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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 …

Drivers: Please respect the bike lanes | Guest View

As the new bike lanes on Bowdoin and Walnut between Five Corners and Ninth Avenue near completion, Edmonds' bike network is starting to fill in some gaps. Soon new bike lanes will also be completed …

When I first heard the group behind Daphnes and other popular spots in Edmonds planned to open a new coffee shop and cocktail bar, I figured it would strike that just-right chord between current and …

Actions plus words … say what? | You Have My Word(s)

The common phrase “action speaks louder than words” is traced all the way back to a sermon in 1200. It was first said, according to my buddies at Google, by Portuguese friar St. Anthony of …

Rosen was not fairly depicted | Guest View

I am writing to respond to "Who is Mike Rosen?" (Guest View, Oct. 26). Its timing and prominence are a curious exercise in journalism of a type I am not familiar with in my own half century in …

'But I'm busy' | Moment's Notice

"It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" – Henry David Thoreau Busy is how most of us begin (and persist through) our days. A normal morning …

Misleading Medicare Advantage ads: What to look out for

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 …

Thanks to the Edmonds PD for recovering car My wife and I would like to express our utmost thanks to the Edmonds Police Department. Our locked 4-year-old car was stolen four days ago from our …

An appreciation for snow | Sketching Edmonds

It's a little early to think about snow days, I know. But even with my limited winter experiences here, I've come to appreciate when the snow falls. Our town turns seasonally picturesque, at once …

'Edmonds is in a financial crisis'

This is submitted from my perspective as an individual councilmember, and my views are entirely my own. The City of Edmonds is in a financial crisis and a fiscal emergency as I am writing this …

Let's have a conversation on the other 'n' word

It’s a given that a word can have more than one meaning, depending on how you use it. Words like “live” and “park.” You catch my drift. We know we must be thoughtful in how we use them for …

Who is Mike Rosen?

He’s a candidate for mayor of Edmonds – the aggressive challenger to Edmonds’ incumbent mayor, Mike Nelson. Still, the question remains: Who is Mike Rosen? Rosen, 69, a long-time public …

Letters to the Editor

Mayor, Mr. Rosen: Ball in your court on communication Please note that I am neutral in the mayor’s race and have not made any comments about either candidate. I chose not to endorse a …

Health benefits of grounding: Connect with nature for wellness

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, it’s easy to become disconnected from the natural world around us. However, a growing body of research suggests that reconnecting with nature through …

Creepy cuisine for your Halloween bash

Boo, foodie friends! As the spookiest season of the year creeps in, it’s time to conjure up some spine-tingling treats for your Halloween party. Whether you’re hosting a ghoulish gathering or a …

Harvest time: Thank our farmers | Earth Matters

Thank you, local farmers. Thank you for the fresh food you supplied to our grocery stores and local markets. Thank you for providing what you could to local food banks. Of all the things that are …

Safety is a slippery slide | You Have My Word(s)

One thing almost always leads to something entirely different when I sit down to write these columns. Let me tell you how the following narrative evolved. I was going to write about balance in …

Mike Rosen will bring City, citizens together Please vote for Mike Rosen. We need a leader who brings City departments and impacted citizens together to solve hard problems. Our current mayor …

Sweater (and chowder) weather | Arts and Appetite

Fall in the Pacific Northwest is beautiful. The mornings are crisp and cool, the leaves turn so many shades of yellow, orange, and red, and the drizzle seems to quench a thirst that your body did not …

Mayoral candidates don't score high on the honesty scale | Guest View

I find the 2023 Edmonds mayoral election to be unusual – unusually disappointing, that is. The mayor candidates place low value on giving a complete and truthful story. Mike Rosen Mike …

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