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Scene in Edmonds: Early-morning police work

Scene in Edmonds: Early-morning police work

Two women were in Snohomish County Jail Tuesday after allegedly shoplifting items from the Westgate QFC and driving away in a stolen vehicle. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure, police were dispatched to the QFC store on the corner of Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue West at 4:28 a.m. after a woman was reported to be hiding items in her bag. Store officials reported the license pl... »

Artfully Edmonds review: Phoenix Theatre stages ‘A Little Journey’ reading to full house

Artfully Edmonds review: Phoenix Theatre stages ‘A Little Journey’ reading to full house

The Phoenix Theatre enjoyed another in a string of full house performances during its Saturday production of “A Little Journey” by playwright Rachel Crothers; directed by Christine Mosere, managing director. “A Little Journey” worked perfectly as the second staged reading that loyal Phoenix fans enjoyed. In a theatre as cool as a cucumber in spite of the summer heat, 17 cast members took the stage... »

Scene in Edmonds: Rufous Hummingbird

Scene in Edmonds: Rufous Hummingbird

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Writing contest winners celebrated

Writing contest winners celebrated

Winners of the third annual EPIC nonprofit literary organization writing contest were celebrated Thursday evening at the Edmonds Library. EPIC board member Vivian Murray provided snapshots of the event. Adult winning pieces for 2015 are ‘The Frenchman,’ by Mindy Halleck (1st), ‘The Journey Begins Anew,’ by Doug Purcell (2nd), and ‘Sky Harbor,’ by Joanne Peterson (3rd). Youth winning pieces for 201... »

Public invited to literary awards party on Thursday

Public invited to literary awards party on Thursday

The public is invited to celebrate winners of EPIC Group Writers’ annual literary contest at a party on Thurs., 7 p.m., in the Edmonds Library. This is the third year for the event hosted by the library and local nonprofit literary organization EPIC Group Writers. Adult winning pieces for 2015 are ‘The Frenchman,’ by Mindy Halleck (1st), ‘The Journey Begins Anew,’ by Doug Purcell (2nd), and ... »

Prep boys soccer: Warriors earn berth to state; Mavs fall to Glacier Peak

Prep boys soccer: Warriors earn berth to state; Mavs fall to Glacier Peak

The Edmonds-Woodway boys soccer team is going to state. It’s been 12 long years since the Warriors could say that, meeting one of the goals that the team with 11 seniors set before the season. The team gets to savor a 2-1 win over Shorewood in Tuesday’s District 1 semifinal playoffs before preparing for a Saturday night battle with No. 1 seed Glacier Peak for the top district berth to the state 3A... »

Seattle police find 61 stolen bikes in Edmonds — is one of them yours?

Seattle police find 61 stolen bikes in Edmonds — is one of them yours?

According to a report posted on the Seattle Police Department’s SPD Blotter Thursday, a tip from a sleuthing bike theft victim led Seattle police to a large cache of stolen bicycles and a suspected chop shop Wednesday in Edmonds. Now detectives want to know if they have your bike. SPD Major Crimes Taskforce Detective Scotty Bach began investigating the case last week, on April 7, after recei... »

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... »

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