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Get the scoop on travel in Cuba from Rick Steves Sunday in Edmonds

Now that the U.S. government has eased restrictions and paved the way for tourists interested in traveling to Cuba, the Caribbean island is the new hot place to visit.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Life

Liias pushing bills to reduce student-loan debt

State Sen. Marko Liias and other legislators have introduced three bills aimed at reducing student-loan debt.

Date: 02/05/2016 | South County Politics

Police following up on report of gunfire in Edmonds

EDMONDS — Police here believe a 2 a.m. volley of gunfire Tuesday was the result of some sort of argument, but they are getting little cooperation from the people believed responsible.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News

Moving on from grief

Group offers support, activities for those who have lost a spouse

Date: 01/30/2016 | Local News

New voters can register for special election through Monday

New Washington voters can register through Monday, Feb. 1, to vote in the Feb. 9 special election, but they must register in person at the Snohomish County auditor’s office in Everett.

Date: 01/29/2016 | South County Politics

Suspect on the run after man, 49, stabbed at Edmonds motel

EDMONDS — Police believe a fight between roommates at Andy’s Motel led to one being stabbed and has the other on the run.The incident was reported around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Local News

Superintendent to speak Thursday about Feb. 9 school election

Edmonds School Superintendent Nick Brossoit will speak and answer questions Thursday about the Feb. 9 school district ballot measure.

Date: 01/27/2016 | South County Politics

Ortiz-Self, Peterson plan Wednesday telephone event with constituents

State Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson plan a Wednesday telephone town-hall event with 21st District constituents.The event is scheduled for 6:05 to 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, January 27.

Date: 01/26/2016 | South County Politics

Charges filed against woman involved in Lake Stevens home-invasion robbery

LAKE STEVENS — Legal troubles are piling up for a Bonney Lake woman who is a suspect in a violent home-invasion robbery in Lake Stevens.

Date: 01/26/2016 | Local News

It's all about access

Open house to cover plans to fix traffic woes in Edmonds

Date: 01/26/2016 | Local News

Kagi says prospects for bill to keep guns from children not promising

State Rep. Ruth Kagi says that she is not optimistic about prospects for a bill to prevent child access to firearms.

Date: 01/25/2016 | South County Politics

$5,000 grant results in 350 new books for Edmonds schools

EDMONDS — A $5,000 grant for a high school reading program will allow the purchase of an additional 350 books for use by Edmonds School District students.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Local News

Ballots in mail for Feb. 9 school district election

Ballots are in the mail for the Feb. 9 special school-district election.

Date: 01/22/2016 | South County Politics

Driver, 15, arrested after police chase; no one hurt

EDMONDS — No injuries were reported after a police pursuit that started in Edmonds on Thursday night.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News

Cornish's famous alumni

Edmonds exhibit marks a century of arts education

Date: 01/22/2016 | Entertainment

Briefs: KeyBank exec to serve as chair for American Heart Association campaign

KeyBank exec to serve as chair for American Heart Association campaignEdmonds resident Carol K. Nelson, Pacific Region Executive and Seattle Market President of KeyBank, will serve as the 2016 chairperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women...

Date: 01/21/2016 | Bizblog

Kagi bill to limit children's access to firearms gets Thursday hearing

State Rep. Ruth Kagi’s bill to limit children’s access to firearms will have a hearing Thursday before a legislative committee in Olympia.

Date: 01/20/2016 | South County Politics

He puts 'em up

Jason Lundgren delves deep into 'Final Fight' video game

Date: 01/19/2016 | The Chat

Public restrooms planned for downtown Edmonds

EDMONDS — Visitors may soon be able to linger longer in the downtown shopping district.The city plans to have new public restrooms installed by this summer, the busiest season for local merchants."Public restrooms are one of the top issues for...

Date: 01/18/2016 | Local News

Access to water to be restricted

Popular Edmonds pier will be closed 3 months for repairs

Date: 01/16/2016 | Local News

'Stewards of his creation'

Congregations come together over concern for environment

Date: 01/16/2016 | Local News

A high-water balancing act at Brackett's Landing in Edmonds

Jack Perry, 7, of Edmonds, climbs along a piece of outstretched driftwood at Brackett's Landing in Edmonds on Thursday. Puget Sound water levels rose to their highest annual peak around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, but clear and calm conditions kept the excess water from spilling onto shore.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Local News

No more jail for coffee madam

Woman who ran bikini-barista stands is sentenced

Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News

Monday deadline to register to vote in February Edmonds schools election

Monday, Jan. 11, is the last day before the Feb. 9 special school election to update an existing voter registration or to register to vote on line or by mail.

Date: 01/11/2016 | South County Politics

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott won’t seek a 15th term

SEATTLE — Longtime Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state announced Monday that he will not seek re-election for a 15th time when he completes his term at the end of the year.

Date: 01/04/2016 | Local News

Snohomish County police cars evolve away from ‘Crown Vics’

EVERETT — Buying a car is stressful.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News

Police pursuit in Edmonds ends in crash; woman, 20, held

EDMONDS — A woman crashed down an embankment Friday morning as she tried to outrun police.Edmonds police were investigating whether the Honda she was driving was stolen.

Date: 01/01/2016 | Local News

Boiling Point sure to fire up fans of hot Asian soup

Boiling Point: More than a catchy name, it describes what arrives on your plate at this chain of Taiwanese soup restaurants.Soups come in a hefty bowl. Servers light a flame underneath, keeping the contents at a hot...

Date: 01/01/2016 | Entertainment

Edmonds home raided; 300 illegal marijuana plants seized

EDMONDS — Police on Wednesday raided an Edmonds home where they allegedly found an illegal marijuana growing operation.The raid in the 18200 block of 80th Avenue W followed “numerous complaints from neighbors in the area,” Edmonds police Sgt. Shane Hawley said.

Date: 12/30/2015 | Local News

Review of 2015 south county politics

Local politics in 2015 were notable for the low voter turnout in the Nov. 3 general election. The countywide turnout of 34.76 percent was the lowest for a general election in 44 years. It was the lowest since 1971, which was only the second year that Washington held November elections...

Date: 12/30/2015 | South County Politics

Meet Polar Bear Plungers Lars Jangaard and Lindsey Taylor-Jangaard

Lars Jangaard and Lindsey Taylor-JangaardThis will be the seventh yearLars and Lindsey have kicked off the new year with the polar bear plunge at Brackett's Landing in Edmonds. The chilly...

Date: 12/29/2015 | The Chat

Casual dress code

Edmonds designers build T-shirt empire

Date: 12/28/2015 | Business

Edmonds gets creative recruiting new police officers

EDMONDS — The videos combine upbeat music, scenic views and candid interviews with Edmonds officers.

Date: 12/26/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Edmonds car dealer donates $7,500 to Vision House

Edmonds car dealer donates $7,500 to Vision HouseThe Campbell Nelson car dealership in Edmonds recently donated $7,500 to Vision House. Funds came from the dealership's Test Drive 4 Kids event that took place Sept. 15 through Dec. 15. Campbell Nelson is a...

Date: 12/23/2015 | Business

Edmonds neighbors excited about Esperance Park expansion

EDMONDS — A community park in the Esperance area is set to grow now that Snohomish County has reached a real-estate agreement with the Edmonds School District.

Date: 12/20/2015 | Local News

Edmonds artist creates portraits of Poland’s fallen heroes

Michael Reagan, the Edmonds artist who has created thousands of portraits through his Fallen Heroes Project, will take a long walk Sunday. He walks every morning, but this time his thoughts will be far from home. In his heart, Reagan will be with 66...

Date: 12/20/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

High school boys accused of posting racial threats against classmates

EDMONDS — Messages in the online group praised a man who earlier this year killed nine people at a black church in South Carolina.Prosecutors allege that the hate-filled messages were posted by Edmonds-Woodway High School students. Two boys allegedly admitted to police...

Date: 12/19/2015 | Local News

Edmonds School District will have technology levy on February ballot

Voters in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and the rest of the Edmonds School District face a replacement technology-and-capital-improvements levy on the Feb. 9, 2016, special-election ballot.

Date: 12/18/2015 | South County Politics

Missing sidewalk coming to 238th Street in Edmonds

EDMONDS — A $372,000 grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board will help the city fill a “missing link” on

Date: 12/16/2015 | Street Smarts

Edmonds teens arrested after violent, racial Facebook threats

EDMONDS — Two Edmonds-Woodway High School students were arrested Tuesday for reportedly threatening to kill people at school, in particular classmates who are black.

Date: 12/15/2015 | Local News

Screams lead Edmonds officer to woman repeatedly assaulted

EDMONDS — An Edmonds police officer was 11 hours into a graveyard shift Tuesday morning when he heard screams nearby.Officer Patrick Clark followed the sounds and found a woman who had been assaulted by her boyfriend repeatedly on multiple days.

Date: 12/15/2015 | Local News

State Rep. Kagi speaks at White House

State Rep. Ruth Kagi spoke at a White House conference for education leaders last week.

Date: 12/15/2015 | South County Politics

Edmonds man, slammed into wall by deputy in 2009, dies

SEATTLE — An Edmonds man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after a King County sheriff's deputy slammed him into a concrete wall in 2009 has died.

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News

Two local performing arts groups present Christmas concerts

Edmonds Center for the Arts will ring with music during the next three days as the Sno-King Community Chorale and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, two of south Snohomish County’s major performing arts groups, present their annual Christmas concerts.

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment

Review: Enjoy great Indian food at The Copper Pot in Edmonds

The building is wedged into a sort of Bermuda triangle on the Edmonds waterfront, stuck in the middle of flowing ferry traffic that alternates north and south as ferries come and go.The restaurant also doesn't look like much. It's a former Skippers and the exterior still...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment

Edmonds school superintendent Brossoit says he’ll retire

EDMONDS — One of the longest-serving superintendents in Snohomish County will retire at the end of the school year.Edmonds Superintendent Nick Brossoit on Friday informed staff of his decision. The district serves about 20,000 students.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Local News

Homeless man gets 30 years in Edmonds stabbing of pizza driver

EVERETT — A homeless man was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison Tuesday for nearly killing a pizza delivery driver during a January car prowl.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Local News

4 familiar candidates, 2 newcomers win charter review positions

South Snohomish County voters have elected four familiar political candidates and two newcomers to the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission.

Date: 12/01/2015 | South County Politics

Woman struck by car on Highway 99 in Edmonds

EDMONDS — A 49-year-old woman was seriously hurt Sunday night when she was struck by a car.

Date: 11/30/2015 | Local News

Low voter turnout in south county still above county average

The voter turnout for the Nov. 3 general election in South Snohomish County was slightly higher than the countywide average.

Date: 11/27/2015 | South County Politics

Ryu to lead committee on community development, housing, tribal affairs

Democratic State Rep. Cindy Ryu has become chairwoman of the House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee, which also oversees efforts to help veterans and boost tourism in Washington state.

Date: 11/27/2015 | South County Politics

Dishing out Thanksgiving

Edmonds volunteers host a feast

Date: 11/27/2015 | Local News

Two for one fun

Driftwood's 'Timmy,' 'Pageant' sweet holiday plays

Date: 11/27/2015 | Entertainment

Rock rolls to new home

Ecstatic Edmonds homeowner claims glacial erratic

Date: 11/21/2015 | Local News

Edmonds cidery finds joy in apple-cranberry mix

EDMONDS – Steve Kaiser made his first batch of hard cider 12 years ago when he was allowed to pick all the apples he wanted at an orchard in Wenatchee.It was just a hobby so he played around with flavors. He added cranberries during the fermentation process. It proved...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Business

Edmonds traffic advisory group wants to hear from the public

EDMONDS — For years, visitors and residents alike have complained about the convergence of train, ferry and car traffic that causes backups and sometimes significant delays in getting to the city’s waterfront.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Local News

Lynnwood Council race now out of recount range

A tight Lynnwood City Council contest from the Nov. 3 ballot got out of recount range Friday.

Date: 11/16/2015 | South County Politics

Edmonds’ Civic Field to become city park

EDMONDS — Civic Field, which the city has leased from the Edmonds School District for nearly 40 years, will soon become a city park.The city has reached...

Date: 11/16/2015 | Local News

Upcoming author events in Snohomish County and nearby

Penny Buse4 p.m. Nov. 15, Norgaard CenterStanwood Area Historical Society hosts a lecture by Buse, the author of "Stuck in the Mud: The History of Warm Beach," at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW in Stanwood.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Entertainment

Upcoming special film showings in the area

Special showingsAll About Beavers: The Northwest Stream Center will host a special showing of the IMAX movie "Beavers" at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Stream Center's auditorium, at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The movies...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Community dance clubs and classes

The 449 Club: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $5 cover. Call 425-343-3232 or visit Community Dance: 6:30 p.m. third Saturday of...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

With a return to its roots, Los Lobos to play Edmonds

LOS ANGELES — The site of Los Lobos’ recent homecoming record release party seemed unsettling: the former Ramirez Mortuary in East Los Angeles, where a concert stage had been set up in what reportedly once was the embalming room.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Upcoming theater and ballet events

Snohomish CountyTheater

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Home again

Gothard Sisters to perform in Everett after U.S. tour

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Pharmacist arrested in Edmonds; customers cautioned

EDMONDS — An Edmonds pharmacist was arrested Wednesday after allegedly being high on the job. The 47-year-old man was booked for investigation of felony drug possession.

Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News

Best financed Edmonds candidates on way to winning

The Edmonds candidates who raised and spent the most money for the Nov. 3 general election all are on their way to winning.

Date: 11/09/2015 | South County Politics

Swedish Edmonds opens new emergency department Tuesday

EDMONDS — It may be the most welcoming place you never want to visit.Swedish Edmonds unveiled the hospital’s new emergency department on Saturday.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News

Author events in Snohomish County and nearby

Garth Risk Hallberg7 p.m. Nov. 10, Third Place BooksThe author will read from his debut novel "City on Fire," about New York City in 1977, with cast of seemingly unrelated characters who become entangled after the infamous summer...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Entertainment

Scriber Lake students find strength, renewal through writing

EDMONDS — Kelly Peterson addressed the congregation at Edmonds Lutheran Church from a spot where a pastor might ordinarily elucidate the Gospels.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Local News

A day of inspiration

Musicians, business leaders and more highlight TEDx talks

Date: 11/07/2015 | Local News

Edmonds campaign-contribution rules go largely unenforced

No one seems to be enforcing the strict campaign-contribution limits in the city of Edmonds.

Date: 11/06/2015 | South County Politics

Check out these recently reviewed dining options

Zeek's Pizza4309 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, 425-893-8646Specialty: PizzaPizza lovers rejoice: Zeeks brings gourmet pizza to Lynnwood

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Community dance clubs and classes

The 449 Club: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $5 cover. Call 425-343-3232 or visit

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsMukilteo Arts Guild's Holiday Art Mart: The annual event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Free parking and entry.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Upcoming concerts around Snohomish County

Patriotic concert: First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. offers a free concert of patriotic music at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church.Nick Dumas, Chris Luquette and Connor Hutteball: These hot bluegrass musicians are playing...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

From bluegrass to Bach, Chris Thile to perform in Edmonds

Virtuoso mandolinist Chris Thile, set to be the next host of A Prairie Home Companion radio show, will play a concert Nov. 12 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.His solo show will include a variety of music styles including bluegrass and Bach.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Upcoming theater, dance and opera events

Snohomish CountyTheater"Snapshots—A Musical Scrapbook": Village Theatre's production of this revue of Stephen Schwartz' show tunes continues through Nov. 15 at the Everett...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Three Edmonds council candidates hold clear leads

Edmonds City Council candidates Mike Nelson, Neil Tibbott and Dave Teitzel hold clear leads in returns from the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election counted through Wednesday afternoon.

Date: 11/05/2015 | South County Politics

Why so few candidates in Edmonds?

When Edmonds voters voted on a mayor and five city council members on Tuesday ballots, they found that they had a choice for only three council positions, with the mayor and two incumbent council members unopposed.

Date: 11/03/2015 | South County Politics

Mail ballots in time to get Tuesday postmark

Voters who send their ballots by mail Tuesday need to be sure that they send them in time to get a Tuesday postmark.

Date: 11/02/2015 | South County Politics

Voters returning ballots more slowly than expected

Snohomish County voters are returning their ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election more slowly than expected.

Date: 11/02/2015 | South County Politics

Local TEDx event: Ideas 'worth hearing and spreading'

EDMONDS — The first TEDx event in Snohomish County is scheduled Friday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, where the public can hear from 23 people...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News

TEDx event to feature artist’s ‘stunning images’

EDMONDS — The event artist selected for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries is Andy Behrle of Zillah. "In the minds of the jury, this particular proposal really captured the theme of the event," said Ken Harvey,...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News

How to watch Friday's TEDx event in Edmonds

TEDxSnoIsleLibraries, the local TEDx event, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. All seats have been reserved.The public can watch a live stream of the event at But if...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News

Jury convicts man in stabbing of pizza driver in Edmonds

EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury was convinced that a homeless man nearly killed a pizza delivery driver during a botched car prowl in January.Jurors late Thursday afternoon convicted Christopher Cowan of

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

Vote in person Monday and Tuesday on accessible unit in Lynnwood

Voters can cast their ballots in person Monday and Tuesday on an accessible voting unit at the Lynnwood Library.Such units are designed for disabled people to vote independently, but anyone can use them.

Date: 10/30/2015 | South County Politics

Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsNorthwest Artists' Holiday Show: The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds. More than 50 local artists...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Entertainment

Edmonds bank robbed; police search for suspect

EDMONDS — Police are searching for a man who robbed an Edmonds bank Thursday morning.The holdup was reported at 11:13 a.m. at Banner Bank, 7009 212 St. SW, Sgt. Shane Hawley said. The man passed a note to a teller and implied he had a weapon, though one wasn’t seen.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Issue statement from White, unopposed Edmonds School Board incumbent

Edmonds School Board incumbent Diana White recently sent a statement about what she thinks is the most important issue in the Nov. 3 school-district election.

Date: 10/29/2015 | South County Politics

Traffic, development are big issues in Edmonds election

EDMONDS — Edmonds voters had better study up.There's six candidates running for three contested City Council races. Local voters are quizzing candidates about issues such as how to solve the city's downtown traffic jam caused by train and ferry traffic, development and...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Improv workshops offered for people with memory loss

Improv workshops offered for people with memory lossEdmonds Center for the Arts is partnering with Taproot Theatre to offer four weeks of improvisational theater workshops to people with memory loss, their family members and care partners. Called Re-Ignite...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Bizblog

Edmonds, Woodway area leads south county in early ballot returns

Downtown Edmonds, Woodway and nearby areas lead south Snohomish County in early ballot returns for the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 10/28/2015 | South County Politics

Cast three votes for charter-review commission

You can vote three times for Snohomish County Charter-Review Commission.That’s because each county council district selects three commission members.

Date: 10/27/2015 | South County Politics

Art brought to the surface

Scuba diving opened a world of ideas for artist d’Elaine Johnson

Date: 10/26/2015 | Local News

School board elections draw few willing to step up

EVERETT — The issues are many, the candidates are few.Forty-four school board races are on Snohomish County's Nov. 3 general election ballots.Just eight are contested and, in Mukilteo, incumbent Ron Johnson couldn't get his name withdrawn in time to get it...

Date: 10/25/2015 | Local News

Upcoming book events happening around the county

Wendy Hinman2 p.m. Oct. 25, Everett Public LibraryHinman and her husband Garth Wilcox set off on a seven-year epic journey in their 31-foot wooden cutter Velella, and she lived to tell the tale in her book, "Tightwads on the Loose: A...

Date: 10/25/2015 | Entertainment

Ballot drop box in Bothell joins those in Edmonds and Lynnwood

A new ballot-drop-box site in Bothell for the Nov. 3 general election will join those in Edmonds and Lynnwood.

Date: 10/23/2015 | South County Politics

Cascade Symphony celebrates Edmonds’ anniversary in season opener

EDMONDS — Cascade Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the city of Edmonds at its season opening concert on Oct. 26.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Entertainment

Boulder over your neighbors

Huge rock can be yours, but there are a few rules set in stone

Date: 10/23/2015 | Local News

WinCo grocery opening today in Edmonds

EDMONDS — A new WinCo Foods grocery store is scheduled to open at 9 this morning at the former TOP Food & Drug Store on Highway 99, the third store by the employee-owned company in Snohomish County.WinCo has hired about 150 employees for the store at 21900 Highway...

Date: 10/22/2015 | Business

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