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 By Brian Soergel    News    May 25, 2017

Michael Reagan: A hero to military families

You can expect shoulder-to-shoulder crowds Monday during the Edmonds Veterans Plaza dedication. Dignitaries. Veterans. Veterans’ families. The curious. But long after the pomp and circumstance is...

 By Brian Soergel    News    May 18, 2017

Puget Sound under pressure

In 2015, from his government office in Snohomish County, Kenneth Murphy made the pronouncement that woke up the Pacific Northwest from its earthquake-denial slumber. “Our operating assumption is...

 By Brian Soergel    News    March 23, 2017

Swedish Edmonds: Babies heal with help from their volunteer cuddlers

Daryl Hanauer of Everett loved shuttling his elementary school kids around during his bus-driving years. Now semiretired and driving for Uber, he finds his days filled with moving grownups around... Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News    March 12, 2017

Victim of fallen tree identified by family

The name of the 17-year-old killed by a falling tree at Meadowdale Beach Park has been identified by family members as Diana Olidinchuk. A GoFundMe page has been created at gofundm...

 By Brian Soergel    News    February 8, 2017

I-5 crash kills 2 girls

An Olympic View Middle School sixth-grader and her 2-year-old cousin were killed Feb. 3 in a three-car collision on northbound Interstate 5, just south of the 164th Street SW overpass in Lynnwood. Ami... Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    January 19, 2017

David Martin: Edmonds' Mr. Early Northwest Art

When museum owner and Cascadia Art Museum curator David Martin dove into the artwork of brilliantly talented but forgotten early 20th century Northwest artists, it seemed there was nothing that could...


Rick Steves' fundraising challenge

Many of Edmonds’ top movers and shakers are praising Rick Steves’ generosity this week after he announced a $2 million pledge to support the construction of the planned new Edmonds Waterfront...


BNSF to study putting covers on coal trains

The issue of coal-carrying trains through Snohomish County has been a contentious one. Citizens pack council meetings demanding an end to their journey through their city. Throughout the years,... Full story


Olympic View victims had marijuana in systems

Both of the boys who died in a horrific crash on Olympic View Drive in Edmonds over the summer had THC, the ingredient in marijuana responsible for most of its psychological effects, in their bodies....


From restaurateur to Olympia

Strom Peterson will have a lot on his plate, figuratively, when he joins other state legislators in the new session in January. Until then, he has a lot on his plate, literally, in Edmonds. Peterson, state representative for the 21st District, includ...

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    November 18, 2016

Bending light: ‘Flower Tower’ to illuminate TEDx

Pacific Northwest residents may sometimes wish they could manipulate light – mostly to shed more of it on us, especially on cloudy and rainy days. Those attending the second annual TEDxSno-Isle...

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    November 18, 2016

Holiday Market now open in Edmonds | A&E brief

The Edmonds Holiday Market, sponsored by the city of Edmonds, opened Saturday, Nov. 12, on Fifth Avenue North from the fountain to Bell Street. It will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday...


Edmonds counselor ready to help suicide-bereaved mothers

Two years ago, Susan and Craig Cyr suffered one of the worst things that could happen to parents: Their 24-year-old son Spencer, diagnosed with mental illness, died by suicide. “I’m always crying, just finished crying, or need to go sit by... Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    October 20, 2016

‘Eruption’: Mount St. Helens author speaking in Edmonds

When award-winning science writer Steve Olson returned to Seattle in 2009 after 35 years on the East Coast, he decided he wanted to write a book about his native state. “The eruption of Mount St. He... Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    October 20, 2016

‘King of mountain soul’: ECA hosts Ralph Stanley tribute

If you’re a fan of the late, great bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, who died in June at age 89, there’s no better place to be than right here in Edmonds on Saturday, Oct. 22. “A Tribute to Dr....


Write on: Edmonds writers conference as popular as ever

In the early 1980s, the Edmonds Arts Commission and commissioner Ann Saling had a big idea: Let’s bring writers of all levels to Edmonds, a community with a zeal and appreciation for the literary ar...


Coffee for a cause

Once a cop, always a cop. For 18 years, Carl Orsi served with the Berkeley Police Department. “I’ve seen things in my life that I could have gone my life without ever seeing,” he says. Orsi, 55, is now retired from the police force and lives...


Edmonds Community College: 50 years

On Sept. 16, Edmonds Community College kicks off a year of celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary. Student Lois Jean Eastman Swenson was there at the beginning, when the school actually stood in...


Behind the scenes: Mingle with artists on tour of Edmonds studios

Edmonds Art Studio Tour When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17-18 Admission: Free Information: Where: Various locations in Edmonds This weekend, Pamela Mummy will open her studio for the second time during the 11th annual Edmonds... Full story


Fighting time: Father raising money for his sick son

A crippling form of multiple sclerosis struck 64-year-old Gary Fowler of Edmonds nine years ago. Last year, his son Brandon Fowler was diagnosed with an even more aggressive form of MS, one that docto... Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    August 11, 2016

Crazy on them: Heart by Heart Friday at the Taste

What’s your favorite Heart song? “Barracuda”? “Crazy on You”? “Magic Man?” Chances are you’ll hear them all when Heart by Heart returns to A Taste of Edmonds 7 p.m. Friday on the main stage. But bassist Steve Fossen, an original... Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    August 11, 2016

Grab A Taste of Edmonds

When Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling strolls the grounds of Civic Field this weekend during A Taste of Edmonds, he might recall how much the city’s most popular annual event has grown. The idea of a food festival was actually hatched in 1982, the first...


Partnerships help combat alarming obesity increase among youth

The following article is the sixth in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up the Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information ...

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion    March 7, 2016

Our View | This election year sure Trumps all

Will you move to Canada if Donald Trump is elected president in November? If Hillary Clinton is elected? This is the weirdest presidential election in my lifetime. When Donald Trump ran for president in 2000, he didn’t get very far. When he...


Cocoon House: Surrounding homeless kids with hope

She may not say much, but Annie packs a powerful message as she watches the world go by outside Firestation Gourmet Deli on Main Street in Mill Creek. Annie is a mannequin and part of “Take a Closer... Full story


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