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A quick start: Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson's SR 99 project shows he's ready to move fast

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part feature on new Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson. Almost halfway into his first 100 days as Edmonds mayor, Mike Nelson has made the requisite visits to City...

 

Edmonds School District bond failing; levy is passing

If early results hold, the replacement of College Place Middle School, which the majority of Edmonds students attend after elementary school, might have to wait. It's not yet clear. But despite...

 

Mayor Nelson meets with Gov. Inslee in Edmonds

Gov. Jay Inslee paid a quick visit to the office of Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson on Friday, Feb. 14, discussing Highway 99, the marsh and other issues important to the near future of the city. Joining...

 

Property taxes increase by almost 8% for 2020

Typical Edmonds homeowners will see their property taxes increase $423 in 2020, mostly due to changes in education levies and in spite of City Council voting not to raise property taxes, as it also...

 

VFW announces annual scholarship essay program

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is once again offering its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors, according to Post Cmdr. Rose Gillliland. Student qualifications include having at least...

 

Arts Festival Foundation art instruction grants

Twenty-eight Art Instruction Grants totaling $27,000 were recently awarded by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation to educators and guest artists in the Edmonds School District. The maximum award was...

 

Edmonds residents serve as pages

Trevor Abramson and Aiden Pennington, students at Saint Luke School in Shoreline, served as pages recently in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Cindy Ryu...

 

Brothers keeping watch on the ferry

David Fenwick snapped this great photo of a Washington State Ferry departing Kingston on its way to Edmonds. The Brothers mountain peaks of the Olympics complete the image. Oh, and a...

 

Sex education program would be beneficial | Guest View

One of the Beacon's letter writers, in her Feb. 6 letter ("Vote 'no': Radical sex education is on the way"), wants us to vote against the Edmonds School District bond/levy as a protest against a...

 

Edmonds police chief is already in town | Guest View

There are several key reasons why our City Council should adopt the "promote from within" attitude by strongly considering promoting Acting Chief Jim Lawless to police chief. With Lawless' support, a...

 

Who do you know? | Moment's Notice

Yesterday, my mom forwarded an email from a good friend of my dad’s saying, “This brought back memories.” The message recalled a visit here that included a three-hour drive from Vancouver,...

 

Something smelly; invisibility cloak | Letters to the Editor

Something smells So let me get this straight. Over a half a million of my tax dollars are being given to someone with a "fragrance disability"? ("Fragrance claim: City pays $510K to settle suit,"...

 

I know you are but what am I | Chuck Sigars

A million years ago, a coworker told me about her dream. I was mildly curious, if only because we were collegial only, not really friends. And because the dream was about me. That’ll always get my...

 

ECA screening 'Some Like It Hot' Feb. 13

Edmonds Center for the Arts' Film Cabaret Series continues with a screening of "Some Like It Hot "(1959) 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb.13. Jazz duo Sundae + Mr. Goessl will provide live entertainment during...

 

Grant brings residency and collaborative dance to Edmonds

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) has been approved for a $10,000 Challenge America grant to support an artist residency with Jacob Jonas The Company and Okaidja Afroso. The residency centers on a...

 

'Life Below the Waterline' group show at Edmonds Library

The Edmonds Arts Commission presents underwater photography by Carl Baird, Drew Collins, Audrey Garbacik, Pat Gunderson, Bruce Kerwin and Jen Vanderhoof at the Edmonds Library through March 18. " Few...

 

Police seek leads in possible child luring

Officers and detectives with the Edmonds Police Department are working with Lynnwood police to identify the person or persons who have approached children in the area of College Place Middle School...

 

Karen Lee Columbro: 1936-2020

Karen Lee Columbro, 83, longtime Edmonds resident, died Saturday February 1, 2020, in her home surrounded by her loving family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Karen was born October... Full story

 

Dine and dash; dog bites dog | Police Beat

Feb. 4 Abandonment issues Abandoned vehicle towed by Wally's Towing. 8100 block 242nd St. SW. Broken, but not missing Double-pane kitchen window of third-story condo broken on the inside. Condo is...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 13, 2020

Edmonds-Woodway dominates at sub-regionals | Wrestling

Edmonds-Woodway dominated the field at the 3A Kingco-Wesco South Sub-Regional wrestling tournament. The Warriors won seven individual titles, had four second-place finishes and are sending 15 on to... Full story

 

Mavs rebound against Royals | Boys basketball

Meadowdale’s victory over district rival Lynnwood came at the right time. The Mavericks had lost back-to-back games to Shorecrest and Marysville-Pilchuck and could ill afford a third straight loss....

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 13, 2020

Edmonds-Woodway finishes regular season with victory | Boys basketball

Edmonds-Woodway is on a roll. The Warriors wrapped up the regular season with its fifth victory in six games by downing Cedarcrest 68-51 in a Wesco 3A/2A boys basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, at...

 

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