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IRS: You may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service declared Friday Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low- and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000. Millions of workers who earned $52,427 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2015, making awareness of the credit critical. About a third of the p... »

Ortiz-Self introduces children victims’ remote testimony awareness bill in House

Ortiz-Self introduces children victims’ remote testimony awareness bill in House

A bill aimed at increasing awareness of existing law that allows for children victims to testify remotely was introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives Friday by 21st District Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo). According to an announcement from the newly-elected representative, research has found that when children are called to testify in court proceedings, the trauma resulti... »

Windstorms and power outages: PUD working to reduce down time, improve reliability

Windstorms and power outages: PUD working to reduce down time, improve reliability

In the wake of the most severe windstorms in recent years, Snohomish County PUD says it has stepped up efforts to work with local officials, businesses and citizens to enhance electrical system reliability and shorten outage times. The first big windstorm hit in early December, breaking branches, blowing down trees and causing protracted outages to customers in Edmonds and throughout the PUD’... »

Edmonds businesses: Have a product or service that says ‘I love you’?

Edmonds businesses: Have a product or service that says ‘I love you’?

My Edmonds News is looking for products or services to feature throughout the month of February, otherwise known as the month of love. If you are a local business with the perfect gift idea or experience that would make a romantic gift for Valentine’s Day — and you would like free publicity — email newstips@myedmondsnews.com to be featured as our “Love Idea of the Week.” »

Use Instagram? Tag your photos with #myedmondsnews — and you’ll see them here

My Edmonds News has added an Instagram window to the home page. For those who may not know, Instagram is a free photo-sharing app available for download to your smart phone. Now, any photos you share on Instagram will also be shared on the My Edmonds News home page if you tag them with #myedmondsnews.   »

Deputy Prosecutor Adam Cornell of Edmonds to be honored as youth advocate

Deputy Prosecutor Adam Cornell of Edmonds to be honored as youth advocate

Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Edmonds resident Adam Cornell will be honored with the Center for Children & Youth Justice’s 8th annual Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award at the organization’s breakfast fundraiser at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. According to the announcement: Growing up in the state’s foster care system, Cornell learned a... »

Seahawks L.O.B. inspires women to combat domestic violence

Seahawks L.O.B. inspires women to combat domestic violence

Everyone knows the Super Bowl-bound Seahawks have the L.O.B., aka Legion of Boom, or Love our Brothers. But what about the sisters? Two women, Jeni Glaze and Zahava Epps, are big Seahawks fans, but their biggest passion is helping women out of the cycle of domestic violence. Epps and Glaze teamed up with editor Janette Turner to turn true life stories of abuse into triumph. The resulting book, ‘Th... »

Project manager Wendy Kendall to visit EPIC Group Writers on Monday

Project manager Wendy Kendall to visit EPIC Group Writers on Monday

EPIC welcomes project manager Wendy Kendall to the Edmonds Library on Monday at 11 a.m. as part of the weekly speakers series. Seating is limited to the first twenty people and takes place after 10 a.m. Monday morning writing group with Janette Turner. Wendy Kendall’s talk, ‘Project Manage Your Book and Finish It,’ will offer tips to writers on turning manuscripts into completed ... »

Heroin deaths at epidemic levels in Snohomish County

Heroin deaths at epidemic levels in Snohomish County

Heroin and prescription opioid usage in Snohomish County remain a serious problem, according to the Snohomish Health District. From 2011 to 2013, approximately one out of every five heroin deaths in the state occurred in Snohomish County, a county with only one-tenth of the total population in Washington. In 2013 alone, heroin and prescription opioid overdoses represented two-thirds of the 130 acc... »

Reminder: Author Theresa McCormick to speak Monday at Edmonds Library

Reminder: Author Theresa McCormick to speak Monday at Edmonds Library

Author Theresa McCormick, Ed.D., will speak Monday about her memoir, “A Far Cry From Here: Growing Up and Out of Fundamentalism.” The talk will be held in the Edmonds Libary after the 10 a.m. writing session led by Janette Turner. The event is free, but seating is limited to the first 20 people. For more information on Dr. McCormick, see here, and to learn about free literary events around town, s... »

Seattle’s bus-riding dog visits Edmonds

Seattle’s bus-riding dog visits Edmonds

Dorothy Moore, owner of Edmonds’ Dining Dog restaurant in Firdale Village, treated Eclipse, the Seattle bus-riding dog, to a four-course meal on Saturday. Moore invited Eclipse to her restaurant after seeing the story of the lab-bull mastiff mix’s independent travel from Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood to the dog park in Seattle’s Belltown. Eclipse’s owner Jeff Youn... »

Verdant unveils new Community Wellness Center

Verdant unveils new Community Wellness Center

It was a full house at Verdant Health Commission’s new Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood Saturday, as people of all ages toured the new facility that Commission Superintendent Carl Zapora predicts will become “a hub” of health and wellness programming and activity for South Snohomish County. Zapora pointed to the “gorgeous state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen” w... »

Recent CrimeMapping data

Recent CrimeMapping data

This is selected crime data for Jan. 15 to Jan. 22, 2015, and as always the data is from CrimeMapping. To do the same search, put in “Edmonds Police” or your zip code for the period you wish to know about, such as a particular day or month. This information is provided as a public service and if you have tips or concerns regarding potential criminal activity, notify the Edmonds Police Department o... »

Cascade Symphony Orchestra benefits from partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain

Cascade Symphony Orchestra benefits from partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain

Coldwell Banker Bain real estate broker Wayne Purser has formed a unique partnership with Cascade Symphony Orchestra and has recently made a donation in an effort to help raise money for the non-profit organization. Each time a Cascade Symphony Orchestra member — or a friend or relative of a member — buys or sells a home with Purser, he will donate an amount equal to 10 percent of his ... »

Edmonds teens make Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service a day ‘on’

Edmonds teens make Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service a day ‘on’

According to United Way of Snohomish County, on Jan. 19 more than 300 teen and adult volunteers chose to make this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service a day “on” rather than a day “off” across Snohomish County. Participants included students from Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools and College Place Middle School. Additionally, students from Edmonds and nearby communities voluntee... »

UW Medicine welcomes Dr. Pautz and Dr. Stanley to Regional Heart Center Cardiology Clinic at Edmonds

Sponsored by UW Medicine Regional Heart Center UW Medicine welcomes Dr. James Pautz and Dr. William Stanley, formerly of Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, to UW Medicine Regional Heart Center Cardiology Clinic at Edmonds Dr. James Pautz and Dr. William Stanley have been part of the greater Edmonds community for more than sixteen years. They continue to serve the community in their new locati... »

Hearing on bill regarding Sudden Cardiac Arrest awareness in Olympia this Thursday

Hearing on bill regarding Sudden Cardiac Arrest awareness in Olympia this Thursday

Melinda Truax, the local mother who lost her 16-year-old son Matthew to an undiagnosed heart condition in September 2013, is asking for support for a bill being introduced in the Washington State Senate aimed at educating students, parents and coaches about Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Senate Bill 5083, the Washington State Sudden Cardiac Awareness Bill, is scheduled for a public hearing Thursday, Jan. ... »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is day of service for local students

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is day of service for local students

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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... »

What’s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday

Monday, Jan.19, is the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which brings a few changes in the schedules of schools, government offices and various services. Here is what’s open and operating, and what isn’t, on Monday: Public and Private schools – all closed City of Edmonds Facilities – all closed Edmonds Library – closed Edmonds Post Office – closed; no mail delivery Community Transit Bus Se... »

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