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 By Daniel Johnson    Opinion

Waterfront Center: The last mile | Guest View

For the last six years, we have been on a marathon to build a new home for the Edmonds Senior Center. It was a small handful of dedicated board members and staff who first set off... — Updated 10/14/2020 Full story

 

Is the Housing Commission representing Edmonds citizens? | Guest View

The current Citizen's Housing Commission was tasked with actively collecting input from Edmonds residents, analyzing information actively and objectively, and fully evaluating... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Brian Potter    Opinion

Why all the smoke in Edmonds? | Guest View

Between 1997 and 2019, Washington and Oregon had 26 fires over 100,000 acres. This week, we have eight. This is not a normal year. A month ago, it looked like the Pacific Northwest... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By Keil Mitchell    Opinion

Looking 'suspicious,' and calling the police | Guest View

My wife brought something to my attention that she had recently seen on a Facebook page dedicated to communication between the wives, mothers, and women living here in Edmonds. One... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Helping Hands: Kindness when we see chaos | Guest View

A few days ago, I attended the August board meeting of the Edmonds Waterfront Center. The board president, Gary Haakenson, opened the meeting talking about kindness during these... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Jenna Nand    Opinion

Combat climate change: Reduce consumption of animal products | Guest View

Looking for a way to reduce your carbon emissions? One of the easiest ways is to eat less meat and animal products. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the... — Updated 9/3/2020

 

A timeline for in-person learning | Guest View

While I hoped to introduce myself to the community in person when I started my role as the Edmonds School District superintendent on July 1, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed my... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

Major changes are needed in our institutions | Guest View

We are writing on behalf of members of the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation. In our faith tradition, we are committed to the inherent worth and dignity of every person and equity and compassion in human relations. This... — Updated 8/19/2020

 
 By Marni Muir    Opinion

Behind the scenes: On the Fence art project | Guest View

Editor’s note: The Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) has received several inquiries regarding its newest On the Fence temporary art installation at Civic Park. Arts Commission Chair Marni Muir wrote this column to address questions a... — Updated 8/5/2020

 
 By Maggie Fimia    Opinion

Defunding the police: What could It mean? | Guest View

Brutality by some in the police force is not new, but the overwhelming demand for meaningful institutional change to overcome this gives me hope. However, calls for defunding the police as the answer gives me pause. So far, there... — Updated 8/5/2020

 
 By Kim Archer    Opinion

The future of Edmonds – and a vision | Guest View

The future of cities is undeniably moving towards to a more environmentally sustainable model of operation. Cities and towns must foment a better working relationship between the natural and human environments. As part of this,... — Updated 7/16/2020

 
 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Walkable Main Street a wolf in sheep's clothing | Guest View

Mayor Nelson, City Council members, and others: I am writing you once again to help keep you informed about current downtown retail responses to the Walkable Main Street project... — Updated 7/16/2020

 

Keep improving telemedicine and distance learning | Guest View

As America’s iconic newsman Edward R. Murrow proclaimed, “There’s no substitute for face-to-face communication.” That said, the current pandemic has forced us to rely on... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By Sharon Sneddon    Opinion

Government has to commit to cleaner environment | Guest View

Aug. 13, 2018: I remember it well. It was 4:30 a.m, when I awoke with my lungs severely congested, inhaling in short, shallow breaths. My asthma rescue inhaler wasn't helping. Littl... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By Jim Lawless    Opinion

Answering questions on police force, body cameras, more | Guest View

As members of communities across the country continue to express their pain and frustration surrounding the death of George Floyd, as well as examples preceding and sadly... — Updated 6/18/2020

 
 By Alicia Crank    Opinion

An open letter to Edmonds leadership | Guest View

"Nothing about us without us" is a mantra that has been adopted by marginalized groups (race, gender, disability, age, socio-economic), used to communicate the idea that no policy... — Updated 6/18/2020

 
 By Jim Lawless    Opinion

'We hear your concerns and we respect your purpose' | Guest View

Editor's note: Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless recently released two statements related to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer and the resulting protests.... — Updated 6/4/2020

 
 By Daniel Johnson    Opinion

Navigating COVID-19 – compassion or ageism? | Guest View

When Gov. Jay Inslee issued the stay-at-home order in March due to COVID-19, the Edmonds Senior Center suspended all our programs. The message from the Centers for Disease Control w... — Updated 6/4/2020 Full story

 

Why not reset instead of reopen? | Guest View

As Edmonds begins to loosen its coronavirus restraints, it is a good time to reflect on how to move forward with climate resilience in mind. Edmonds has been a climate leader, so it is natural that the City would recognize this... — Updated 6/4/2020

 

An earlier quarantine: Polio, Nazis, and me | Guest View

At age 8, my brother was hospitalized with polio symptoms. The diagnosis came between the beginning of the Truman administration and the end of World War II. Next door to us in... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story

 
 By Dean Ridings    Opinion

Newspapers have your back | Guest View

We're in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America's communities is local. First responders are our neighbors helping our neighbors, rushing to addresses just down... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story

 
 By Mary Shepard    Opinion

Rosewood Courte: 'Everyone worked together for the benefit of our residents and their families'

The month of April was a difficult one for everyone at Rosewood Courte. Despite following the rules and guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and state and county... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story

 
 By Pat Valle    Opinion

Random acts of kindness, but also bullying | Guest View

"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." – C.S. Lewis The new "normal" that is our daily lives is definitely something we are all ready to leave behind. But... — Updated 5/7/2020 Full story

 
 By Joe Mclalwain    Opinion

We're leaving the light on for you | Guest View

In a recent letter to patrons, Edmonds Center for the Arts Executive Director Joe Mclalwain shared a message of hope and inspiration amid the global COVID-19 crisis. Recognizing... — Updated 4/16/2020

 

Coronavirus mimics climate politics | Guest View

Coronavirus and climate policies are different sorts of problems. Because citizens have varying risk perceptions about these issues (their immediacy and threats to personal well... — Updated 4/2/2020

 

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