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Why not have City Attorney on Zoom? I believe our City Attorney contract states the following: When our services require travel to Edmonds, regardless of the actual travel time, a one-hour …

Going back: Bar Dojo, Fire & the Feast, Hosoonyi, Gyros Kebab

This winter has had its chills, and sometimes we just want to have a meal we know will warm our taste buds and our souls.  With no shortage of options in our area, this week’s Arts …

The cold truth about ice cream

Just what possessed me to write today, in the dead of winter, about ice cream? Here goes: I had this elementary school teacher years ago who told me to eat ice cream on cold winter days to warm …

The world has been informed that Alexei Navalny died in a Russian prison. This hits close to me not just because I have greatly admired Mr. Navalny for many years, but because I am dismayed to see …

Elizabeth Jennings Graham: Another unsung woman hero

February being Black History Month, let us not forget that her name was famous among many. But today Elizabeth Jennings Graham, who had a lot to do with the Civil Rights Movement, was until recently …

Reluctantly opening the box

“I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain and the words that dance between people. And for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive …

The following information was submitted to the submit news form on www.edmondsbeacon.com: first name: Mike last name: Biggins address: 110 8th Ave N city: Edmonds state: WA …

Voters supporting schools, but bond threshold needs to be lowered

Local levies and bonds are one important way that communities support their schools, and preliminary results from Tuesday’s special election show how committed voters are to their local public …

A rare find at Anchor Chic I bought a blazer at Anchor Chic recently. The label said "Custom clothing by Sherman Funmaker." The fabric looked Native, but with so many "Native-inspired" clothing …

Moto: Pizza that makes you reevaluate your definition

Last year, this reviewer suffered mightily by having to eat A LOT of pizza for a piece in The Beacon Magazine , a special edition produced three times a year for Beacon readers. (By …

The risky business of fales impressions and snap judgments

First impressions can be lasting, both good and bad. Many couples say they fell in love at first sight. And probably just as many who've said that may very well have had promising marriages end …

‘Big Red’ is on the chopping block “Big Red,” a majestic coast redwood at the Boardwalk Condominium, 1024 Fifth Ave. S, is threatened to be removed. Big …

Forever cemeteries: The case for recycling

Toss it, bury it, or burn it. Human history has remained constant in our history of getting rid of our garbage. While solid waste removal has improved over the years, change is inevitable and …

Pleased with remodeled Edmonds Library I've been to the reopened library about five times now. I went to work during the cold spell, read the newspapers, picked up books, used the printer, and …

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 …

Angels all around us

“And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” – Maya Angelou, from the poem “Touched By An Angel.” The …

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 …

The gray swan: A call to action

In the 17th century, it was believed that a black swan did not and could not exist. Why? Because no one had seen one. Then explorers discovered black swans in Australia. Today, the term …

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