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Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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Striking nurses state their case at council meeting

More than a dozen nurses and caregivers who are on strike at Swedish Medical Center campuses in Puget Sound, including Swedish Edmonds, told the Edmonds City Council on Tuesday that they were fed up...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 30, 2020

City pays $510K to settle 'fragrance' claim

Anne Johnson, a former police clerk for the Edmonds Police Department, has been awarded a monetary settlement from the City, culminating a four-year-old case stemming from her claim that the department refused to accommodate her disability. Johnson...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 30, 2020

Driver 'wanders' away from train-pickup truck collision in Edmonds

An 82-year-man in a pickup truck southbound made an illegal crossing on the west side of the railroad tracks in Edmonds early Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, and was struck by a BNSF train. According to BNSF...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 30, 2020

Taste Edmonds lands at temporary home: Frances Anderson Center

Taste Edmonds will have a smaller bite in August as it moves to the Frances Anderson Center But it's only a one-time move, as the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors and funds the annual...

 

Luke Distelhorst wins council seat on 44th vote

Zachary Bauder, student representative on the Edmonds City Council, got in his 10,000 steps Tuesday night, ferrying nomination and ballot slips back and forth between the city clerk and...

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News    January 30, 2020

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters cite safety concerns, while opponents argue the measure, w...

 

Edmonds church plans to raise awareness on climate change

Local church group Advocates for Justice-Environment is hoping that talking about the climate crisis in worship will inform and help the community better understand what to do for the future. Four...

 

Recycle your cellphone for our military troops

Do you have an old cellphone or two lying around your home or office? Once again, McDonald McGarry Insurance is partnering with Cell Phones for Soldiers to collect and recycle your cell phones. These recycled phones don’t need to be in working...

 

Lore vs. history | History Files

I have heard various people complain that the history they remember isn’t taught anymore. And to some extent that is true. Many voices had been left out of the historical narrative. When I was...

 

An investment in kids, neighborhoods, and future | Guest View

Proposition 1, the Edmonds School District capital construction bond, addresses two critical problems facing our community: aging schools and a shortage of capacity to meet the needs of our growing...

 

Save the Beacon!; School District bond and levy | Letters to the Editor

PCC make wrong call on free publications It has recently come to my attention that our local "community" supermarket, PCC Edmonds, has chosen to stop carrying our community newspaper, the Edmonds...

 

Boldly going where we've gone before | Chuck's World

I’ve decided that Michael Chabon is going to be my wingman for this one. I feel as though I’m on shaky ground, and I could use some credentials in my corner. Chabon is a famous writer, for...

 

Going backwards with country music | Moment's Notice

Have you heard the old joke about country music? Q: What do you get when you play a country song backwards? A: You get your house back, you get your dog back, your wife back, your truck back … A...

 

Through the prism of a mass shooting

When John Englehardt started his "Bloomland" six years ago, he didn't intend it to be a look into mass shootings. Back then, the novel centered on Arkansas (where the author earned his master's in...

 

Do you believe in magic? | Off the Cuff

Have you ever seen "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"? It's the 2005 American comedy-drama film where four teenage best friends, Tibby, Lena, Bridget and Carmen, are about to spend their first...

 

A close call; damage to a church | Police Beat

Jan. 15 Close call Woman reported her vehicle was stolen, woman's juvenile son found with vehicle moments later. 22300 block 95th Place W. Tresspass, STAT Adult female causing a disturbance, yelling...

 

A worthy senior project : Meadowdale High students package gifts for service member

Meadowdale High School to those on the front lines: We value your service past, present, and into the future. On Veterans Day, inspired after reading Tim O'Brien's classic novel about the Vietnam...

 

Liias bill would require healthier kid beverages

State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), who represents Edmonds in the 21st Legislative District, is making a case for a bill that would require restaurants to offer healthier drink options for any...

 

Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

A proposed law to require school districts to implement a comprehensive sexual education curriculum emphasizing healthy relationships and consent was passed after a 28-21 vote by the state Senate yesterday. If signed into law, Engrossed Substitute...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 30, 2020

Walsh leads Meadowdale past Edmonds-Woodway | Boys basketball

Colton Walsh picked the ideal time to score a career-high 30 points. The Meadowdale senior scored 10 of those 30 points in the fourth quarter to help the Mavericks pull away from Edmonds-Woodway for a...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 30, 2020

Warriors snap losing streak with big win over Mavericks | Girls basketball

Edmonds-Woodway needed a victory in the worst way. The Warriors were in the midst of a three-game slide with losses to Arlington, Marysville-Getchell and Archbishop Murphy. Compounding matters was...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 30, 2020

E-W senior Keyes advances to finals at Lady Knights Invitational | Girls wrestling

The last match of the Lady Knights Invitational lived up to all the high expectations. Edmonds-Woodway senior Vatoria Keyes took on Thomas Jefferson senior Goddess Ma'alona-Faletogo in what could be a...

 

Emily Gertrude Kudebeh: 1915-2020

Emily passed away January 15, 2020. She was born in Lee County, Iowa, on December 9, 1915, preceded in death by her husband Henry Ernst Kudebeh in April 2011. Emily married Henry Ernst Kudebeh on September 15, 1941. After only two weeks of marriage,...

 

G. Kirk Greiner Jr.: 1931-2020

Captain G. Kirk Greiner Jr. of Edmonds Washington, age 88, died January 2, 2020. Kirk was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away peacefully while visiting family in Southern California....

 

Warren La Fon: 1936-2020

Warren La Fon, 83, died on January 10, 2020, at home with his family. Survived by wife, Pat; sons Mike (Michelle) and Matt (Sara); and grandchildren Zora, Jack, Weston and Whitney; along with two...

 

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