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2 cases of rare COVID-19-related condition in children in Snohomish County

On Friday, Aug. 7, the Department of Health (DOH) announced there are now 11 cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 in Washington... — Updated 8/7/2020

Update: 12-year-old boy is telling police he made up allegations of kidnapping attempt

The Snohomish County Sheriff's office has released new information about an alleged kidnapping attempt near Mariner High School. The 12-year-old boy is now telling police that he made up the allegations of a 44-year-old... — Updated 8/6/2020

State Reps. Ortiz-Self, Peterson advance

Incumbents dominated the results in Tuesday’s primary. In the 21st Legislative District, Position 2, incumbent Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) received 66.1% (16,673) of the vote, ahead of Republican Amy Schaper, who had 31.5%... — Updated 8/5/2020

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The Beacon has been part of your community for nearly 30 years – covering your world – and we intend to continue doing so for many years to come. But like other small businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, we are... — Updated 8/5/2020

A comet sighting at the Mukilteo Lighthouse

Reader Alicia Nielsen took this photo of the Neowise on July 20 at the Mukilteo Lighthouse. The comet won't be visible in the skies for another 6,800 years. Hope you were... — Updated 8/3/2020

Snohomish Health District hosts drive-thru testing at McCollum Park

The Snohomish Health District will continue drive-thru testing this week at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE. in Everett. Online registration is now open at, with appointments for this week... — Updated 8/3/2020

Cat leaves purr-fect legacy in Old Town | From the archives/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Ziggy the cat, a feline who was a familiar face in Old Town. The... — Updated 8/1/2020

Mukilteo School District will begin the fall with online/distance learning

Students in the Mukilteo School District will begin the fall with online/distance learning classes. Mukilteo School District superintendent Alison Brynelson made the announcement in an email sent out to families on Wednesday,... — Updated 7/29/2020

Letter to the editor: Residents appreciate the work by Mukilteo Police Department

The following letter addressed to Mukilteo Police Corporal A. Jones was shared with the Beacon by Mukilteo residents John and JoAnn Smith Dear Corporal Jones, Thank you so very much for responding so quickly for our call for help... — Updated 8/5/2020

Letter to the editor: Mukilteo has a shortage of affordable housing

This letter is in reply to the letter from Lisa McBroom published March18 of this year. ( ) I found Ms. McBroom’s letter to be judgmental and opinionated. She has assumed that affordable housing means low... — Updated 8/5/2020

Finding community during physical separation | Worship

How are you doing? It’s been about five months since as residents of Snohomish County, we were asked to stay home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Although in recent... — Updated 8/4/2020

Golf again! Hooray! | Off-Kilter

May 6 was the second day of the re-opening of our Washington state golf courses. So of course, two of us ventured out to play 18 holes. First mistake, if you are going out for the... — Updated 8/4/2020

Scandalous music of the generations | OK Boomer, OK Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer; she is a member of Generation Z. In this regular... — Updated 8/5/2020

Letter to the editor: Story on Kamiak rape was salacious and an invasion of privacy

I just finished reading "Former Kamiak student charged with second-degree rape." When reporting on a rape the article should not be written like a Penthouse Forum story. I found this style of writing salacious and the details... — Updated 8/4/2020

A Letter of Gratitude to First Responders, Community Partners and Neighbors | Port of Everett

Editor's note: The following letter was sent out by the Port of Everett regarding the July 16 fire on the Everett waterfront. As we reflect in the aftermath of last Thursday’s (July 16) blaze at the Port of Everett waterfront,... — Updated 8/4/2020

It's a wonderful world | Worship

Someone wrote: “What is this life if so full of care, we have no time to sit and stare.” We usually keep ourselves so busy and distracted that we fail to savor the moment and... — Updated 8/4/2020

Letter to the editor: Speak up to save animal habitat/forest near 44th Avenue West

A fish factory will be built on 44th Avenue West. In order to do that, a forest will need to be cut down. I think cutting down this forest will get rid of a lot of animal habitat. Last week we drove past the forest. All of the... — Updated 8/3/2020

Letter to the editor: Japanese Gulch visitors should cooperate with each other

The Japanese Gulch is a treasure in our own back yard. I've been in the gulch almost daily since our COVID-19 lockdown began back in March. It has been great to see all the others who have been enjoying the trails along with me.... — Updated 8/4/2020

Brine for the best barbecued meats | Chez Dez

Although men have been assigned the stereotype of working the backyard BBQ, it is a joy that is shared by most home culinary enthusiasts. It’s a summertime passion. The smoky essence of smoldering charcoal starts my mouth... — Updated 8/5/2020

Nutrition and flavour from blueberries | Chef Dez

Summertime always offers a bountiful harvest of fresh fruit and berries; and blueberries, are by far, one of my favorite. They are not only packed full of nutrition and flavour but are also a very versatile cooking ingredient.... — Updated 8/5/2020

Sailing on South Lake Union | Travel Sketcher

Nice morning at Wooden Boat Center on South Lake Union. Feels good to get out a bit more these days. Sailing away on this schooner sounds pretty good in these days of staying-in.... — Updated 8/3/2020

Creating Flavour When Cooking Meat | Chef Dez

For many of us, meat is an important part of our daily diet. Whether it be beef, lamb, pork or chicken, it is important to know the basics of creating the most flavour possible. Marinades seem to be first and foremost in... — Updated 8/3/2020

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