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Articles from the September 1, 2016 edition

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Edmonds CC student trustee known as an ‘agent of change’

The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees has selected its fourth student trustee, who many on campus see as an agent of change. EdCC student Lia Andrews, 23, was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee... Full story


Police Beat | Smoking weed, dissing Trump

Aug. 20 Pants on fire In the 7400 block of 210th Street SW, a man wanted to report a theft even though he had the items returned. He then lied to police both verbally and in writing. Location, location, location A man caused a disturbance in the... Full story


Letter | Head-on collision waiting to happen with Westgate development

“Yes, it’s busy,” the mayor said, “but I think it’s a neighborhood waiting to happen” (“Development plan at Westgate moves forward,” Aug. 25). 100th Avenue West between Edmonds Way and 225th Place SW is like the Daytona 500. Having...


Letter | Resident did not receive free pass for the Taste

Those of us who live around the Taste of Edmonds have endured the noise and crowds for another year. This year, however, was different. The passes for the locals who live in the immediate area were not issued in the usual, friendly Edmonds manner....


BNSF freight rail drives trade to Washington

The historic level of BNSF investment, particularly on Washington's "Great Northern" line and BNSF's commitment to safety, requires that I write to correct the inaccurate impression...


New Madrona K-8 scheduled to open fall 2018

This year’s fifth-graders at Madrona K-8 will be the first class at a brand-new school, scheduled to be completed in time for fall 2018. For the next two school years, students will continue to... Full story


City Corner | City’s put serious dent in aging infrastructure problems

2016 has been an amazing year for the city of Edmonds. We are doing more to upgrade, replace and improve key public infrastructure than ever before. The city has, with the support of our taxpayers and ratepayers, been making a serious dent in the...


A Taste of Edmonds not going away, mayor says

During the second public open house to help decide the future of Civic Field, Mayor Dave Earling spoke first, and spoke forcefully. “Recently in the paper, there was a comment made, at least in the...


Fighting time: Father raising money for his sick son

A crippling form of multiple sclerosis struck 64-year-old Gary Fowler of Edmonds nine years ago. Last year, his son Brandon Fowler was diagnosed with an even more aggressive form of MS, one that docto... Full story


City of Edmonds responds to street accessibility complaint

The Edmonds Beacon received a letter to the editor from Edmonds resident Tina Liberio Lang, who uses a wheelchair and said she has trouble getting around town. Lang’s letter was forwarded to the city officials and received two responses. Here is...


Off the streets

A report of suspicious activity by citizens and plainclothes officers led patrol to arrest one suspect for possession of a stolen gun in Edmonds today, Sept. 1. Three suspects were contacted in the... Full story


Self-Awhereness? Self-awhyness?

Self-awhereness? Self-awhoness? Self-awhatness? And for that matter, self-awhyness? A favorite “Get Fuzzy” cartoon strip questions if confident self-awareness shared with (or perhaps inflicted on) others has a downside. Shakespeare put... Full story


Scenes from a (VIP) opening

It was a VIP opening Thursday night, Sept. 1, at owner Tom Budinick's new 190 Sunset, Edmonds' newest hip spot, located next to Cascadia Museum. The restaurant, with a "Northwest...


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