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What could a change in government look like?

Mukilteo voters have a few big decisions to make this November. Along with four City Council seats and multiple County positions, residents will be choosing the future of Mukilteo's governmental struc...

 

School District below state average in English and math assessments

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently released results for the statewide Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) taken in the 2018-19 school year. The statewide assessment results are just one look into how the K-12 system is...

 

Mukilteo Teen Lounge back for fourth year

Teens looking for a place to go after school will once again have the option of going to the Mukilteo Teen Lounge at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church (5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd.). The lounge, which is...

 

Auditor's Office: Kids need more time for lunch

Elementary school students need more time to eat lunch. That’s the word from the State Auditor’s Office (SAO), which recently performed an audit on lunchtime practices and scheduling. During that audit, the SAO visited 31 elementary schools...

 

Paine Field third Salmon-Safe airport in North America

Paine Field Airport joined an exclusive list last week, as the airport is now one of just three airports in North America to be certified by environmental nonprofit Salmon-Safe. The airport was...

 

City rolling out pilot parking program at Lighthouse Park

Parking at Lighthouse Park will look a tad different over the next few months, as the City is going to test a pilot parking program at the waterfront from October through March for 33 “low demand” paid parking spaces. Currently, the City has...

 

New Mukilteo School District superintendent named

Well that didn't take long. Just few weeks after it was announced that Mukilteo School District Superintendent Dr. Marci Larsen would retire at the end of the year after nearly 17 years at the helm...

 

Welcome to the Mukilteo Lightning Festival

On a night when seemingly all of Mukilteo was down at Lighthouse Park, Mother Nature decided to make her presence known. The 54th annual Lighthouse Festival took place this past weekend – Friday...

 

Sisters tag team on mural depicting Mukilteo

There are a few pieces of art across town unique to Mukilteo. There's the wood-caved totem at the roundabout at Lighthouse Park, the "hot dog man" wood statue where the old Neener Neener Weiner hot...

 

Attempted sale of Hawthorne Hall fails

Sell? Lease? Tear down? Keep? What should be done with Hawthorne Hall? Hawthorne Hall, 1134 Second St., is where the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club called home earlier this year before moving to its new facility in Harbour Pointe. The building was built...

 

27 opioid overdoses, 2 deaths in one week in July

Twenty-seven people in Snohomish County overdosed because of opioids during one week in July. Of those 27 overdoses, two were fatal. The information comes from the third annual seven-day point-in-time count done by the Snohomish Health District and t...

 

School District employee starting social skills class for autistic children

Dayna Sanders has worked in the Mukilteo School District for a few years now. A licensed speech-language pathologist, she also recently started her own company, Next Level Speech Therapy, which...

 

Beached sailboat finally removed from Lighthouse Park

As most people in the area know, Lighthouse Park is one of the most desirable destinations in Mukilteo. That is especially true during the summer season. In addition to Mukilteo's most visited park,...

 

Mukilteo family works to increase suicide awareness

It's been nearly three years since Nina Smiljanic took her life. Nina was 15 when she killed herself, and she would have graduated from high school this June. "It was a bad June (this year)," Nina's m...

 

After some uncertainty, Festival returns this weekend

One of Mukilteo's longest-running traditions returns for the 54th time this weekend with the annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. While many in town know the drill – no parking at the waterfront,...

 

Larsen retiring after 16 years leading School District

The leader of the Mukilteo School District is retiring from her position in the near future. Late last week, the Mukilteo School District announced that Dr. Marci Larsen, Mukilteo School District's su...

 

Muk PD is back on 2 wheels

Very soon, one Mukilteo Police officer will be trading in four wheels for two, as the Mukilteo Police Department will have a motorcycle officer for the first time in roughly seven years. Chris...

 

Upcoming needs assessment could help push senior center forward

Dode Carlson's ultimate goal is getting a senior center built in Mukilteo. Carlson, president of the Mukilteo Senior Association, joked that once that happens, she's "out of here." "But seriously,"...

 

Lost and found: ACT exams

Last week, The Beacon reported that 40 ACT exams taken at Mariner High School in June had been lost in transit somewhere between Mariner and Iowa, where the ACT’s headquarters is located. Word came out two weeks ago that the exams had been lost...

 

Peace Park project delayed

The Monday, Aug. 19, Mukilteo City Council meeting was quick and not very notable, except for one piece of news: the Peace Park project on the Byers' property will be delayed until next year. The...

 

ACT tests taken at Mariner lost in transit

A few dozen students who took the ACT exam at Mariner High School during the last school year received unfortunate news last week when it was revealed that the tests of 40 students never made it from...

 

Mukilteo School District's 'land protecting' director of equity

Over roughly the last two months, the state of Hawaii has been in the news worldwide regarding protests of a proposed observatory atop a volcano on the island of Hawaii (commonly referred to as The...

 

Primary results are certified

We pretty much knew the outcomes, but it's now officially official as to who will be advancing to the general election in November. The primary took place Aug. 6, and results were certified Aug. 20....

 

Rohrbough advancing in County Council race

It appears that at least one Mukilteo candidate for Snohomish County Council will be advancing to the November general election. The County Council District 2 seat is up for grabs this year as the...

 

Mukilteo City Council races appear set

The results of the primary election are in, and while the races won't be certified until Aug. 20, it appears we know who will be advancing to the November general election in the four Mukilteo City...

 

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