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Emerging from our COVID cave | Health & Wellness

Several weeks ago, soon after the mask mandate was lifted by Gov. Jay Inslee, I was having dinner with a dear friend. It was the first time we had seen each other in several months, which was unusual …

The third rail in Edmonds | Guest View

On Tuesday, the latest council resolution regarding the development code to pass was a measure supported by a 3-4 minority vote Tuesday (a 5-2 supermajority was required) to provide a loophole for …

A 'last resort' tool for those who refuse help

In 2021, an in-depth look at the difficult issue of homelessness was conducted in Edmonds. I was pleased to serve on this mayor-initiated task force. Most of the actions and remedies recommended …

Where we find hope | Moment's Notice

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." – Bishop D. Tutu Hope (n) 1a: desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment also : …

An opposing reaction I recently saw a letter to the Editor claiming that the Beacon leans conservative. If anything, I feel the opposite is true. Regardless, I wonder why the Beacon doesn't do …

A sweet meow, and a new life | Like a Girl

Sometimes life’s sweetest moments sneak up on you. When I lived in Taiwan in the late ’80s, I noticed how differently folks there treated pets. Hardly anyone had a cat. After all, it was …

What happened to old depots from 100 years ago? | History Files

We all know the southwest Snohomish County of today. Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, and Brier are the municipalities. But what about 100 years ago? Where did people …

Who will face the biggest continuing impact of environmental decline? We are all affected, but it is clear that children and the poor bear the brunt of dramatic ecological change. According to the …

Errors can sometimes turn out OK | Only in Edmonds

You can't make this stuff up. I did a few chores. and finished with planting an azalea in the backyard. My jeans were soiled, shoes were muddy and, while heading back to the garage – taking the …

Did businesses understand the City's COVID funding process? Sounds like the city screwed up, too ("City is found negligent in distributing COVID funding," April 7). How many businesses were …

Two events happened to affect fans of Alpine, Washington, which I've written about extensively for this column. The first was that Mary Daheim died March 30. Mary had been the primary proponent of …

Going on a journey at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

"A Luminous Journey: The Art of Maria Frank Abrams" is a thought-provoking and wonderful exhibition by a fascinating artist. Maria Frank Abrams (1924-2013) was born in Hungary and survived the …

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