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Setbacks, form-based code questioned as council once again takes up Westgate

After a nearly five-month break, the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night revisited the idea of proposed zoning changes in the Westgate commercial area that could ultimately change the look of the area by allowing mixed-use development and two- to four-story buildings. The council, which has been talking about changes in the Westgate commercial area since 2010, last November voted to table potential... »

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Monday

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Monday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Monday, March 2, for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight cold weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet at Lynnwood City Hall – 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwo... »

Prep girls basketball: Mavericks hang on to beat Hawks

Prep girls basketball: Mavericks hang on to beat Hawks

Meadowdale needed to focus on the fundamentals after a tough first quarter that saw Mountlake Terrace take a 13-11 lead in Friday’s Wesco 3A girls basketball contest. Eight minutes later thanks to some solid fundamental play by Meadowdale’s subs and a renewed focus on their inside game, the Mavericks took a 28-22 lead into halftime and went on to beat the Hawks 58-48 at Meadowdale High School. The... »

Community Transit in 2015: Fare increase, more service, hires and buses but no additional parking

Community Transit in 2015: Fare increase, more service, hires and buses but no additional parking

In welcome news to bus riders, the new $116 million Community Transit budget includes 28,000 more hours of service, a 17 percent increase for 2015. That is the greatest boost for bus customers in Snohomish County since cuts were made in 2010 and 2012. The transit agency cut 37 percent of its service coming out of the recession, a total of 160,000 hours a year, said Martin Munguia, Community Transi... »

Block Watch: Washington State is now #1 in property crimes

Block Watch: Washington State is now #1 in property crimes

According to a recent Seattle Times editorial, Washington State “last week won a ranking no state wants: It now leads the nation in property-crime rates. Property crime elsewhere in the country dropped, but new FBI crime statistics show that Washington leapt from third in 2012 to first in 2013 thanks in part to a 6 percent jump in car thefts.” The Seattle Times editors say the disturbi... »

Debi Humann trial Day 9, Monday 11/10

Debi Humann trial Day 9, Monday 11/10

Updated 7:00 pm – My Edmonds News is back in court today for day 9 of the Debi Humann civil trial. Potential witnesses on deck for today include Sharon Cates and Jeff Taraday from the Lighthouse Law Group (City Attorneys for Edmonds), Edmonds HR manager Mary Ann Hardie, and current City Councilmembers Lora Petso, Diane Buckshnis and Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, and former Councilmember Steve Be... »

Debi Humann trial Day 4, Thursday

Updated 4:15 pm My Edmonds News is back in court for continuing coverage of the Debi Humann civil trial. On deck for today, testimony by former Mayor Haakenson, Edmonds City Councilmember Strom Peterson, Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Gossett and possibly former Edmonds City Councilmember Michael Plunkett. We will post updates throughout the day, so stay tuned. 9:45 am: Strom Peterson testifi... »

Humann trial — Monday afternoon session

We’re switching to direct posting due to courtroom wireless issues. Humann’s attorney went first with opening statement and noted that Humann “questioned power and privilege and paid a serious price.” City’s attorney, Jayne Freeman, in her opening statement described Humann as at times “stubborn and difficult and disrespectful” with superiors. John Kugler,... »

Advance care planning seminar coming to Edmonds Oct. 22

Advance care planning seminar coming to Edmonds Oct. 22

Debilitating health problems can strike at any age. That fact of life will be the focus of an Oct. 22 forum, “Don’t Wait for a Crisis: Health Care, Your Way,” at the Edmonds Center for Arts at 6 p.m. The event, part of the Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter series, is free and open to the public. It is being held in conjunction with the Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition’s community i... »

Scene in Edmonds: And more arachno-batics

Scene in Edmonds: And more arachno-batics

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Happening nearby: Playdate Café hosting Spooktacular events

Happening nearby: Playdate Café hosting Spooktacular events

Spooktacular parties are coming to Playdate Café in Lynnwood and tickets are selling fast. According to Lizz Quain, founder of award-winning Playdate Café in Lynnwood, the Halloween events will feature “lots of treats, healthy snacks, games, prizes, music and entertainment with special Halloween meals available. Costumes are encouraged for the little ones and their favorite grown-ups.”... »

Election 2014: Snohomish County sheriffs, Lynnwood police endorse Judge Jeffrey Goodwin

Election 2014: Snohomish County sheriffs, Lynnwood police endorse Judge Jeffrey Goodwin

The campaign to re-elect Judge Jeffrey Goodwin has announced that Goodwin has received endorsements from both the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lynnwood Police Department. Goodwin’s endorsements also include City of Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, City of Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, City of Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, and Washington State Representative Dave Hayes. A full list of end... »

Update on Sue Maddox: Family says her condition’s improving, nearly $20,000 raised

Update on Sue Maddox: Family says her condition’s improving, nearly $20,000 raised

It’s been a week since Edmonds resident Sue Maddox was badly burned in a Westgate neighborhood house fire. Family members say her condition is improving, and express gratitude for the online fundraising effort that so far has generated nearly $20,000 to cover her medical expenses. The Aug. 12 fire severely damaged the home owned by Sue and Richard Maddox, the former owners of the Maddox Gril... »

Artfully Edmonds: Local author looking for ‘kickstart,’ and SO many events around town

Artfully Edmonds: Local author looking for ‘kickstart,’ and SO many events around town

This week provides so many varied and exciting ways to get involved in the Edmonds artful scene. From cheering on an up-and-coming innovative, imaginative, author from the sidelines, to “invites” from our local playhouses, and then on to opportunities for authors and art students o grow and hone their skills – Edmonds has a wealth of offerings and opportunities to chat up this week. “I... »

Peterson endorsed by three South County mayors for 21st District House seat

Peterson endorsed by three South County mayors for 21st District House seat

State Representative for the 21st District candidate Strom Peterson received the endorsement of Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, Lynnwood Nicola Smith, and Mukilteo Mayor Jen Gregerson. Peterson is a two-term Edmonds City Council Member and has worked with community organizations across the 21st District. The primary for Position 1 has a crowded field of five candidates, but Peterson has been endorsed ... »

Shop Five Corners: 5 Corners Styling

Shop Five Corners: 5 Corners Styling

We are continuing our efforts to feature one business each day from the Five Corners neighborhood, which has been impacted by the roundabout construction: 5 Corners Styling 8416 Bowdoin Way Edmonds, WA 98026 425-776-7322 What this business offers: Haircuts, hair styling, hair coloring, perms and foils How they’ve been impacted in recent weeks: “Our schedule has been off, because some p... »

Edmonds-Woodway Class of 2014 photo album — Congrats, grads!

Edmonds-Woodway Class of 2014 photo album — Congrats, grads!

Larry Vogel was on capture special moments as the Edmonds-Woodway Class of 2014 got their diplomas Friday night in a blustery ceremony at Edmonds District Stadium. You can watch EWHS graduating senior Emma Howeiler sing “That’s Life” on My Edmonds News TV here. »

Clothes For Kids throws a gala to celebrate 30 years of service

Clothes For Kids throws a gala to celebrate 30 years of service

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Yost Pool opening delayed until June 16

The opening of Edmonds’ Yost Pool for the 2014 season has been delayed two weeks due to setbacks with the installation of the new boiler. The pool was scheduled to be open June 2. Although the project started early enough, the contractor ran into issues along the way. The delay in the delivery of parts has caused the most recent schedule change. According to a city press release: At this tim... »

Scene in Edmonds: All that jazz, all day long

Scene in Edmonds: All that jazz, all day long

From My Edmonds News photographer Larry Vogel, coverage of the 14th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, a local music festival that highlights award-winning high school jazz programs from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The event is sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club. You can see many more photos on our Pinterest page. helle Van Tassell is not a Rotary member, she was representing one ... »

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