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The truth is in how we tell it

Last week, a great band played a fantastic concert at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The Wallflowers may be considered a one-hit-wonder to many, but this melodic and creative band led by Jacob Dylan …

Investing in what’s best for the city

Thank you so much for the privilege of serving you as a councilmember. I take this role seriously and view the responsibility of being a steward of your resources soberly. One of the most important …

Southern resident orcas endangered for 19 years now

When the southern resident orcas were listed as an endangered species in 2005, there were 88 individuals in the population. The following year, the Endangered Species Coalition established …

Retiring and ready for Medicare? Here's some thoughts

More than  four million  Americans will turn 65 this year, more than ever before. Whether this milestone means retirement or not, these individuals need to make important choices about …

Ferries: Clean and green in the future

Editor’s Note: WSF Assistant Secretary Steve Nevey wrote this piece in conjunction with the marking of Earth Day April 22. When I was offered the opportunity to move from the cruise …

Your Public Records Act is being eroded

The people have a right to know. That was the idea in 1972 when a citizens’ Coalition for Open Government in Washington state successfully worked for the passage of Initiative 276, a …

Making an impact on the environment: Our 1% counts a great deal

As an environmentalist and an activist preparing for the climate crisis, I am often asked “What can I do right now, immediately that will really make a difference?” I do have my …

Growing up, books were my safe place

I am proud that our state legislators acted to prevent book bans from taking hold in our schools and libraries by passing what’s called the Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2331. …

A personal reflection on living in a segregated South

Editor’s note: Community leader Wally Webster spoke at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony Jan. 15 at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. Here is part two of his speech, beginning with his …

Continuing to turn the tide on the housing crisis

For the last few sessions, I have spoken extensively on how the housing crisis is affecting all parts of Washington. Residents in every corner of our state face the housing shortage, sky-rocketing …

A personal reflection on living in a segregated South

Editor’s note: Community leader Wally Webster spoke at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony Jan. 15 at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. Here is part one of that speech, with part two …

Real estate: New year, new laws | Guest View

Year over year, in this ever-changing real estate market, I’ve come to expect ever-changing laws and forms. This year is no different. In real estate you’ll often hear, …

Thank you, from Habitat for Humanity | Guest View

A  s we start the new year, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the countless ways you have participated in our journey to foster housing stability and build hope within our …

A new year: Start with forgiveness | Guest View

W hew, it’s a new year. The ink is probably still wet on your New Year’s resolutions. I have never been a big fan of resolutions. I do like to focus on a public commitment to change …

Housing project would negatively impact Mukilteo | Guest View

The beauty, tranquility, and safety of our community are being threatened by a proposed development by Sea-Pac Homes at 9110 53rd Ave. W. I am writing this because so many Mukilteo residents have …

Mukilteo Way Garden Club celebrates its 90th anniversary | Guest View

Last month, the Mukilteo Way Garden Club celebrated its 90th birthday/anniversary with a charming and delicious celebratory tea at Rosehill Community Center. At its beginnings in 1933, in a house …

Kiwanis gears up for 2024 | Guest View

A new club year began for Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo, and its Board of Directors is looking forward to another successful year. Now in its 26th year in the community, the club plans to continue …

While some may get excited about certain holidays or vacations, the highlight of my year is back-to-school time. “Tis the season” takes on new meaning for me every September. Seeing …

Stand up for libraries on banned books | Guest View

In Washington and across America, public and school libraries have emerged as the latest battleground in the politically polarized culture war. Look no farther than rural Columbia County in …

Federal regulation needed on fentanyl overdoses | Guest View

The following is adapted from a speech by Edmonds resident and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell at the National Tribal Opioid Summit Aug. 23 in Tulalip. The more than 105,000 people in the United States …

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