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 By Brian Soergel    News    March 26, 2020 

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...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 26, 2020 

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 expr...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 26, 2020 

Teachers are ready to teach again

Now that the more than 20,000 students in the Edmonds School District are out of class through at least April 24, the questions arise: Are they learning anything? And what are teachers up to? It's a...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 26, 2020 

A first for WSF: Stay off ferries unless it's essential

As you might guess, ridership on state ferries has decreased significantly in the past few weeks due to stay-at-home orders and the increase in working remotely. Even though that means Washington...

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E    March 26, 2020 

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....

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 26, 2020 

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 plastic,...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 26, 2020 

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...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 26, 2020 

Boys & Girls Clubs offers all-day child care

In response to COVID-19, the needs of first responders, health-care workers, and school closings, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County is open and offering discounted all-day child care. The Edmonds and Alderwood locations are being combined...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 19, 2020

Edmonds beach parking lots, public restrooms closed

Stay away. Binge on. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing, the public restrooms and parking lots at Edmonds beaches are closing until further notice. "The...

 

Edmonds businesses respond to COVID-19

Editor's note: The Edmonds Beacon is collaborating with the Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!) to provide information on how local businesses are responding to the coronavirus. The following list of busi...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 19, 2020

Mayor proposes moratoriums on rental, business evictions

Mayor Mike Nelson on Friday, March 20, proposed a 60-day moratorium on the eviction of residents for non-payment of rent. Nelson has also proposed a moratorium small businesses and nonprofit tenants...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Edmonds mayor announces new measures

Mayor Mike Nelson on Tuesday, March 17, issued a series of decisions to support local residents and business owners, a decision regarding local parks, and a reminder to use 911 for life-safety...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 19, 2020

'We are basically writing new business plans now'

No restaurateur in Edmonds has more at stake with the severe coronavirus restaurant restrictions than Shubert Ho, whose Feed Me Hospitality includes Bar Dojo, Shooby Doo Catering, The Mar-ket, Salt an...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 19, 2020

Rick Steves' Europe tours canceled through April 19

On Feb. 28, Rick Steves announced that his Rick Steves' Europe had canceled some tours to Italy due to the COVID-19 crisis. Here's an update from his office on Fourth Avenue North in Edmonds: "Our...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 19, 2020

7-Eleven persons of interest in custody

Edmonds police Sgt. Josh McClure announced March 15 that – with the help of the Metro SWAT team, local authorities in Enumclaw, available information, and tips from the community – two people of...

 

What happens now at local schools?

All schools in the Edmonds School District closed beginning Monday, March 16, through at least Friday, April 24. This extends the closure the district already put in place by at least two more weeks....

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 12, 2020

Mayor declares emergency; first Edmonds resident tests positive

Editor's note: The Beacon will continue to report on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our lives in Edmonds, giving the most up-to-date, fact-checked information we can find. For general...

 

Edmonds businesses respond to coronavirus

Editor's note: The Edmonds Beacon is collaborating with the Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!) to provide information on how local businesses are responding to the coronavirus. There's no doubt that...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 12, 2020

COVID-19 news and resources list

The coronavirus has taken over the news cycle in a way that not many other things have in recent years. You may feel inundated with school emails, social media posts, stock market news and everything...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 12, 2020

Edmonds Judge Linda Coburn a candidate for Court of Appeals

Judge Linda Coburn, who has served as the Edmonds Municipal Court Judge since 2015, has announced her candidacy for a seat on Washington's Court of Appeals. The position, which has a 6-year term,...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 12, 2020

Will the Edmonds High portico get its historical marker?

Funding for historical signage for the portico at Salish Crossing may be on the table after all. "It's coming on the council agenda soon," said Edmonds City Council President Adrienne...

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E    March 12, 2020

E-W sweeps awards at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

In two days of competition, Edmonds-Woodway High School swept the top honors at the University of Idaho's 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for the third straight year. "I am proud of the dedication...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 12, 2020

7-Eleven persons of interest in custody

Edmonds police Sgt. Josh McClure announced March 15 that – with the help of the Metro SWAT team, local authorities in Enumclaw, available information, and tips from the community – two people of...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 5, 2020

How is COVID-19 affecting Edmonds and its residents?

There's no doubt that the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States has changed the lives of citizens and businesses in Edmonds. Despite calls for calm and common-sense advice from...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    March 5, 2020

Coronavirus: Rick Steves cancels tours to Italy

Rick Steves, the Edmonds-based European expert, told the Edmonds Beacon Friday, Feb. 28, that his company has canceled four tours to Italy scheduled March 1 through March 31 in response to novel...

 

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