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 By Adam Cornell    Opinion    December 12, 2019 

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 Lynnwood woman with...

 

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 thoughts are my own. Th...

 

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 some of the great...

 

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 Edmonds. The structure...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    December 12, 2019 

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 teenager, a singer/...

 

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 chains for the big...

 

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 Great Aunt Julie from C...

 

What is the hubbub over CIP/CFP? | Guest View

Edmonds has two documents used for budgetary planning as it prioritizes projects, outlines expected costs and funding sources, and fulfills long-range planning objectives. One is the Capital Improveme...

 

The gorgeous irony of optimism | Moment's Notice

“I am so far from being a pessimist … on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life”—Eugene O’Neill Ah, thankfulness. Most of us likely spent the Thanksgiving weekend...

 

Feel-good story, something positive, something negative | Letters to the Editor

Heading to the bread pop-up Re: "From scratch: Meadowdale graduate finds his niche with baking bread," Nov. 26: This is such a great, feel-good story. I'm looking forward to visiting the Perrinville...

 

Protecting Puget Sound: The Triangle of Fire | History Files

Washington has some lovely state parks that were once a part of the coast defense system. Fort Casey on Whidbey Island was one of the forts. Also Fort Worden at Port Townsend, and Fort Flagler on...

 

The detritus of the digital age | Chuck Sigars

I was rummaging through the universal hall closet the other day, which in my case was an actual closet. In your case, it could be something else. You’ve got one, though. It could be an envelope, or...

 

Snohomish County stock index: 25 years later | History Files

Twenty-five years ago, I began to calculate the Abarim Snohomish County Stock Index . My hope for the index was that it would shine light on Snohomish County companies that survived in the shadow of...

 

Thanks to SanKai, Edmonds is on a roll | Arts & Appetite

Our city's name is on a sushi roll, that is, with the opening of the much-anticipated SanKai Sushi in the Edmonds bowl. Sushi master Ryuichi Nakano recently opened SanKai after selling his...

 

Who needs Starbucks? And other status symbols | Off Kilter

OK, I’m prepared to get hammered by Starbucks devotees. It’s the price of being counter-cyclical. Why do I say, “Who needs them?” Here’s why: I get the Seattle grunge movement. You only...

 

What's next, Edmonds?; More on George Brackett | Letters to the Editor

City is overreaching My mother-in-law (the City) recently passed ban on single-use plastic containers and is appealing a safe gun storage ruling. Although I agree the people should not use single-use...

 

It is right to give our thanks and praise | Chuck's World

In my personal arsenal of useful emotional states, gratitude is the clear winner. I’m all for feeling happy or hopeful, although you can’t count on those. But gratitude is always available, an...

 

Finding grandmother's treasures | Home Again

I own a few of my beloved grandmother’s treasures from her childhood and early adulthood. A tiny blue purse, trimmed with clear glass beads. A formal photograph of her at age 8, unsmiling, wearing...

 

Gratitude, giving and groceries | Off the Cuff

How about a little community good news from beautiful downtown Edmonds to add some brightness to your holiday season? After all, who doesn't love a good story? I know I do. I especially delight in...

 

The City staff | Mayor's Corner

As I wind down eight years as mayor of this wonderful community, there are obviously many wonderful and happy experiences on which to reflect; and yes, of course, there have also been disappointments...

 

The Cascades tilted, and population slid to the west side | History Files

I think we all realize that western Washington isn’t like what it used to be. The forests we have are different from the forests that were once here. To see an old-growth tree, you must go to Olympi...

 

Arborist, post-election letters, time to act | Letters to the Editor

Edmonds needs a full-time arborist The Edmonds city trees, on our streets and in our beautiful parks, are not receiving adequate care. We have very small, dedicated staff to attend to them, which...

 

There's no accounting for this | Chuck's World

I read an interesting article the other day, although I went through it quickly and then bookmarked it for later. I can’t be the only one who practices skim-and-save reading. It’s a form of...

 

A moment to notice | Moment's Notice

Moment n. A moment is a particular point in time, a moment you remember forever. A moment is a short, but unspecified, amount of time. Moment also means "importance." When I first started this column,...

 

We've come a long way, baby | Arts & Appetite

I am a sucker for a good story, and the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has installed an interpretive panel that tells a story worthy of an art review in this week’s issue. Missouri...

 

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