Stanford chosen vice chair of Senate Higher Education Committee

State Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell), who represents part of Mountlake Terrace in the 1st Legislative District, has been chosen to be the vice chair of the Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee. He was also appointed to serve on the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee and the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. “These…

Canuck the crow is missing — and there’s a $10K reward for his return

Have you seen Canuck the crow? Bill Anderson, a local wildlife photographer, shared a message he received Thursday regarding Canuck, described as “a semi-tame wild crow that is famous on social media.” Canuck went missing on Aug. 30 from Vancouver, B.C. and there is a $10,000 reward for his safe return. According to this CBC…

Elected officials join Swedish Edmonds workers on informational picket line

An estimated 60 health care workers from Swedish-Edmonds took to the streets on Thursday to publicly air their claims, chief among them that providing the best quality care is no longer the organization’s top priority, having been replaced by executive pay, profits and expansion. The workers are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and…

With construction on the way, Sound Transit holds Lynnwood Link light rail open house

With Lynnwood Link light rail construction on the not-so-distant horizon, Sound Transit representatives held an open house last week for citizens to learn what to expect in the coming months for the Lynnwood station. The April 24 open house, held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, gave citizens the opportunity to learn the latest information about…

Clothes for Kids auction generates $122K

Clothes for Kids, which supplies school wardrobes to children in need in the Edmonds School District announced that its recent auction generated more than $122,000 after expenses to support the organization’s programs and operations. “It was a truly amazing evening and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who played a role in making it possible,”…

Swedish Edmonds earns nuclear cardiology reaccreditation

Swedish Edmonds has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Nuclear Cardiology, the hospital announced Friday. “Nuclear Cardiology re-accreditation demonstrates our culture of a positive practice environment and excellent care is raising the bar in Snohomish County,” said Swedish Edmonds Chief Operating Officer Sarah Zabel. Cardiovascular diseases are…

City of Lynnwood eyes purchase of Rodeo Inn to house homeless families

The Lynnwood City Council at its Wednesday, Feb. 20 work session learned more about a city proposal to purchase the Rodeo Inn motel for the purpose of housing homeless students and their families in the Edmonds School District. The Rodeo Inn is located in the 20700 block of Highway 99 in Lynnwood. Mayor Nicola Smith…

Welcome to our new reporter Cody Sexton

Please welcome Cody Sexton, who has joined Lynnwood Today, MLTnews and My Edmonds News as a reporter. For the past few months, Sexton has been a freelance writer covering Lynnwood City Council and Edmonds School Board, and is now expanding his beat to include news and features that mainly focus on Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. He spent…

Closures, power outages in MLT after more snow

A snow-related outage knocked out power to roughly 1,400 customers, including the Town Center area, for a few hours early Monday night after a tree branch hit a power line. Power was out at the Mountlake Terrace Freeway transit station, and Sound Transit said it set up temporary lights in response. As more snow fell…

Shoreline Master Plan open house rescheduled for Feb. 25

The City of Mountlake Terrace has rescheduled the Feb. 11 open house on proposed updates to the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) to Monday, Feb. 25. The meeting will run from 6-7 p.m. at Interim City Hall. The city is required to conduct a periodic assessment of the plan and make changes, if necessary, to assure…

Tips for feeding birds in cold weather

A reader asked us to share information about maintaining bird feeders — and especially hummingbird feeders — in cold weather. We posed the questions to our experts, and received this column from Candy Brown, a member of the Pilchuck Audubon Society. Songbirds Provide plenty of dry, nutritious seed. I only feed black oil sunflower seed…

Waste Management says it has resumed trash pickup in MLT

Updated at 5:30 p.m. with additional details. Waste Management, which provides garbage and recycling collection for Mountlake Terrace residents, said on its website it has resumed trash pickup after being sidelined by snow and ice on the roads earlier this week. According to a message on the company’s website, Waste Management resumed service in Mountlake…

Edmonds School District, Edmonds CC closed Monday due to snow

Due to snow-related weather conditions, both Edmonds School District schools and Edmonds Community College announced they will be closed Monday, Feb. 4. The school district said that all schools and programs would be closed. Edmonds Community College said it. has canceled all classes, including evening and online classes, and activities. All updates are posted on edcc.edu/alert. Community…

From gift paper to plastic wrap, holiday recycling tips

Americans generate 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Yet about 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays could actually be recycled or repurposed, Republic Services says. Here are tips to become better recyclers during the holiday season: Paper & Cardboard Flattened cardboard, newspaper, magazines, office paper and common…

MTHS Key Club celebrates 10 years with party, reunion

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Key Club celebrated its 10-year anniversary in December with a party and reunion of many past leaders. In the past decade, MTHS’s Key Club has served the local and global community through food and toiletry drives, service projects for a wide variety of organizations and adopted families for the holidays. Club…

Madrona K-8 students visit Veterans Museum on Pearl Harbor Day

About 150 middle school students from Madrona K-8 School visited the Northwest Veterans Museum at Lynnwood’s Heritage Park on Pearl Harbor Day, Friday, Dec. 7. According to museum docent Richard Clark, the event — sponsored by City of Lynnwood Parks and Recreation, the Snohomish County Visitors Center and the Northwest Veterans Museum — gave the…

United Airlines announces flights between Paine Field and Denver, San Francisco

United Airlines Thursday announced it will begin nonstop service between Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport and its hubs in Denver and San Francisco beginning March 31. Based on pending government approval, United will operate two daily flights from Denver and four daily flights from San Francisco. Alaska Airlines announced its Paine Field flight schedule earlier this…

Remodeled Apple store opens at Alderwood Mall

Almost nine months after closing for renovations, the Apple Store at Alderwood Mall has reopened. Not just bigger and brighter, the store offers more accessories on display, a gaming bay, home security section, and a large interactive screen for presentations. — Photos by David Carlos

ESD reproductive health, disease prevention parent review nights set

Two parent review nights are scheduled for Edmonds School District families to learn about the Reproductive Health and Disease Prevention Curriculum that is taught in Edmonds School District starting in grade 5. Families interested in previewing the secondary curriculum (grades 7-12) can plan to come on Thursday, Nov. 15; elementary families (grades 5-6) can plan…

Parent information night Nov. 13 on ESD gifted/highly capable program

The Edmonds School District is holding a parent information night Tuesday, Nov. 13 on its program for gifted/highly capable students. The information night is at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Terrace Park Elementary. Testing for the K-12 Highly Capable Program begins in December and referrals are due before Nov. 30, 2018. According to the National…

Happening nearby: Cigarette likely cause of Edmonds condo fire that displaces 2

A woman and her dog safely escaped a fire that caused more than $50,000 damage at an Edmonds condominium Sunday night. According to a news release from South County Fire & Rescue, dispatchers received an alert from the alarm company and multiple 911 calls around 6:10 p.m. reporting smoke and flames on the ground floor…

Michael Hastings

Swedish Edmonds emergency nurse voted president-elect of national association

Swedish Edmonds emergency nurse and Lynnwood resident Michael Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN has been elected 2019 president-elect of the Emergency Nurses Association. Hastings most recently served as secretary/treasurer for the Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors. An association member and an emergency nurse for the last 14 years, Hastings has served the association in different…

MLT police nab home burglary suspects after foot chase

Mountlake Terrace police on Thursday arrested two home burglary suspects following a foot chase in the area of 44th Avenue West and 230th Street Southwest. According to Mountlake Terrace Deputy Police Chief Pete Caw, the burglary occurred in the 4400 block of 226th Street Southwest. A homeowner saw it on a cell phone remote camera…

Suspect in sexual assault, courtesy Edmonds Police Department

Arrest made in September sexual assault of girl at Edmonds’ Ranch 99 Market

A 50-year-old sex offender from Issaquah suspected of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at Edmonds’ Ranch 99 Market Sept. 15 has been arrested and booked into Snohomish County Jail. An attempted assault by the same suspect was also reported an hour later that day at H-Mart in Lynnwood. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Josh…