Reminder: Soundview School screening movie ‘Race to Nowhere’ Sunday

Two state lawmakers from Edmonds will be participating in Lynnwood-based Soundview School’s screening of the highly-acclaimed and thought-provoking education documentary “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” Sunday at 2 p.m. This film is rcommended for public and private school administrators, teachers, counselors and psychologists, as well as parents of middle school and high school…

Primary election choices: Washington Legislative District 21 Rep., Pos. 1

We continue with our summaries of candidates who appear on the Aug. 17 primary election ballot, with details collected from  the Snohomish County voters pamphlet, which is here. This report focuses on State Legislative District 21, Representative, Position 1 Ed Borey (Prefers Republican Party) Elected Experience: Career businessman compelled to action by out of control…

‘Ask Your Legislator’ forum Monday night

Washington State legislators representing the 1st, 21st, and 32nd State Legislative Districts will participate in an “Ask Your Legislator” Forum beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, May 17. Four of the nine elected officials from these three districts have committed to attend. The forum begins at 7 p.m. in the Edmonds School District Board room located…

Local lawmakers propose allowing ads on school buses

A couple of local lawmakers are behind bills in the Washington State House and Senate that would allow advertising on school buses. State Sen. Paull Shin, D-Edmonds, has introduced a bill in the State Senate (SB 6466) that would allow advertising on school buses, with all revenue returned to the participating school district’s general fund….

It’s time to overhaul nation’s marijuana laws, Edmonds panelists agree

Edmonds travel writer Rick Steves was clearly prepared for the tough questions regarding U.S. marijuana laws at Monday night’s “Marijuana: It’s Time for a Conversation” forum, which was sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and drew about 500 people to the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Yes, Steves said, he has had…