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Editorial cartoon: Joe Heller

Joe Heller editorial cartoon for March 11, 2021.... — Updated 3/18/2021


Condemning anti-Asian hate crimes | Letters to the Editor

Statement condemning anti-Asian hate crimes There has been an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States, including in our own community, and the horrible murders in Ge... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The blessing of having the right one in your corner | Chuck's World

I first spotted my wife teaching nearly 40 years ago, sneaking a peek through a classroom door. That was when she was finishing graduate school, and actually it would take another... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By Joe Heller    Opinion

'It's time to spring ahead'

Edmonds Beacon editorial cartoon for March 18 by Joe Heller.... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By David Brewster    Opinion

Journal of a plague year | Fresh Reads

It's been a year. Yes really, it's been a year since the shadow of an unimaginable pandemic first loomed over our community, driving us indoors, cocooned and prayerful, and away... — Updated 3/11/2021


The politics of dancing | Moment's Notice

“At the root of the varied manifestations of dancing lies the common impulse to resort to movement to externalize states which we cannot externalize by rational means. This is... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Lessons for when the world is safe again | Chuck's World

I have a friend who shares a particular passion of mine, although now it turns out he's just horribly wrong about it. It's funny. I even smiled a little the other day as he offered... — Updated 3/11/2021


Boutique hotels; Housing Commission | Letters to the Editor

Boutique hotels: Will they work for developers? I applaud the decision by the Edmonds City Development Committee to allow boutique hotels in Edmonds ("'Boutique' hotels now allowed... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By Shane Hope    Opinion

Climate change: Help Edmonds' action plan | City Corner

Everyone in Edmonds has heard of climate change and probably wondered, "What do people have to do with it?" or, more specifically, "How does that affect Edmonds?" or even, "What... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Conservation: Curbing the kilowatts | Greener Edmonds

Snohomish County PUD gets most of its electricity from Bonneville Power Administration dams on the Columbia River, a clean source that produces minimal amounts of greenhouse gases.... — Updated 3/11/2021


When will older students return to school? | Our Schools

We want to follow up regarding next steps for offering in-person opportunities to serve our third- through 12th-grade students. As part of the memorandum of understanding (MOU)... — Updated 3/4/2021


Across the border, Vietnamese sandwiches | Arts & Appetite

I broke the rules a little bit for this Arts & Appetite restaurant review. I traveled over the border – the Snohomish-King County border, that is. It is barely a quarter-mile... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Cancel culture: When bad people make good things | Chuck's World

I fell in love with movies as a child, almost certainly because they were a treat. My parents had three little kids and pennies were definitely being pinched, so movies were special... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Joe Heller    Opinion

Editorial cartoon for March 4

The Beacon's editorial cartoon for March 4, 2021.... — Updated 3/4/2021


Perrinville Creek; Mika's Playground | Letters to the Editor

The demise of Perrinville Creek Edmonds city staff have now cut off the natural connection of Perrinville Creek to Puget Sound, eliminating over 100 yards of stream habitat that... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Erica Clawson    Opinion

Elected leaders: Consider wheelchair transportation needs | Guest View

I live in Edmonds and use a motorized wheelchair. I rely on public transit because that's the only way I can travel with my wheelchair – it's too big to fit in my car. I like to... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Marthlyn Jones    Opinion

Answers needed on removal of 175 trees at Point Edwards | Guest View

As a citizen and member of Save Our Marsh who appreciates all aspects of nature, I carefully read the proposal and studied the maps for the petition by the Point Edwards Homeowners... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Andrew Morgan    Opinion

Did city change its mind on bike lanes? | Guest View

The city of Edmonds has accepted a grant from Sound Transit for bike lanes along Ninth Avenue South to 100th Avenue West to Firdale Village and from Ninth Avenue and Walnut Street... — Updated 3/1/2021


The books that rewrite our stories | Moment's Notice

"It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive." – James Ba... — Updated 2/28/2021


Too liberal; bike lanes; Zoom meetings | Letters to the Editor

Kind of blue Beacon: Thanks – liked reading you for free. But as a CPA, things cost. We know. Won't subscribe for primary reason that your editorial view and tenor is a bit too... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Imagining the Bumbershoot of the future | Chuck's world

J. Kenji López-Alt is a chef and food writer, the author of the best-selling “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science,” which was a New York Times bestseller and... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

COVID and the future of work | Off Kilter

It was Mark Cuban (of fame from his billion-dollar wealth, his fame as a successful entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team) who spoke about automation... — Updated 2/25/2021


Teriyaki: The yummiest of Seattle originals | Arts & Appetite

Ah, teriyaki. We all remember eating teriyaki in our teens or 20s and feeling like we had found this amazing "real meal" when we were just starting to form our own eating habits and... — Updated 2/18/2021

 By Lauren Davis    Opinion

The link between cannabis concentrates and psychosis | Guest View

In 2012, Washington voters approved Initiative 502, legalizing cannabis. Back then, the black market was dominated by dried cannabis flower, with a potency of approximately 10%.... — Updated 2/18/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

A noble idea – reduce your food waste | Greener Edmonds

Once food comes home from the grocery store what we do with it can help reduce our environmental footprint. Estimates are that about 20% of the food we buy ends up being thrown... — Updated 2/18/2021


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