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 By Paul Archipley    News    March 26, 2020

From the publisher's desk: Together we can win

Scared. That's a word being confessed everywhere, by husbands to wives, children to parents, patients to doctors, workers to coworkers, strangers to strangers. We're scared. How could we not be?... Full story


Edmonds mayor activates coronavirus response group

On Monday, March 2, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson said he was taking action in response to COVID-19, the coronavirus that has spread from China around the world and which has killed six people in Washingt... Full story


Striking nurses state their case at council meeting

More than a dozen nurses and caregivers who are on strike at Swedish Medical Center campuses in Puget Sound, including Swedish Edmonds, told the Edmonds City Council on Tuesday that they were fed up...


Luke Distelhorst wins council seat on 44th vote

Zachary Bauder, student representative on the Edmonds City Council, got in his 10,000 steps Tuesday night, ferrying nomination and ballot slips back and forth between the city clerk and...


Support your local newspaper | Our View

Here at the Beacon family of newspapers, we're grateful for the community's support. In 1992, when we founded Beacon Publishing in Mukilteo, city officials and others were incredulous that we thought...


Edmonds City Council urges no vote on I-976

Although recent polling suggests Initiative 976, the $30 car tab ballot measure, is winning among likely voters, powerful forces are arrayed against it – including, as of Tuesday evening, a...


You too can fight domestic violence | Publisher's Desk

Kim Goldman had brought extensive notes for a prepared speech she was going to give at the Hope Within Luncheon, a fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County that's held annually... Full story


Ex-Beacon editor hits bull’s-eye in ‘One Last Shot’

The journalists in novelist Al Hooper’s world are hardened and experienced, but their tough personas are leavened with strains of gentleness, understanding and, of course, love. All traits are on...

 By Paul Archipley    News    July 27, 2018

Edmonds council OKs safe gun storage law

Unwilling to stand by and idly watch continuing carnage due to the proliferation of firearms in America – and tired of waiting for federal and state officials to act – local citizens and elected...


Council on Aging brings action, power to growing populace

Senior. Retiree. Pensioner. Oldster. Golden ager. Old fogey! People “of a certain age,” particularly the baby boomers who are entering that stage of life at the rate of 10,000 per day, aren’t sure what they want to be called. But, contrary to... Full story


Separate but one, magnified by the Great American Eclipse

Bill McAulay was in high school when his mother made him get up in the middle of the night to look at a comet that was streaking across the dark sky. This week, in Madras, Oregon, he said he...


Want a long, happy life? Volunteer!

You may have seen the statistic: baby boomers are retiring at an average rate of 10,000 per day. Tired of work, but not tired of living, many are seeking satisfaction by turning their interests to volunteerism. Opportunities are, literally, endless....

 By Paul Archipley    News    May 2, 2017

Pair walk away after single-engine plane crash in Mukilteo

An Oregon man and his passenger walked away from a plane crash in Mukilteo Tuesday, counting their blessings. The 30-year-old pilot told investigators he was taking off in his single-engine Piper...


Want a good death? Prepare now

Note: Following an article on Advance Directives published in last month’s Prime Living section, Dr. Richard Stuart contacted us about other opportunities for people to plan their Advance Directives, also known as Living Wills, which are legal docu...


New restaurant review site targets senior citizens

There’s nothing like going out for a good meal. Except when it’s accompanied by loud noises. Or a hard-to-read menu. Or a lack of handicapped parking. Or comfortable seating. Or or or… Thanks to...


Want a good death? You need an Advance Directive

Most people agree there are two subjects that should be avoided at parties and other general gatherings: religion and politics. But there’s a third one that might as well be included, because nobody likes talking about it, anyway … Death. Many...


Bruce Brown makes lasting mark on family, community

Having visited more than 80 countries around the world, Bruce Brown could easily be remembered for his adventurous, cosmopolitan life. Instead, he’ll be remembered for his love for and work on...


Dig out those LPs; there’s a vinyl revival going on

Tucked away in closets, garages and storage units across the land are a whole generation’s memories. They’re on 12-inch, flat discs of vinyl, the soundtracks of baby boomers’ lives and loves. Mu... Full story


What goes around comes around: Multigenerational living on the upswing

“The Waltons,” a popular 1970’s TV show based on the book “Spencer’s Mountain,” over nine seasons recounted the story of the Walton family eking out a living in rural Virginia during the d...


Paine Field opponents ask appeals court to reconsider

Opponents of scheduled passenger service at Paine Field got up off the mat Monday, filing for reconsideration of a Jan. 23 Court of Appeals decision that blocked efforts to stop construction of a term...


Let’s try listening to each other | Our View

We were heartened by an incident in downtown Edmonds on inauguration day when a group of anti-Trump protesters faced off against a few Trump supporters, both making use of their free speech rights. That people can exercise that important freedom is... Full story


Appeals court nixes Paine Field opponents’ challenge

Efforts to stop or slow plans to build a terminal for scheduled passenger air service at Paine Field took a hit Monday from the state Court of Appeals. The city of Mukilteo and the citizens’ group Save Our Communities (SOC) had argued that an... Full story


‘Miracle on Broadway’ helps those most in need

Inside the 1902 Victorian home that houses Christmas Gifts On Broadway, customers find an enchanting shop that’s chockablock with gift ideas for the season. Everything from one-of-a-kind pieces of a...


Christmas Spectacular variety show to celebrate life

Monty was a typical kid, all energy, on the go. Then one day, his parents noticed the whites of his eyes had turned yellow. Doctors couldn’t have given them worse news: Monty was suffering acute... Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News    July 21, 2016

Health District copes with exploding heroin epidemic

It was the kind of police report about a June 24 incident in the 1100 block of Mill Creek Boulevard that might have been front page news in another era: A man was found unresponsive by a relative and was later declared deceased by medics. Heroin was...


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