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Bad behavior by coaches, parents, and fans must stop

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, the Snohomish County Council was expected to consider a resolution recognizing the urgent need for youth sports officials. At the same time, it will call on parents, coaches and athletes to display... — Updated 9/29/2022


Livability and land use | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the final column of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about... — Updated 9/9/2022


Do City's surveys allow for meaningful input? | Guest View

I am writing to alert you to concerns around the ongoing comprehensive plan visioning mini-surveys recently offered by the Edmonds Development Services Department. I am concerned... — Updated 9/8/2022


Reinventing commercial cores, fostering experiences | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the fifth of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about cultural a... — Updated 8/31/2022


What level of economic growth for Edmonds? | Guest View

Editor's note: In the third of a six-week series on Edmonds' comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about economic... — Updated 8/25/2022


The environment: Acting with urgency | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the fourth of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about the... — Updated 8/25/2022


What is the quality of life in Edmonds? | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the second of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about the city... — Updated 8/11/2022


City begins comprehensive plan visioning process | Guest View

Broad public participation is essential to creating a vision for Edmonds' future What do you love about Edmonds today? Looking ahead 20 years, what kind of Edmonds do you hope to... — Updated 8/4/2022


Don't let downtown change from its original intent | Guest View

With the Business District 2 (BD2) street-front designation that provides commercial use at a minimum on the ground floor and the BD2 multifamily-only building design standards now... — Updated 7/28/2022

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Getting back to nature | Greener Edmonds

We have a long, long way to go, but several agencies in Snohomish County and the surrounding area are making a noble effort to restore natural function to important habitats.... — Updated 7/21/2022

 By Daniel Johnson    Opinion

Parking: A pedestrian problem with a pedestrian solution | Guest View

The number one complaint I get at the Waterfront Center is about parking. I can see them coming for me from across the room because they are moving with purpose. It usually starts... — Updated 7/20/2022

 By Joe Scordino    Opinion

Help future generations enjoy Edmonds Marsh | Guest View

The community effort to restore the Edmonds Marsh along SR 104 will resume this summer. Volunteer events are now scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, and Tuesday, July... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Lee Hoang: A fixture on Edmonds Way | Editor's Note

A few years after moving to Edmonds in 2000, I sought advice from a friend on where to take my 1995 Honda Civic for repairs. That's how I met Lee Hoang, proprietor of Edmonds Way... — Updated 7/4/2022


Curbing gun violence: Do something | Guest View

The National League of Women Voters has supported measures to increase public and school safety and decrease gun violence since 1999. The League believes that “the proliferation of handguns and semiautomatic weapons in the... — Updated 6/30/2022

 By Jim Ogonowski    Opinion

Is Edmonds ending single-family zoning? | Guest View

Let’s start this discussion with a few definitions to make sure we’re all on the same page. What is single-family residential zoning? Per our City code, the purpose of single-family residential is: “To reserve and regulate... — Updated 6/30/2022

 By Rick Steves    Opinion

Bologna airport plane bump is no baloney | Guest View

I've already enjoyed a cappuccino with a Capuchin monk – and now I've had a baloney sandwich in Bologna. How can a hungry traveler interested in "going local" do much better?... — Updated 6/24/2022

 By Fred Obee    Opinion

Constitution tested by silos of belief, spread of lies | Guest View

Much is lamentable in our political discourse. It can be senselessly coarse, wildly inaccurate, insulting and cruel. But it also can be inspirational and move us to courageously... — Updated 6/15/2022

 By Adam Fortney    Opinion

Here's why the Sheriff's Office is reassigning deputies to the streets | Guest View

In 2019, the residents of Snohomish County gave me the opportunity to lead the Sheriff's Office and deliver police services to unincorporated Snohomish County and our contract... — Updated 6/9/2022


Violent crime: It's time to save Highway 99 in Edmonds | Guest View

Edmonds is certainly not immune to the crime issues facing the entire nation. In recent months, there have been countless instances of shoplifting, illegal narcotics use, car... — Updated 6/9/2022


'Safety of our students, staff at the heart of everything we do' | Guest View

Editor’s note: Edmonds School District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas sent the following letter to the students, families, and caregivers May 25 in the wake of the deadly school... — Updated 6/2/2022


Remembering a time: When will it stop? | Guest View

We watch the news and see children in Ukraine clutching their favorite toy as they are forced to leave home. They and their parents are fleeing from the advancing Russian army. And... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Priya Sinha    Opinion

Is the City criminalizing poverty, mental illness in Edmonds? | Guest View

I am writing about proposed Public Ordinance 5.70, Unlawful Occupation of Public Property. The sole purpose of the ordinance is to criminalize poverty and mental illness in... — Updated 5/5/2022

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

Proposed homeless ordinance is not enforceable | Guest View

Dear Mayor Nelson and City Council: I am writing to express opposition to the proposed ordinance regarding unlawful occupation of public property. As your state representative, form... — Updated 5/5/2022

 By Vivian Olson    Opinion

A 'last resort' tool for those who refuse help

In 2021, an in-depth look at the difficult issue of homelessness was conducted in Edmonds. I was pleased to serve on this mayor-initiated task force. Most of the actions and... — Updated 4/21/2022

 By Rob English    Opinion

Edmonds sewer project will reduce carbon footprint | Guest View

The City of Edmonds is partnering with the Department of Enterprise Services, Ameresco, and Ecoremedy to complete a $27 million carbon recovery project. The project's focus is to... — Updated 4/12/2022


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