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By Brian Soergel
Edmonds Beacon Editor 

See you on the other side. But wait, there's more ... | Editor's Note


Last updated 2/2/2021 at 8:53am

Not to overwhelm you with another subscribe-to-the-Edmonds-Beacon push, but please indulge.

You may have read publisher Paul Archipley's many explanations why The Beacon is making the switch to subscription-only in February: fewer ads, the coronavirus, changing business model – you know all of this.

(He's got another column on page 4 of this issue.)

And we know that many of you get your news on your phone and laptops. We do, too.

So here's why subscribing to The Beacon can improve your life, make you a well-rounded individual, make the birds sing, and help us to help you: You'll get the news about Edmonds that affects your life right on your phone or laptop, yes. Plus: A subscription also gets you the old-fashioned Beacon in print (it won't be available in racks on a regular basis anymore), for those times when you just have to turn away from the screen and flip real pages.

But wait. There's more. If you act now ...

Seriously, a subscription will get you so much more than just a weekly newspaper. We've long since adapted to providing you instant news, as it happens.

Example: The Dec. 17 Beacon was full of news of the mayor's police chief selection and ultimate withdrawal of that pick. There was budget news, op-eds, our columnists, letters, entertainment news, the police blotter, school news, and more.

After the issue came out, the news didn't stop. Of course.

Online, we pivoted to new letters to the editor, a story of the passing of Edmonds icon James Martin, breaking news on the Edmonds ferry canceling a few night trips, a statement from three councilmembers on the mayor's police chief debacle, and more.

Some of those stories were fleshed out for the Dec. 24 paper. Others weren't – like the ferry story – as their timeliness had passed.

That's a benefit of a subscription – news that affects you now, news that can't wait for a weekly newspaper.

But wait. Next week we will debut a new feature similar to The Seattle Times' Seattle Sketcher. Ours will focus on Edmonds, of course, from the Bowl to Highway 99 and points north and south.

We look forward to you joining us on our journey!


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