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 By Luke Distelhorst    Opinion 

Urgency needed on traffic violence | Guest View

Editor’s note: The following was sent to Edmonds City Council and relevant City staff. This afternoon (Jan. 29) a 60-70-year-old man on an electric bike was struck by a driver at... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Larry Williamson    Opinion 

Sign petition to prevent rampant growth | Guest View

Bills were introduced in last year's legislative session around issues of land use, zoning, and housing. When these ill-advised bills were defeated, the sponsors said they would be... — Updated 2/2/2023

 

Demos for a dozen | Arts & Appetite

Have you heard of Table for 12? All of us who wander downtown Edmonds regularly peeked in often, checking the signs in the window on the storefront next to Arista Wine Cellars, exci... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion 

'Surf Check, Brackett's Landing' | Sketching Edmonds

This study is one I recently worked up. Before painting on the larger canvas, I'll return to this piece when deciding on colors and details for the final version. Brackett's... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion 

A checklist of what to do when a loved one dies | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? My 71-year-old uncle, who’s divorced with no children, has terminal cancer. He’s asked me to take care of... — Updated 2/2/2023

 

Small but mighty: Taking down Francis in the sixth grade | Letters to the Editor

Re: "Soak 'em, late 1960s: Edmonds Elementary: Hero or goat?" (Back in Edmonds," Jan. 26)) I loved this story! I am a woman now and not a little girl anymore. But I, too, remember... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

Comfortably numb? | Moment's Notice

Desensitization: noun. The process of reducing or eliminating sensitivity; the act or process of desensitizing, of dulling or reducing sensation. I have always said I want to... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Peter Kelley    Opinion

Soak 'em, late 1960s, Edmonds Elementary: Hero or goat? | Back in Edmonds

It’s fifth-grade recess and a wild game of soak ’em has come down to me alone – the smallest kid in class. My teammates can barely watch. A wiry kid on the other side has the... — Updated 1/31/2023

 

Stand up for local control on housing | Guest View

The Washington State Legislature is once again trying to strong-arm Edmonds and most Washington cities into giving up local control over land use, density, and zoning decisions.... — Updated 1/26/2023

 

MLK inquiry; Ballinger Park | Letters to the Editor

Comment on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Today, January 16, 2023, I am wondering why the City of Edmonds made no public comment on the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

How to make most of the legislative session | Guest View

The 2023 legislative session started on Jan. 9. Some of you may be interested in participating in the legislative process. There are several ways to stay informed and involved... — Updated 1/26/2023

 

Year in Review: Arts & Appetite (Part 2)

Last week, the first Arts & Appetite of the year completed a look back on the year in arts in Edmonds, but as the column name says, this is arts and "appetite." So we took a loo... — Updated 1/19/2023

 

Gratitude and your mental health | Health & Wellness

I think that we have all heard the practicing gratitude, being grateful for things in your life, has a positive effect on one’s mental health. I believe that for some people,... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to get help as an elder orphan | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to find someone honest and reliable to look after my estate, health, and long-term care when I’m no longer able to do it myself. I’m a 67-year-old... — Updated 1/19/2023

 

What about the right of way? | Letters to the Editor

Who has the responsibility in a right of way? The recent snowfall in Edmonds provides an opportunity to contemplate who has rights and responsibilities related to our rights-of-way. Per the Municipal Research and Service Center,... — Updated 1/19/2023

 

Starting off the new year … with a cough | Moment's Notice

Before the holidays, we read and heard the reports about a tripledemic, about the virulent flu strains, and about RSV more intense than in past years, not to mention the common cold... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Alan Bine    Opinion

The write way to positivity | You Have My Word(s)

Is it possible to write your way out of the doldrums? Like most actions, it depends on your thinking and attitude. I know that actions really do speak louder than words. Still, I... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Tom Droun    Opinion

Ebb Tide HOA stance on walkway | Guest View

In 1983, the Ebb Tide predecessor granted the City of Edmonds an easement to allow the public to have an access way between the City-owned beaches and over a 10-foot-wide section... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to buy over-the-counter hearing aids | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting some of the new over-the-counter hearing aids that just became available a few months ago. Can you offer any tips to help me with... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Alan Bine    Opinion

Quiet time can bring clarity | You Have My Words(s)

Quiet time is such a blessing. Like a snow day for your mind. When it’s quiet, you can think. And the possibilities are infinite. I’ll bet most of the great inventors first came... — Updated 1/12/2023

 

Are trash truck oil slicks seeping into Puget Sound? | Letters to the Editor

I have enjoyed having my copy of the Beacon delivered to my mailbox for the past few years. Your letters to the editor have always helped start needed and at times heated... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Simplicity and the search for truth | Only in Edmonds

The popular acronym for emphasizing the relevance of simplicity compared to complication is “KISS … Keep it simple, stupid!” Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but t... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A tumultuous road towards MLK holiday | Darn Wright

The Martin Luther King Jr. federal national holiday coming up lets us think about a civil rights activist assassinated for his activism. He is the only American, other than George... — Updated 1/12/2023

 

Year in Review: Arts & Appetite (Part I)

The Beacon marks the close of every year with a bit of a look back, and since 2022 was so chock full of happenings, this year we need two issues! Since Arts & Appetite covers wh... — Updated 1/5/2023

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Character and confidence: Keeping Edmonds special | Only in Edmonds

The inspiration for this short essay comes from a book I read some time ago. The central point of the author’s message was how moral virtues affect the world condition. It was... — Updated 1/5/2023

 

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