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Where's due process?; Garden Tour thanks; a clear choice | Letters to the Editor

Questioning mayor's catalog of hate incidents Re: "City creates system to catalog actions motivated by hate," July 15: When a formal complaint is lodged against someone in our... — Updated 7/29/2021


Old houses; Gen-Z; outside donations | Letters to the Editor

A passion for old houses and preserving history Thank you for the delightful and informative article about Steve Christiansen's 100-year-old house on Sixth Avenue South ("A sign... — Updated 7/22/2021


Kudos for market; scoop on Halloween Howl | Letters to the Editor

Praise for Uptown Edmonds Evening Market Loved it!! So nice to have something like this within a block of my house. The Motown Jewel Tones were AWESOME! So great to see so much dive... — Updated 7/15/2021


Could Civic Park renovation not happen? | Letters to the Editor

Why is councilmember suggesting to abandon Civic Park renovation? As Edmonds citizens, it's been exciting to watch planning for the Civic Park project unfold over the years. And as... — Updated 7/8/2021


Too many long letters; tsunami; Walkable Main | Letters to the Editor

And your point is? What has happened to The Beacon's Letters to the Editor policy, limiting the number of words in these letters to 400 words? Lately, several of the letters you've... — Updated 6/30/2021


City Council mistake; dangerous traffic | Letters to the Editor

Former mayor: Dumping Salary Commission a mistake Re: "Council nixes commission that sets their pay" (June 17): As a 14-year City of Edmonds elected official, I can testify through... — Updated 6/24/2021


Fuzzy focus; Salary Commission; acronyms | Letters to the Editor

Beating ourselves up is not necessary, but ... I am writing in response to last week's letter from Tom Spear ("Focus on the future, not the past," June 3): I don't know you, so I... — Updated 6/17/2021


Info sought; remembering 6/6/44 | Letters to the Editor

Info sought on gravesite desecration My wife, Shirley Wambolt, was recently interred at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery. On June 1, her gravesite had many flower arrangements, like most o... — Updated 6/10/2021


All about City Council | Letters to the Editor

No one 'worms their way' onto City Council I am both puzzled and dismayed by Ron Bussiere's letter in last week's Beacon ("Time to open up council meetings again," May 27) that... — Updated 6/3/2021


Personal pronouns; open meetings; 5G | Letters to the Editor

In support of preferred pronouns I just have to say, from a business perspective, preferred pronouns are so helpful. Do you know how many times I went to write an email or a letter... — Updated 5/26/2021


Civic Park update; keep eyes of government | Letters to the Editor

Here's the deal on Civic Park What's the deal with Edmonds Civic Park? I found the article about grant money being applied for the renovation of Marina Park (City Briefs May 13) to... — Updated 5/20/2021


Time to get back on the dais; questioning bike lanes | Letters to the Editor

City Council: Time to get back on the dais I believe it is time for the City Council to meet in person and allow the public to attend the meetings. There are many ways to ensure saf... — Updated 5/13/2021


Should the Edmonds fountain just go away? | Letters to the Editor

Walkable Main Street: Disappointed in people Regarding Walkable Main Street survey (see story, page 1) I am disappointed that more people did not listen to the very real concerns... — Updated 5/5/2021


Squawkable Main Street; Edmonds power structure | Letters to the Editor

Calendar listings return to The Beacon Being new to Edmonds, we really enjoyed the "Community Calendar" with all the upcoming events in the Beacon each week. We could clip it out... — Updated 4/29/2021


It's Rick Steves' world; Walkable Main Street concerns | Letters to the Editor

Maybe Rick Steves has the answer Re: "Just who does Walkable Main Street benefit?" (Guest View, April 15) I sympathize with Pedro Germano's and other businesses struggling during th... — Updated 4/22/2021


Walkable Main Street; district levy | Letters to the Editor

Praise for artist's energy, enthusiasm Re: "Busy art, busy artist: Doug Lofstrom started painting in his late 70s – turns out he's pretty good," April 8. Doug's energy and... — Updated 4/15/2021


Rick Steves; hazard pay; turn lanes | Letters to the Editor

Down in the weeds Re: "Let's be blunt: Rick Steves is in a position of power as chair of national marijuana reform group," March 11). Just a thought. How about using that political... — Updated 4/8/2021


The sky isn't falling | Letters to the Editor

The sky is not falling on Edmonds I enjoy reading the Beacon, keeping abreast of the goings-on in Edmonds, and hearing what my neighbors are thinking regarding the matters of the da... — Updated 4/1/2021


N'est pas Paris!; Edmonds a shantytown?; weed couple; Main Street | Letters to the Editor

La ville d'Edmonds n'est pas Paris No to Walkable Main Street ("Walkable Main Street – should it return?"). We are not Rick Steves' Paris. We are not University Village. We are... — Updated 3/24/2021


Condemning anti-Asian hate crimes | Letters to the Editor

Statement condemning anti-Asian hate crimes There has been an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States, including in our own community, and the horrible murders in Ge... — Updated 3/18/2021


Boutique hotels; Housing Commission | Letters to the Editor

Boutique hotels: Will they work for developers? I applaud the decision by the Edmonds City Development Committee to allow boutique hotels in Edmonds ("'Boutique' hotels now allowed... — Updated 3/11/2021


Perrinville Creek; Mika's Playground | Letters to the Editor

The demise of Perrinville Creek Edmonds city staff have now cut off the natural connection of Perrinville Creek to Puget Sound, eliminating over 100 yards of stream habitat that... — Updated 3/4/2021


Too liberal; bike lanes; Zoom meetings | Letters to the Editor

Kind of blue Beacon: Thanks – liked reading you for free. But as a CPA, things cost. We know. Won't subscribe for primary reason that your editorial view and tenor is a bit too... — Updated 2/25/2021


Black History Month; a welcome | Letters to the Editor

Reflecting on Black History Month, Amanda Gorman This Black History Month, I'm reflecting on the words of Ms. Amanda Gorman. The Legislature is working to create a Washington that... — Updated 2/18/2021


Safety concerns | Letters to the Editor

Safety at Swedish a concern I have been seeing reports of patients at Swedish Edmonds becoming increasingly violent, escaping the hospital due to poor security and injuring members... — Updated 2/12/2021


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