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 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Sigars: So long to a writer's writer | Guest View

Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse … wait, that’s another story. The one I want to relate today concerns one of my other favorite writers. It was some years ago that I... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Adjusting to a new reality

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett. The 2020-21 school year – it was a long,... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Anything but normal

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series on three school districts in the coronavirus age: Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett. The 2021-22 school year was thought to bring... — Updated 10/1/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

9/11 20 years later: A lifelong obsession | Guest View

Last week, we asked for your memories of 9/11, that tragic day from 20 years ago this Saturday.  I wasn't there, and can't pretend to feel the same emotions of those who were, thos... — Updated 9/10/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Will broadband legislation help bridge 'digital divide' locally?

Two new laws aimed at helping bridge the so-called digital divide in Washington State took effect July 25 and lets public entities, including not-for-profit, community-owned public... — Updated 8/13/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Macklemore collaborator coming to Edmonds

Hip-hop and soul trombonist Greg Kramer will perform Thursday, Aug. 12, during the second Edmonds Uptown Evening Market, on 236th Street SW between Highway 99 and 84th Avenue West.... — Updated 8/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Gardens of delights: Edmonds in Bloom tour sells out for 1st time

Said Carol Murray, Edmonds in Bloom president: "We thank the garden owners, the real stars of this event, who graciously invited people to view their lovely and inspiring spaces.... — Updated 7/23/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Rick Steves adds July 4 grand marshal to his resume

The Edmonds Chamber has named Rick Steves the 2021 grand marshal of the "An Edmonds Kind of 4th" parade.    "For many years we have tried to honor Rick Steves for the work he has... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Stripped-down Taste Edmonds 21 and over in August

After the pandemic shut down Taste Edmonds in 2020, the longtime Edmonds event is back for 2021. That's the good news. The bad news: It's going to look a lot different. But good... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Event scheduling begins for summer

Bring it. Three weeks after the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce announced the July 4 parade and fireworks show would be canceled for the second year, it appears the festivities are back... — Updated 6/11/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Area students remember those lost to COVID-19

James Ryder of Scriber Lake High School's leadership class had extra incentive for a project representing and commemorating those who have died from COVID-19. He lost his great... — Updated 6/11/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

E. coli outbreak tied to PCC Community Market

Seattle food safety attorney Bill Marler has filed two lawsuits involving an E. coli outbreak that sent a child to the hospital in Snohomish County and has been linked to a PCC Comm... — Updated 5/21/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds Mayor outlines steps to address 'acts of hate'

Edmonds Mayor Nelson on April 29 laid out a series of steps to tackle what he said are repeated "acts of hate" in the city. The steps were prompted shortly after the City and... — Updated 5/7/2021 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

A sign of spring: Farmers market season opens in Edmonds

The popular farmers market season kicked off in Edmonds Saturday, May 1, with Edmonds Historical Museum's Garden Market. There were plenty of items for the garden and the home. And... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

COVID-test scammers booted from Edmonds

The message is clear: Don't get a COVID test from anyone offering them on the streets of Edmonds. Better yet, just get a COVID vaccine shot in your arm, which is as easy as making... — Updated 5/6/2021 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Paull Shin: 'He embodied the American Dream

In an emotional speech to colleagues on the Senate floor April 15, Sen. Marko Liias spoke fondly of the late Sen. Paull Hobom Shin, who died April 12 in his home at age 85. Shin... — Updated 4/26/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Two injured in Meadowdale house fire

Two people were seriously injured over the weekend in an early morning house fire in the Meadowdale area north of Edmonds. Neighbors called 911 around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, April 17,... — Updated 4/22/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds grocery workers to get hazard pay

More than a year after the coronavirus took hold in Edmonds, Edmonds City Councilmembers last week approved Mayor Mike Nelson's ordinance to require grocery stores with 500 or more... — Updated 4/16/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Rick Steves: 'It's so exciting how things are snowballing'

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part se- ries on Edmonds resident Rick Steves and his efforts to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use nationwide. To read part... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Legalize it

This is the first of a two-part series on Rick Steves and his efforts to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use nationwide. Those who know Rick Steves as the affable travel... — Updated 3/19/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Could your backyard feeder be killing birds?

One of the documented, positive outcomes of the coronavirus pandemic has been the uptick of people taking up bird watching and adding bird feeders to their properties. But a recent... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Sheriff's Office: Suspect in 1972 murder is dead

A man convicted in a high-profile, cold-case murder killed himself just before 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, just hours before a jury found him guilty. According to the Snohomish County S... — Updated 11/19/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Governor announces 4-week statewide restrictions

Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday, Nov. 15, announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the... — Updated 11/18/2020 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Restaurateur wants more guidance from Gov. Inslee

David Jones realized his dream in 2007 when he and his wife, Lorri, opened Blazing Onion Burgers, Brews & Spirits in Mill Creek, a fast-casual restaurant that became an... — Updated 4/30/2020


Swedish, nurses union agree on new contracts

Swedish Health Services has reached agreements with SEIU 1199NW on new contracts that cover more than 7,700 represented employees of Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds. The... — Updated 4/23/2020


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