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Mayor Dave Earling reflects on his long career in Edmonds politics

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part feature on Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, whose term comes to a close at the end of the year. To learn about the recent history of Edmonds and south...

 

Edmonds police chief is now ready to retire

Funny how life turns out sometimes. Al Compaan can tell you stories. Edmonds' police chief was about a year from retiring from the police force at age 53 when his career abruptly took a U-turn....

 

With less funding, Health Board announces layoffs

The Snohomish County Board of Health is laying off 13 employees as part of its 2020 budget. At its regular business meeting Dec. 10, the board took action on a number of items for the Snohomish...

 

Cindi Cruz is City of Edmonds employee of the year

When Cindi Cruz began working for the City of Edmonds 40 years ago, did she imagine that she would remain at City Hall for so long? "No," she said this week. "But I am not a big fan of change, so it...

 

Rally in Edmonds; fire; Greg Urban confirmed | City Briefs

Edmonds residents rally for impeachment vote A large number of Edmonds residents and those from surrounding areas rallied Tuesday night in support of the historic impeachment vote in the U.S. House...

 

From the mayor: Thanks | Mayor's Corner

This is my final column as mayor of our fine city. It may sound corny, but 90% of the time it has been pure fun! The other 10% ... maybe a little less! While I have been in and around government much...

 

Councilmember comments on attorney contract | Letters to the Editor

Why I voted for the renewal of Lighthouse The Lighthouse Law Group has represented the City's legal affairs for the past nine years. Many citizens thanked me for keeping Lighthouse under contract for...

 

The golden ticket is only a little gray | Chuck's World

There are at least two axioms that I rely on in this life. There might be a few more. It’s possible there’s a box in the garage marked “axioms” that I’ve forgotten about. There’s a lot of...

 

2020: Unending expectation | Moment's Notice

“One man’s toxic sludge is another man’s potpourri.” — The Grinch What a year! We have not yet celebrated the holidays, and talk has already turned to 2020. Perhaps people are tired of...

 

Boy Scouts will be recycling Christmas trees in Edmonds | Holiday Cheer

Help support your community's scout troops 2020 activities by properly recycling your Christmas tree. Local Boy Scout troops are gearing up for their annual Christmas tree recycling operation. Here...

 

Caroling on the fly at Red Twig

Royce Napolitino leads kids in song at the annual "Jingle Those Bells" caroling event on the patio of Red Twig on Fifth Avenue South in Edmonds. The initial idea, as it had played out the past two...

 

All the pretty lights | Through Your Lens

If you haven't seen the spectacular lights at the Edmonds Marina yet ... now is the time! Here is a great reader-submitted photo from Shawn Austin. These decorated vessels are part of the annual...

 

One family's $18,000 donation erases student debt in Edmonds School District

A former Hazelwood Elementary family gave an $18,000 donation to erase school meal debt for every student in the district as of Dec. 17. Many district families will have a special gift to be thankful for this holiday season as they are able to start...

 

Stuck on the tracks in Edmonds

Walter Gear took a photo 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 departed Seattle at 5:35 p.m. There...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 19, 2019

Meadowdale's Krueger off to a dominating start | Wrestling

Alex Krueger knows what's in store for his future. The first-team, all-league offensive and defensive lineman plans to play college football. The Meadowdale senior has received one firm offer and...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 19, 2019

Edmonds-Woodway senior setting her sights high | Wrestling

Vatoria Keyes has put in the work. The Edmonds-Woodway senior made history at Mat Classic XXXI when she became the school's first female wrestler to capture a medal at the state championships with...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 19, 2019

Warriors win 2 individual, team titles at A-Town Throwdown | Wrestling

The Edmonds-Woodway boys wrestling team followed up its solid debut at the Edmonds Invitational with an even better performance at the A-Town Throwdown. The Warriors were missing a couple of individuals when they opened the season with a...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 19, 2019

Large turnout gives Meadowdale boys, girls wrestling teams big boost | Wrestling

The numbers are trending upward for the Meadowdale boys and girls wrestling teams. Meadowdale saw an influx of newcomers that has the wrestling room bustling with enthusiasm. The boys team has seen an increase of 15 for a total of 25. Meadowdale also...

 

The 1st 7 days of Freewheelin' Scotland | Prime Living

'Twas getting dark as we stepped off the plane from Paris to Edinburgh and made our way to Bus H. We stand in the rain for about 10 minutes until it comes by, and hauls us to the car rental agency....

 

Get inspired to give back this holiday season | Prime Living

For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving – not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you're committed to helping...

 
 By Beth Bond    News    December 19, 2019

Who needs 'stuff?' Give the gift of adventure | Prime Living

How do you wrap an adventure? Well, the calendar says it's December, and the hustle and bustle of Christmas will soon be upon us. But some seniors have learned how to celebrate the "giving season" by...

 

Nothing beats the joy of giving | Prime Living

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller You can bring some cheer this way: Help Someone by Listening - If you have a few hours a week, the ability to write short...

 

Here's To Your Health | Prime Living

Thyroid imbalance is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and the prevalence is on the rise. Estimates of adults with thyroid dysfunction range from 4-10%, with women more commonly affected than men (though incidence in...

 

Coral Delores Dietz Finkbeiner: 1932-2019

Coral Delores Dietz Finkbeiner, born July 1, 1932, in Colville, WA, to Reverends Clell and Cora Dell Dietz, joined four older siblings, Ruth, John Wesley, Naomi, and Lois. She left us for her...

 

Deborah Ann Totten: 1963-2019

Deborah Ann Totten, 56, passed away Friday afternoon on Dec. 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother Betty (Hadzima) Totten. She is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa Totten, father Robert Loren Totten, brother John (Karen), nephew Mason...

 

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