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South County Fire choice; want to volunteer at the Summer Market

Historical Society seeking volunteers; booth at Summer Market The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society is an organization that supports the Edmonds Historical Museum,... — Updated 8/31/2022


Jones Act; hotel purchase; wonderful Edmonds | Letters to the Editor

Ferries hampered by Jones Act An Aug. 11 article in the Beacon, "Ferries get 42.4M boost from bipartisan infrastructure law," reported an announcement from Sen. Maria Cantwell of... — Updated 8/25/2022


Swedish nurses understaffed, overworked | Letters to the Editor

Nurse: We are understaffed and overworked I am a registered nurse at the emergency department at Swedish Edmonds. Our medical center today was so understaffed we had 10 patients to... — Updated 8/18/2022


Blocked views; consider donating bikes | Letters to the Editor

Civic Park light poles blocking views Edmonds is engaged in an elaborate upgrade of our Civic Park. Part of the upgrade includes six new light poles that appear to be much taller th... — Updated 8/11/2022


Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier | Letters to the Editor

Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier It was just a few years ago that the Edmonds Fishing Pier underwent an extensive renovation. New benches were installed with paneled shelters and new... — Updated 8/4/2022


Praise for Kristiana Johnson; did City staff take advantage in rezone? | Letters to the Editor

Kristiana Johnson was always there for the Edmonds community Perhaps I never appreciated her enough. I did not always vote for her, and when I supported her I surely underestimated... — Updated 7/21/2022


Civic Park; stolen campaign signs| Letters to the Editor

Is there an end in sight for Civic Park? When I do my weekly run down by the old playfield/stadium I see lots of dirt being moved around every week, but I don't see a lot of park de... — Updated 7/14/2022


Angels in town; pool safety; Marxists in Edmonds? | Letters to the Editor

Angels in Edmonds I wanted to thank the four people who came to my aid on Father's Day after I suffered a serious hypotension episode after leaving a restaurant. A very kind lady... — Updated 7/7/2022


Strong mayor?; councilmembers mum; Supreme Court; housing | Letters to the Editor

Former mayor: Strong mayor – if effective – is best option In 1983, I was elected Edmonds' first full-time mayor and CEO. I was subsequently reelected and served a total of... — Updated 6/30/2022


Climate change; Waterfront Center; endorsement | Letters to the Editor

Encouragements to help Edmonds fight climate change I am grateful for the hard work and sincere attempts by City employees and officials to include and consider nearly every... — Updated 6/23/2022


Want to volunteer?; support for Janelle Cass | Letters to the Editor

Got the urge to volunteer? Edmonds Museum needs you Would you like to be involved with a growing and vibrant organization committed to the celebration of local history? Here is the... — Updated 6/15/2022


Who is the bully?; graffiti; writers wanted | Letters to the Editor

City Council deserves support The hypocrisy of our mayor's newest administrative order is astounding ("Anti-bullying: Mayor issues a new order," June 20). His order, "Workplace... — Updated 6/9/2022


Anti-bullying; Waterfront Center celebration | Letters to the Editor

Questions regarding mayor's anti-bullying order Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson, in collaboration with the City of Edmonds Human Resources department, has announced a new administrative... — Updated 6/2/2022


A solution to the ferry problem | Letters to the Editor

Bring back fired ferry employees I'm a newbie to being an Edmonds resident and an oldie to being a ferry rider. Living on the Seattle side most of my life while enjoying the Kitsap... — Updated 5/26/2022


Biased coverage; 'camping' ordinance | Letters to the Editor

Homeless ordinance coverage felt one-sided I'm taking the time to write you to share my dismay in reading the latest Guest Views and Letters to the Editor on the homeless vote that... — Updated 5/18/2022


Camping in Edmonds; Roe v. Wade | Letters to the Editor

Find strategies that help, not harm Dear Councilmember Chen: I am dismayed by your authoritative tone. You are focused on so-called "enforcement tools," instead of people's lives... — Updated 5/12/2022


Out-of-control streets, wharf | Letters to the Editor

Edmonds streets are out of control My experiences downtown crossing the streets in marked crosswalks left me feeling invisible, angry, and mean on Saturday. Three events were... — Updated 5/5/2022


Public comments; public 'camping' | Letters to the Editor

Public comments are public record I am writing in support of council continuing to allow written public comments printed in the public record. I have appreciated being able to... — Updated 4/28/2022


Left or right?; SNAP benefits at the market |Letters to the Editor

An opposing reaction I recently saw a letter to the Editor claiming that the Beacon leans conservative. If anything, I feel the opposite is true. Regardless, I wonder why the... — Updated 4/21/2022


COVID funding; disappointed in poll question | Letters to the Editor

Did businesses understand the City's COVID funding process? Sounds like the city screwed up, too ("City is found negligent in distributing COVID funding," April 7). How many... — Updated 4/14/2022


Straight to the trash; redistricting process broken | Letters to the Editor

Saving the planet, one Beacon at a time I am glad (my) subscription is running out. This has stopped being news, and has such a right-wing bias it's sickening. The mayor is both... — Updated 4/6/2022


Clarification on markets; a modest proposal | Letters to the Editor

Not all summer markets are the same I am writing to you in hopes to clear up some confusion concerning the variety of markets that are hosted in downtown Edmonds. For 10 years now,... — Updated 3/31/2022


Service clubs; dogs at the market; letters too long? | Letters to the Editor

Lynnwood Rotary clubs also provide great service to the community I enjoyed your copy of the spring 2022 edition of The Magazine. I appreciated your coverage by David Pan of... — Updated 3/24/2022


Annex Esperance?; save the dive park | Letters to the Editor

What is the process to incorporate Esperance into Edmonds? I do not know why Esperance is still unincorporated. It has a great park, but since it is a county park, it is not... — Updated 3/17/2022


Bad drivers; drag queens; heroes; thanks | Letters to the Editor

Drivers wearing blinders downtown If the third try is a charm, I'm not interested. So far twice this week, cars refused to STOP at stop signs, fail to give us pedestrians the right... — Updated 3/10/2022


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