Sponsor spotlight: Using losers to make winners

With the uncertainty in the marketplace, now is a good time to review the rules surrounding investment losses. This knowledge can really help minimize your tax obligation next year. This is because investment gains and income can be subject to a variety of federal tax rates as high as 37%. This, plus the 3.8% net…

Edmonds Education Association to hold drive-thru food drive May 29 in Lynnwood

In support of the Nourishing Network, the Edmonds Education Association will hold a drive-thru food drive Friday, May 29, from 2-5 p.m. in Lynnwood. More than 4,000 food items move through Nourishing Network pantries each week to provide weekend nutrition for more than 250 hungry and homeless students. Monthly Pop-Up Pantries also serve the district’s…

Scene in Edmonds: Here and there

And for those who want to know about sun dogs, Live Science describes them as “Patches of light that sometimes appear beside the sun. The scientific name is parhelion (plural: parhelia) from the Greek parēlion, meaning ‘beside the sun.’ Speculation is that they are called that because they follow the sun like a dog follows…

Restaurant News: While continuing takeout, eateries eye plans for reopening to diners

Although no one is quite sure when, and it probably won’t be anytime soon, restaurants will be reopening their dining rooms again. When they do, things will be different. At one point, the State of Washington was prepared to mandate contact information for every restaurant patron. They’ve stepped back. Information given by patrons will now…

Total claims for state unemployment benefits decrease from the previous week

During the week of May 17-23, there were 48,445 initial regular unemployment claims, down 65% from the prior week and 1,497,591 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department. ESD said it believes the decrease was in large part due to significant fraud prevention measures that were…

New Edmonds School District graduation plans include drive-up video process for seniors

The Edmonds School District has announced changes to high schools’ plans regarding filming of virtual graduation ceremonies, which will now have seniors being recorded as they drive up with their families to receive their diplomas. According to the Thursday update signed by Assistant Superintendent Greg Schwab, Snohomish County appears unlikely to be ready to enter…

Expect I-5 overnight lane closures May 29-June 1 due to Sound Transit light rail work

Starting as soon as Friday, May 29, Sound Transit’s contractor working on the Lynnwood Link light rail extension will be implementing two nighttime traffic shifts on Interstate 5 between 228th Street Southwest and 236th Place Southwest. This work is necessary to complete utility work on both I-5 northbound and southbound and some striping and barrier…

Update: Edmonds-Woodway HS drive-thru Spring Sports Senior Night canceled

The drive-thru Spring Sports Night planned at Edmonds-Woodway High School May 28 won’t be held after all. “It turns out we are not allowed to hold our spring sports senior night tonight,” EWHS Athletic Director Angie McGuire said Thursday. The school is working to find another way to honor its seniors, she said.

Snohomish County leaders plan to apply for state variance to allow Phase 2 reopening

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Board of Health Chair Stephanie Wright, and County Council Chair Nate Nehring jointly announced Thursday their intention to apply for a variance that would allow Snohomish County to move into Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan. The announcement comes after the county council Wednesday approved the final piece of…

Edmonds College Foundation to hold annual gala fundraiser virtually, June 2-6

Edmonds College Foundation’s annual fundraising gala is going virtual this year and will be held online from June 2-6. Funds raised will ensure students have access to the support they need to succeed through scholarships, emergency funding, and an investment in educational opportunities. Over the past six weeks, the EC Foundation has provided 128 students…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: May 27, 2020

The Wednesday, May 27 data from the Snohomish Health District attest to the stubborn nature of the COVID-19 infection in our area, with selected metrics remaining relatively steady. While they do not show the hoped-for light at the end of the tunnel, they do indicate that the situation is at least not deteriorating and that…

We love our advertisers: Edmonds Rotary Club

Our advertisers are the lifeblood of our publications, and we can’t thank them enough for all they do to support us. We invited each of them to share a message with our readers during this challenging time. Edmonds Rotary Club Edmonds Rotary continues to work in our community through this difficult time. We are working…

Edmonds’ Rick Steves has a message for the Class of 2020

“Caught up in and inspired by the positive joy of graduation season,”Edmonds-based European travel expert Rick Steves produced a message for any schools or families or grads that might like a few stories from the road to add to their graduation festivities. “This is my gift to grads everywhere as they make 2020 a springboard…

Edmonds College extends remote operations through June 19

Edmonds College said Monday it will extend its remote operations through June 19. Pending any further guidance on closure from Snohomish County or Washington State, Edmonds College offices currently plan to reopen to the public no earlier than Monday, June 22. Based on Gov. Jay Inslee’s Phase 1 Higher Education and Critical Infrastructure Workforce Training…