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 By Maria Cantwell    Opinion

More resources for missing, murdered indigenous women | Guest View

Editor's note: U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) sent the following letter to President Biden. Dear President Biden: I write to request that you prioritize the delivery of... — Updated 5/18/2023

 By Karen Barnes    Opinion

Music on the mind | Guest View

My husband and I attended the recent Bruce Springsteen concert. Neither of us had been to a concert in quite some time, but we couldn’t resist a trip to see “The Boss.” At... — Updated 5/18/2023


In line at the post office, the mood lightens | Guest View

It's the weekend. The line in the Edmonds post office snakes all the way into the lobby. I decide to wait with several other patrons and take my place in line. People stand... — Updated 5/4/2023


Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation condemns school district's cut in arts funding | Guest View

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation expresses deep disappointment over the recent decision by the Edmonds School District to cut $15 million from its budget. This will have a... — Updated 4/28/2023

 By Rick Steves    Opinion

Music (and arts) education: A matter of priorities | Guest View

I spend 100 days a year in Europe, but Day 101 – the day I return to my hometown of Edmonds – is always my happiest. Looking through my office window, I can see my old junior... — Updated 4/27/2023


Do we need to jump the gun with a MOU for Unocal property? | Guest View

The mayor of Edmonds is asking the Edmonds City Council for permission to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Washingtons State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)... — Updated 4/20/2023


Oh, you wanted wheels with that? | Guest View

When our 20-year-old drier finally quit, I had a hard time finding a new one. I learned I should be happy to even find a new one. Never mind that it cost twice its real worth. Then... — Updated 4/13/2023

 By Joe Scordino    Opinion

When will the City do the right thing for our creeks? | Guest View

The photo accompanying this column is what a local salmon-bearing stream should NOT look like. This is lower Perrinville Creek in Edmonds, now illegally blocking salmon passage... — Updated 3/30/2023

 By Ken Reidy    Opinion

Scrivener's errors, and why City has work to do | Guest View

Many have heard the term “scrivener’s error.” Washington State case law (88 Wn. App. 669, Halbert v. Forney) defines a scrivener's error as an unintended error or omission mad... — Updated 3/30/2023

 By Rick Steves    Opinion

Taking cues from the Inquisition | Guest View

Clothed only in confidence, his toes gripping the pedestal, Michelangelo's David seems ready and determined to step out of the Dark Ages and into a hopeful future. Completed in 1504... — Updated 3/30/2023


Displacement: Don't upzone seniors from their homes | Guest View

I recently attended a get-together where everyone was in the senior age group. Surprisingly, the conversation had two divergent topics – travel now that COVID is "over," and... — Updated 3/30/2023

 By Vivian Olson    Opinion

Top-down zoning change not needed in Edmonds | Guest View

Editor's note: This letter from Edmonds City Councilmember Vivian Olson was sent to 21st District legislators who represent Edmonds: Sens. Marko Liias and Jesse Salomon and Reps.... — Updated 3/16/2023

 By Jenna Nand    Opinion

Edmonds' charm is on the chopping block | Guest View

"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank acc... — Updated 3/16/2023

 By Cindy Ryu    Opinion

HB 1110 does not preempt local development

HB 1110 is an act relating to creating more homes for Washingtonians by increasing middle housing in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family detached housing. This bill... — Updated 3/16/2023

 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Courage personified; I think I can | Only in Edmonds

Within our Village of Goodness resides a lady who by her character is a constant blessing to those of us who are privileged to know her. Courage is one of many character traits she... — Updated 3/9/2023

 By Karen Barnes    Opinion

The huge benefit of small connections | Guest View

When I was a child I, like many children, was taught not to speak with strangers. Once, as a second grader, I found myself separated from my parents while on a family trip to the Ch... — Updated 3/9/2023

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

An amendment to the state's top-down approach | Guest View

Editor's note: Council President Neil Tibbott provided this editorial following his trip to Olympia with Councilmembers Jenna Nand and Will Chen. Gov. Jay Inslee declared at the... — Updated 3/2/2023

 By Lu Loree    Opinion

What I discovered about the Edmonds Marsh | Guest View

I am a 79-year-old lady, recently (within the last five years) transplanted to the Bowl of Edmonds. I was not completely new to Edmonds, having lived right next door in Lynnwood... — Updated 3/2/2023


Bold action needed on climate change | Guest View

Climate action has never been more critical. Heat stress, wildfire smoke, flooding, and drought pose increasing risks to our community. Despite the City of Edmonds’ efforts to... — Updated 3/2/2023


Coastline cities should be exempt from state zoning mandates | Guest View

RE: Our Environment and HB 1110 and SB 5190 Dear Gov. Inslee: There continues to be a huge flaw in all discussions regarding the Growth Management Act (GMA) and planning: the... — Updated 2/23/2023


Representatives: Expand housing choices, opportunity | Guest View

Editor's note: The following was sent to senators and representatives in the 21st and 32nd legislative districts, which represent portions of Edmonds. We are residents, parents,... — Updated 2/23/2023


It's our future: Important Climate Action Plan meeting Feb. 28 | Guest View

Thank you for the opportunity to share information about our work on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) in our community. We would like to call attention to an important upcoming City Council meeting to review an updated Climate Action... — Updated 2/16/2023

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

A valentine to Amazon | You Have My Word(s)

A lot of people find things they don't like about Amazon and Jeff Bezos, but I think the good about the company far outweighs the bad. As an Amazon Prime member, along with an... — Updated 2/9/2023

 By Joan Bloom    Opinion

House, Senate bills will not build affordable housing | Guest View

I'd like to think our legislators believe HB 1110 (SB 5190) and SB 5466 (HB 1517) will create affordable housing, but since all evidence shows otherwise, it's clear they're serving... — Updated 2/9/2023


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


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