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 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

 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


Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Just before the turn of the 20th century, 8-year-old Virginia Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept.... — 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

 By Ross Sutton    Opinion

How can the city move forward? | Guest View

The Edmonds Police Officers Association (EPOA) appreciates that the city will not be moving forward with the chief of police appointment and confirmation made by Mayor Nelson and... — Updated 12/17/2020


Addressing gaps in cancer, COVID prevention | Guest View

As an Edmonds native, I graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in community health and started as a care coordinator with Sea Mar Community Health Center in... — Updated 12/17/2020

 By Joe McIalwain    Opinion

ECA holds strong, plans for future | Guest View

Even without in-person performances or events since March due to the restrictions placed on public gatherings, the pulse of Edmonds Center for the Arts remains strong. Previously sc... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Public should be proud of cold-cases detectives | Guest View

Editor’ note: Chuck Wright, a longtime Mill Creek resident, writes the Darn Wright column for the Mill Creek Beacon. He was intimately involved in the cold case of Jody Loomis in 1972. Thanks to advances in DNA technology,... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Jim Lawless    Opinion

An update from the police chief | Guest View

I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on a few topics that I know are important to our community. As you are likely aware, since December 2018 we have tragically had three... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Mick Hoffman    Opinion

School sports, activities needed more than ever | Guest View

Ever since I was lucky enough to become the executive director at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, I've told our staff and membership that we are in the... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Lauren Davis    Opinion

COVID, police reform, race equity on agenda | Guest View

I am profoundly grateful to the voters of the 32nd Legislative District for reelecting me to a second term in the State House. It has truly been the honor of my lifetime to serve... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Finn Gaaras    Opinion

Edmonds needs a nature center | Guest View

The citizens of Edmonds are blessed with some of the most beautiful parks and areas to view wildlife. From Yost Park to the Edmonds Marsh, Pine Ridge Park to Brackett's Landing,... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By John Brock    Opinion

Be responsibly informed, Woodway | Guest View

Several years ago, a local resident built a private email list made up of a large number of Woodway residents' personal addresses. Since then, he has been sending messages to his... — Updated 11/12/2020

 By Marjie Fields    Opinion

Should city give forest land to developers? | Guest View

Do you enjoy driving beside the trees along Olympic View Drive in the Perrinville area? Did you know that major development is being planned for the 5-acre plot known as the... — Updated 11/12/2020

 By Anna West    Opinion

Can trees and views coexist in Edmonds? | Guest View

I was born and raised in Edmonds. At 10 years old, a trip to the AM/PM for an overcooked hot dog was pure joy. At 16, a job at Anthony's Beach Cafe provided freedom and... — Updated 11/5/2020

 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


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


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