Merits of ranked-choice voting explored during Edmonds presentation

Are we willing to change the way we vote?  That question fueled the discussion at a Monday meeting sponsored by the Edmonds Civic Roundtable. The discussion is about a possible major shift in the way we have always voted. It was billed as a look “at how we might vote or not vote in the…

Requirement to declare party affiliation on primary ballot raising privacy concerns

Are you planning to vote in the March 10 Washington State Presidential primary? Do you consider yourself Democrat, Republican or Independent – and (here’s the kicker) do you care who knows? Ballots were mailed last week, and by now they should have been received by all registered voters.  According to the information provided with the…

Lynnwood City Council candidate challenges opponent’s residency

As the Aug. 6 primary election nears, a Lynnwood City Council candidate has challenged the residency of one of her opponents. In late May, Rosamaria Graziani filed a voter registration challenge with the Snohomish County Auditor’s office against fellow candidate Julieta Altamirano-Crosby. Both candidates are campaigning for the open Position 5 seat on the council….

Election 2019: Nick Coelho, candidate for Lynnwood City Council Position 6

For those Lynnwood City Council positions with three candidates or more, the Aug. 6 primary election will narrow the choices to the top two vote getters. The winners of the primary election will then square off in the Nov. 5 general election. To help Lynnwood residents learn more about each candidate, Lynnwood Today sent a questionnaire asking…

Election 2019: Rosamaria Graziani, candidate for Lynnwood City Council Position 5

With the primary election set for Aug. 6, there are multiple candidates running for Lynnwood City Council positions. To help Lynnwood residents learn more about the candidates, Lynnwood Today sent a questionnaire asking about each one’s vision for the future of the city and how they plan to address issues the city faces. We will post these…

Voter registration a focus of new Congress, Larsen tells constituents in Lynnwood

Community members were able to meet with Congressman Rick Larsen (D-2nd District) over a cup of coffee on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Verdant Health Commission in Lynnwood The meeting was an opportunity for Larsen to reach out to constituents after the recent election and discuss what’s to come in the new year. With Democrats…

Happening nearby: Sno-King Meaningful Movies present ‘Inequality for All’ on Saturday

Sno-King Meaningful Movies presents “Inequality for All,” a humorous and enlightening expose on America’s widening income gap narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. The movie will be shown at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 11 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW., Edmonds. Admission is free. Moviegoers are welcomed to stay for…

21st District legislators to host telephone town hall May 26

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, D-Mukilteo, and Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, will host a telephone town hall on Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. to update their constituents on what is happening in Olympia during the special legislative session. Constituents can participate one of two ways. According to an announcement sent Thursday, “a…

Rep. Kagi receives Washington CeaseFire Civic Leader award

Washington CeaseFire, a statewide organization dedicated to reducing gun violence, honored 32nd District Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle, with their Ancil Payne Civic Leader of the Year Award for her work as a legislator to reduce gun violence, especially among children. “Since coming to the legislature in 1999, I have worked closely with CeaseFire and other…

Wright kicks off county council re-election campaign Wednesday

Snohomish County Councilmember Stephanie Wright Wednesday night launched her campaign for re-election to represent the county council’s 3rd District, which includes the cities of Edmonds and Lynnwood and the town of Woodway. County Executive John Lovick, fellow county councilmembers and elected officials from nearby municipalities were on hand to praise Wright for focusing on teamwork…

Legislature passes Chase bill to protect utility ratepayers’ voting rights

A bill to ensure that voters in a water or sewer district retain ultimate control over whether a city or town can assume jurisdiction of their district passed the Legislature on Tuesday and will be sent to the Gov. Jay Inslee to be signed into law. “These special-purpose districts are created by a vote of the people,…

Chase introduces bill to address ‘upside-down tax system’

State Sen. Maralyn Chase, who represents the 32nd District including parts of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, on Friday introduced a bill that would eliminate the tax exemption on intangible personal property and the business and occupation tax exemption on investments and dividends. Chase said in announcement from her office Friday that Senate Bill 6111…

Chase bill to protect ratepayers’ voting rights heads to House

A bill to ensure that voters in a water or sewer district retain ultimate control over whether a city or town can assume jurisdiction of their district has passed the Senate and awaits action in the House of Representatives. “These special-purpose districts are created by a vote of the people, for the people. As such,…

Rep. Strom Peterson’s bill to protect honeybees buzzes over to Senate

After passing the Washington State House of Representatives 67-31 on a bipartisan vote, Rep. Strom Peterson’s bill to protect honeybee colonies and preserve pollen-rich food source is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. House Bill 1654 would direct the state noxious weed control board to conduct a pilot…

21st District legislators’ Town Hall meeting comes to Meadowdale

Legislators from the 21st District, covering parts of Edmonds and Lynnwood as well as Mukilteo, met with more than 100 constituents at a Town Hall meeting Saturday morning at Meadowdale High School. Sen. Marko Liias and Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, both Mukilteo Democrats, and Strom Peterson, a newly elected Democrat from Edmonds, provided an update of…

Family, friends remember legacy of former Lynnwood Aquatics Supervisor Randy Terlicker

It’s been more than 20 years since former Lynnwood Aquatics Supervisor Randy Terlicker passed away tragically in the line of duty as a Seattle firefighter during a warehouse fire. But the memory and legacy of Terlicker endures. Family, friends and even people, who did not personally know Terlicker yet were inspired by him, gathered for the Randy…

Lynnwood Library to host Candidates’ debate on Oct. 8

Candidates for state, national and county offices will share their perspectives at library forums in Lynnwood and Mukilteo, sponsored by the Snohomish County League of Women Voters. At the Lynnwood Library, the forum will held Oct. 8 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. The candidates scheduled to attend are: Rep. Jim McDermott and Craig Keller, his…