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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

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

Over the river and out of the woods, finally | Chuck's World

In the years after his retirement and before he passed away, I noticed that my father had aged into a cliché. He was always social, but he’d become garrulous, happy to engage in... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

Cascadia Art Museum has 'dreamy' exhibit | Arts & Appetite

Museums are open again! During a recent visit to Cascadia Art Museum, we were among the carefully monitored visitors who felt comfortable enough with COVID protocols and that we... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Pedro Germano    Opinion 

Just who does Walkable Main Street benefit? | Guest View

Editor's note: The following was sent to Mayor Nelson and councilmembers in response to the Tuesday, April 6, council discussion regarding Walkable Main Street. It has been edited... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion 

For Earth Day, consider tackling invasive species | Greener Edmonds

Earth Day is April 24th, a good time to help make the environment around us a bit better. There are lots of ways we can take action in honor of the day. One is to spend the day... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Joe Heller    Opinion

Editorial cartoon | Joe Heller

Beacon editorial cartoon for April 8 by Joe Heller.... — Updated 4/9/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Speaking for a minority, we're doing fine | Chuck's World

As we began to shut down a year ago, some of us were talking about our upcoming dystopian hellscape. It was all in good fun, as these things are, and we were mostly chatting about m... — Updated 4/8/2021


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


Renewal, COVID-style | Moment's Notice

Resurrection (n) 1 a: the rising of Christ from the dead b: the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment c: the state of one risen from the dead 2.... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Vivian Olson    Opinion

Vivian Olson responds to Sherman Pruitt story | Letter to the Editor

While I appreciate you offering a platform for Chief Pruitt's story ("Sherman Pruitt speaks out about his experience," April 1), I ask that you correct factual errors in the resulti... — Updated 4/8/2021


Police chief hiring process flawed; executive session denied | Guest View

Thank you, Edmonds Beacon, for publishing Chief Sherman Pruitt's article describing his perspectives regarding Edmonds Police Chief hiring process. Unfortunately, this process was f... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

A year of living virtually produces life lessons | Chuck

What have you learned? This is always the question, direct or implicit. It’s the theme of every commencement address and more than a few conversations in the principal’s... — Updated 4/1/2021


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

 By Joe Heller    Opinion

Beacon editorial cartoon

Edmonds Beacon's editorial cartoon for April 1, by Joe Heller.... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Nancy Ekrem    Opinion

Taxes: Know your way around these issues to prevent problems | Money Matters

Here are six tax topics that seem innocent but can cause problems if not handled correctly. Gambling winnings: If you receive a tax form at a casino for your winnings, that... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Down the drain and into Puget Sound | Greener Edmonds

Edmonds storm drains move water from our streets, yards, parks, and rooftops. The system starts with grates in the roads and ends in Puget Sound. Unlike the sewer system, storm... — Updated 4/1/2021


Giving a kind word, more often | Moment's Notice

“Kind words are worth much but cost little.” – George Herbert Studies show that nearly 90% of consumers seek out and are influenced by online reviews of businesses. As the... — Updated 3/28/2021

 By Caitlin Chung    Opinion

'I don't want to have to worry about my grandma' | Guest View

Soon Chung Park. Hyun Jung Grant. Suncha Kim. Yong Ae Yue. Xiaojie Tan. Daoyou Feng. Delaina Ashley Yaun. Paul Andre Michels. I plead to you that you learn to say their names correc... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The way we were is sometimes a mystery | Chuck's World

About 10 years ago, an Irish film buff slipped down a rabbit hole of randomness, discovering a mystery in a DVD extra from a century-old film. It was a Charlie Chaplin movie, and th... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Joe Heller    Opinion

Editorial cartoon: Tax time

The Beacon' editorial cartoon for March 25.... — Updated 3/24/2021


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


Hate in America: Where is the logic? | Guest View

For as long as I can remember, I have witnessed hate. As a young person, experienced it. Hate against other human beings because of the color of their skin, because of their... — Updated 3/24/2021


19 years of cheese | Arts & Appetite

The message on the signage, the website, social media is consistent: The Cheesemonger's Table will be closing permanently on April 1, 2021. Strom, Maria, and the whole team from... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By Emma Grabinski    Opinion

Cervical cancer doesn't care what country you're from | Guest View

Editor's note: Dr. Emma Grabinski is with Swedish Medical Center, which has a campus in Edmonds. Many women I see as a gynecologist in Seattle are not originally from the United... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By Bob Throndsen    Opinion

Affordable housing for Edmonds – the real story | Guest View

The future of Edmonds is up to all of us! Our neighbors should be our police, firefighters, teachers, nurses, and all who make Edmonds a real city. Our seniors should be able to... — Updated 3/18/2021


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