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From the archives/Weekend read: Kamiak donates to African schools, hospitals

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on a project by Kamiak High School students that had impact halfway... — Updated 7/4/2020

Donors needed to replenish blood supplies

Bloodworks Northwest is bracing for a severe summer blood shortage that could limit local trauma centers access to blood, so they're ramping up their appeal for blood donations of... — Updated 7/3/2020

Community Transit CEO Health stepping down

After more than 40 years of public service, including 15 years at Community Transit, CEO Emmett Heath has announced that he will retire later this year in order to spend more time... — Updated 7/3/2020

Gov. Inslee extends face covering requirement for businesses statewide

Gov. Jay Inslee and Sec. of Health John Wiesman announced Thursday, July 2, a statewide requirement for businesses to require face coverings of all employees and customers. Under... — Updated 7/3/2020

State announces two-week pause on counties moving forward

Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a two-week pause on all counties moving forward in the phases until at least July 16. This is to allow more time to see where the numbers are heading, and to give... — Updated 7/3/2020

Snohomish County executive Somers: No retreat to Phase 1

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers said today, July 1, that he has no intention of taking the county back to Phase 1 during the coronavirus pandemic. "I support the phased... — Updated 7/1/2020

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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 7/1/2020

Drivers expected to face extended waits for state ferries over holiday weekend

Travelers – including those in Mukilteo – should plan ahead and prepare for long waits if driving onto a state ferry over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Several routes are... — Updated 6/30/2020

Snohomish County to remain in Phase 2

Based on current COVID-19 activity and other metrics, an application for Phase 3 will not be submitted today by Snohomish County officials. Executive Dave Somers and Snohomish Health District Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters... — Updated 6/26/2020

Police Calls

June 19 Traffic 12100 blk. Mukilteo Speedway. A driver was cited during a traffic investigation. June 18 Found property 600 blk. Front St. Some lost property was reported. An officer booked it in as found property. Noise 11100... — Updated 6/26/2020

Letter to the editor: Let people vote on Housing Action Plan

Dear Mayor Gregerson and members of the Mukilteo City Council, By now you have seen the letter from Preserve Mukilteo urging you not to study or adopt a Housing Action Plan (HAP). Regardless of where you personally stand on this... — Updated 7/5/2020

Letter to the editor: Military jets' takeoffs rattle resident's windows

At 5:40 p.m. on June 22, two military style jets took off from Paine Field in the loudest takeoff event I have ever experienced living in this area. And that says a lot. I see the Dreamlifter take off seemingly weekly. This one... — Updated 7/5/2020

Letter to editor: Mukilteo should reject proposed Regional Fire Authority with Everett

To the Mukilteo City Council: Following the presentation by Everett’s Fire Chief DeMarco at your last Monday night meeting you decided to have a full Council workshop discussion about it. I hope you all read the June 24 article... — Updated 7/5/2020

Peaceful times in a small French village | Travel Sketcher

Hope you all had a great 4th. Summer is upon us yet, as is often the case, my mind is in France. If not for the virus we would be moving to Normandy right now. How things change.... — Updated 7/5/2020

Letter to the editor: Retired police officer appreciates Mukilteo School District's support of School Resource Officers

I would like to comment on a couple of recent items in the Beacon. As a resident of Mukilteo and community volunteer, these letters and articles reinforced my choice of city and school district 22 years ago and I am proud to call... — Updated 7/3/2020

Letter to the editor: We should know where politicians stand on defunding the police

Recent statements from our local elected politicians appear to indicate they will not cut law enforcement budget. But what will they really do? Here are quotes from Mayor Gregerson and Snohomish Councilwoman Dunn to my inquiries.... — Updated 7/1/2020

People are funny | Off Kilter

There was a TV show, which starred Art Linkletter called "People are Funny." It is still around in syndication (but you have to search for it on the more obscure cable channels at... — Updated 6/30/2020

Letter to editor: 'Defunding the police' means redistributing resources

The following is a response to a letter printed in the June 24, 2020 issue of the Mukilteo Beacon written by Kathy Robinson. The claim that defunding the police will put communities in danger is unfounded and untrue. I understand... — Updated 6/30/2020

The red light runners among us | Chuck's World

In the spirit of civil disobedience that has swept over the land, I made an illegal U-turn last weekend. This isn't a metaphor. It's also not an act of rebellion against the... — Updated 6/29/2020

Letter to editor: No benefits for Mukilteo in proposed Regional Fire Authority

Dear Mayor and Council, The City of Everett sent you a letter May 22, which said “the City of Everett faces significant financial challenges as a result of the economic impacts of the pandemic and the structural issues created... — Updated 7/5/2020

Schools will look far different in the fall | Superintendent's Corner

Staff work groups have been busy developing plans and scenarios to reopen schools this fall. You can see their tasks and progress on the district website at www.... — Updated 7/5/2020

Kamiak senior awarded scholarship by Cascade Symphony

Kamiak's Gloria Lee was one of two graduating high school music students to be awarded scholarships by the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Lee is the recipient of a $2,000... — Updated 6/24/2020

Kamiak alum named new boys wrestling coach

Wrestling has been a big part of Tyler Webley's life. He started in the seventh grade, continuing through high school and three colleges before finally turning in his singlet in... — Updated 7/3/2020

Coach left lasting legacy with students, athletes

Those who knew Jim Olsen well have no doubt that he bled Mariner blue and gold. When daughter Lisa Morris first started teaching many years ago, she was substituting at Mariner... — Updated 6/24/2020

Honoring Mariner's spring senior athletes

James Smith was looking forward to wrapping up his four-year athletic career at Mariner High School. The senior standout had trained hard for the upcoming track and field season.... — Updated 6/24/2020

Kamiak softball player Colburn among 2020 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Kamiak softball player Krista Colburn is one of nine members of the Class of 2020, who will be inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame this fall. Colburn, a 2004... — Updated 6/24/2020

Frances Edna Woodfield: 1937-2020

Frances Edna Woodfield, 82, passed away on February 3, 2020, surrounded by family and loved ones at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Fran grew up in Poulsbo,... — Updated 6/24/2020

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