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 By Luke Distelhorst    Opinion 

Urgency needed on traffic violence | Guest View

Editor’s note: The following was sent to Edmonds City Council and relevant City staff. This afternoon (Jan. 29) a 60-70-year-old man on an electric bike was struck by a driver at... — Updated 2/2/2023

 
 By Larry Williamson    Opinion 

Sign petition to prevent rampant growth | Guest View

Bills were introduced in last year's legislative session around issues of land use, zoning, and housing. When these ill-advised bills were defeated, the sponsors said they would be... — Updated 2/2/2023

 

Stand up for local control on housing | Guest View

The Washington State Legislature is once again trying to strong-arm Edmonds and most Washington cities into giving up local control over land use, density, and zoning decisions.... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

How to make most of the legislative session | Guest View

The 2023 legislative session started on Jan. 9. Some of you may be interested in participating in the legislative process. There are several ways to stay informed and involved... — Updated 1/26/2023

 
 By Alan Bine    Opinion

The write way to positivity | You Have My Word(s)

Is it possible to write your way out of the doldrums? Like most actions, it depends on your thinking and attitude. I know that actions really do speak louder than words. Still, I... — Updated 1/19/2023

 
 By Tom Droun    Opinion

Ebb Tide HOA stance on walkway | Guest View

In 1983, the Ebb Tide predecessor granted the City of Edmonds an easement to allow the public to have an access way between the City-owned beaches and over a 10-foot-wide section... — Updated 1/12/2023

 
 By Mary Peterson    Opinion

A part of it: A holiday story | Guest View

"This darkness. Why does it have to get dark so early!" I grumbled to myself. Well, at least I didn't have to cook tonight – I had ordered Chinese from our favorite Chinese... — Updated 12/22/2022

 

City should manage snow removal, not residents | Guest View

Editor's note: Former Edmonds City Councilmember Luke Distelhorst sent the following note to councilmembers and City staff Dec. 4. He gave his permission to publish it in the... — Updated 12/15/2022

 
 By Dave Turley    Opinion

Director: Council should issue public apology | Guest View

Editor's note: Administrative Services Director Dave Turley read the following to the mayor and councilmembers during the Dec. 13 council meeting. He gave the Beacon permission to... — Updated 12/15/2022

 
 By Theresa Hollis    Opinion

Seeking the win-win on building heights | Guest View

Residents of a single-family home neighborhood may soon have 75-foot apartments right outside their front doors. How did we get here? The City of Edmonds is undertaking the largest... — Updated 12/8/2022

 
 By Jane O'Dell    Opinion

Edmonds Marsh gets a new website | Guest View

The Edmonds Marsh is closer to you than you might think. But what do you know about this valuable patch of wild land between our city and Puget Sound? The Edmonds Marsh Estuary... — Updated 12/8/2022

 

What to know about health insurance after turning 65 | Guest View

Medicare health insurance plans are now open for enrollment for the 1.4 million Medicare beneficiaries in Washington. Deciding what type of Medicare plan is best for you can be a confusing task when not informed of all the... — Updated 12/8/2022

 

Giving thanks for our favorite restaurants (part 2) | Arts & Appetite

Continuing from the pre-Thanksgiving Arts & Appetite column dedicated to our favorite restaurants across Edmonds and the nearby areas, this week's installment reinforces that... — Updated 12/6/2022

 
 By Diana White    Opinion

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month | Guest View

Native American Heritage Month provides an opportunity for us all to learn and make connections to Indigenous people and the land that has existed since time immemorial. Several... — Updated 11/22/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Forgotten warriors in a forgotten, on-going war | Darn Wright

I served in Korea for 13 months, five days, nine hours, and 12 minutes, so I’m extremely interested in hearing about that Forgotten War. It’s said that our participation in the... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 By Alan Bine    Opinion

Reviews you might want to review | You have my word(s)

Who doesn’t have opinions? Just ask anyone in your family or circle of friends. That’s why reviews and comments about places to eat, movies to see, and books to read are among t... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Practical, simple, genius | Only in Edmonds

I’m always amazed by the stories of “what, why and how.” Most of us are curious as to what, why, and how other people do what they do. It doesn’t take long to get to the... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | It was a dark and dreary night

With the celebration of Halloween earlier this week, many of us still talk about that Oct. 30, 1938, classic Halloween Eve frightful Orson Welles’ CBS “Mercury Theatre on the... — Updated 11/3/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

The five fossils | Only in Edmonds

Gray skies have finally arrived in the Village of Goodness, with droplets of H2O that we Northwesterners claim as gold. If only we had deep wells of fossil fuel, would we be self-su... — Updated 10/27/2022

 
 By Alan Bine    Opinion

There's no place like – well, you know | You Have My Word(s)

Edmonds, about a dozen miles north of Seattle on Puget Sound, is about as good a place as it gets. At least travel guru Rick Steves of PBS fame thinks so. When Rick’s not travelin... — Updated 10/27/2022

 

You can help eradicate polio | Guest View

Most of us are too young to remember what a world being ravished by polio was like. But in the 1940s and 1950s, polio either paralyzed or killed over half a million people. There... — Updated 10/22/2022

 
 By Chuck Wallace    Opinion

The Great Shakeout: More than an exercise | Guest View

The Great Shakeout earthquake Exercise is approaching quickly. It is a great time to not only participate in an earthquake exercise at work and with your family, but it provides an... — Updated 10/20/2022

 

So much more than a thrift store | Guest View

I learned some exciting things about our Senior Center Thrift Store recently from a newsletter that the store publishes. There is so much more that goes into it than just being a... — Updated 10/15/2022

 
 By Diana White    Opinion

A Welcome recognition for the Coast Salish in Edmonds | Guest View

For quite some time, the only historical acknowledgment of Indigenous peoples within the city of Edmonds was a small plaque next to the public restrooms near City Hall. As a Native... — Updated 10/6/2022

 
 By Jenna Nand    Opinion

Viewing the waterfront through nonhuman eyes | Guest View

I am a nighttime denizen of the Edmonds beach. One of the beauties of strolling the Edmonds waterfront at night is being able to witness predator and prey species engaging in natura... — Updated 10/6/2022

 

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