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WA Cares will provide a safety net | Guest View

You don't need a medical degree to understand that accessing care when you need it, in the comfort of your home, is essential to our well-being. Our first statewide long-term care program will help …

My need for rose-colored glasses | You Have My Word(s)

I don't like it, not at all. Who would? I try to spin a positive story, and that usually works. But today I'm kind of lost. You know that expression about not seeing the forest for the trees? …

What consequence for council president who exceeds authority?

Joan Bloom is a former Edmonds councilmember and Ken Reidy is an Edmonds resident who keeps an eye on City government. Council President Neil Tibbott’s response to their column will follow. We …

Council president responds to concerns about City email

Council President Neil Tibbott responds to the questions raised in the above column: Here are reasons for adjusting the City Council group email at this time: • Email that the council …

Local news is good for business

It's no secret that recent years have been tough on small businesses and on newspapers. A bipartisan bill, the Community News & Small Business Support Act, that has been introduced in …

Editor’s note: The following was also signed by Shirley Sutton of the 32nd Legislative District Democrats and Mukilteo City Councilmember Riaz Khan. Dear Democratic candidates: We encourage …

Is Edmonds ready for neighborhood associations? | Guest View

What are neighborhood associations? In brief, neighborhood associations are voluntary organizations of stakeholders in a neighborhood. They agree to work together for the betterment of their area …

The talk: Aging is a gift | Guest View

OK, it's long overdue. We are going to have "the talk." Just that phrase conjures up reluctance and anxiety. We are going to talk about "seniors." Our Western society has a screwed-up view of …

Revolutionary patriotism | Moment's Notice

“A great democracy has got to be progressive, or it will soon cease to be either great or a democracy.” – Teddy Roosevelt “America the Beautiful” is a tune we all know well. Played at …

Addressing climate change: Save our forests | Guest View

On this two-year anniversary of the "heat dome," communities across the Pacific Northwest are mobilizing to emphasize the importance of forests to address the climate crisis. Remember June 2021, …

A year of accomplishment at the chamber | Guest View

It was a year ago this week I was brought on to lead the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce as president and CEO, and was welcomed with open arms by this terrific community. The friendships and …

Edmonds Stewards: We help restore Edmonds parks | Guest View

Since 2020, Sound Salmon Solutions and the City of Edmonds have partnered to manage a volunteer program called the Edmonds Stewards, a group of volunteers who meet every Saturday around Edmonds City …

Candidates pledge to support local charities

A recent article about the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission seeking guidance on how candidates for elected office can use left-over campaign contributions sparked an idea. While the …

Budget agreement will maintain economic leadership | Guest View

I will be voting "yes" on the Bipartisan Budget Agreement, a necessary step to prevent catastrophic default and maintain U.S. economic leadership in the world. Passing the BBA is a critical step …

Music on the mind | Guest View

My husband and I attended the recent Bruce Springsteen concert. Neither of us had been to a concert in quite some time, but we couldn’t resist a trip to see “The Boss.” At 74, he and the …

More resources for missing, murdered indigenous women | Guest View

Editor's note: U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) sent the following letter to President Biden. Dear President Biden: I write to request that you prioritize the delivery of additional …

In line at the post office, the mood lightens | Guest View

It's the weekend. The line in the Edmonds post office snakes all the way into the lobby. I decide to wait with several other patrons and take my place in line. People stand patiently. But nobody …

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation condemns school district's cut in arts funding | Guest View

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation expresses deep disappointment over the recent decision by the Edmonds School District to cut $15 million from its budget. This will have a significant impact …

Music (and arts) education: A matter of priorities | Guest View

I spend 100 days a year in Europe, but Day 101 – the day I return to my hometown of Edmonds – is always my happiest. Looking through my office window, I can see my old junior high – and the …

Do we need to jump the gun with a MOU for Unocal property? | Guest View

The mayor of Edmonds is asking the Edmonds City Council for permission to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Washingtons State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the purchase of …

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