Firearm prohibition removed; plastic bags allowed for 60 days

Edmonds City Council voted unanimously to remove subsection ECC 6.60.090.G from the list of the mayor's emergency powers. This came during a special City Council meeting Friday, March 27. That...

State ferries reducing service in central Puget Sound

Washington State Ferries' central Puget Sound routes will temporarily move to a reduced service plan as part of the state's response to COVID-19. These reductions will start at the beginning of the...

Edmonds mayor changes mind on emergency firearms amendment

This story has been updated to correct some inacuracies. Faced with increasing public outcry and probable legal challenges, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has called a special Edmonds City Council meeting...

State scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for health-care workers

Editor's note: The Edmonds Beacon is collaborating with the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association on stories updating the public on the cornonavirus pandemic. Millions of N-95 masks and other...

SnoPUD temporarily suspends reading meters

Snohomish County PUD has temporarily suspended reading meters and paused sending meter readers into the field as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The delivery of critical power and water...

Vandals tag Edmonds fishing pier

As if these weren't troublesome times enough already. Vandals took to the Edmonds fishing pier recently and scrawled ugly messages on one of the city's most iconic and beautiful locations....

Edmonds community leader dies from COVID-19

Community leader John Reed, former president of Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds (ACE), died Sunday, March 29, from complication of COVID-19, according to ACE President Damian King. "Words cannot...

Coronavirus continues to take toll in Edmonds

In the past week, Mayor Mike Nelson has taken several steps to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus' ascent, which has disrupted lives and businesses in Edmonds as it has done in every corner of...

Showing support from the balconies in Edmonds

From Edmonds resident Lori Kunze: "One of our condo board members, Vanessa Arpin (she's on the balcony with the sign), emailed the rest of us with the link to the 'make a joyful noise; event. "So...

Banks seeing a run on cash withdrawals

With stock market gyrations wiping out the 11-year bull market, some Edmonds residents are joining worried customers nationwide running to banks and stockpiling their cash. Even though the majority of consumer transactions are conducted with...

The COVID pit in my stomach | Moment's Notice

There is a pit in my stomach. A pit of nervousness and worry and sadness that I wake up with every morning and carry around with me. I have felt this pit before, when my brother died suddenly or when...

The changes are here, and they're real | Editor's Note

There are a million stories out there about how the coronavirus pandemic is changing lives. Some of it is good news: Businesses helping food banks. Restaurants providing free meals for kids. And people seeming just a little kinder to each other...

Love in the time of cholera, or one hundred years of solitude | Fresh Reads

OK, so I cribbed the idea from others, but the concepts of the titles of two of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s greatest books never ring truer. We are in the midst of a defining moment of this century, for individuals and for communities, and how we...

Doing the social distancing dance with grace and some jokes | Chuck's World

When it comes to garden-variety apocalypses, my daughter is the canary in this particular coal mine. She's been preparing for this her entire life. Not that she's a prepper, or a hoarder or a...

Name that cat | Home Again

Two weeks ago, Chuck Sigars began his Beacon column “Chuck’s World” with a two-sentence paragraph guaranteed to get my attention. Use the word “cat” and I’m there. I’m not suggesting...

It's time for a different kind of viral | Off the Cuff

Part of the definition of “going viral” is “to spread quickly and widely.” If there is ever a time to “go viral,” it is now. High time to spread encouragement, support and kindness. Also...

CRI is going online … temporarily

The Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by going online, at least in part. CRI, an organization affiliated with Edmonds Community College and located on its campus, is a member-driven, self-supporting...

State championships dependent on students' timely return

The prep spring sports state championships, scheduled for May 27-30 at various sites across Washington, could go on as scheduled, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced last week. The major caveat, however, is that...

Edmonds-Woodway graduate releases 'Shaded,' a short film

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Brandon Tiehen has released his second short film" "Shaded," filmed in Edmonds, Seattle, Kingston, Mountlake Terrace and at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood....

Arts Festival, Jazz Connection canceled | A&E Briefs

Edmonds Arts Festival canceled for first time The Edmonds Arts Festival and Foundation have announced that the June 2020 Edmonds Arts Festival and associated events have been canceled to assure the...

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