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Traffic redo abomination. Why are bicyclists special? Nothing government does seems to be an improvement. Case in point – the 100th Avenue West/Ninth Avenue West abomination. They …

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 …

Love will keep us together. Or is it music?

“I’ve had my share, I’ll help you with the pain. You’re not alone. Just turn on with me, and you’re not alone.” - David Bowie This past weekend, some dear …

Cars, carbon, and the cost of bike lanes

There is irrefutable proof that the climate is changing, and in our corner of the planet the greatest contributors to carbon emissions are gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles, at 25%. Getting …

Confused by traffic revisions I am very confused about the traffic revision on 100th Avenue West and 238th Street SW. There is a huge traffic back-up now. Coming from the north, there isn't …

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An environmental minute: Rain gardens help stormwater management

Another street in Edmonds is undergoing a green transformation! This new rain garden is a practical solution to stormwater management and climate resilience while showcasing the power of community …

Potato, Potato, Potato: Part 1

What is better than a potato? The humble potato is versatile, transformable, and delectable. Potatoes can be the base of a dish, a side, or the star of the show. Potatoes can be covered and …

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Enriching your dog’s life through food

As humans we often talk about food for dogs as “dog food.” Sometimes we decide to offer them “human food.” But what makes one kind of food “human food” and …

From my kitchen to yours

I am excited to announce the release of my new cookbook: “From My Kitchen to Yours,” with over 130 recipes. I have been working on this book for nearly the past three years, and I am so …

Is the thrill of victory worth the agony of defeat?

Hey, all you Seahawks and Mariners fans out there. Do you happen to remember ABC television's long-running series "The Wide World of Sports"? Specifically, Olympics sports announcer Jim McKay's …

‘May the 4th be with you’: Says almost everyone on my birthday

May the 4th has become a thing. A “Star Wars” thing, to be exact. Since the first “Star Wars” movie was released in 1977, everything from light sabers to cinnamon bun …

CTE and STEM Expo highlights

In the Edmonds School District, we are proud to offer 15 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways in a variety of high demand areas, including aerospace manufacturing, automotive technology, …

Still I rise: A tapestry of joy, loss, achievement, and struggle

A powerful poem by Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise,” is an anthem of the Black struggle, hope, and resilience. The final phrase “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the …

What if there’s no ‘there’ there?

Many people move to towns like Mukilteo, Edmonds, and Mill Creek because they like the small-town “feel,” and want to raise their kids or retire in a safe place that has a strong sense …

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Last Sunday, April 29, I returned from a rare outing – just a few hours where I wasn't at home working, my faithful dog at my side – to a chilling sight: My home had been vandalized. …

If you've ever been on the internet, you've probably seen Debbie, the eHarmony cat lady. Her video for the online dating site went viral and now has almost 28 million views. The only issue? Debbie …

Opposed to tall buildings at Five Corners I am adamantly opposed to having four- and five-story buildings in Five Corners and other targeted growth areas in Edmonds. These create an imposing, …

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