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Articles from the January 29, 2020 edition

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 By David Pan    Sports    January 29, 2020

Kamiak's Cantini defends Lady Knights title | Wrestling

Diana Cantini finished the job. The Kamiak senior was looking for her third pin of the day against Cascade’s Claudia Rojas-Guzman in the finals at the Lady Knights Invitational. Cantini recorded a...

 

A new tradition is born in Mukilteo

Mukiltean's jumped into freezing cold water at Lighthouse Park on Saturday morning...on purpose. Sound Salmon Solutions, a new nonprofit organization in Old Town, hosted the city's first annual Polar...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 29, 2020

Glacier Peak edges Mariner | Boys basketball

Round one goes to Glacier Peak. The Grizzlies overcame a 15-point deficit in the third quarter to stun Mariner 55-49 in battle between the Wesco 4A’s top two boys basketball teams Monday, Jan. 27, at Glacier Peak High School. Mariner (8-1 in the le...

 

Council split on affordable housing

The Department of Commerce recently awarded $4 million to 52 communities across the state in an effort to address the affordable housing crisis. Mukilteo was one of those recipients. Councilmembers voted 4-3 to accept the grant at a meeting Tuesday,...

 

A light at the end of the ... corridor

After nearly 15 years of studies, millions of dollars in secured funding, tons of designs, and a long bid process, it is almost time to break ground for the Harbour Reach Corridor Project. Council...

 

Students show off artwork at local contest

Puppies, landscapes, portraits, flowers, shapes, powerful messages, and much more. Young artists participated in the third annual Mukilteo Art Contest at Rosehill Community Center Jan. 26. The art...

 

Women fight back

“Every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten somewhere in the US,” Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said. “We can do more to protect women from violence and learning self-defense tactics is one important skill we can all use to stay safe....

 

Potential transportation projects coming to Mukilteo

Sound Transit is taking massive steps to improve convenient and safe connections to commuter rail stations. About $40 million is set aside for parking and access improvements program at the Mukilteo and Edmonds Sounder stations. The program was...

 

Through Your Lens | A colorful day in Mukilteo

Local resident Leland Hansen took this photo from him home in Mukilteo on Sunday, Jan. 26. In between rain showers and small breaks for sun, a rainbow appeared across town. Children and adults alike...

 

Editor's Corner | Goodbye for now

Unfortunately, my time with the Beacon newspapers has come to an end. My journey with the Beacon began in Mill Creek towards the end of August. I transitioned over to Mukilteo in November after beloved editor Brandon Gustafson went on to pursue his...

 

Chuck's World | Boldy going where we've gone before

I’ve decided that Michael Chabon is going to be my wingman for this one. I feel as though I’m on shaky ground, and I could use some credentials in my corner. Chabon is a famous writer, for...

 

Guest View | Can you change the world with your pen?

In the next two weeks, you can. With your pen, you can give the 600 students at Mukilteo Elementary – a school built for 350 – more classrooms and a new gymnasium. You can give breathing room to...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    January 29, 2020

Off Kilter | The future of television

Since the widespread implementation of the internet, many of the things that have been in our lives for 50 years or longer are undergoing a radical change. Television is one of them. I was a kid when...

 

Letter to the Editor | Demanding an end to period poverty

Last fall, we helped organize the first-ever #NationalPeriodDay. Collectively, PERIOD hosted 60 rallies, demanding an end to period poverty and the tampon tax that still exists in 31 states, Washington included.  In Washington state we have the oppo...

 

Letter to the Editor | Quality schools support the community

As former Mukilteo mayor and now city councilmember, I understand the intricate balance of schools and the community. Quality schools not only support the community, but can also help build the community by attracting new residents and businesses....

 

Letter to the Editor | Several blatantly unconstitutional bills this session

I'm a software engineer by trade, and a maker for fun. I build and invent my own things, including what some people may call art. I also build my own firearms.  Rep. Strom Peterson has co-sponsored several house bills this season and I'm starting...

 

Letter to the Editor | An observation on national politics

As a 72-year-old, politically independent resident of Mukilteo, I am offering this observation (opinion). Seems the situation is: a Congress of baby boomers with diarrhea of the mouth so to speak - so engrossed in rhetoric and finger pointing there...

 

Letter to the Editor | Sincere gratitude for Mukilteo leaders and staff

I would like to take the opportunity, on behalf of the board, staff, and Kamiak and Mariner High School student apprentices of the Work Force Development Center (WFDC), to express our sincere gratitude for the generous and unwavering support of the...

 
 By Don Saul    Opinion    January 29, 2020

Worship | "So long, and thanks for all the fish"  

In the book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Earth is in the way of a new hyper-spatial expressway…which means, out with the old and in with the new: Earth will be pulverized to make room.  So, there is a limited amount of time for people...

 

Around Town | Jan. 29 – Feb. 27

Jan. 29 Sno-King International Folk Dance Club 7-9 p.m. David Brock will teach Gajda, a Macedonian-Roma no-partner dance. People can request dancing until 9 p.m. Event takes place at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood. Cost is $8 for...

 

Police Blotter | Jan. 17-22

Jan. 17 Suspicious barrel An officer responded to Legacy Roofing for a report of a sealed barrel that showed up on the property three days ago. There were no identifying marks on the barrel and it had been placed next to the businesses recycle bin...

 

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