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In graduation week, save Scriber Lake High School

As a first-year teacher at Meadowdale High School in 1997, a veteran teacher gave me advice a few days before classes started. “There will be five or so kids in each class who will fail,” …

The truth is in how we tell it

Last week, a great band played a fantastic concert at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The Wallflowers may be considered a one-hit-wonder to many, but this melodic and creative band led by Jacob Dylan …

Why arts funding matters – and how you can preserve it

“To say the arts aren’t vital is ridiculous,” said Edmonds-Woodway High School theater teacher Bruce Mindt , who has been teaching for more than 30 years. He was also recognized …

You can take climate action at home

Last summer, Sno-Isle Sierra Club and Climate Reality Project members set up tables at festivals, fairs, farmers markets, and other events around Snohomish County. We enjoyed talking with our …

Save the arts in Edmonds School District

Can we claim to be a Creative District if we refuse to fund the arts? This is a question I have been asking a lot lately. When learning about the massive budget shortfalls in our school …

International Women’s Day: Time for new leadership

Back in 2019, I was still a relatively new transplant to Edmonds, and to Washington state in general. I was without family, spouse/partner, or children, but wanted to find ways to build community and …

Bike lanes are a waste of tax dollars

Add me to the list of people sorely disappointed in the result of the bike lane project (“Project completed, now safer for cyclists,” May 23). This project may be the sloppiest example of …

Rail service must improve on faster travel

We are a nation on the move. We need to be somewhere other than where we are. And to get to those places we rely overwhelmingly upon our personal vehicles, mostly ignoring thoughts of the harmful …

Southern resident orcas endangered for 19 years now

When the southern resident orcas were listed as an endangered species in 2005, there were 88 individuals in the population. The following year, the Endangered Species Coalition established …

Retiring and ready for Medicare? Here's some thoughts

More than  four million  Americans will turn 65 this year, more than ever before. Whether this milestone means retirement or not, these individuals need to make important choices about …

Cars, carbon, and the cost of bike lanes

There is irrefutable proof that the climate is changing, and in our corner of the planet the greatest contributors to carbon emissions are gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles, at 25%. Getting …

An environmental minute: Rain gardens help stormwater management

Another street in Edmonds is undergoing a green transformation! This new rain garden is a practical solution to stormwater management and climate resilience while showcasing the power of community …

CTE and STEM Expo highlights

In the Edmonds School District, we are proud to offer 15 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways in a variety of high demand areas, including aerospace manufacturing, automotive technology, …

Still I rise: A tapestry of joy, loss, achievement, and struggle

A powerful poem by Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise,” is an anthem of the Black struggle, hope, and resilience. The final phrase “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the …

Ferries: Clean and green in the future

Editor’s Note: WSF Assistant Secretary Steve Nevey wrote this piece in conjunction with the marking of Earth Day April 22. When I was offered the opportunity to move from the cruise …

In defense of planned bike lanes on Main Street

Editor’s note: The following was addressed to Edmonds City Councilmembers. I am writing to request that you support the completion of the planned bike lanes on Main Street as part of the …

Tax season: Net worth vs. self-worth

Oh boy, it’s tax season. You may be one who plans year-round organizing your documents or maybe one who starts thinking about it in February. Either way, for most of us it is stressful. Do …

Edmonds Marsh grant approved. Now what?

Edmonds is off to a great start toward the goal of reconnecting the marsh to Puget Sound and to restoring valuable fish and wildlife habitat. A grant received from the National Fish and Wildlife …

Do the citizens of Edmonds really want changes made to the City’s Comprehensive Plan (which dictates municipal operations in the City) so that we become known as “Edmonds – Where …

No density in Edmonds: A note from your environment

Hello, it’s me – the environment! Folks, please wake up and just say no to all this density noise. You are killing me, as my topography in Edmonds is environmentally rich, with two …

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