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 By David Pan    News    January 16, 2020

E-W athletic complex gets big makeover

Edmonds-Woodway High School athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters all seemed to agree that the wait was worth it. Five years after voters approved funding and eight months after work...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 16, 2020

Edmonds church workshops address climate change

Not all climate activists are teenagers, of course. Here's Gayla Shoemake, a 78-year-old Edmonds resident and chair of the Interfaith Climate Action, an interdenominational church group focused on...

 

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

This story is part of a continuing series of reports from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, in partnership with the Edmonds Beacon. On what turned out to be a cold and rainy day,...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 16, 2020

Snow in Edmonds: A beautiful mess

So far, so good. Kind of. The first snowfall of the year, which began Sunday, hasn't been as treacherous as last year's doozy in February. But it all depends on your situation: If you were in an...

 

Snow a major factor in 2019 state ferry ridership drop

For the first time in seven years, annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries declined in 2019, dropping by 800,000 customers – 3.2% – to 23.9 million. That included the Edmonds-Kingston...

 

There's a good boy? Through Your Lens

David Fenwick sent the Beacon this photo Jan. 12. "I've walked by this so many times, but tonight the light was just right," he wrote. What do you see? It seems appropriate that its Marina Beach...

 

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...

 

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative session

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

 

Mayor Nelson swears in Senior Center board members

Edmonds Senior Center installed newly elected/reelected board members and officers Jan. 8. Mayor Mike Nelson presided over the swearing in of, from left, Musa Khalaf, Steve Shelton, Candy Gaul, Alma...

 

Support your local newspaper | Our View

Here at the Beacon family of newspapers, we're grateful for the community's support. In 1992, when we founded Beacon Publishing in Mukilteo, city officials and others were incredulous that we thought...

 

Snowstorm 2020: Three cheers for Public Works | Mayor Mike's Corner

During our first snowstorm of the winter, I hopped in a de-icing truck with longtime Public Works employee Darren Browning. I wanted to see firsthand how our road conditions were during our first...

 

Omar's: Your new Mexican obsession | Arts & Appetite

Some have said I write too enthusiastically about food. I take the same approach to writing about food than I do to eating it – it has to be worth it. In the case of Omar's Taqueria, the tacos,...

 

Facebook 'likes'; happy trails | Letters to the Editor

An unwise "like" on Facebook? Is a fair process too much to hope for when filling the vacant council position? It is disconcerting that Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas "liked" an op-ed post...

 

Living with the big chill | Chuck's World

It’s a little cold, which is as cold as it gets where we live. To be fair, I mean. This region hasn’t seen single-digit temperatures in decades, and it’s not likely to in the future. We live in...

 

'The world is not going to end' | Moment's Notice

As I prepared to write my first Moment’s Notice column for 2020, a new decade, I thought I would ask my beloved 12-year-old goddaughter what I should write about. Olivia is a writer herself, and und...

 

Edmonds tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. is Jan. 20

For the second year in a row, Lift Every Voice and the Edmonds Center for the Arts will host "Be the Light," a tribute to Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. The event is Monday, Jan. 20, on the...

 

String quartet at Cascadia Art Museum Jan. 18

String Quartet music by Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Shostakovich, and the Simple Symphony of Benjamin Britten will be featured in concert at Cascadia Art Museum 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. There will be...

 

A few reading resolutions | Fresh Reads

As we continue the new year and the next chapter of our shared lives, we again dare (and dread) to make our resolutions to change, improve, seek hope and peace and otherwise survive. Being mindful of this ritual, the staff of Edmonds Bookshop has...

 

Rick Steves tour guides to experience Edmonds

As he does every January, European travel expert Rick Steves of Edmonds will host a weeklong tour guides' summit in Edmonds, flying in his guides from around Europe. From Jan. 21 to Jan. 28,...

 

EdCC STEM building to open in September

Edmonds Community College will open its new 70,000-square-foot building for students training in nursing and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The college will host a public...

 

A warm gesture during the cold weather

Students in Holy Rosary's seventh grade class collected fleece and crafted more than 150 scarves for those in the community in need of extra warmth this winter season. Under the direction of their...

 

EdCC students speak at AAUW conference

Members, families and friends filled Gateway Hall in Edmonds Community College Dec. 7 to share lunch, holiday shop, and celebrate AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch's purpose – to advance education and...

 

Fire Commissioners, including Edmonds Chamber CEO Greg Urban, sworn in

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners swore in five members and unanimously re-elected Jim Kenny as chair and elected Bob Meador as vice chair for 2020 at a meeting Jan. 7. Five commissioners...

 

Jazz, Rags, and Blues fest in Edmonds

The Edmonds Music Teacher Association sponsors a concert 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 by pianist-composer Jeremy Siskind as part of its Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival. Siskind will also judge the festival. The...

 

New year, new reports | Police Beat

Dec. 31 Not secure Locking mailbox broken open and package stolen. 7400 block 215th Street SW. Old acquaintance, be forgot Ex girlfriend continues to contact male after being told multiple times to st...

 

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