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 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Mother's Day | Managing Editor's Note

I wasn't going to write a Mother's Day story. But this year was different. It's hard to appreciate Mother's Day when you're a little kid. It's only as you age that, if you're... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Legislators quick to oppose Supreme Court draft

Rep. Strom Peterson on Tuesday released the following statement after the leak Monday of a Supreme Court draft to Politico that calls for overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Masks on, masks off: Mandate lifted

In accordance with the April 18 statement from the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA), feel free to shed your face coverings on transit and in transit facilities i... — Updated 4/27/2022

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

What a pie!

Is the secret to award-winning pizza the dough? Yes, that’s a biggie. But equally important are the ingredients working together. And it doesn’t hurt to have an expert creating... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Eagle takes off from Hickman Park

A rehabilitated bald eagle took off from Hickman Park in Edmonds on March 18 after receiving care from PAWS, the Lynnwood-based nonprofit whose mission includes rehabilitating... — Updated 4/6/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds police officer loses life in off-duty incident in Las Vegas

Bev Eckmann felt she had to stop by the Edmonds Police station Monday for a news conference on the death of Officer Tyler Steffins, stabbed Saturday while off-duty in Las Vegas.... — Updated 3/30/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

From Olympia: Senate and House vote to ban high-capacity magazines

Legislation to restrict the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines was approved by the Washington House of Representatives on a 55-42 vote Friday, March 4. Senate Bill 5078,... — Updated 3/13/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Janelle Cass to challenge Marko Liias for Senate seat

Janelle Cass has announced she will be running against incumbent Marko Liias for Senate in the 21st Legislative District, which serves neighborhoods in Mukilteo, Edmonds, Everett an... — Updated 3/2/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

A dazzling Lunar New Year

After watching his first lion dance performance at age 6 in Seattle, David Leong decided he wanted to become a lion dancer. Fifty years later, he's still dancing, while teaching gen... — Updated 2/9/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

SnoPUD approves 2.1% rate increase

Get ready for a higher bill next year from the Snohomish County PUD, as its Board of Commissioners approved a 2022 budget that includes a 2.1% general rate increase. According to PU... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Construction funding for SR 530 slide memorial approved

The Snohomish County Council recently approved Snohomish County's 2022 budget, including $4.8 million in funding for the SR 530 Slide Memorial Project proposed by Snohomish County E... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

EWC Thrift Store wins KING 5 'Evening' award

The Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store – a program of the Edmonds Waterfront Center – has been voted best thrift store in western Washington in the KING 5 "Evening Best of... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Snohomish County prosecutor Adam Cornell will not seek reelection

Adam Cornell, who rose through the ranks in the Snohomish County Prosecutor's office to be elected prosecutor, said he will not run for a second term. Cornell, who lives in... — Updated 11/22/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Ferries: Dangerous Legionella bacteria found on some state boats

In addition to increased wait times due to a lack of qualified personnel, Washington State Ferries now has another potential problem on its hands. According to spokesperson Ian... — Updated 11/16/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Adjusting to a new reality | Beacon Community Spotlight

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett. The 2020-21 school year – it was a long,... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Anything but normal | Beacon Community Spotlight

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett. The 2021-22 school year was thought to bring... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Ferry line cutters, beware: You're being watched

It’s aggravating. Dangerous. Downright inconsiderate – drivers cutting into ferry lines instead of getting to the end of the pack. To address an ongoing problem of driver... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Redistricting changes may be in store for local voters

Mukilteo and Edmonds, two of Snohomish County's most prominent cities, have been in the same legislative district for years. But that could change if one of the proposed maps from... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Edmonds Arts Festival returns; masks strongly encouraged

The Edmonds Arts Festival, traditionally held in June over the Father's Day weekend, arrives this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 27-29, at the Frances Anderson Center. The festival was... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Will broadband legislation help bridge 'digital divide' locally?

Two new laws aimed at helping bridge the so-called digital divide in Washington State took effect July 25 and lets public entities, including not-for-profit, community-owned public... — Updated 8/26/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

This is not your father's Taste

No matter what you call it, and no matter the format, it's still the Taste, and it's back after the pandemic years. The Beatniks are once again Friday's night's final performance. S... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Garden party blooms in Edmonds this weekend

After three years of renovating a drab 1959 house in Esperance into a spacious, modern home with a garden of delight and wonder, Alicia Rivera wasn't necessarily thinking about the... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Paull Shin: 'He embodied the American Dream'

In an emotional speech to colleagues on the Senate floor April 15, Sen. Marko Liias spoke fondly of the late Sen. Paull Hobom Shin, who died April 12 in his home at age 85. Shin... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

PAWS CEO adapts to a new reality

After being a major donor to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) for more than 20 years, Heidi Wills stepped in as CEO a little more than a year ago. Yep. Just as a... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Salmonella bacteria killing wild birds here

One of the documented, positive outcomes of the coronavirus pandemic has been the uptick of people taking up bird watching and adding bird feeders to their properties. But a recent... — Updated 2/24/2021


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