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 By Rick Steves    Opinion

'I'm not about to fill my bong with Trump-loyalist tears' | Guest View

Jan. 20, 2021, was quite a day. It was a bad day for Jim Crow, billionaire heirs, the coronavirus, and carnage in general. It was a good day for polar bears, civil liberties, my Eur... — Updated 1/28/2021

 
 By Rick Steves    News

A day that filled me with joy and hope | Guest View

Jan. 20, 2021, was quite a day. It was a bad day for Jim Crow, billionaire heirs, the coronavirus, and carnage in general. It was a good day for polar bears, civil liberties, my Eur... — Updated 1/24/2021

 
 By Rick Steves    News

Rick Steves: Imagine a pedestrian-friendly Edmonds center

Sitting at the fountain at Fifth and Main, as I do occasionally in a very gentle act of civil disobedience, I wave at passing cars as if they were people strolling by. I conjure up... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Rick Steves    Opinion

Taking action to go carbon neutral | Guest View

When we travelers fly, we contribute a lot to climate change. And as a promoter of travel and a tour organizer, I’ve long been aware that my business is a part of the problem.... — Updated 6/5/2019

 
 By Rick Steves    A & E

Frustrations, surprises and rewards of Cuba trip

Cuba is a country in transition. Americans are now allowed to travel there, and a tsunami of change will soon submerge the time-warp and idealistic charms of this mysterious island... — Updated 2/4/2016

 
 By Rick Steves    Opinion

It’s time for a new approach to marijuana

Back in the late 1980s, I agreed to be the anonymous "responsible businessman who supports drug law reform" guest on Jim French's KIRO radio show. My pseudonym: Jerry.... — Updated 10/11/2012

 
 By Rick Steves    Opinion

In Spain, thinking of Edmonds

Dear neighbors: There's a discussion going on in Edmonds among caring citizens about how we'd like to shape the character of our town in the future. As I spend my non-Edmonds time... — Updated 5/13/2010

 
 By Rick Steves    Opinion

Edmonds Marijuana Discussion more than a Smoke Screen

Editor: Last weeks Beacon reported on the Marijuana: Its Time for a Conversation event at the Edmonds Center for the Arts with a front page editorial. As an editorial, it made fine... — Updated 12/3/2009

 

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