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Drivers: Please respect the bike lanes | Guest View

As the new bike lanes on Bowdoin and Walnut between Five Corners and Ninth Avenue near completion, Edmonds' bike network is starting to fill in some gaps. Soon new bike lanes will also be completed …

Rosen was not fairly depicted | Guest View

I am writing to respond to "Who is Mike Rosen?" (Guest View, Oct. 26). Its timing and prominence are a curious exercise in journalism of a type I am not familiar with in my own half century in …

'Edmonds is in a financial crisis'

This is submitted from my perspective as an individual councilmember, and my views are entirely my own. The City of Edmonds is in a financial crisis and a fiscal emergency as I am writing this …

Let's have a conversation on the other 'n' word

It’s a given that a word can have more than one meaning, depending on how you use it. Words like “live” and “park.” You catch my drift. We know we must be thoughtful in how we use them for …

Who is Mike Rosen?

He’s a candidate for mayor of Edmonds – the aggressive challenger to Edmonds’ incumbent mayor, Mike Nelson. Still, the question remains: Who is Mike Rosen? Rosen, 69, a long-time public …

Mayoral candidates don't score high on the honesty scale | Guest View

I find the 2023 Edmonds mayoral election to be unusual – unusually disappointing, that is. The mayor candidates place low value on giving a complete and truthful story. Mike Rosen Mike …

The Great ShakeOut: More than an exercise

The Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake exercise is approaching quickly. It is a great time to not only participate in an earthquake exercise at work and with your family, but it provides an …

Criminal justice system: Victims need not apply

For the better part of 20 years, I had the honor of serving thousands of victims of violent crimes in Snohomish County – child sexual assault victims, adult domestic violence victims, adult and …

Let's make Edmonds' Climate Action Plan a reality

Sept. 24 ended Climate Week 2023, an annual event during which the United Nations General Assembly and the City of New York cooperate in activities and programs. They discuss progress toward …

Mike Rosen a better administrator for Edmonds | Guest View

A great hometown like Edmonds doesn't just happen. The stewardship and hard work of our politicians, public servants, and engaged citizens are what makes Edmonds such a great place to call home. …

What's the hubbub about repealing ordinance 4079? | Guest View

I have to laugh, as after 13 years on City Council writing opinion editorials should be a cinch! Not this topic – two of my three editors said I’m too much in the weeds. The third said …

What, me worry? | You Have My Word(s)

I don't like to admit that I'm more of a worrier than I want to be. How about you? Do you spend more time worrying about what could happen tomorrow than trying to live your best possible life today? …

Housing hope for homeless students | Guest View

I want to share with you something that's close to our hearts – the stories of the families who will benefit from an important housing initiative right here in our district, the Housing Hope …

Stand up for libraries on banned books | Guest View

In Washington and across America, public and school libraries have emerged as the latest battleground in the politically polarized culture war. Look no farther than rural Columbia County in …

Can we stop the demise of Edmonds' salmon streams? | Guest View

First it was Perrinville Creek. Now it is Shell Creek that is losing its natural functions and salmon habitat -– this time because of neglect and inaction by City administration in Yost Park. …

The universal principle of diversity | Guest View

Simply put, diversity means variety. It is a superpower on many fronts. Biodiversity refers to the remarkable range of living organisms on the planet from bacteria to human beings. The …

Federal regulation needed on fentanyl overdoses | Guest View

The following is adapted from a speech by Edmonds resident and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell at the National Tribal Opioid Summit Aug. 23 in Tulalip. The more than 105,000 people in the United States …

High stakes with Edmonds School District's budget shortfall

The Foundation for Edmonds School District would like to shed light on the budget shortfall facing the Edmonds School District. The potential ramifications of this educational budget deficit are …

Finding inspiration at our Edmonds Marsh | Guest View

The Beacon's recent article about the winners of the Marsh painting contest sponsored by the Edmonds March Estuary Advocates reminded me of my own creative experience. On a chilly spring day, my …

Wastewater Treatment Plant transformation to begin | Guest View

We want to share an important update regarding the transformation of the City of Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). As previously announced, Ecoremedy is implementing an innovative …

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