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 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion 

The wild mammals of Edmonds | Greener Edmonds

We Edmondites are lucky to have so much wildlife around us. One reason for this is that great big natural area at our doorstep, Puget Sound. Our marine mammals include otters, whale... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Chris Teofilak    Opinion 

Respect the fireworks ban | Guest View

Happy Fourth of July, Snohomish County. I'm Chris Teofilak, one of the seven citizens elected to serve on South County Fire's Board of Commissioners. Our regional fire authority... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Carrie Hulbert    Opinion

What Ed! is doing to support Edmonds businesses and residents | Guest View

As we all know, the past 16 months have been a challenge for our downtown business community, and Ed! (Edmonds Downtown Alliance) – an organization created for, funded by and over... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Daniel Johnson    Opinion

Waterfront Center: Who, what, when, where, why | Guest View

During the pandemic, like many families, we got a puppy. One of the most difficult things to teach a puppy is “wait.” You put the delicious bowl of food on the floor then ask hi... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Susan Paine    Opinion

Timeline: In-person council meetings | Guest View

Editor's note: When will City Council members return to in-person meetings? Workplace safety, and community safety are the top priorities, said Council President Susan Paine. Along... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Kal Taylor    Opinion

Follow Karl Stern's lead | Guest View

While reading about the Educators of the Month honored in April ("Edmonds School District educators honored," May 20), I was particularly inspired and excited about the creative... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Gary Haakenson    Opinion

Like Edmonds Center for the Arts, Waterfront Center needs public support | Guest View

Looking back at the past year seems surreal to me. I've taken some time to browse through the pictures I took over that time. Not just of the EWC but of life as it was happening... — Updated 5/20/2021


Edmonds Arts Festival history shows its commitment to community | Guest View

The Edmonds Arts Festival has grown from a small community art fair to one of the most prestigious in the Pacific Northwest, attracting artists from across the nation and Canada, an... — Updated 5/13/2021


A housing approach that reflects citizen input | Guest View

As the City Council starts to discuss the Edmonds Citizens Housing Commission's (ECHC) recommended policies, some of us who served as commissioners and alternates would like to... — Updated 5/13/2021


Wake up: Stop the Seattlefication of our Edmonds | Guest View

As background, I'm a 40-year resident of Edmonds, having raised my children in the Edmonds School District. I'm remarried to a Seattle resident who I had to coerce to move this far... — Updated 5/13/2021


The one quake preparedness story you need to read | Guest View

Editor's note: If you're like us, you've been reading earthquake preparedness stories your whole life. So why read this one? Two reasons: Indonesia in 2004, and Japan in 2011. Both... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

Legislative update: House Democrats focused on four objectives | Guest View

We can all agree that this past year has been one like no other, and the same can be said for the 2021 legislative session. The House of Representatives, which I am proud to be a... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By David Shockley    Opinion

Returning to a truly magical first day of school | Guest View

In my 31 years as a high school teacher and principal, my favorite day has always been the first day of school. There is such a great sense of excitement in the air ... it is... — Updated 4/29/2021


Answered: Your top COVID vaccine questions | Guest View

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has accelerated across the country, including in Washington state, where vaccine eligibility expanded to all Washingtonians over the age of 16... — Updated 4/22/2021

 By Pedro Germano    Opinion

Just who does Walkable Main Street benefit? | Guest View

Editor's note: The following was sent to Mayor Nelson and councilmembers in response to the Tuesday, April 6, council discussion regarding Walkable Main Street. It has been edited... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Vivian Olson    Opinion

Vivian Olson responds to Sherman Pruitt story | Letter to the Editor

While I appreciate you offering a platform for Chief Pruitt's story ("Sherman Pruitt speaks out about his experience," April 1), I ask that you correct factual errors in the resulti... — Updated 4/8/2021


Police chief hiring process flawed; executive session denied | Guest View

Thank you, Edmonds Beacon, for publishing Chief Sherman Pruitt's article describing his perspectives regarding Edmonds Police Chief hiring process. Unfortunately, this process was f... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Down the drain and into Puget Sound | Greener Edmonds

Edmonds storm drains move water from our streets, yards, parks, and rooftops. The system starts with grates in the roads and ends in Puget Sound. Unlike the sewer system, storm... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Caitlin Chung    Opinion

'I don't want to have to worry about my grandma' | Guest View

Soon Chung Park. Hyun Jung Grant. Suncha Kim. Yong Ae Yue. Xiaojie Tan. Daoyou Feng. Delaina Ashley Yaun. Paul Andre Michels. I plead to you that you learn to say their names correc... — Updated 3/26/2021


Hate in America: Where is the logic? | Guest View

For as long as I can remember, I have witnessed hate. As a young person, experienced it. Hate against other human beings because of the color of their skin, because of their... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Emma Grabinski    Opinion

Cervical cancer doesn't care what country you're from | Guest View

Editor's note: Dr. Emma Grabinski is with Swedish Medical Center, which has a campus in Edmonds. Many women I see as a gynecologist in Seattle are not originally from the United... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By Bob Throndsen    Opinion

Affordable housing for Edmonds – the real story | Guest View

The future of Edmonds is up to all of us! Our neighbors should be our police, firefighters, teachers, nurses, and all who make Edmonds a real city. Our seniors should be able to... — Updated 3/18/2021

 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 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


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