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 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


Podcasting the pandemic | Guest View

The pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. The biggest change for me was postponing my plans as to kayak the Mekong River in Southeast Asia through Laos, Cambodia, and... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By John Brock    Opinion

Good news for Woodway regarding proposed development | Guest View

I'm on the Town of Woodway planning commission. Point Wells is a 60-acre waterfront site next to Woodway and Richmond Beach currently used for oil storage and an asphalt batch plant... — Updated 2/4/2021


Difficult emotions – what to do with them | Guest View

Jan. 11 marked the one-year anniversary of the first death from COVID-19 reported by China and the unprecedented change that was about to occur throughout the world. Over the last... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Rick Steves    Opinion

'I'm not about to fill my bong with Trump-loyalist tears' | Guest View

Jan. 20, 2021, was quite a day. It was a bad day for Jim Crow, billionaire heirs, the coronavirus, and carnage in general. It was a good day for polar bears, civil liberties, my Eur... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Mike Denton    Opinion

Consider donating stimulus check to help others | Guest View

Right about now, most of us are getting $600 or more from the government. We didn't ask for it, and many of us don't really need it. You may have thought that it should have gone... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By Pat Valle    Opinion

Reflecting on 5 years with the Edmonds Diversity Commission | Guest View

As the last founding member of the Edmonds Diversity Commission, stepping down now after five years of service, I would like to offer some history and observations of the... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By Jim Lawless    Opinion

Chief Lawless: 'It was not mean to be' | Guest View

To the Edmonds Community: The time has come for us all to look towards what is next for the Edmonds Police Department and move forward. The mayor will be conducting a national... — Updated 1/21/2021


Edmonds governmental functionality in 2020 | Guest View

There's been so much that has gone on in Edmonds this past year that it's hard to know where to start. For the record, at one time or another, I've supported all currently elected c... — Updated 1/14/2021 Full story

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

'This was an insurrection fueled by a desperate man' | Guest View

Confederate flags were carried through the halls of Congress this week – not even during the Civil War did that racist flag reach the Capitol. A small memorial to the late... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Jess Grant    Opinion

The case against Sheriff Adam Fortney | Guest View

Editor’s note: The Beacon contacted Sheriff Adam Fortney for comment on this opinion piece, but he declined to comment in detail, only saying it was “political diatribe that’s not getting traction” and that the first... — Updated 1/8/2021

 By Lynn Chelius    Opinion

Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds returns to its roots | Guest View

ACE (Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds) is a nonpartisan citizen group providing support and resources for bringing issues of concern before elected officials in the city of Edmonds.... — Updated 1/8/2021


City Council: A year in review

What a year 2020 has been, starting right after the first of the year with four new councilmembers and a new mayor. With that, the mayor broke a tie during the council president... — Updated 12/31/2020

 By Suzy Baroud    Opinion

A caged crèche to honor migrant families | Guest View

"And in the little towns pity for the sodden men changed to anger, and anger at the hungry people changed to fear of them. Then sheriffs swore in deputies in droves, and orders were... — Updated 12/24/2020

 By Atsuko Koseki    Opinion

Workers raise concerns about safety and fair pay at PCC

When you work and shop at a place like PCC you have higher expectations than at a national chain store. We are the Puget Consumer Cooperative – or PCC Community Markets – as we... — Updated 12/24/2020


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