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 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

Record crowd swamps Brackett's Landing North for Polar Plunge

What started with just a few adventurous Edmonds residents – fueled by Rainier beer and wrapped in white bathrobes – has now grown into a top regional event in south Snohomish County. The New...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

Fraley-Monillas elected council president; Paine is pro-tem

Breaking with the practice of one-year terms for council presidents, councilmembers on Tuesday reelected Adrienne Fraley-Monillas for a second-straight year during its first meeting of the year....

 

Lawmakers move to limit companies that trade your data

Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally collected personal data and image. Senate Bill 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, would allow consumers to access, correct,...

 

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative session

Editor's note: As a bonus for Edmonds Beacon subscribers, we will be publishing stories from the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association's Olympia News Bureau as the Legislature opens for its...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

More than 10% of businesses not paying BID fees

Should Edmonds business owners be penalized for not paying dues to a collective business district overseen by the City of Edmonds? During one of the City Council's final meetings in 2019, City adminis...

 

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and Sen. Randi...

 

Braving the wind | Through Your Lens

The recent windy days have provided great photo opportunities. Local photographer Janine Harles was one of those caputuring some great images, including of a group of dunlin, a tanker, and the...

 

Edmonds resident Carin Chase is state director for Bernie Sanders | City Briefs

Edmonds resident Carin Chase is state director for Bernie Sanders Edmonds resident and Edmonds School Board member Carin Chase has been named Washington state director for Bernie Sanders'...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

A freshen-up at the Edmonds library

Have you been to the library lately? The Friends of the Edmonds Library has completed two projects: a shelving renovation in the ongoing book sale area, and two new signs on Main and Dayton streets....

 

Public Records Act ruling good for newspapers | Guest View

In 1869, the Daily Cleveland Herald quoted lawyer John Godfrey Saxe as saying, "Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made." That saying, or variants of...

 

Food Bank beginning program for veterans

The Edmonds Food Bank is starting a monthly outreach program for military veterans in Edmonds beginning next week. The goal of the "Got Your Six" (GY6) program is to create a space where veterans can...

 

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. Marko Liias, I am...

 

Foodie bona fides, councilmember selection | Letters to the Editor

Are all Edmonds restaurants deserving of praise? Several points of inquiry: I've read Maria Montalvo's column numerous times, including the Dec. 26 issue ("Korean barbecue: Grateful for the...

 

Andy Rooney's bar of soap | Chuck's World

The unwelcome visitor showed up on Christmas Eve, looking for room at the inn. There were plenty of vacancies. I wasn’t paying attention. It was a pretty normal Christmas Eve, singing carols, going...

 

Change, and moving to a new apartment | Home Again

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Change, which I approached as the proper noun my mother made of it. She impressed upon me from childhood that not many things in life are certain. No matter what plans I m...

 

Jewish-Arab ensemble SheshBesh in Edmonds Jan. 18

SheshBesh, an Arab-Jewish ensemble comprised of three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside four musicians from Israel's Arab community, performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at...

 

Creative Retirement Institute: Subjects that matter | Guest View

Around the holiday table this year, there were likely a good number of discussions about current events, covering topics from modern technology’s influence on modern life to the future of democracy. There always seems to be that person at the table...

 

Cascade Symphony Orchestra to celebrate Beethoven

Three internationally renowned musical artists will perform when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra – under the direction of conductor Michael Miropolsky – celebrates the 250th anniversary of the...

 

Black Lives Matter; Drug & Alcohol Prevention | School Briefs

Black Lives Matter learning event A community learning event on Black Lives Matter in the Edmonds School District is 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the district’s Educational Service Center, 20420 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The event is for students, fam...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 9, 2020

It's the law: What's new in 2020

Five important laws that went into effect Jan. 1 covers minimum wage, family leave, tobacco, car seats, and road rules. Gov. Jay Inslee signed each of the measures over the course of various legislati...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 9, 2020

Knights take down Chiefs | Girls basketball

King’s knew it was just a matter of time. After a back and forth first half, the Knights used a 17-3 run in the second quarter to take 31-17 halftime lead over Moses Lake. King’s led 40-30 at the...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 9, 2020

Cool-handed Swinton lifts Meadowdale past Kamiak | Girls basketball

Meadowdale showed resiliency and poise in a close victory over Kamiak. Senior guard Soriah Swinton sank a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Mavericks followed up with four...

 

Edmonds: Winter snow scenes

The Beacon asked readers to send in their snow pictures from Sunday and Monday, and they sure did. See the Beacon's Facebook page for more photos....

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 9, 2020

Senior guard leads Edmonds-Woodway to victory | Girls basketball

Senior point guard A.J. Martineau made sure that Edmonds-Woodway started out the new year the right way. Martineau scored a game-high 19 points and connected on eight of eight free throws in the...

 

George Franklin Bradshaw: 1932-2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of George Franklin Bradshaw on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. George was born on August 18, 1932, in Spokane, Washington, to his parents... Full story

 

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