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3 Mukilteo teens earn Scholastic Art Awards

Three students in the Mukilteo School District were among the artists to receive recognition in this year's Scholastic Art Awards. Kamiak High School's Toko Kameda and Cindy Liang,... — Updated 3/5/2021

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Washington hits goal of 45,000 vaccine doses per day

The statewide tally was at 45,221 COVID-19 vaccine doses given in the past seven days through March 5, and the vaccination effort continues. DOH and partners in vaccine... — Updated 3/7/2021

Attempted child luring reported in Mukilteo

The Mukilteo Police Department has received a report of what appears to be an attempted child luring in the 4800 block of 92nd Street Southwest on Friday, March 5. Mukilteo Police officers responded to the area around 1:30 p.m.... — Updated 3/5/2021

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New phase for COVID-19 vaccination opens

More people are now eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Gov. Jay Inslee has announced opening of 1B2 for vaccination eligibility on Thursday, March 4. Now eligible are the... — Updated 3/5/2021

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Police seek public's help in locating missing girl

The Mukilteo Police are seeking the public's help in location a runaway girl. Loralee Angel Tom, a 17-year-old female, ran away from her foster home in Mukilteo on Feb. 25. She is... — Updated 3/5/2021

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Bird on the run: Have you see this emu?

AJ Acre, a small farm in Everett, is seeking the public's help to locate one of its emus that escaped from the farm and was last seen on Russell Road near the Mukilteo Speedway on... — Updated 3/5/2021

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New COVID-19 vaccination site opens

A new site and supply of the newest vaccine are part of the speeding train leading to the light at the end of the tunnel: the pandemic's end. Two challenges to the momentum for the... — Updated 3/5/2021

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Mukilteo Library offers new Grab N' Go in-building services

If you’re looking for ways to keep yourself or your kids entertained during the neverending COVID-19 pandemic, the Mukilteo Library wants to help. This week, the library expanded... — Updated 3/4/2021

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Mukilteo property taxes to rise by almost 10%

Mukilteo homeowners better prepare themselves. Property taxes are going up. Mukilteo residents will see a 9.9% increase in their property taxes in 2021, according to information... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Teachers prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine

Educators and child-care workers are cleared to schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccines, as Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement following President Joe Biden's directive this... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Supported Living workers deserve our support and a living wage | Guest View

When I started as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) 15 years ago with Volunteers of America (VOA), I was given the opportunity to work with clients who had disabilities, and... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Food for thought | Off Kilter

This week I thought I'd write about some of the greatest places to eat both east and west. I'll start in New York – where I grew up. To me, there is nothing more "New York" than... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Letter to Editor: Do your part to help save the animals

Editor's note: The Beacon received a letter from Mukilteo Elementary students Ella Jafari and Helena Taylor expressing concern about how the ocean is getting ruined, the streets... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Letter to the Editor: Traffic not stopping at crosswalk

Yesterday (Sunday) at 6 p.m. my girlfriend and I were walking up Mukilteo Boulevard after being at Lighthouse Park. We walked up over the railroad bridge and went to cross the... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Letter to the Editor: City officials should listen to residents' concerns on future housing plans

Editor's note: The following letter was addressed to Mukilteo Planning and Community Development staff Dave Osaki and Lauren Balisky. I disagree that changing the building codes... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Letter to the Editor: First Amendment under attack by politicians

What is happening in our country today in full view as we silently watch? The U.S. Constitution delineates our unalienable rights that we possess by virtue of our God-given... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Letter to the Editor: City finances not quite as robust as mayor indicated in state of the city address

tate of the City? State of means the level of development, good or bad condition. Much of Mayor Jennifer Gregerson's address is to praise staff for doing a good job last year.... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Letter to the Editor: A greener solution: Build a Mukilteo/Clinton tunnel

A Mukilteo-Clinton tunnel is a greener solution than two new hybrid-ferries. The Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route burns 1.6 million gallons of diesel fuel and emits 17,000 metric tons... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Cancel culture: When bad people make good things | Chuck's World

I fell in love with movies as a child, almost certainly because they were a treat. My parents had three little kids and pennies were definitely being pinched, so movies were... — Updated 3/3/2021

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The Fowler Pear Tree | Muk Revisited

The Mukilteo light station is not the only site on the Washington Heritage Register. Mukilteo also has the Point Elliott Treaty Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)... — Updated 3/3/2021

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EC scholarship winner inspired by deep space exploration

Edmonds College student Eric Chung was one of 11 students from across the country to win a $5,000 Community College Scholarship in October from Optimal, an education research... — Updated 3/3/2021

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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 3/3/2021

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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

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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

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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 3/3/2021

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Kamiak coaches recognized

Two longtime Kamiak coaches were honored for their many years of service with plaques of appreciation. Bryan Stelling (left) stepped down after 10 years as head boys wrestling... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Gallery North to host Select Artists Invitational Show

In March, Gallery North will feature the artwork of a group of 12 special artists, who are friends and former gallery members, in a show called "Select Invitations." This show is... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Artists invited to submit work for Puget Sound Bird Fest 2021 Poster Art Contest

Puget Sound area artists are invited to submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound bird life to be used on the 2021 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for promotion of the... — Updated 3/7/2021

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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

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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... — Updated 3/3/2021

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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

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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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