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 By Brian Soergel    News

Law firm gets a new 3-year contract

Edmonds City Council members have signed off on a new, three-year contract with its longtime city attorney, Lighthouse Law Group, but only after some acrimony and bruised feelings.... — Updated 1/21/2020

 

Sounder train strikes car on tracks

Walter Gear took a couple of photos of Sounder north line train No. 1706 that was delayed in Edmonds Friday, Dec. 13, after it struck a vehicle on the tracks. The train had... — Updated 12/14/2019

 

Edmonds resident signs book contract

Edmonds resident Nancy Burkhalter is the first author to be signed by History Through Fiction, an independent press launched by Minnesota author and historian Colin Mustful.... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

Take in history through Washington and Edmonds' early years

"Washington 1889: Blazes, Rails and the Year of Statehood," a traveling exhibit developed by Legacy Washington, is featured at the Edmonds Historical Museum through Jan. 12. A year... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

Birdwatchers needed for Audubon's Christmas bird count

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers and people with backyard bird feeders to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey – the annual Audubon... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

'The Nutcracker': Olympic Ballet stages annual holiday show | Holiday Cheer

For some, it's just not Christmas without "The Nutcracker." Edmonds-based Olympic Ballet Theatre is ready to help feed your fix with full-length productions of the classic with the... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Tina Novak    A & E

Ralphie, the BB gun, and the lamp arrive in Edmonds

Enjoy the holiday season with Driftwood Players’ remake of the 1983 movie of “A Christmas Story.” It has all the makings of a wholesome and sentimental holiday tradition for a family friendly outing. The original movie is kno... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

Vision continues with Ahn family Christmas concert | Holiday Cheer

The Mukilteo Christmas Concert Foundation presents its 25th annual Christmas concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. Admission is free. . In... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Ombu Salon has holiday feminine hygiene drive

This time of year, food drives and toy drives galore tend to spring up. Not that these are not important, but there is a real need in our community that often goes overlooked: Young girls from underprivileged and homeless families... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By David Pan    Sports

Experienced Mavericks ready to make strong playoff push | Boys basketball

The Meadowdale boys basketball team is looking to up its game. The return of one of its top players from injury and an experienced roster of seniors and juniors have the Mavericks... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By David Pan    Sports

Edmonds-Woodway embracing simplified approach | Boys basketball

The Edmonds-Woodway boys basketball team is taking a slightly different approach on offense and defense this season. The changes might be best described as "less is more." One of... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By David Pan    Sports

Two sophomores lead King's | Boys basketball

If there's a lesson to be learned from King's season-opening loss to Glacier Peak, it is that the 1A Knights definitely can play with the big boys. King's went toe to toe with the... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

On the prowl: Winter is a peak time for coyote sightings and attacks

Ted became one of the most recognizable dogs in Edmonds earlier this year after the fluffy and unbearably cute 10-pound Pomeranian went missing July 26. His owner, Mary McAllister... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

New holiday trolley debuts in Edmonds | Holiday Cheer

There's a new holiday trolley in town, and it's just as popular as the old one. The Friday Harbor Jolly Trolley made its debut Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Edmonds. It's a little... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Daniel Johnson    Opinion

A most unique gift | Guest View

During this season of giving, we all have stories of memorable gifts given and received. In our family, the story retold year after year was given (and abruptly returned) to my Grea... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

Christmas gifts, music, and memories | Home Again

December fills my heart with memories of long-ago Christmases during my childhood in Edmonds. Helping carry boxes of decorations down from the attic. Cutting and pasting red paper... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

What we knew and when we knew it | Chuck's World

Perhaps you noticed the other day when Billie Eilish didn’t seem to know who Van Halen was. Perhaps you missed it. Perhaps you need me to start over. Billie Eilish is an American... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

Update on 2nd and Main; thanks to elected leaders | Letters to the Editor

An update on Graphite construction Two years ago, Mary Olsen and I announced the addition of a new art facility at the corner of Second Avenue South and Main Street in downtown... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

Appetite, with a side of arts | Arts & Appetite

The holiday season is always a little brighter with memorable experiences, dining out with loved ones and enjoying all types of artistic endeavors, so this week’s column reviews... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

Why I didn't support new attorney contract | Guest View

Citizens have asked me to explain why Mike Nelson and I didn't support the new city attorney contract. I cannot and will not speak for City of Edmonds Mayor Elect-Nelson. These thou... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Adam Cornell    Opinion

Why charges were not filed in Harvey's case | Guest View

Editor's note: Earlier this month, Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell spoke to the Edmonds Diversity Commission to explain why his office declined to charge a... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Esperance fIreworks ban coming in 2021

Although fireworks are already banned in the City of Edmonds, they have continued to be allowed – for three hours a year – in Esperance, which has an Edmonds mailing address... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

$130M budget a record high for Edmonds

The Edmonds City Council approved its 2020 budget on Tuesday, which came in at a record $130.6 million, or $22 million more than 2019 and almost $40 million more than just two... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

What are Edmonds' priorities for its citizens?

Highway 99 improvements, gun violence prevention, the planned Edmonds Waterfront Center – now under construction but whose funds have not been fully secured – and, of course,... — Updated 12/12/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Edmonds CC faculty picketing for pay raises

Faculty at Edmonds Community College have been gathering weekly at the school's entrance, clad in bright red shirts and hoisting signs protesting what they say are unfair wages.... — Updated 12/12/2019

 

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