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Why Landmark Property purchase should not be pursued | Guest View

On June 27, the City Council approved the pursuit of the potential purchase of the 10-acre Burlington Coat Factory parcel on Highway 99 – now known as the "Landmark Property." I was the swing …

Landmark 99 property should be voted down | Guest View

Please end consideration of the "Landmark 99" property, for the following reasons. Landmark 99 site constrictions (1) Limited access to the property will create a burden to surrounding property …

Will developers obliterate the Edmonds Marsh? Former Councilmember Dave Teitzel recently wrote a column in the Beacon about the city of Edmonds' current financial difficulties and the need to do …

Should Edmonds get into commercial property development?

Editor's note: Theresa Hollis has created a poll on the Landmark Property: https://tinyurl.com/373em8n4. She plans to present to councilmembers during their Dec. 5 meeting. The City may become a …

The new place to be (and eat) in Edmonds | Arts&Appetite

One of the newest additions to the Edmonds food scene, Kazoku, has only been open for a couple of months, but it has definitely been discovered – and for all of the right reasons. Kazoku, or …

Edmonds City Council has no appetite for climate action | Guest View

With a 5-2 vote on Nov. 14 (councilmembers Susan Paine and Jenna Nand dissenting), the Edmonds City Council has, once again, decided that a climate crisis will not factor into its budget. With …

Thank you, from Habitat for Humanity | Guest View

As we step into this Thanksgiving week, 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 …

Smiling leads to happiness | Health & Wellness

As we enter the busy holiday season, many of us may be feeling stressed, anxious, and lonely. An easy way to combat these feelings and help to increase our mood is the simple act of smiling. …

Support the historic Edmonds Theater We live in an exceptional town. Just take a walk along the waterfront on a sunny day, greeting your neighbors. Stop by the beautiful new Waterfront Center …

What the world needs this Thanksgiving | You Have My Word(s)

If only we could have a change of heart. Not all of us, of course. Just the too many who believe the world is an impossible mess and continue with a stream of negative doomsday philosophy that …

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the open enrollment period. Many of the Medicare …

16% of new vehicles in Edmonds are electric | Climate Action

In the third quarter of 2023 (July-September), 16% of new Edmonds vehicles were electric, according to Climate Protection Northwest, a research and training organization in Edmonds. Purchases for …

Priorities: An open letter to Edmonds residents | Guest View

Note: These comments are my own and do not represent the views of City Council as a body. City Council is now deep in the process of development of the 2024 City of Edmonds budget, and I've been …

What can keep us together – or apart? | Moment's Notice

Cleave: verb cleaved, or also clove/cleaved, cleft, or cloven To separate or divide, or cause something to separate or divide, often violently; to cut or break into two or more parts; to split …

Thank you, Mayor Nelson, for your dedicated service During this busy holiday season we all need to stop for a moment, reflect, and thank Mayor Mike Nelson for his years of dedicated service to our …

Drivers: Keep lights on for safety | Darn Wright

Driving west to an appointment on 128th Street SE in Mill Creek in a foggy area, I noticed all cars but three, all white ones, had their lights on. I knew the oncoming lights were on for safety …

(You've got a) ticket to ride | You Have My Word(s)

A lot of people around here seem to have an aversion to riding public transportation. Especially light rail. Even when they don't have a car. Sound Transit seems to be betting billions that …

Overcoming your 'comfort zone' for your own health | Guest View

Congratulations! You are retired. No more alarm at 0'dark thirty. No commute. Travel, golf, and matinee movies – you now own your schedule. You have earned it. Time to dial it back. Fluff the …

Mining: Lots of energy, water, and rock | Earth Matters

During the Christmas holiday season last year, over $900 million was spent on gifts in our country. Most of those gifts had one thing in common: mining. When we purchase a product for others or …

Beware of zoning as a tool for racial redlining in Edmonds A hot topic in Edmonds is recent state-mandated changes to local zoning to allow duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes on lots in …

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