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5th grader wins Mayor for a Day | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Finley Gonzales and how she was mayor for a day. The story, written by... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

Weller to bid farewell | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Joe Weller and the closing of his restaurant - Weller's Cafe. The... — Updated 9/22/2020

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

From the archives: Everything's coming up Kang

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang. The story, written by former editor... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Multi-state study finds 74 cases of possible voter fraud in Washington

Some eight voters in Snohomish County may have voted twice in the 2016 presidential election, according to a study involving Washington and four other states. Washington’s Secretary of State is forwarding some 74 cases of... — Updated 10/11/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

Mukilteo 12-year-old takes leading role in ‘Oliver!’

With help from her siblings, 12-year-old Kalia Estes of Mukilteo has been practicing her Cockney accent a lot lately in preparation for her starring role in the Village Theatre’s... — Updated 10/4/2017


Mukilteo’s Laverty elected chair of state board of education

As the state Board of Education’s new chair, Kevin Laverty of Mukilteo says he’s focused on encouraging innovation in Washington schools, especially as it relates to preparing... — Updated 10/4/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Edmonds woman tackles dirty work of helping hoarders

Erica DiMiele is living her dream, even if most might consider it a nightmare. “Whenever I tell people what I do, they’re like ‘What!?’” she said. “They don’t... — Updated 10/4/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

A stroke of artistic spirit

When Hyeh-Yeon Hoffer became a mother, she took time off from work to care for her children, but found she also needed to do something for herself. “I was looking for something... — Updated 10/4/2017


Mukilteo students better prepared for college than peers

Students in the Mukilteo School District’s class of 2017 outperformed their peers on the new SAT college entrance exam – statewide and nationally – according to results released last week. Scores on the new test, which debuted... — Updated 10/4/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Mariner student struck by car after school

A 15-year-old Mariner High School student who was struck by a car while crossing 120th Street on Thursday, Sept. 28, was released from Harborview Medical Center and returned home a day later, according to the Mukilteo School... — Updated 10/4/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

City’s BTW Plan wins planning award

The city’s plan for improving and diversifying the way people get around town is getting recognition from state-level planning groups. The Planning Association of Washington (PAW) and the Washington Chapter of the American... — Updated 10/4/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Mukilteo woman hospitalized after head-on collision

A Mukilteo woman is in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after her car crossed the centerline last week along State Route 104 some 13 miles northwest... — Updated 9/27/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Mukilteo’s first official pot shop opens

Five years after state voters legalized marijuana, Mukilteo finally has its first pot shop – technically. Of course, Kush Pointe has been open since July 2016. Both shops are... — Updated 9/27/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

To leash or not to leash dogs in Japanese Gulch?

The question of whether dogs should be kept on-leash while in Japanese Gulch returns to the City Council on Monday, Oct. 2. Last year when the council unanimously approved the Japan... — Updated 9/27/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

PHOTOS: Getting the hang of a Huey

Mette Baldwin, 7, of Lynnwood sits in the cockpit of a Bell UH-1B Iroquois “Huey” helicopter Saturday, Sept. 23, during the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum’s annual... — Updated 9/27/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Finding purpose through service

Giving back gave purpose to Sargun Handa’s life. “Community service has really saved me,” the Kamiak High School junior said. “I feel so much more complete now.” At age... — Updated 9/27/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Woman shot to death in home near Mukilteo

Detectives are gathering evidence and following up on leads after a woman was shot to death in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 20, inside a residence near Mukilteo. Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies responded to... — Updated 9/27/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

City prepares ‘objective’ mailer on sales tax

The city’s Transportation Benefit District Board is set to sign off Monday, Oct. 2, on a four-page mailer intended to educate voters about the 0.1 percent sales tax measure on the Nov. 7 ballot. Policy Analyst Marko Liias... — Updated 9/27/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

Oil paintings portray dreamy landscapes, realistic still life

Beginning Thursday, the Cole Gallery in downtown Edmonds welcomes the award-winning work of two Northwest oil painters. Works by Michelle Waldele of Bothell and Scott Gellatly of... — Updated 9/20/2017


Mukilteo brothers both serving in military

Two brothers from Mukilteo are successfully pursuing careers in the military. Both Reggie and Quinn Carlson, sons of Rob and Lisa Carlson, are now graduates of U.S. Military... — Updated 9/20/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Youth club’s 48th luau, auction to be bigger than ever

With nearly 300 items up for auction, organizers expect this year’s Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Luau & Auction to be the biggest ever. Now in its 48th year, the luau and... — Updated 9/20/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

PHOTOS: Making their mark

Four teams of two set out Friday morning, Sept. 15, with a mission to mark as many storm drains as possible in the Harbour Pointe area of Mukilteo. The effort was not only a... — Updated 9/20/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Khan calls out Zieve over claim of Muslim support

The president of a group planning to build a mosque in Mukilteo says City Council candidate Peter Zieve is falsely claiming support from Muslims in Mukilteo. Riaz Khan, who himself... — Updated 9/20/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Should city allow short-term vacation rentals?

Demand for short-term vacation rentals is well established in Mukilteo, but how the city plans to deal with them is only just starting to take shape. The City Council discussed the... — Updated 9/20/2017


School district reassures student DACA recipients, families

As students in Mukilteo started a new school year earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced plans to end the 2012 DACA program that has protected from deportation more than 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who came... — Updated 9/20/2017


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