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 By David Pan    News    January 16, 2020 

E-W athletic complex gets big makeover

Edmonds-Woodway High School athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters all seemed to agree that the wait was worth it. Five years after voters approved funding and eight months after work...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    January 16, 2020 

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

This story is part of a continuing series of reports from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, in partnership with the Edmonds Beacon. On what turned out to be a cold and rainy day,...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 16, 2020 

Edmonds church workshops address climate change

Not all climate activists are teenagers, of course. Here's Gayla Shoemake, a 78-year-old Edmonds resident and chair of the Interfaith Climate Action, an interdenominational church group focused on...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 16, 2020 

Snow in Edmonds: A beautiful mess

So far, so good. Kind of. The first snowfall of the year, which began Sunday, hasn't been as treacherous as last year's doozy in February. But it all depends on your situation: If you were in an...

 

Snow a major factor in 2019 state ferry ridership drop

For the first time in seven years, annual ridership aboard Washington State Ferries declined in 2019, dropping by 800,000 customers – 3.2% – to 23.9 million. That included the Edmonds-Kingston...

 

There's a good boy? Through Your Lens

David Fenwick sent the Beacon this photo Jan. 12. "I've walked by this so many times, but tonight the light was just right," he wrote. What do you see? It seems appropriate that its Marina Beach...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    January 16, 2020 

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and Sen. Randi...

 

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative session

Editor's note: As a bonus for Edmonds Beacon online subscribers, we will be publishing stories from the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association's Olympia News Bureau as the Legislature opens for...

 

Mayor Nelson swears in Senior Center board members

Edmonds Senior Center installed newly elected/reelected board members and officers Jan. 8. Mayor Mike Nelson presided over the swearing in of, from left, Musa Khalaf, Steve Shelton, Candy Gaul, Alma...

 

Fire Commissioners, including Edmonds Chamber CEO Greg Urban, sworn in

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners swore in five members and unanimously re-elected Jim Kenny as chair and elected Bob Meador as vice chair for 2020 at a meeting Jan. 7. Five commissioners...

 

New year, new reports | Police Beat

Dec. 31 Not secure Locking mailbox broken open and package stolen. 7400 block 215th Street SW. Old acquaintance, be forgot Ex girlfriend continues to contact male after being told multiple times to st...

 

Polar Bear Plunge coming to Lighthouse Park

Hey, Edmonds residents. Haven’t gotten your fill of the cold water yet? Head to neighborly Mukilteo, where the city’s first-ever Polar Bear Plunge is at the waterfront Jan. 25. The plunge will take place at Lighthouse Park at 11 a.m., followed...

 

Keep calm: City seeks your input

The City of Edmonds is requesting public input on its 2020 traffic-calming program. The program has a budget of $18,000 to address speeding concerns and reduce cut-through traffic on streets where a problem can be documented. The program consists of...

 

VOTE Act aims to boost turnout among young voters

State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), who represents Edmonds in the 21st Legislative District, this week introduced Senate Bill 6313 – the Voting Opportunities Through Education (VOTE) Act, a...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    January 16, 2020 

Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the state Supreme Court, Republicans have proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs Washington voters...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

Record crowd swamps Brackett's Landing North for Polar Plunge

What started with just a few adventurous Edmonds residents – fueled by Rainier beer and wrapped in white bathrobes – has now grown into a top regional event in south Snohomish County. The New...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

Fraley-Monillas elected council president; Paine is pro-tem

Breaking with the practice of one-year terms for council presidents, councilmembers on Tuesday reelected Adrienne Fraley-Monillas for a second-straight year during its first meeting of the year....

 

Lawmakers move to limit companies that trade your data

Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally collected personal data and image. Senate Bill 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, would allow consumers to access, correct,...

 

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative session

Editor's note: As a bonus for Edmonds Beacon subscribers, we will be publishing stories from the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association's Olympia News Bureau as the Legislature opens for its...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

More than 10% of businesses not paying BID fees

Should Edmonds business owners be penalized for not paying dues to a collective business district overseen by the City of Edmonds? During one of the City Council's final meetings in 2019, City adminis...

 

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and Sen. Randi...

 

Braving the wind | Through Your Lens

The recent windy days have provided great photo opportunities. Local photographer Janine Harles was one of those caputuring some great images, including of a group of dunlin, a tanker, and the...

 

Edmonds resident Carin Chase is state director for Bernie Sanders | City Briefs

Edmonds resident Carin Chase is state director for Bernie Sanders Edmonds resident and Edmonds School Board member Carin Chase has been named Washington state director for Bernie Sanders'...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 9, 2020

A freshen-up at the Edmonds library

Have you been to the library lately? The Friends of the Edmonds Library has completed two projects: a shelving renovation in the ongoing book sale area, and two new signs on Main and Dayton streets....

 

Food Bank beginning program for veterans

The Edmonds Food Bank is starting a monthly outreach program for military veterans in Edmonds beginning next week. The goal of the "Got Your Six" (GY6) program is to create a space where veterans can...

 

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