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The Great Shakeout: More than an exercise | Guest View

The Great 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 opportunity to …

Viewing the waterfront through nonhuman eyes | Guest View

I am a nighttime denizen of the Edmonds beach. One of the beauties of strolling the Edmonds waterfront at night is being able to witness predator and prey species engaging in natural behaviors …

A Welcome recognition for the Coast Salish in Edmonds | Guest View

For quite some time, the only historical acknowledgment of Indigenous peoples within the city of Edmonds was a small plaque next to the public restrooms near City Hall. As a Native person, art lover, …

Bad behavior by coaches, parents, and fans must stop | Guest View

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, the Snohomish County Council was expected to consider a resolution recognizing the urgent need for youth sports officials. At the same time, it will call on parents, …

Livability and land use | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the final column of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about livability and land …

Do City's surveys allow for meaningful input? | Guest View

I am writing to alert you to concerns around the ongoing comprehensive plan visioning mini-surveys recently offered by the Edmonds Development Services Department. I am concerned about the …

Reinventing commercial cores, fostering experiences | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the fifth of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about cultural arts and urban …

The environment: Acting with urgency | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the fourth of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about the environment. Summer …

What level of economic growth for Edmonds? | Guest View

Editor's note: In the third of a six-week series on Edmonds' comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about economic growth. Recent …

What is the quality of life in Edmonds? | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the second of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about the city’s quality of …

City begins comprehensive plan visioning process | Guest View

Broad public participation is essential to creating a vision for Edmonds' future What do you love about Edmonds today? Looking ahead 20 years, what kind of Edmonds do you hope to see? The City …

Don't let downtown change from its original intent | Guest View

With the Business District 2 (BD2) street-front designation that provides commercial use at a minimum on the ground floor and the BD2 multifamily-only building design standards now being on separate …

Getting back to nature | Greener Edmonds

We have a long, long way to go, but several agencies in Snohomish County and the surrounding area are making a noble effort to restore natural function to important habitats. Projects include …

The number one complaint I get at the Waterfront Center is about parking. I can see them coming for me from across the room because they are moving with purpose. It usually starts with, "You are …

Help future generations enjoy Edmonds Marsh | Guest View

The community effort to restore the Edmonds Marsh along SR 104 will resume this summer. Volunteer events are now scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, and Tuesday, July 19. Community …

Lee Hoang: A fixture on Edmonds Way | Editor's Note

A few years after moving to Edmonds in 2000, I sought advice from a friend on where to take my 1995 Honda Civic for repairs. That's how I met Lee Hoang, proprietor of Edmonds Way …

Is Edmonds ending single-family zoning? | Guest View

Let’s start this discussion with a few definitions to make sure we’re all on the same page. What is single-family residential zoning? Per our City code, the purpose of single-family …

Curbing gun violence: Do something | Guest View

The National League of Women Voters has supported measures to increase public and school safety and decrease gun violence since 1999. The League believes that “the proliferation of handguns and …

Bologna airport plane bump is no baloney | Guest View

I've already enjoyed a cappuccino with a Capuchin monk – and now I've had a baloney sandwich in Bologna. How can a hungry traveler interested in "going local" do much better? Baloney is a …

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