now through Dec. 15, the Arts Festival Gallery is hosting an exhibit by the Seaview Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild. This local organization is for the study, creation, and promotion of all aspects of...

'Jingle Those Bells' back for 3rd year in Edmonds

"Edmonds Holiday Caroling Contest: Jingle Those Bells," sponsored by the City of Edmonds and members of Ed! (Edmonds Downtown Alliance) returns. It's 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, on the patio of Red...

ECA to screen 'Funny Girl' with live cabaret show

Edmonds Center for the Art's Film Cabaret Series continues with "Funny Girl" (1968) Thursday, Nov. 14. Presented on ECA's state-of-the-art digital cinema system, Film Cabaret events feature classic...

EdCC art gallery displays diversity of students

Edmonds Community College's art gallery is featuring "Origin/Identity/Belonging" by photographer Michael J. Wewer and photographic assistant Kevin Ng. Wewer is an EdCC alumnus and has taught...

Westgate Chapel serving 25th annual Thanksgiving dinner | Holiday Cheer

Turkey with all the trimmings is on the menu for Westgate Chapel's 25th annual Thanksgiving dinner. The church will host a free community dinner with three seatings Thursday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. and...

Friends: 40 years of supporting the Edmonds Library

To mark its 40th anniversary, Friends of the Edmonds Library will host a party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Brigid's Bottleshop, 188 Sunset Ave. S., Edmonds. The family- and dog-friendly event...

Holiday Briefs | Holiday Cheer

Annual Holiday fair at Holy Rosary Over 100 pies are in the freezer and ready to go. The Women’s Association presents Holy Rosary’s annual holiday fair is Nov. 15-17 at Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 630 Seventh Ave. N, Edmonds. It’s 1-4 p.m....

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