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A drive-thru urban village at Westgate? As if! | Guest View

In an Aug. 25 article in the Herald Business Journal [“Westgate wants to be more walkable, green, diverse”] Mayor Dave Earling is quoted: "What's the missing piece [of Westgate]? A...


Let's make driving safety a priority | Guest View

You know those beer drinking helmets that allow hands-free drinking? Now that I know we can drink safely, that is, without taking our hands off the wheel, I think we can do away with DUI laws. No...


Public safety, first

Do we think up projects primarily to give our Public Works Director and City Engineer something to sink their spreadsheets into, because I don’t know another reason why the City should consider yet another mega-project, when a modest one can solve... Full story

 By Joan Bloom    Opinion    March 7, 2013

Let’s not play on their turf

Progress, sustainability experts say, is not growth or change, progress is improvement, and improvement comes in flavors: economic, social, and environmental. The Harbor Square Master Plan as currently being pushed, equates progress with just one...


Why I oppose the Harbor Square Master Plan

I love Edmonds. I love the way the sun dips below the clouds as it sets after a long overcast day. I love the rainbows that appear when the sun pops from behind a cloud while it's raining. I love that my children were raised here. I love that I... Full story


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