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What the infrastructure bill means for Washington state | Guest View

Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who represents Seattle and Edmonds in the 7th Congressional District, helped negotiate the $1.2 trillion U.S. House infrastructure package... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

Hate speech undermines our community | Guest View

No member of our community – no matter their background or circumstance – should be vilified or scorned as (Council candidate) Will Chen was last week. The despicable, vulgar... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Ken Reidy    Opinion

Did City misrepresent streateries ordinance? | Guest View

I just read in this week's Edmonds Beacon that Economic Development Director Patrick Doherty is representing the following: "The streateries are allowed by individual permits that... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Greg Babinski    Opinion

Edmonds is short-changed by Sound Transit | Guest View

I agree with Kevin Oliver's letter published in the Oct. 28 Edmonds Beacon regarding the need for a direct transit connection to the new Northgate Link light rail station ("Direct... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Joan Bloom    Opinion

What's the rush with the 2022 CIP/CFP? | Guest View

The rate increases you see in your utility bills are due to projections on two critical budgetary tools: the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the Capital Facilities Plan (CFP). In addition to rushing approval of the budget... — Updated 10/28/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

The sixth extinction: Getting closer | Greener Edmonds

Five mass extinctions have dramatically changed the face of life on earth. They have collapsed biodiversity and created conditions where new species have evolved and dominated. We a... — Updated 10/25/2021


Why is the 2022 budget being rushed? | Guest View

Do citizens realize that the budgeting process is being aggressively rushed this year? Why is this budget being rushed, and why is this scheduling not typical or appropriate? For... — Updated 10/22/2021


Clandestine hiring process not accountable to citizens | Guest View

As elected officials, our mayor and councilmembers are accountable to citizens every four years. We can choose to vote them out of office if they do not meet our expectations. What... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By Daniel Johnson    Opinion

Thanks to community for Edmonds Waterfront Center support

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, standing in front of a green screen, the little red light above the in-studio camera came on and we went live with our first virtual gala and Auction... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Joe Scordino    Opinion

Mayor Nelson: Where's the action on Perrinville Creek? | Guest View

Mayor Nelson: Last March, you put out a press release titled "Mayor Nelson calls for Perrinville Creek restoration project" that acknowledged the stormwater damage to Perrinville... — Updated 9/30/2021


How Walkable Main Street killed my business | Guest View

Editor's note: The following was sent to Mayor Nelson, Economic Development and Cultural Services Director Patrick Doherty, and City Council members. I wanted to share my... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By George Bennett    Opinion

The polarization of Edmonds' politics | Guest View

Recently, I received a recent email from Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and her biggest concern about the upcoming council race. Here is a snippet: "What's at stake in the upcoming City... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Benjamin Surmi    Opinion

Is it aging, or is it Alzheimer's? | Guest View

"Mom seems so bored." "My husband won't stop following me around the house." "Grandma doesn't seem like herself these days." Anyone who's spent time with older family members has... — Updated 9/23/2021


Setting the record straight on chamber finances | Guest View

At the Edmonds City Council Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, during the council’s discussion of the awarding of grants in the Edmonds Rescue Plan Fund, comments were made regarding the finances of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. These... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

9/11 20 years later: A lifelong obsession | Editor's Note

Last week, we asked for your memories of 9/11, that tragic day from 20 years ago this Saturday. I wasn't there, and can't pretend to feel the same emotions of those who were, those... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Diana White    Opinion

Blue Heron Canoe: Thanks to Edmonds community | Guest View

Dear Edmonds community: On behalf of the Blue Heron Canoe family, I wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to the Edmonds community who attended and offered support for our 2021... — Updated 9/2/2021


Edmonds Climate Committee shares findings | Guest View

During the past several months, many citizens of our community joined the City of Edmonds invitations to be part of an online workshop (March 25) and survey (March-May) to help... — Updated 8/12/2021

 By Ashley Sytsma    Opinion

It's time: Outdoor sheds in Edmonds need to go | Guest View

Recently, the New York Times published a guest essay ("Tear Down the Restaurant Sheds Before It's Too Late," July 22) on the need to remove the temporary outdoor dining sheds that r... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By Rick Steves    Opinion

A message from the July 4 grand marshal

Looking back on my Edmonds childhood, some of my happiest memories are summertime moments: chasing shade and guppies in the creek next to our house on Brookmere Drive, getting lost... — Updated 7/10/2021

 By Bill Derry    Opinion

Too few: Edmonds parks lacking in standards | Guest View

The City of Edmonds has initiated the process to update the Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) plan. This is good news. The Edmonds parks system does not meet the national... — Updated 6/30/2021

 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


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