Politics

Chase bill to protect ratepayers’ voting rights heads to House

Chase bill to protect ratepayers’ voting rights heads to House

  A bill to ensure that voters in a water or sewer district retain ultimate control over whether a city or town can assume jurisdiction of their district has passed the Senate and awaits action in the House of Representatives. “These special-purpose districts are created by a vote of the people, for the people. As such, 100 percent of the taxes we pay for our water and sewer systems should be dedi... »

Rep. Strom Peterson’s bill to protect honeybees buzzes over to Senate

Rep. Strom Peterson’s bill to protect honeybees buzzes over to Senate

After passing the Washington State House of Representatives 67-31 on a bipartisan vote, Rep. Strom Peterson’s bill to protect honeybee colonies and preserve pollen-rich food source is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. House Bill 1654 would direct the state noxious weed control board to conduct a pilot project to replace invasive weed species wit... »

In 32nd District Town Hall, lawmakers address Boeing tax breaks, oil trains — and take swipe at Liias

In 32nd District Town Hall, lawmakers address Boeing tax breaks, oil trains — and take swipe at Liias

You can watch our video of the entire 32nd District Town Hall meeting here. Two Washington State legislators representing the 32nd District — which includes a good chunk of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace as well as the Town of Woodway — held a lively exchange with about 100 constituents gathered for a Town Hall meeting at the Shoreline Fire Department Saturday afternoon. State... »

21st District legislators’ Town Hall meeting comes to Meadowdale

21st District legislators’ Town Hall meeting comes to Meadowdale

Legislators from the 21st District, covering parts of Edmonds and Lynnwood as well as Mukilteo, met with more than 100 constituents at a Town Hall meeting Saturday morning at Meadowdale High School. Sen. Marko Liias and Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, both Mukilteo Democrats, and Strom Peterson, a newly elected Democrat from Edmonds, provided an update of current legislative activity and fielded question... »

Reminder: Chase, Ryu to host 32nd District town hall meeting Saturday, March 14

Reminder: Chase, Ryu to host 32nd District town hall meeting Saturday, March 14

For those who live in the portion of Edmonds represented by the 32nd Legislative District, State Sen. Maralyn Chase and State Rep. Cindy Ryu will host a town hall meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Shoreline Fire Department, 17525 Aurora Ave. N. You can find your legislative district here. “These kinds of meetings are terrific venues for candid discussions of the issues and pri... »

Reminder: 21st District Town Hall set for March 14 at Meadowdale High School

Reminder: 21st District Town Hall set for March 14 at Meadowdale High School

  State legislators from the 21st District, which includes Edmonds and Lynnwood, will be hosting a town hall meeting from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 14 at Meadowdale High School, in the Great Hall, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Participants include Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Strom Peterson and Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self. The public is invited to bring their questions. »

21st District legislators hosting telephone town hall on Wednesday

State Rep. Strom Peterson, Senator Marko Liias and Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self — all from the 21st District — are hosting a telephone town hall on Wednesday, March 11 from 6-7 p.m. There will be time to ask the 21st District legislators questions during the phone call. If you want to call in, dial 877-229-8493 any time from 6-7 p.m. and use the code: 18646. The three legislators are also s... »

Allen West to speak at Snohomish County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner March 27

Allen West to speak at Snohomish County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner March 27

The Snohomish County Republican Party is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner that features retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West as the keynote speaker. The dinner will be March 27 at the Xfinity Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a silent auction until 6:30 and the dinner program from 6:30-9:30 p.m. West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same n... »

On video: Rep. Strom Peterson’s first speech on House floor — What would Dr. King see today?

Freshman Rep. Strom Peterson (D-21), used his first speech on the floor of the House of Representatives to ask his colleagues a simple question: What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. see if he were alive today? Peterson said Dr. King would find the quality of Washington state schools still largely divided by race and class. “Today, it’s not enough to honor Dr. King with words,” Peterson said. “Fi... »

New video: Panelists explore mix of money and politics at Edmonds Senior Center forum

New video: Panelists explore mix of money and politics at Edmonds Senior Center forum

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Snohomish County raises a toast to Gary Haakenson

Snohomish County raises a toast to Gary Haakenson

Coming in October: My Edmonds News TV will feature a video interview with Gary Haakenson in the October edition of our Edmonds Today video magazine. There were toasts and roasts and even a few tears as Snohomish County threw a retirement party for County Executive Director and former-Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson at the County Administration Building in Everett Tuesday afternoon Among those speakin... »

New on My Edmonds News TV: 21st District candidates forum

New on My Edmonds News TV: 21st District candidates forum

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State office hopefuls address upcoming election issues at 21st District candidate forum

State office hopefuls address upcoming election issues at 21st District candidate forum

The six candidates who will face off in November to represent Washington’s 21st legislative district came together in a public forum on Tuesday evening to answer questions and state their positions on a range of issues. Held at Edmonds United Methodist Church and sponsored by the Faith Action Network, topics ranged from balancing the budget to homelessness to taxation and the perennial issue... »

Reminder: 21st District candidates to appear at Sept. 16 forum in Edmonds

Reminder: 21st District candidates to appear at Sept. 16 forum in Edmonds

The Faith Action Network, a statewide interfaith public policy organization, is sponsoring a community-wide Candidate Forum for legislative candidates in the 21st Legislative District on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The Forum will be hosted by Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers in Edmonds. All six candidates for the Legislature in the 21st District – the top two vote-getters in the August primary ... »

New on My Edmonds News TV: County Executive John Lovick speaks to Edmonds Kiwanis Club

New on My Edmonds News TV: County Executive John Lovick speaks to Edmonds Kiwanis Club

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Snohomish County Executive John Lovick to speak at Edmonds Kiwanis meeting Sept. 2

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick to speak at Edmonds Kiwanis meeting Sept. 2

The Kiwanis Club of Edmonds will host Snohomish County Executive John Lovick at its noon meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Pancake Haus, 530 5th Ave. S. in Edmonds. Lovick is running for election to the County Executive post he was appointed to following Aaron Reardon’s resignation in 2013. He served in the State Legislature and also spent 31 years as a Washington State Trooper. More recently,... »

Whelpley throws support to Peterson in 21st District House race

Whelpley throws support to Peterson in 21st District House race

Democrat Scott Whelpley, who finished third in Tuesday’s primary behind Republican Allen McPheeters and Democrat Strom Peterson, issued a statement on Thursday supporting Peterson. “I am grateful to the voters of the 21st District who supported my campaign.” said Whelpley. “We ran a tough, positive campaign, and met lots of voters who want to see real solutions for the challenges the middle class ... »

Snohomish County Executive Lovick addresses noon Rotary meeting

Snohomish County Executive Lovick addresses noon Rotary meeting

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick spoke at the regular meeting of The Noon Rotary Club of Edmonds on Tuesday, Aug 5. “His message emphasized the loving compassion that people have when responding to disasters ranging from the Mount St. Helens eruption to the recent Oso landslide,” said Rotary member Carol Kinney. “A $5 donation by a school boy prompted many gifts for the sur... »

Initial primary election results: Edmonds residents Strom Peterson, Jeff Scherrer appear headed for general election ballot

Initial primary election results: Edmonds residents Strom Peterson, Jeff Scherrer appear headed for general election ballot

Edmonds residents Strom Peterson and Jeff Scherrer, both running to represent the 21st District but in different positions, appeared to be heading for a spot on the November general election ballot. District 21 covers portions of southwest Snohomish County and includes Mukilteo, portions of Edmonds and Everett and areas north of Lynnwood. In initial returns Tuesday night, Peterson received 3,748 v... »

Remember to mail your primary election ballot — deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 5

Remember to mail your primary election ballot — deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 5

A reminder to all registered voters that the deadline to vote in the primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 5. The primary includes a range of important races, from Congress to Snohomish County Executive to the state Legislature. All ballots must be postmarked Aug. 5 or turned in to a ballot drop-off location no later than 8 p.m. Local drop-box locations include 650 Main St, near the Edmonds Library, a... »

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