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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... — Updated 3/2/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion 

We're here to tell your stories

Dear reader, Department of Fish & Wildlife trackers and their dogs had cornered the mountain lion up in a tree, and were waiting for a veterinarian to arrive with a tranquilizer gun. The mountain lion, also known as a cougar or... — Updated 11/19/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

The Beacon invites you to partner with us for a sustainable future

Dear Reader, 2020 may be remembered, ironically, as the year everyone would like to forget. From a pandemic to an economic collapse to political polarization and more, this has... — Updated 10/19/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

To the east: The dysfunctional City of Mill Creek | Publisher's Desk

Editor's note: We thought Edmonds residents might want to know what's going in with neighbor to the east, Mill Creek, where our sister publication is the Mill Creek Beacon. The... — Updated 8/15/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 3/26/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 1/30/2020


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... — Updated 1/30/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

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 incredulo... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

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... — Updated 10/17/2019 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Paul Archipley    A & E

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.... — Updated 9/26/2018

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 7/27/2018

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 9/15/2017 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

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,... — Updated 8/24/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

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,... — Updated 6/21/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 5/2/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

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, w... — Updated 4/20/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

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.... — Updated 3/29/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

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,... — Updated 3/29/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 2/22/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 2/21/2017 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

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 Vi... — Updated 2/21/2017 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

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 con... — Updated 2/15/2017

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

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... — Updated 2/8/2017 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 1/25/2017 Full story


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