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 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor Nelson: It's time to move forward

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has further clarified the qualities he is looking for in the city's next police chief, but stopped at shedding light at what many really want to hear: Why... — Updated 1/26/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

EDPOP! Big, bold, bodacious

Ed Augustavo, a larger-than-life artist who goes by the really cool name EDPOP, has three rules: He does what he wants. He doesn't care if anyone likes what he does. And he will... — Updated 1/23/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor selected Pruitt despite police objections to experience

When Mayor Mike Nelson asked three local police chiefs and the Edmonds Police Chief Association president to weigh in with comments on the "strengths" and "challenges" of candidate... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Former legislator Jeannette Wood dies at 88

Republican Jeannette Wood, who served the 21st Legislative District, died Jan. 9 at age 88. The district serves Edmonds, Woodway, Mukilteo, and portions of Lynnwood and Mountlake... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor selected Pruitt despite police objections to experience

When Mayor Mike Nelson asked three local police chiefs and the Edmonds Police Chief Association president to weigh in with comments on the "strengths" and "challenges" of candidate Sherman Pruitt for the police chief job, two... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Local government officials respond to recent events

With the riots at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and Olympia, as well as calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, dominating headlines – which on Jan. 13 resulted... — Updated 1/18/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Ferry numbers at lowest level in nearly 50 years

With the sharp drop in commuter traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic, the following should come as no surprise: The latest numbers from Washington State Ferries show that the... — Updated 1/18/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

School District capital levy to go before voters April 27

The Edmonds School District is asking voters to consider a funding measure for a capital levy to upgrade buildings, address capacity challenges, and improve existing facilities.... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Neil Tibbott seeks a return to City Council

The political jockeying has begun. One former councilmember and two hoping to get a seat at the dias have announced they are running for open Edmonds City Council seats this year. N... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Petition calls for mayor to step down

Edmonds politics seems like it's at a turning point. There's always the chance for animosity when a group of elected officials gathers to govern, where viewpoints and ideals can... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Alicia Crank, Will Chen have filed for Edmonds City Council seats

There are three Edmonds City Council positions up for election this year, and two residents have filed applications with the Public Disclosure Commission: Alicia Crank and Will... — Updated 1/9/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Government officials' responses to riots, impeachment

With the riots at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and Olympia, as well as calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, dominating headlines, the Beacon reached to state... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Rep. Strom Peterson gets new top position

The Washington State Legislature begins a regular session Monday, Jan. 11. Due to the ongoing coronavirus, both the Senate and House of Representatives will operate mostly... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

GoFundMe campaign for longtime hairstylist Lori Peña

A GoFundMe account has been created for a longtime Edmonds hairstylist, Lori Peña, who is undergoing a kidney transplant Wednesday, Jan. 6. The fundraiser is organized by two... — Updated 1/7/2021 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Council appointments are set for 2021

If you are interested in which councilmember represents your city of Edmonds' interests, as well as who sits on important outside boards and committees – including Community... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Community booster Dick Van Hollebeke dies at 81

When Dick Van Hollebeke strode in to shake your hand, you could be sure of two things: He'd have a wide smile on his face and he'd be boosting whatever cause he was supporting.... — Updated 1/7/2021

 

New ferry terminal debuts in Mukilteo

Almost 15 years ago, Edmonds had a chance to become a model of what a transportation hub could look like in south Snohomish County. It didn't happen. The next city north has that... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

A new ferry terminal debuts in Mukilteo

Almost 15 years ago, Edmonds had a chance to become a model of what a transportation hub could look like in south Snohomish County. It didn't happen. The next city north has that... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Police chief pick: Botched from the start | Editor's Note

Mayor Mike Nelson’s attempt to ramrod his police chief pick through confirmation at the last minute was part of a flawed selection process that seemed doomed from the start. It started in April, when Nelson said he was confident... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds Beacon 2020 year in review: January-June

Hang in there – 2020 is almost over. The coronavirus' impacts have certainly made a huge dent in the Edmonds Beacon's coverage this year. But there was other news, of course.... — Updated 12/24/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Five Edmonds arts organizations receive CARES Act funding

Five nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Edmonds have received more than $48,000 in federal CARES Act funding during a second round of grants. The first round includes... — Updated 12/22/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Edmonds' gingerbread house

The holiday spirit is 2020 COVID-friendly at the covered 65-foot holiday gingerbread house – a tunnel, really – at 10708 240th Place SW in Edmonds' Forest Glen neighborhood. Bri... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

2021 Edmonds budget down from record-high 2020

A city's budget is the single most important policy document it produces. So what do we make of Edmonds' 2021 budget, which councilmembers formally approved Dec. 15, as required by... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Public pressure may have helped sway decision on Pruitt

Mayor Mike Nelson's decision to pull the plug on his choice of the city's next police chief was made, in part, after public pressure flooded his office and the emails of City... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Reversal on city's police chief pick

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson on Dec. 15 decided that Sherman Pruitt will not be the city's next police chief after failing to disclose information about his past. Nelson confirmed on... — Updated 12/17/2020

 

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