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In-person Oktoberfest returning to Edmonds

An in-person Oktoberfest is back in Edmonds for September. The Edmonds Rotary Club program, which kicked off in 2019, was forced to go virtual last year due to the pandemic. This ye... — Updated 6/14/2021


Approved city staff may go maskless next week

Edmonds City employees can rip off their masks beginning Monday, June 7. With updated guidance from Labor and Industries, the City of Edmonds announced Friday that fully vaccinated... — Updated 6/10/2021 Full story


Remembering, honoring: Drive-thru Memorial Day in Edmonds

After skipping the Memorial Day ceremony last year due to coronavirus restrictions, the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium board welcomed back visitors in a drive-thru... — Updated 6/3/2021 Full story


Edmonds Log Cabin Visitor Center reopens

The Edmonds Log Cabin Visitor's Center, managed by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, is reopening its doors. Locals and out-of-town visitors are welcome to stop in and say "Hello"... — Updated 6/3/2021 Full story


Community Transit offers customers free rides to get vaccination

Starting today, May 24, Community Transit will offer people free rides on the bus to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The free round-trip does not require customers provide any... — Updated 5/26/2021 Full story


Reminder: Mask up for the farmers market

Christina Martin, manager of the Edmonds Museum Garden and Summer Markets, reminds residents and visitors that, as required by the State Department of Health, all vendors will be... — Updated 5/23/2021 Full story

 By Jerry Janacek    News

Drive-thru Memorial Day planned in Edmonds

In 1982, 39 years ago, Edmonds citizens gathered at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery to observe Memorial Day. But unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as in 2020, given the ris... — Updated 5/20/2021 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

COVID-test scammers booted from Edmonds

The message is clear: Don't get a COVID test from anyone offering them on the streets of Edmonds. Better yet, just get a COVID vaccine shot in your arm, which is as easy as making... — Updated 5/13/2021


Snohomish County to remain in Phase 3 for now

Gov. Jay Inslee today, May 4, announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, every county will remain in its... — Updated 5/4/2021 Full story


Vaccine watch: April 15, everyone over 16 is eligible

The Snohomish County Health District is currently vaccinating phases 1a, 1b1 and 1b2, and starting April 15, all Washingtonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a... — Updated 4/1/2021 Full story

 By Gustavo Balderas    News

Update on schools reopening for grades 3-12 | Guest View

We want to follow up regarding next steps for offering in-person opportunities to serve our third- through 12th-grade students. As part of the memorandum of understanding (MOU)... — Updated 2/26/2021 Full story

 By Patric Haerle    News

Governor signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding

Additional relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Feb. 19 that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to... — Updated 2/20/2021


The COVID-19 assistance hotline is here to help

The following is information from Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds): If you or someone you know is having trouble booking an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine, there's a number... — Updated 2/15/2021 Full story

 By David Pan    News

Prep sports returning Feb. 22

Are you ready for some football? Western Conference athletic directors approved the start of the first of three proposed high school sports seasons Feb. 3. The plan calls for... — Updated 2/11/2021


COVID testing sites closing in advance of expected snow

The Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce is closely monitoring the weather forecast, and updates point to freezing temperatures, some windy conditions, and the chance of snow, though it appears the greatest accumulation is likely to... — Updated 2/10/2021


State unveils COVID-19 vaccination plan for school employees

Equitably and safely vaccinating Washington state educators and school staff is the goal of the new “Get Ready” plan announced Friday, Jan. 29, by State Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal and Kaiser Permanente Washington... — Updated 1/29/2021 Full story

 By Patric Haerle    News

State on track to allow schools to waive graduation requirements

Washington high school students wrestling with remote learning programs cobbled together as COVID-19 gripped the state in 2020 and now struggling to meet graduation requirements... — Updated 1/29/2021 Full story


Snohomish County to move to Phase 2 on Feb. 1

Ready to return to your favorite Edmonds restaurant? Us too. Snohomish County will be moving to Phase 2 in Washington's Roadmap to Recovery plan on Monday, Feb. 1, Gov. Jay Inslee... — Updated 1/29/2021 Full story


Free COVID testing at Meadowdale, MLT high schools

Four free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing events scheduled in the area. Testing remains a critically important step to decreasing the spread of the coronavirus. With COVID-19 rates... — Updated 1/25/2021 Full story


First cases of U.K. COVID-19 strain found in Snohomish County

On Saturday, the Washington State Department of Health, along with the Snohomish Health District and the UW Medicine Virology Lab, announced that the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been found in testing samples from the state. The... — Updated 1/24/2021 Full story


Mayor's virtual State of the City address is Jan. 21

Mayor Mike Nelson will have his first State of the City address 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the meeting will be held virtually. You can watch... — Updated 1/22/2021 Full story


School superintendents: Move staff up on state's vaccination plan

The following letter was addressed to Gov. Jay Inslee Jan. 13. Dear Gov. Inslee: In December, we heard your clear message to bring back students in elementary grades and those who... — Updated 1/15/2021


Pramila Jayapal tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) said she has tested positive for COVID-19. "I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story


Nurse gets vaccination shot | Through Your Lens

Lisa Gates of Edmonds received her first COVID-19 vaccine shot Jan. 3 at the Everett Clinic in Arlington. She works at Northpoint, a recovery center in Edmonds where she is a... — Updated 1/4/2021 Full story


Edmonds' Dr. George Diaz gets vaccinated

Dr. George Diaz, the Edmonds resident who treated the nation's first coronavirus patient, received his COVID-19 vaccination Dec. 18 at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett,... — Updated 12/30/2020 Full story


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