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 By Brian Soergel    News    June 19, 2019

Edmonds City Council to citizens: We hear you

In a victory for those who want to keep a sparsely used beach in Edmonds just the way it is – it doesn’t even have an official name – the City Council voted Tuesday not to proceed with the next ph...


Diversity Commission promotes storytelling, accepts land acknowledgement

The Edmonds Diversity Commission has launched its storytelling project, “I am Edmonds. This Is My Story.” In addition to active social and traditional media outreach, flyers have been created for... Full story


Clear choice for mayor; train noise | Letters to the Editor

Neil Tibbott clear choice for nonpartisan mayor of Edmonds The Rick Steves reception for mayoral candidate Mike Nelson had participation from many elected officials from the Puget Sound area – apparently all are members of the Democratic Party. The...


Olympic Ballet Theatre announces 2019-20 season

Olympic Ballet Theatre’s 2019–20 performance season will open Aug. 3 with the annual summer performance at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The highlight of this performance will be the premiere of...


Teacher raises not sole reason for district layoffs | Guest View

On Tuesday, May 14, a vote was taken by the school board to approve a reduction in force and notify (as required by law and to honor our collective bargaining agreement) 25.2 certificated staff of the possibility their positions may be eliminated in...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 19, 2019

Being in the dark, for a good reason l Chuck's World

On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1965, I joined my brother and sister in front of our black-and-white TV set to watch the annual showing of “The Wizard of Oz” on CBS. I’ve been alive long enough to...

 By Brian Soergel    News    June 19, 2019

Two Snohomish Health District leaders resign

The Snohomish Board of Health announced Tuesday, June 18, that it has accepted and approved the resignation of the two top leaders of the Snohomish Health District, administrator Jefferson Ketchel and health officer Dr. Mark Beatty. According to...


'Running the race of life': King’s High School graduates look toward the future

“No, coach. I got one more.” That was the mantra of a speech given by King’s High School valedictorian Robin Cheung at the 68th annual King’s High School Commencement Ceremony June 14. Cheung...

 By Janet Bowers    Schools    June 19, 2019

Teacher: ‘Difficult to hold back my tears’ at graduation

I recently celebrated my third Scriber Lake High School graduation. Each of these graduations has had quite an impact on me as a teacher, a fortunate consequence of the deep connections we are able...


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