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 By Brian Soergel    News    January 16, 2020 

Edmonds church workshops address climate change

Not all climate activists are teenagers, of course. Here's Gayla Shoemake, a 78-year-old Edmonds resident and chair of the Interfaith Climate Action, an interdenominational church group focused on...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 16, 2020 

Snow in Edmonds: A beautiful mess

So far, so good. Kind of. The first snowfall of the year, which began Sunday, hasn't been as treacherous as last year's doozy in February. But it all depends on your situation: If you were in an...

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E    January 16, 2020 

Edmonds tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. is Jan. 20

For the second year in a row, Lift Every Voice and the Edmonds Center for the Arts will host "Be the Light," a tribute to Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. The event is Monday, Jan. 20, on the...

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E    January 16, 2020 

Rick Steves tour guides to experience Edmonds

As he does every January, European travel expert Rick Steves of Edmonds will host a weeklong tour guides' summit in Edmonds, flying in his guides from around Europe. From Jan. 21 to Jan. 28,...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

Record crowd swamps Brackett's Landing North for Polar Plunge

What started with just a few adventurous Edmonds residents – fueled by Rainier beer and wrapped in white bathrobes – has now grown into a top regional event in south Snohomish County. The New...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

Fraley-Monillas elected council president; Paine is pro-tem

Breaking with the practice of one-year terms for council presidents, councilmembers on Tuesday reelected Adrienne Fraley-Monillas for a second-straight year during its first meeting of the year....

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

More than 10% of businesses not paying BID fees

Should Edmonds business owners be penalized for not paying dues to a collective business district overseen by the City of Edmonds? During one of the City Council's final meetings in 2019, City adminis...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

A freshen-up at the Edmonds library

Have you been to the library lately? The Friends of the Edmonds Library has completed two projects: a shelving renovation in the ongoing book sale area, and two new signs on Main and Dayton streets....

 

EdCC Foundation receives $550,000 donation

The Edmonds Community College Foundation is the recipient of a $550,000 donation from the estate of Eva Gordon – a local centenarian who cared deeply about education. The EdCC Foundation is one of...

 

Departing Edmonds mayor: 'People need to find a way to work together'

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part feature on Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, whose second term comes to a close at the end of the year. To read part one, go to www.bit.ly/2QeFziX. Edmonds...

 

Edmonds City Council: Help wanted

The election is over, and a new mayor is on the way, along with three new councilmembers: Vivian Olson, Susan Paine and Laura Johnson. But there's still one position open: The Position 2 seat left vac...

 

Mayor Dave Earling reflects on his long career in Edmonds politics

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part feature on Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, whose term comes to a close at the end of the year. To learn about the recent history of Edmonds and south...

 

Edmonds police chief is now ready to retire

Funny how life turns out sometimes. Al Compaan can tell you stories. Edmonds' police chief was about a year from retiring from the police force at age 53 when his career abruptly took a U-turn....

 

With less funding, Health Board announces layoffs

The Snohomish County Board of Health is laying off 13 employees as part of its 2020 budget. At its regular business meeting Dec. 10, the board took action on a number of items for the Snohomish...

 

Cindi Cruz is City of Edmonds employee of the year

When Cindi Cruz began working for the City of Edmonds 40 years ago, did she imagine that she would remain at City Hall for so long? "No," she said this week. "But I am not a big fan of change, so it...

 

Edmonds City Council: Help wanted

The election is over, and a new mayor is on the way, along with three new councilmembers: Vivian Olson, Susan Paine and Laura Johnson. But there's still one position open: The Position 2 seat left...

 

On the prowl: Winter is a peak time for coyote sightings and attacks

Ted became one of the most recognizable dogs in Edmonds earlier this year after the fluffy and unbearably cute 10-pound Pomeranian went missing July 26. His owner, Mary McAllister – beyond tears...

 

Edmonds CC faculty picketing for pay raises

Faculty at Edmonds Community College have been gathering weekly at the school's entrance, clad in bright red shirts and hoisting signs protesting what they say are unfair wages. Dec. 10 was the last...

 

Law firm gets a new 3-year contract

Edmonds City Council members have signed off on a new, three-year contract with its longtime city attorney, Lighthouse Law Group, but only after some acrimony and bruised feelings. The group, founded...

 

What are Edmonds' priorities for its citizens?

Highway 99 improvements, gun violence prevention, the planned Edmonds Waterfront Center – now under construction but whose funds have not been fully secured – and, of course, the Edmonds Marsh...

 

$130M budget a record high for Edmonds

The Edmonds City Council approved its 2020 budget on Tuesday, which came in at a record $130.6 million, or $22 million more than 2019 and almost $40 million more than just two years ago. There are...

 

Esperance fIreworks ban coming in 2021

Although fireworks are already banned in the City of Edmonds, they have continued to be allowed – for three hours a year – in Esperance, which has an Edmonds mailing address but is part of...

 

New holiday trolley debuts in Edmonds | Holiday Cheer

There's a new holiday trolley in town, and it's just as popular as the old one. The Friday Harbor Jolly Trolley made its debut Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Edmonds. It's a little smaller (it seats...

 

Ombu Salon has holiday feminine hygiene drive

This time of year, food drives and toy drives galore tend to spring up. Not that these are not important, but there is a real need in our community that often goes overlooked: Young girls from underprivileged and homeless families in the Edmonds...

 

'The Nutcracker': Olympic Ballet stages annual holiday show | Holiday Cheer

For some, it's just not Christmas without "The Nutcracker." Edmonds-based Olympic Ballet Theatre is ready to help feed your fix with full-length productions of the classic with the memorable score by...

 

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