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'Everyone deserves access to sports'

It's been a year like none ever in so many ways for Kamiak coach Georgia McClaskey. In large part to her unwavering commitment to keeping the school's Unified Sports program going... — Updated 7/21/2021

Health officials urge public to mask up in most indoor settings

COVID-19 case rates in Snohomish County have increased in recent weeks, and there have been dozens of outbreaks and hospitalizations so far in the month of July. In light of the... — Updated 7/26/2021

Police Beat: June 13-19

June 13 Civil 9400 blk. 48th Ave. W. A caller complained about their neighbor, who was smoking on the balcony below them. The neighbor contacted police after the caller started... — Updated 7/22/2021

Housing advisory: Language for ballot measure approved

An initially divided Mukilteo City Council eventually found enough consensus to approve the language for an upcoming housing advisory ballot measure Monday, July 19. By a vote of... — Updated 7/21/2021

The Beacon's August primary election guide: Q&A with Peter Zieve

A field of 12 City Council candidates are on the Aug. 3 primary ballot. The top two candidates for Positions 1, 2, and 3 will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. Incumbent... — Updated 7/21/2021

The Beacon's August primary election guide: Q&A with Louis Harris

A field of 12 City Council candidates are on the Aug. 3 primary ballot. The top two candidates for Positions 1, 2, and 3 will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. Incumbent... — Updated 7/21/2021

The Beacon's August primary election guide: Q&A with Tiina Over

A field of 12 City Council candidates are on the Aug. 3 primary ballot. The top two candidates for Positions 1, 2, and 3 will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. Incumbent... — Updated 7/21/2021

The Beacon's August primary election guide: Q&A with Kevin Stoltz

A field of 12 City Council candidates are on the Aug. 3 primary ballot. The top two candidates for Positions 1, 2, and 3 will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. Incumbent... — Updated 7/21/2021

The Beacon's August primary election guide: Q&A with Tom Jordal

om Jordal Q-1: What would be your top priorities as a Mukilteo City Councilmember and what makes you the best candidate to help achieve those goals? A: Building community is my top... — Updated 7/21/2021

The Beacon's August primary election guide: Q&A with Caitlein Ryan

A field of 12 City Council candidates are on the Aug. 3 primary ballot. The top two candidates for Positions 1, 2, and 3 will advance to the Nov. 2 general election. Incumbent... — Updated 7/21/2021

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Our ferries and alcohol don't mix | Darn Wright

Even though the Washington state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website indicates that every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash, we voters... — Updated 7/24/2021

Letter to the Editor: Speed bumps don't solve traffic issues in Old Town

This morning another car went speeding past my home on Fourth Street in Old Town. Another one of the many vehicles, which has found a shortcut from or to the ferry. Granted, this... — Updated 7/23/2021

Letter to the Editor: Candidate Carlson will be a team player who seeks consensus

This letter is being sent in support of the candidacy of Carolyn Dode Carlson running for the open Position 3 on the Mukilteo City Council. She represents a life of volunteering in... — Updated 7/24/2021

Letter to the Editor: Mayor, City Council advocate non-compliance

Mukilteo has a legal agreement with Washington State Parks prohibiting sales of products in Lighthouse Park. This restriction is in the legal agreement transferring the park to... — Updated 7/22/2021

Letter to the Editor: Former councilmember supports candidates who work to serve citizens, not themselves

The primary election day is almost here; it's our chance to participate in our democracy by voting; a cherished right and duty we should support to ensure that we get the... — Updated 7/24/2021

Letter to the Editor: Thank Congress for passing Child Tax Credit legislation

Amazing moment this past week as the newly expanded Child Tax Credit payments came in for millions of families. This tax credit not only has the power to cut child poverty in half,... — Updated 7/25/2021

Learning lessons while watching the river run | Chuck's World

I headed for the river last week, as the river never disappoints. A summer that’s passed without at least a quick trip south to the Columbia is a summer wasted, and it turns out... — Updated 7/25/2021

Treat the less fortunate with kindness and compassion | Worship

This week, Muslims in Mukilteo and around the world celebrated Eid Al Adha, the second most important Islamic holiday. It fell during the summer because Islam uses a lunar... — Updated 7/21/2021

Beacon subscription drive heats up with summer | Publisher's Desk

It’s been about six months since The Beacon transitioned from a free publication to a subscription newspaper. We’re pleased to report that, while we’re not where we want to... — Updated 7/14/2021

Paine Field should enact a quiet zone after 10 p.m. | Guest View

Airport-related activities always have a bigger impact on small cities. Living near a small airport still poses the same risk and nuisance a big airport does. It might be in... — Updated 7/14/2021

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Work in progress! | Mukilteo Schools

As I was finally able to venture out into our community this spring, I was surprised to see how much the physical landscape had changed while I had been largely stuck at home... — Updated 7/22/2021

Edmonds College extends remote operations through Aug. 1

Edmonds College is open; however, but is continuing to provide most classes and services online. EC will extend its remote operations and continue serving students and the community remotely through Aug. 1 (pending further... — Updated 7/14/2021

Edmonds College awarded $170K grant from Verdant to expand mental health services

The Edmonds College Foundation was recently awarded $170,000 by the Verdant Health Commission to expand its mental health services for students. The grant will fund two additional counseling positions in the college’s... — Updated 7/14/2021

Two Kamiak High School graduates awarded scholarships by Cascade Symphony Orchestra

Two Kamiak High School graduates received scholarships of $3,000 and $2,000 from the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Robyn Jin was awarded a $3,000 scholarship and Gaia Yun received a... — Updated 7/23/2021

Two Knights selected as U.S. Youth Ambassadors

A current Kamiak student and a 2021 graduate have been selected to be two of 30 U.S. Youth Ambassadors for the Special Olympics. Kamiak junior Chloe Nuttbrock and graduate Myron... — Updated 7/23/2021

Youths connect with each other in YMCA race

The Mukilteo Family YMCA's goal in hosting Saturday's Summer Connection Race was to teach youths the value of teamwork. That mission was accomplished as 50 boys and girls, ages 11... — Updated 7/23/2021

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When in France, Van Gogh comes to mind | Travel Sketcher

Thinking as I often do of travel and France, Van Gogh style images come to mind – distant hills and farmers working in yellow ocher fields. Hope you are planning to travel again... — Updated 7/23/2021

Find out about volunteer opportunities for Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

Planning is on for the 2021 Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. Join organizers at an upcoming virtual monthly meeting and learn about volunteer opportunities.  The meeting is... — Updated 7/21/2021

Gallery North marks 60th anniversary

Gallery North celebrates its 60th anniversary in July. From its inception in 1961 in a red pony stable in Bothell to its current business on Main Street in Edmonds, Gallery North... — Updated 7/14/2021

Garden party blooms in Edmonds this weekend

After three years of renovating a drab 1959 house in Esperance into a spacious, modern home with a garden of delight and wonder, Alicia Rivera wasn't necessarily thinking about the... — Updated 7/14/2021

Polynesian Foil Wrapped Chicken | Let's Cook!

This recipe came from the Coral Reef Restaurant that was in Sacramento, Calif. It was my favorite place to eat as a child. Even though they are no longer around, I still enjoy... — Updated 7/14/2021

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