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 By Brian Soergel    News

WSF: Restoration of full service a top priority

We know plenty of Mill Creekers take the two ferries operating out of Snohomish County. So when will full service be restored for those relying on the Edmonds-Mukilteo and... — Updated 4/1/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

UPDATED: Mill Creek View owner Fred Fillbrook dies at 85

UPDATED MARCH 1 Fred Fillbrook, owner and founder of the Mill Creek View newspaper, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at age 85. Fillbrook founded the biweekly paper in January 1991. Accordin... — Updated 3/1/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Day of Remembrance: Celebrating Japanese history, culture

On Sunday, Feb. 20, Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds will focus its attention on the signing 80 years ago of Executive Order 9066, which began the incarceration of Americans of... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Swedish Edmonds nurse: 'The morale is poor'

A coalition of health-care workers on Dec. 13 launched the WA Safe + Healthy campaign calling on Washington state legislators to pass safe staffing standards that protect... — Updated 1/11/2022

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Construction funding for SR 530 slide memorial approved

The Snohomish County Council recently approved Snohomish County's 2022 budget, including $4.8 million in funding for the SR 530 Slide Memorial Project proposed by Snohomish County E... — Updated 12/31/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

SnoPUD approves 2.1% rate increase

Get ready for a higher bill next year from the Snohomish County PUD, as its Board of Commissioners approved a 2022 budget that includes a 2.1% general rate increase. According to PUD spokesperson Aaron Swaney, it's the first rate... — Updated 12/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Ferries: Dangerous Legionella bacteria found on some state boats

In addition to increased wait times due to a lack of qualified personnel, Washington State Ferries now has another potential problem on its hands. According to spokesperson Ian... — Updated 11/5/2021

 
 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

 

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