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 By Jasper Willson    News

Council repeals firearms ordinances

Four years ago, then-Councilmember Mike Nelson started legislation to set laws around gun safety. Now, as mayor presiding over City Council, Nelson has seen the ordinances he... — Updated 8/4/2022


Oh, la la: Assisted living home hosts gardening fun with Ciscoe Morris

"Oh, la la" is the folksy phrase famously associated with local gardening celebrity Ciscoe Morris. Do you know how it came about? The quip, which he's used for years on TV and in... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Jasper Willson    News

Water safety a priority after six drownings in Snohomish County

On June 26th, two teenagers drowned in Lake Stevens; another was pulled from the water in critical condition. On June 25, a four-year-old drowned in Silver Lake in Everett. None of... — Updated 7/27/2022

 By Jasper Willson    News

City Council passes resolution affirming abortion, women's rights

On Tuesday, Edmonds City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of abortion and other reproductive rights in response to the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v.... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Jasper Willson    A & E

Gallery North artist featured at this weekend's Mill Creek Festival

Few people grow up to be part of an art gallery in the city they were born in. Even fewer are the second generation to do so. Kuria Jorissen is one of those rare artists. Born in... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Jasper Willson    Schools

Teen Ambassadors program teaches students about museum careers

There are numerous jobs that go into running a museum. From curating installations to lighting them, many skills overlap with art. A group of teens who have spent time learning... — Updated 6/23/2022

 By Jasper Willson    News

Where do residents want ARPA funds to be directed?

Everyday citizens and public officials met to discuss how and where to spend federal pandemic-recovery funds Thursday, June 2, as Snohomish County hosted its District 3 Recovery... — Updated 6/21/2022

 By Jasper Willson    Schools

Youth commission seniors honored at council meeting

On Tuesday evening, Edmonds Youth Commission members presented their annual findings to City Council members. Seven seniors are graduating from the program, and several councilmembers praised the group. “I just wanted to thank... — Updated 6/9/2022

 By Jasper Willson    Schools

Free summer lunches and activities for Edmonds students

As the weather warms up and schools start releasing their students, there are plenty of free activities for them to choose from. One summer program, sponsored by the Foundation for... — Updated 6/9/2022

 By Jasper Willson    News

Bear Carpenter celebrates his first show in Edmonds

When Bear Carpenter moved to Edmonds in September, he didn't expect to be cutting a ribbon with Chamber of Commerce members just eight months later. But Edmonds residents, who fell... — Updated 6/7/2022

 By Jasper Willson    News

'Deeply Rooted' exhibit celebrates Floretum's 100th anniversary

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club has made a lot of history in 100 years. A slice of that history is now on display at the Edmonds Historical Museum, currently offering an exhibit in... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jasper Willson    News

Al Compaan recognized at Edmonds' 2021 Citizen of the Year ceremony

With over 40,000 residents, it's not always easy to choose just one person to be the Edmonds Citizen of the Year. But for 2021, past Kiwanis Club President Juliana Van Buskirk says... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By Jasper Willson    News

Mayor addresses Edmonds' new street safety goals

Mayor Mike Nelson on Wednesday spoke about adding more sidewalks and working to make Edmonds streets safer for pedestrians, specifically children. He told about plans to provide mor... — Updated 5/12/2022


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