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 By Laura Daniali    News

From the Archives: Race, racism in Edmonds

The Beacon is occasionally republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's one on an African American man who experienced racism while walking on Edmonds'... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Laura Daniali    Opinion

Fond farewell from the editor’s desk | Editor's Note

Years seem to move at the speed of light when you’re the editor of a community newspaper. It’s hard for me to believe that I have been the editor of the Edmonds Beacon for a little over two years, and now, my journey here is... — Updated 6/30/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

Freshman Dist. 21 rep runs for re-election

Edmonds resident and local business owner Strom Peterson is running for re-election as state representative for Legislative District 21. As a freshman representative, Peterson said... — Updated 6/30/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

City urges feds to ban oil, coal trains in Edmonds

The Edmonds City Council unanimously passed two resolutions on Tuesday urging the federal government to ban the transport of crude oil and coal by rail through the city. Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas spearheaded an effort... — Updated 6/30/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

‘Little White Church’ is 1st church in Edmonds Historic Register

The “Little White Church” on the corner of 4th Avenue North and Bell Street is the first church in Edmonds to be added to the Edmonds Register of Historic Places. The circa 1910... — Updated 6/9/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

Police suspect arson in City Park fire

The Edmonds Police Department is investigating a Wednesday morning fire at Edmonds City Park that may have been an arson. The fire was reported around 1:30 a.m. at the park at 600 3rd Ave. S. When Snohomish County Fire District 1 f... — Updated 6/8/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    News

Petanque Club named Citizen of the Year

The Edmonds Kiwanis Club has chosen the Edmonds Petanque Club as the 2016 Citizen of the Year. “The selection committee had quite the challenge as there were many great and... — Updated 6/2/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

Beach water quality rates ‘excellent’

The water quality of Marina Beach and Brackett’s Landing was rated “excellent” last week by the Washington State Department of Ecology’s BEACH program. Volunteers with the... — Updated 6/2/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    News

VFW essay winner receives standing ovation on Memorial Day

Warning that apathy is a crippling disease that is killing love of country, an Edmonds-Woodway High School sophomore received a standing ovation at the Edmonds Memorial Day... — Updated 6/2/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

Unforeseen construction delays, costs extend pier closure

The Edmonds Fishing Pier may be closed through mid-summer, at the earliest, due to unforeseen construction delays and costs. City officials said there is evidence that the original structure, which was built during the 1970s, was... — Updated 5/26/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

Views split on proposed changes to Sunset Avenue

Residents and visitors to Edmonds have had well over a year to use and weigh in on the city’s proposed changes to Sunset Avenue. Some welcome the changes, while others consider... — Updated 5/26/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    News

Council set to stop taking notes in private meetings

Due to concerns about public disclosure and workload for city staff, a majority of Edmonds City Councilmembers are seeking to reverse a 1996 decision to take minutes during executive sessions. Some residents see this as a violation... — Updated 5/26/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    News

Massai warrior calls both Kenya and Edmonds home

With the help of volunteer tourists, an Edmonds man has built two community schools, a health center and a women’s cooperative in Kenya. When Maasai warrior Kakuta Ole Maimai... — Updated 5/19/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

City seeks feedback on Hwy. 99 plan

Planning for Edmonds’ 2-mile strip of Highway 99 is underway, and the city would like residents to weigh in on the highway’s future. The city will host an open house from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Swedish Medical Center... — Updated 5/19/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

Library district creates vision for next 10 years

For those who like to travel with a guide book, choosing which book or books to pack can be daunting. Edmonds Library Manager Richard Suico recently helped a library patron narrow... — Updated 5/19/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

City to develop affordable housing strategy by 2019

The city of Edmonds is facing a housing challenge: How will it accommodate nearly 6,000 new residents by 2035 in an area that is 96 percent built out? A policy analyst from the Alliance for Housing Affordability met with the... — Updated 5/12/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    News

Behind closed doors: Should city council keep minutes for private sessions?

The British Prime Minister was recently caught making comments about “corrupt countries” when he presumed he was having a private conversation with the Queen of England. A microphone picked up the conversation, and the... — Updated 5/12/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    News

Railroad crossing options include Main Street overpass

A task force has narrowed the alternatives for the railroad crossings at Dayton and Main streets to include options for an overpass, an underpass or a new ferry terminal at Dayton Street. The Mayor’s Advisory Task Force for the... — Updated 5/12/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    Opinion

Crashing the seniors’ party | Editor's Note

Rule No. 1 of crashing a senior’s party: Don’t underestimate the power of the boom. I’m not talking about bass booming from a teen’s subwoofers. I’m talking about the power of a generation – the baby boomer generation.... — Updated 5/5/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

Cameras count bicyclists in Edmonds for Bike2Health project

Temporary cameras were installed at four intersections in Edmonds last week to count the number of commuters using bicycles in the morning and evening. Low resolution cameras were used to capture bicyclists during commuter hours... — Updated 5/5/2016

 By Laura Daniali    A & E

Sculptors Workshop offers community to artists and art to community

A local sculptor has turned a childhood pastime into a lifetime hobby. “I grew up on a farm, and after a good rain, I found wet clay to play with and make pinch pots,” Faye... — Updated 5/5/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    News

City kicks off Civic Field redesign

The city of Edmonds has kicked off the planning process for a redesign of Civic Field, and officials said public participation will be key to a successful project. “We’re... — Updated 5/5/2016

 By Laura Daniali    Schools

New head of schools preps for 1st day

The Edmonds School District’s new superintendent is doing her homework. Dr. Kris McDuffy was selected by the district’s Board of Directors as the new superintendent on April 1,... — Updated 4/28/2016 Full story

 By Laura Daniali    Opinion

Cost of a craving | Editor's Note

Aphrodisiac. Health food. Comfort food. Chocolate, or Theobroma cacao, is a cure all. When the craving hits, I head straight for a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked with little thought as to where the ingredients came from.... — Updated 4/21/2016

 By Laura Daniali    News

Volunteer vacations offer adventures with a purpose

Would you pay to volunteer on vacation? Many travelers are opting to do so, and are swapping sightseeing and lazing on a beach for service opportunities from making mud bricks in... — Updated 4/21/2016 Full story


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