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The long and short of it: Wearing masks slows corononavirus spread

Bob Sears captured Zach Bloomfield and his daughter on their way to Brackett's Landing on a summery Monday, June 6, in Edmonds. This photo can serve as a reminder that new... — Updated 7/6/2020 Full story


Second round of grants available for businesses and residents

After City Council approval June 23, grants of up to $10,000 are now available to small businesses in Edmonds to help provide relief to the economic blow created by the COVID-19 eco... — Updated 7/6/2020 Full story

 By LaVonne Olsen    News

What to do if you're the victim of identity theft or financial fraud

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a widespread health and economic crisis. Amidst the chaos, a global network of criminals is taking full advantage of personal data collected... — Updated 7/6/2020


We need to save our Chamber of Commerce | Letter to the Editor

A virus canceled the Edmonds 4th of July festivities in 2020. It could end up canceling our Chamber of Commerce, too. And, if that happens, even after the pandemic crisis passes,... — Updated 7/6/2020 Full story


Jaiiya Cafe opening next month in Westgate

A new café is taking shape on the ground floor of the Village at Westgate apartments. Jaiiya Cafe is expected to open its doors in August, serving locally roasted coffee and... — Updated 7/6/2020


Edmonds did have a July 4th parade

From Edmonds resident Art Jones: NInety-year-old Phil Sacks and a couple of his neighbors were not going to be denied the Edmonds 4th of July Parade. Phil, a twice-wounded combat... — Updated 7/5/2020 Full story


New in Edmonds: Coffee, chicken, and health care

Coffee, chicken and health care. It's all in one location just south of 220th Street SW in Edmonds in a new retail building. The coffee is Woods Coffee, based in Lynden in Whatcom... — Updated 7/4/2020


Orwellian double-think on City Council | Letter to the Editor

I read in the Edmonds Beacon that Councilmember Kristiana Johnson asks, "Is it fair to support an Asian-owned business instead of a white-owned business with the same number of... — Updated 7/4/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds presses pause on Walkable Main Street project

The grand experiment of closing three blocks of Main Street to vehicle traffic for the past two weeks was bound to be controversial. And now it's paused. "We've had very positive... — Updated 7/4/2020


A journey of a thousand steps | Letter to the Editor

We live together in our cherished Edmonds and bring with us our personal truths and opinions. Over the past few weeks, here in Edmonds we have encountered examples of what are at best culturally insensitive behaviors, whether... — Updated 7/3/2020


Codes, rocks, dogs | Police Calls

June 23 Border townLocal resident locates probable stolen mail from Shoreline. 7800 block 227th Place W. Wakey Male subject sleeping inside business trespassed. 100 block Second... — Updated 7/3/2020


The future of Edmonds – and a vision | Letter to the Editor

The future of cities is undeniably moving towards to a more environmentally sustainable model of operation. Cities and towns must foment a better working relationship between the... — Updated 7/3/2020


Public hearing for $26M wastewater treatment project

The Edmonds City Council will hold an optional public hearing to receive residents' comments on the proposed Wastewater Treatment Incinerator Replacement project 7 p.m. Tuesday,... — Updated 7/3/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Being a Black woman – and a cop – in Edmonds

Tabatha Shoemake, 51, is Edmonds' senior animal control officer and 11-year veteran with the Edmonds Police Department. As a Black woman working in an increasingly diverse but... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

A clarification on Main Street Nails story

After the Beacon ran a story June 18 on a confrontation between a Black couple and the Asian American owners of a nail salon in Edmonds, we were contacted by a family member who wanted to make a clarification. Quick recap: The... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Pride parade procession – by car – journeys through Edmonds

A seven-car Pride parade drove through Edmonds on Sunday, June 28, during Pride weekend, established 50 years ago in New York to celebrate the LGBTQ community. The process made its... — Updated 7/2/2020


Mayor condemns hate flyer | City Briefs

A hate flyer distributed in part of downtown Edmonds Monday, June 22, drew a quick response from Mayor Mike Nelson. “This deceptive flyer copied the Black Lives Matter logo above a list of made-up inflammatory statements... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

2 councilmembers: Kristiana Johnson made racist comment

Edmonds City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and Councilmember Luke Distelhorst have accused fellow Councilmember Kristiana Johnson of racism. “At the June 23 Edmonds City Council meeting, Mayor Mike Nelson brought to... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Ferry passengers help save woman's life

A Washington State Ferries captain credits quick-thinking passengers on the Spokane for saving the life of a distraught woman who threw herself overboard. On June 7, the Spokane was on its way to Kingston from Edmonds under mostly... — Updated 7/2/2020


QR codes: Hyperlinks for the print world

Do you find it frustrating when you're reading an article in a newspaper or magazine and you come across the words, "for more info, visit 'such-and-such website?'" Try this: The... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Mindy Woods: From homelessness to City program manager

Mindy Woods didn't have much time to celebrate after the City of Edmonds named her its first Human Services program manager. She dove right in. The new half-time position was the... — Updated 7/2/2020


County exec: No retreat to Phase 1

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers said today, July 1, that he has no intention of taking the county back to Phase 1 during the coronavirus pandemic. "I support the phased... — Updated 7/1/2020


BREAKING: Rally for Black lives is postponed

A rally planned Friday, July 3, in Edmonds to support Black lives has been postponed. "In light of today’s statement by Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers about rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in our area, the organizers of... — Updated 7/1/2020


Port of Edmonds Deputy Director Marla Kempf retires

After 16 years as the Port of Edmonds deputy director, Marla Kempf has retired. Kempf is a member of the Northwest Marine Trade Association and Washington Public Ports Association,... — Updated 6/30/2020


Edmonds-Woodway selects new principal

Allison Larsen has been selected as the new principal at Edmonds-Woodway High School. She has been the interim principal since May. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal at... — Updated 6/29/2020


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