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 By Emory Cole    Opinion    June 26, 2019

Leadership has ruined the waterfront

We have reviewed the challenges put forth by Mick Matheson, PE, Public Works Director, in regard to the waterfront redevelopment traffic challenges and, in particular, how they relate to Mukilteo Lane. To begin, it is hard to comprehend the apparent... Full story


Solution for managing illegal immigrants/undocumented workers

The debate about how to deal with the illegal immigrant population can be solved by using practical business sense. I believe getting the illegal population to come out of the shadows and identify...


$15 – Not Now! | Guest View

The desire by some politicians to increase the state minimum wage from the current $9.32 per hour to $15 represents a 62 percent increase, which will be detrimental to small business. Imagine for a moment what a 62 percent increase would do to your...


Waterfront plans no good for Mukilteo | Guest View

I was disheartened to see the announcement for the Transfer of Title for the former government fuel Tank Farm land on Mukilteo's waterfront to the Port of Everett. Even more disheartening is the plan to use a majority of this 19 acres of prime... Full story


Waterfront plan nothing to celebrate

This Op-Ed is in response to Paul Archipley’s article published Wednesday, June 27, in the Beacon titled “Officials optimistic ferry project is on track” and to Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine’s...


‘Preferred’ ferry option unbeneficial to Mukilteo

We read in recent Mukilteo Beacon and Everett Herald articles, with great disappointment, the Mukilteo administration and City Council’s “preferred option” for future development of the 20 acres of prime waterfront real estate...


Start philanthropic program to fund the new Rosehill

As 2010 comes to an end (thank heaven) and a new year is at hand, I can’t help but think there is opportunity ahead for Mukilteo. The new Rosehill Community Center facility is looking quite impressive. As my wife and I took our Sunday morning... Full story


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