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Local documentary receives global attention

"We're just a big, fat, really weird family," Brandon Tiehen, 19, said of his theater class at Edmonds-Woodway High School. And that's part of the reason why he set out to create a short documentary,...


Edmonds' preserved history

After another successful year producing and distributing the Edmonds Historic Calendar, the Historic Preservation Commission is now working on the 2020 version. After recently focusing on the 1950s...

 By Makenna Dreher    News    August 1, 2019

An Edmonds park fit for everyone

When Edmonds resident Julie Kuehn realized that it was getting more difficult to take her son to the park – Jacob, 4, who has cerebral palsy – she decided to reach out to a councilmember seeking... Full story

 By Makenna Dreher    News    July 2, 2019

Silver Kite theater group changes lives – of all ages

As Claire Kiersky describes how Silver Kite Community Arts has affected her life, you can tell that something in her voice changes. Starting at 15, Kiersky was in the Silver Kite Intergenerational...


'Running the race of life': King’s High School graduates look toward the future

“No, coach. I got one more.” That was the mantra of a speech given by King’s High School valedictorian Robin Cheung at the 68th annual King’s High School Commencement Ceremony June 14. Cheung...

 By Makenna Dreher    News    June 13, 2019

Highway 99 in safety a major concern for Edmonds' transportation plan

Highway 99 might get much safer in the next few years, thanks to the City’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which emphasizes pedestrian safety and traffic flow for Highway 99 and other areas... Full story

 By Makenna Dreher    News    June 12, 2019

Up, up and away: Young pilot from Edmonds sets her sights high

For Danielle Dunlap, flying a plane gives her a feeling she never wants to get rid of. At 19, Dunlap has a private pilot license and is working towards earning her commercial aviation associate...

 By Makenna Dreher    News    June 6, 2019

Opioid crisis: Surprising numbers on abuse in Edmonds

The opioid crisis in Snohomish County is just as hidden as it is deadly. “You probably have a neighbor who’s addicted and you wouldn’t know it because they have a job, and they have a house, and the majority of overdoses are not happening on... Full story

 By Makenna Dreher    Schools    May 31, 2019

Popular biz book inspires Seaview Elementary students in Edmonds

For four years, Seaview Elementary students have turned to a bestselling business book from 15 years ago to sharpen their leadership skills. Stephen R. Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People...


What Sound Credit Union acquisition means for customers

In September, Sound Credit Union acquired The Bank of Washington, a homegrown financial institution that began as The Bank of Edmonds. The final transition of The Bank of Washington accounts to the...

 By Makenna Dreher    Schools    May 23, 2019

Students making their own dreams at Edmonds-Woodway

Ken Razo didn’t think college would be an option for him in his first two years of high school. Now in his senior year at Edmonds-Woodway High School, Razo is completing a full International...

 By Makenna Dreher    News    May 16, 2019

Reaching the LGBTQ visitor

At a tourism forum for local business and hospitality leaders around Snohomish County with a primary focus of reaching and engaging the LGBTQ visitor, Eric Moss made the following point: “You folks... Full story

 By Makenna Dreher    News    May 16, 2019

What is Edmonds doing to reach LGBTQ visitors?

Ellen Hiatt, the principal consultant for the City of Edmonds, attended the recent “Reaching the LGBTQ Visitor: Marketing, Hospitality and Economic Impact” at the Lynnwood Convention Center. She...

 By Makenna Dreher    A&E    May 10, 2019

‘Pretty in Pink’ at ECA: Prom night for all

Just in time for prom season, the Edmonds Center for the Arts Film Cabaret Series offering for Saturday, May 11, is the 1986 movie “Pretty in Pink.” “There will be a fun playlist of ’80s dance...

 By Makenna Dreher    News    April 24, 2019

Surviving brain cancer: Through hope and positivity, Andrew Leckie uses his story to raise awareness

When Andrew Leckie was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011, his first thought was that he wouldn’t be a part of his daughter’s future. “My initial thought was that I’ve got a baby, and I want... Full story

 By Makenna Dreher    News    April 21, 2019

Jenna Nand to challenge Diane Buckshnis for Position 4

Jenna Nand, 35, who last week officially announced she would run for Edmonds City Council, has now decided on which seat to seek: Position 4, currently held by incumbent Diane Buckshnis. Buckshnis is...

 By Makenna Dreher    News    April 18, 2019

Edmonds' deeper look into homelessness shows hidden problems

After an Edmonds homelessness assessment highlighted hidden problems, Edmonds City Council is continuing the effort to combat homelessness affecting Edmonds residents. In December 2017, the City... Full story

 By Makenna Dreher    News    April 12, 2019

Alicia Crank list priorities at Edmonds council campaign kickoff

Alicia Crank kicked off her campaign for Edmonds City Council, Position 5, telling supporters her priorities are government connectability, housing affordability, and economic development. “It...

 By Makenna Dreher    News    April 11, 2019

Edmonds School District launches new initiative aimed at honoring tribal lands

Edmonds School District, with support from U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, recently started a new initiative honoring tribal lands the district is on. Led by Edmonds School District Family and...

 By Makenna Dreher    News    April 9, 2019

No parking lot for Civic Park in Edmonds, but options are available

Edmonds City Council has rejected adding a parking lot to the estimated $11.6 million Civic Park project, despite large citizen support for adding more parking options to the park. During the April 2... Full story


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