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 By Paul Archipley    News

‘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... — Updated 11/30/2016

 
 By Paul Archipley    A & E

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... — Updated 11/30/2016 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 7/21/2016

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Pair hopes pumpkin patch will produce profits for philanthropy

If you think you’ll be in the mood to bake dozens of pumpkin pies next fall, Dan and Daniel Eagle may be able to assist. That’s because the grandfather-grandson team has... — Updated 6/23/2016

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

New city law to rein in distracted drivers

Ellen Degeneres once did a funny bit about distracted drivers she’d see on the road. She’d see motorists reading the newspaper, putting on makeup, even shaving… “It really made me nervous when I’d see that leg up on the da... — Updated 6/23/2016

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Support group to help LGBT teens navigate hurdles

The tragedy in Orlando last week – whether it was terrorism, a hate crime, or horror spawned by an unhinged mind – was difficult for Americans to understand. (See this week’s column from Mayor Dave Earling, page 4.) For... — Updated 6/23/2016

 
 By Paul Archipley    A & E

Local crime novelist puts out a page-turner

Fans of crime novels appreciate writers who understand the power of character, place and plot, and are able to mix the right proportions of those ingredients when cooking up a... — Updated 12/21/2015

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

The right to bear harms | Our View

That a gun rights advocate should suggest the victims of the Charleston shooting were themselves to blame because they hadn’t armed themselves demonstrates yet again how far down the rabbit hole the gun rights debate has gone. Ch... — Updated 7/1/2015

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Students rally against assessment testing

A handful of Meadowdale High juniors demonstrated their displeasure with assessment tests last week at a protest rally in front of the high school. But they’re far from alone. Sta... — Updated 5/27/2015

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Chuck Sigars’ new book invites us into his ‘world’ | Book Review

I’ve been reading Chuck Sigar’s column “Chuck’s World’ in The Beacon for some 14 years now. His Will Rogers, “every man” style is comforting and accessible. He invites us into his world, observes the human condition... — Updated 3/26/2015

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

New gallery features affordable art

Stories about the latest auction of a Pablo Picasso painting, a Beate Kühn ceramic or other renowned artists’ works reminds the 99 percenters that great art is simply out of our... — Updated 2/18/2015

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Edmonds Council OKs ‘cautious’ budget

There was still a feel of sausage-making in the air Tuesday, but the Edmonds City Council managed to work through its differences and approved a budget for 2015. The City will have to dip into its reserves, with general fund expend... — Updated 12/18/2014 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Edmonds Council OKs policy for using social media

City officials Tweet. They’re also on Facebook. Even YouTube. They’re just regular social media mavens over at City Hall. Except that, like much of the Internet, it’s a pretty helter skelter effort. Different people in differ... — Updated 12/18/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Edmonds park improvement project to soak citizens

A stalled plan to improve play areas at Edmonds City Park appears to be all wet, and the City Council on Tuesday agreed that’s a good thing. It unanimously gave a green light to continue work on a spray park that staff hopes will... — Updated 12/18/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    A & E

Variety show to support special needs kids

Doctors told Jocelin Meadow’s mother Barbara that her daughter would never talk or walk. At 14 months old, Jocelin had suffered a trauma that resulted in a variety of medical conditions, including multiple seizures and weakness... — Updated 11/25/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Local cities to flex muscle in Olympia

Drawing on the old adage that there is strength in numbers, cities are joining forces to lobby for their priorities when state legislators meet next year. Snohomish County Cities (SCC), a collaboration of the county’s 20 cities... — Updated 11/25/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Variety show to support special needs kids

Doctors told Jocelin Meadow’s mother Barbara that her daughter would never talk or walk. At 14 months old, Jocelin had suffered a trauma that resulted in a variety of medical conditions, including multiple seizures and weakness... — Updated 11/19/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    A & E

See the world, ‘virtually’ and hassle-free

One senior citizen went scuba diving last week. Another piloted an airplane. Yet another walked along cobblestoned streets to a fancy villa in Italy. All went on their adventures... — Updated 10/23/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Car dealership is driven to help those in need

Campbell Nelson’s motto, “Community Driven,” at first blush may seem to be a clever play on words. With both Volkswagen and Nissan dealerships side-by-side in Edmonds, they... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

How to make your community more ‘people friendly’

Although its winters are long, cold and miserable, Copenhagen has been named in polls as the world’s happiest city. One of their secrets? They have turned it into a vibrant, people-friendly community where pedestrians take... — Updated 10/2/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

A sweet new bakery opens in Town Center

Should Mill Creek want to consider a new slogan or motto, it might consider something like “Sweetest Town on Puget Sound.” OK, technically it’s a few miles inland, but there... — Updated 9/19/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

911 call dispatches Grim Reaper to another day

The recording of the 911 call is chilling. “She’s on the floor. She’s turning blue. What do I do?” caller Kris Sanderson asked frantically. Sanderson’s partner, Paula... — Updated 9/5/2014 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Area’s 1st recreational marijuana store to open

Although Washington’s march toward legal recreational marijuana seems to have slowed to a crawl, a local store on Mill Creek’s southern border is getting ready to open its doors... — Updated 8/15/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Airport director Dave Waggoner to retire

Dave Waggoner, airport director at Snohomish County Airport for 23 years, is retiring. Waggoner, who turns 70 in July, said he is ready to turn the page. Although he already has been offered another job, he said he’s ready to... — Updated 6/10/2014

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Coordinator strives to curb domestic violence

Even when a husband is controlling, verbally abusive, and cruel to his wife, she is hesitant to break free. He’s the breadwinner, the meal ticket. He’s good to the children, eve... — Updated 6/6/2014 Full story

 

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