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 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

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Boys & Girls Clubs offering all-day childcare

In response to COVID-19, the needs of first responders, health-care workers, and school closings, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County is open and offering discounted all-day child care. Free child-care is offered to all... — Updated 4/3/2020

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Police author, rocker, performing at Taste Edmonds

After almost 30 years as a cop, he’s seen some crazy stuff. Lived some, too. So why not write a novel sharing some of his experiences? Alan Hardwick, an Edmonds police sergeant wh... — Updated 8/13/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Updated: Former Edmonds man charged with murder from 1972

Story updated April 18 Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 77-year-old former Edmonds man Wednesday, April 10, for the 1972 murder of 20-year-old... — Updated 4/11/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Meet Snohomish County's new prosecuting attorney

Edmonds resident Adam Cornell, a Democrat and 15-year deputy prosecuting attorney, is running unopposed for the four-year seat of Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney. Incumbent... — Updated 11/2/2018

 By Brian Soergel    News

Got weed, eh?

Just don’t do it. Despite the fact that the sale of marijuana – cannabis, weed, pot, reefer, pick your poison – is now legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to take... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

PUD candidate questions timing, transparency in naming of CEO

The Snohomish County Public Utility District is caught in the middle of a drama not unlike Democrats’ attempt to delay confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until after the November general election. Rebecca... — Updated 9/20/2018 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Police looking for suspect in molestation at 99 Ranch Market in Edmonds

Edmonds Police are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly molested a 9-year-old girl in 99 Ranch Market on Highway 99 in Edmonds. The suspect is a while male in his... — Updated 9/16/2018

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Revamped Taste Edmonds is this weekend

Earlier this spring, the Edmonds Beacon broke the news that the Edmonds Chamber was “blowing up the Taste” for 2018. Indeed. Longtime Taste-goers might not recognize the city’s biggest event. Oh, the typical fried-food... — Updated 8/9/2018 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Festival season starts at the Port of Edmonds

If you want to catch the popular rock band Beatniks in Edmonds this year, your chance comes with the 31st Edmonds Waterfront Festival at the Port of Edmonds June 1-3. The band will not perform at Taste Edmonds (formerly A Taste of... — Updated 5/25/2018

 By Brian Soergel    News

Keep on travelin’: Rick Steves says live like a local when traveling

From his home office on Fourth Avenue North in Edmonds, Rick Steves continues to pump out travel guidebooks on European travel, as he has done since opening Rick Steves’ Europe... — Updated 5/10/2018

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

The stars were aligned for Edmonds singer and dancer

It appears Jerbarco Arnold is finally home. Growing up in Georgia, he moved to Washington state in 2001, back to Georgia in 2003, back to Washington in 2005, back to Atlanta in... — Updated 12/7/2017

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

‘Conversations with the conductor’: Leonard Bernstein was wrong

If you’ve ever wanted to know what the life of a music conductor is like, your big day has arrived. Conductor Adam Stern will present “Conversation with the Conductor” 6 p.m.... — Updated 11/14/2017 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Poetry as a metaphor for life

Is poetry relevant in this hurly-burly age? Or are its stanzas disappearing down a road less traveled by? Elizabeth Austen is a poet, a good one, so you’d expect her to sing its grandeur, its shining light on universal truths.... — Updated 10/5/2017 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

ECA season opens with Bria Skonberg

Edmonds Center for the Arts’ 11th season opens Oct. 5 with Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg. Before the performance, Skonberg will lead a master class with... — Updated 9/28/2017

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

A Taste of Edmonds at 35

A Taste of Edmonds Where: Civic Field, 310 Sixth Ave. N, Edmonds When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 11-12 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 13 Admission: $5, free for those 12 and under. Separate $2... — Updated 8/10/2017 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds Underwater Park celebrates a milestone

Although a number of divers gathered at Brackett’s Landing North on Saturday to celebrate an important anniversary for the Edmonds Underwater Park, more than a few couldn’t... — Updated 7/14/2017 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

All about the light

By his own estimation – he keeps a detailed calendar – Randall J. Hodges has hiked just about 26,000 miles. The Earth’s circumference stops at 24,901. Hodges is a landscape... — Updated 6/15/2017

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Edmonds Arts Festival celebrating 60th anniversary

What’s your festival? A Taste of Edmonds? Or the Edmonds Arts Festival? Two of the city’s two most popular festivals have their super fans – do you revel in a slice of good-old... — Updated 6/15/2017 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Michael Reagan: A hero to military families

You can expect shoulder-to-shoulder crowds Monday during the Edmonds Veterans Plaza dedication. Dignitaries. Veterans. Veterans’ families. The curious. But long after the pomp... — Updated 5/25/2017

 By Brian Soergel    News

Puget Sound under pressure

In 2015, from his government office in Snohomish County, Kenneth Murphy made the pronouncement that woke up the Pacific Northwest from its earthquake-denial slumber. “Our... — Updated 5/18/2017


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