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 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

On housing, we need a statewide response | Guest View

Edmonds City Council President Neil Tibbott wrote a critique of House Bill 1110 suggesting that the Legislature isn’t listening to cities and counties. The truth is we are... — Updated 3/2/2023

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

How to make most of the legislative session | Guest View

The 2023 legislative session started on Jan. 9. Some of you may be interested in participating in the legislative process. There are several ways to stay informed and involved... — Updated 1/26/2023

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

Proposed homeless ordinance is not enforceable | Guest View

Dear Mayor Nelson and City Council: I am writing to express opposition to the proposed ordinance regarding unlawful occupation of public property. As your state representative, form... — Updated 5/5/2022

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

More time is needed for rental evictions | Guest View

Imagine getting a notice in the mail that your rent, probably your largest monthly expense, is going up 10%, 20%, 50%, or even more, and you have just 60 days to figure out what to... — Updated 2/10/2022

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

Legislative update: House Democrats focused on four objectives | Guest View

We can all agree that this past year has been one like no other, and the same can be said for the 2021 legislative session. The House of Representatives, which I am proud to be a... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

'This was an insurrection fueled by a desperate man' | Guest View

Confederate flags were carried through the halls of Congress this week – not even during the Civil War did that racist flag reach the Capitol. A small memorial to the late... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Strom Peterson    News

'This was an insurrection fueled by a desperate man' | Guest View

Editor's note: Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds), an Edmonds resident, is in his third term in the state Legislature. The Beacon asked him if he supports efforts to impeach President... — Updated 1/8/2021

 By Strom Peterson    News

Strom Peterson: Recapping the 2020 legislative session

Rep. Strom Peterson, an Edmonds resident, represents the city as a 21st Legislative District. A lot has changed in our word since the 2020 legislative session wrapped up at the... — Updated 5/1/2020

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

The 2020 legislative session | View From Olympia

The 2020 Washington state legislative session begins Monday, Jan. 13. As your elected representative for the 21st Legislative District, along with Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Sen.... — Updated 1/9/2020

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

Plastics, housing, tobacco among priorities | View from Olympia

Reducing plastic bag pollution Walk down any beach in Washington state, and chances are good you’ll find plastic bag pollution. In fact, they are one of the most common items... — Updated 3/2/2019

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

View from Olympia | Edmonds

An occasional column from 21st Legislative District state Rep. Strom Peterson, an Edmonds resident and business owner.... — Updated 3/2/2019 Full story


2018 Legislative priorities | Guest View

Last week, we kicked off the 2018 Legislative session. I am excited to be back in Olympia, and I look forward to continuing to advocate for policies that will make a difference in our district and around the state. During his... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story


Visualize Edmonds – without coal trains, please

Here’s how Edmonds describes itself to visitors on our website: “A walkable waterfront town and celebrated arts community.” “…a strong sense of civic pride widely shared in the community. There are numerous well-kept... — Updated 3/22/2012 Full story


It’s time to act!

Timing, as they say, is everything. It’s also been said that honesty is your best leverage. Both of these are certainly true when we, the City Council, are going to ask you, the taxpayers, to consider supporting a levy this y... — Updated 5/12/2011 Full story

 By Strom Peterson    News

Council President Strom Peterson's column

The Edmonds City Council held its annual retreat was this past Friday and Saturday (February 4 and 5.) The Council best serves the City of Edmonds by setting priorities that... — Updated 2/10/2011


A promising new year ahead

Happy New Year, Edmonds. 2011 looks to be another promising year for our city and one rife with opportunities. As your new City Council President, I am looking forward to a productive year and would like to give you an idea of what... — Updated 1/20/2011 Full story

 By Strom Peterson    News

Plastic bag questions and answers

By Strom Peterson Edmonds City Council member The Scoop on Plastic Bags The Edmonds City Council is currently considering a ban on single-use check out bags in our city. The basic... — Updated 4/23/2009 Full story


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