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Embracing the return of prep sports

Monday marked the return of a little bit of normalcy at Kamiak and Mariner. For the first time since last March, the practice fields and gyms were buzzing with activity, as... — Updated 2/24/2021


Vaccine Town Hall scheduled for March 2, on Zoom

Snohomish County Chair Stephanie Wright and Vice Chair Megan Dunn will be co-hosting a regional Town Hall Meeting regarding vaccines and vaccine distribution in Snohomish County on... — Updated 3/1/2021


Sound Transit selects chief to lead anti-racist strategies

Jonté Robinson is Sound Transit's new chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. "Jonté has proven herself to be an influential voice on all aspects of civil rights, equity... — Updated 3/1/2021


Councilmember Crawford appointed to state Board of Health

Mukilteo City Councilmember Elisabeth Crawford has been appointed to the Washington State Board of Health by Gov. Jay Inslee. Crawford, a member of the Snohomish County Board of... — Updated 2/26/2021


Mukilteo Research Station shut down, plans for new building shelved due to costs

More big changes are on the way for the Mukilteo waterfront. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Mukilteo Research Station has been shut down due to building safety concerns.... — Updated 3/2/2021


Update: Missing teen found

The Lynnwood Police provided this update on Samantha Lake: Samantha Lake has been located by the FBI in another county and is safe. Lake was found with a person known to her, and... — Updated 2/26/2021


New COVID-19 variant in King County

Another variant of COVID-19 has hit, just past the borders of Snohomish County. B.1.351 variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in King County. No cases of the new variant have... — Updated 2/25/2021

State Patrol officer charged with attempted child rape

A 27-year-old Washington State Patrol employee, who is a commercial vehicle enforcement officer assigned to a school bus inspection program, has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted child rape. “As parents and... — Updated 2/24/2021


Former Mukilteo finance director Meyer tapped to take over as Lynnwood's new finance director

Former Mukilteo finance director Michelle Meyer has been named as Lynnwood's new finance director. The Lynnwood City Council unanimously approved Meyer's appointment by Lynnwood... — Updated 2/24/2021


Temporary speed hump on Loveland to be replaced by permanent one

The decision on whether to remove a temporary speed hump on Loveland Avenue, and replace it with a permanent speed hump came down to Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. With the City... — Updated 2/24/2021


Bill would help menstruating students by providing needed period products | Guest View

Period poverty – let's talk about it. One in five teens in the U.S. have struggled to afford period products or were not able to purchase them at all. More than 4 in 5 students... — Updated 2/24/2021


Things my parents taught me | Off Kilter

Everyone’s parents have their own way of teaching us things. In my own case, I can remember some specific lessons and I can also remember things my friend’s parents taught... — Updated 2/24/2021


Imagining the Bumbershoot of the future | Chuck's World

J. Kenji López-Alt is a chef and food writer, the author of the best-selling “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science,” which was a New York Times bestseller and... — Updated 2/24/2021


Do you see your neighbor? | Weekly Worship

It's hard to believe that we are now going on a year in the pandemic. A year where we have not been able to worship shoulder to shoulder, and elbow to elbow. No hanging out at the... — Updated 2/24/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of Feb. 24

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Reach out to your City Councilmembers | Council Corner

The new year is under way and we are certainly growing as a community. The trials of 2020 taught us all lessons, shed light into corners that need improvements, and brought us... — Updated 2/17/2021 Full story


The future of work | Off Kilter

It was Mark Cuban (of fame from his billion dollar wealth, his fame as a successful entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team) that was talking about... — Updated 2/17/2021


Ferry issues: Focus on what can be done

This month I need to take a break from what has become an overwhelming list of frustrations that have come with the new Mukilteo ferry terminal project. Over the past several... — Updated 2/17/2021


The endgame begins and the law is the law | Chuck's World

Edward Murphy was an aeronautical engineer and an Air Force captain in 1949, stationed at Muroc Air Field in the high desert of Southern California. Two years before, the late... — Updated 2/17/2021

Letter to the Editor: City should take a hard look at payroll costs

I read an article from the mayor of Everett that they have an $18,000,000 shortfall in their 2021 budget and may have to cut services to the citizens of Everett. Washington state law requires a city to balance its budget each... — Updated 2/17/2021


Cascade Symphony offers scholarships to high school music students

Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 will be awarded by the Cascade Symphony Orchestra to qualified high school senior music students from the Mukilteo, Edmonds, Northshore,... — Updated 3/2/2021


Students: Cascadia Art Museum looking for your input

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds has launched a youth Advisory Committee at Cascadia (YACC). Teens (8-12 graders) in Snohomish and King counties are invited to apply to be a part of... — Updated 3/1/2021


Ethnic Studies course offered at all three high schools

The equity policy formally adopted by the Mukilteo School Board in July 2017 and revised last March states: The primary responsibility of the Mukilteo School District is to ensure... — Updated 2/24/2021


Rotary recognizes Students of the Month

The South Everett Mukilteo Rotary has named its Kamiak and Mariner Students of the Month for January and February. Mariner January Student of the Month – Thien Nguyen: Holds a... — Updated 2/24/2021


Mariner names Students of Month

Mariner High School has named its Students of the Month for January. Mariner freshman Owen Williams Collins was nominated by his English teacher Ann Freemon. "Owen has been a real... — Updated 2/17/2021


Kamiak names Students of Month

Kamiak's Students of the Month are: freshman Ruben Gonzales, freshman Isaac Blinn, sophomore Chase Stafford, sophomore Karly Odegaard, junior Alexander Dreistadt, junior Soren... — Updated 2/17/2021

Edmonds College extends remote operations through at least June 25 | School Briefs

Edmonds College is open, but the school continues to provide most classes and services virtually online. Edmonds College (EC) will extend its remote operations and continue serving students and the community remotely through at... — Updated 2/17/2021


Edmonds College instructor elected president of national digital forensics board | School Briefs

Edmonds College instructor Steve Hailey was elected as the 2021 president of the Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB), a professional organization that advances digital... — Updated 2/17/2021

EC STEM building earns Gold LEED certification | School Briefs

Washington State Department of Enterprise Services oversaw $54 million in campus updates for Edmonds College that included the construction of a new Science, Engineering & Technology building. The work was completed in August... — Updated 2/17/2021


Getting it right, and getting it wrong, on 'Jeopardy!'

Editor's note: Edmonds resident Tim Raetzloff, who writes the History Files column for the Beacon, was a contestant on a "Jeopardy!" episode that aired in January 1989. (His show... — Updated 2/24/2021

Time to start seeds indoors | Tilling Times

Starting your own seeds is easy, fun and doesn’t need to be a big production. You need supplemental light, seed-starting soil, a heat source, water and an indoor space where you can carefully monitor your young plants. Most... — Updated 2/24/2021


Fresh air, spectacular mountain views | Travel Sketcher

John Muir said, "I would rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than be in church thinking of the mountains." I could not agree more. In these days of confinement I miss the... — Updated 2/24/2021


Cascade Symphony Orchestra to virtually present 'Carmen'

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present "Carmen," its fifth virtual concert of the 2020-21 season, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 8. This online music program, like all... — Updated 2/24/2021

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