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 By Brian Soergel    News

Masks on, local high school students adapt to a return to the classroom

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett. The 2020-21 school year – it was a long,... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Councilmember Fraley-Monillas escapes council censure

As expected, Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas escaped censure in two 3-3 votes on Tuesday, Oct. 12, with Mayor Nelson abstaining on both, thereby confirming no... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Ferry line cutters, beware: You're being watched

It's aggravating. Dangerous. Downright inconsiderate – drivers cutting into ferry lines instead of getting to the end of the pack. Last week, to address an ongoing problem of driv... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds restaurant wins national award for design

Leftcraft, a craft beer-focused restaurant at 519 Main St, has received a national new-restaurant architecture design award in the "casual restaurant" category. It beat out Chicago... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Anything but normal: Schools adapting to changes brought on by the continuing pandemic

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett. The 2021-22 school year was thought to bring... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

'It's not always what it seems': Woman pleads guilty to wire fraud in Highway 99 arson

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, a day after pleading guilty to wire fraud in connection with arson for an insurance scam on her shop on Highway 99, Connie Bigelow was still doing business in... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Edmonds School District teacher shortlisted for $1 million prize

Jennie Warmouth, a second grade teacher at Spruce Elementary in Lynnwood, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2021 in partnershi... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

So long to a writer's writer | Editor's Note

Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse … wait, that’s another story. The one I want to relate today concerns one of my other favorite writers. It was some years ago that I... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor lays out proposed '22 budget

Mayor Mike Nelson's proposed budget for 2022 includes COVID aid for citizens and enhancing neglected Highway 99, while addressing community policing and climate change issues. You might not have heard about it. Nelson outlined his... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Boo Han Market shooter pleads guilty

A 28-year-old man on Tuesday pled guilty to first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault that left one woman dead and a man and woman injured Sept. 29, 2020, in a... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Police body cameras to launch with 10 officers

The Edmonds Police Department has been working with a vendor, Axon, since April, and plans to launch a pilot program for body cameras in the coming months. "The City is working... — Updated 10/2/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Progress: Work begins on new 'Welcome to Downtown Edmonds' sign

A year ago, The Beacon asked the City for a comment on progress of the new "Welcome to Downtown Edmonds" sign on SR 104 leading into Fifth Avenue South. Because of decreased... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Is Dayton Street safe? Neighbors say no; City says studies don't support that view

Is it time to rethink Dayton Street? A group of more than 25 Dayton Street residents maintains that speeders and large trucks endanger the lives of children entering and exiting... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Commissioners' plans place Edmonds outside District 7

All of the proposed maps from four voting members of the Washington State Redistricting Commission (WSRC), released Tuesday, move Edmonds out of the U.S. Congressional District 7... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Commissioners' plans place Edmonds outside Congressional District 7

All of the proposed maps from four voting members of the Washington State Redistricting Commission (WSRC), released Tuesday, move Edmonds out of the U.S. Congressional District 7... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Housing: Edmonds Civic Roundtable hosts virtual event

Got some ideas about housing in Edmonds? The newly formed Edmonds Civic Roundtable will host a meeting on housing 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, and invites the public to participate... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

More vino: Dusted Valley opening tasting room in Edmonds

There are several breweries and numerous drinking spots in town where you can down a frothy beer from the tap or sample a flight of beers. Wine, of course, is abundant, but Edmonds... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

What COVID vaccine? Edmonds author loses 6 months to amnesia

On April 2, Jennifer Bardsley suddenly forgot everything from the past six months. It's as if Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day never happened. After numerous tests, docto... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Mika's Playground; grants; breast-cancer screenings| City Briefs

Mika's Playground: City steps in after Rotary declared not eligible for funding Earlier this year, the Edmonds Rotary applied for and was awarded a state of Washington Department of... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Could Edmonds join King County in voting district?

Could the vast majority registered voters in Edmonds soon be casting their ballots in the same legislative district as those in Shoreline in King County? One of the proposed maps fr... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

The return of Deadmonds

Could Deadmonds be making a comeback? It's already here, if you ask Edmonds lino-cut printmaker Chris Minor, one of the artists on this weekend's Edmonds Art Studio Tour, a free ann... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

20 years ago: 9/11 commemorated in Edmonds

The pandemic forced a smaller version of South County Fire's annual 9/11 ceremony at Fire Station 17 in Edmonds in 2021. The event – on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist... — Updated 9/18/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Fire at Edmonds businesses suspected to be arson

The early Saturday morning fire that severely damaged all businesses at the Plum Tree Plaza in Edmonds is being investigated as arson. Edmonds Police detectives are working with... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Vaccines mandated at Prosecutor's Office

Those who work at the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office in Everett must get the COVID vaccine or face losing their jobs, according to Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell.... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Attendance is down; COVID cases are being tracked

The coronavirus pandemic continues to leave its mark on the Edmonds School District, with enrollment numbers significantly down, and Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools both... — Updated 9/15/2021


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