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Governor vetoes controversial public records bill

In a down-to-the-wire decision, Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a controversial bill that would have immediately exempted the state Legislature from public disclosure law three hours before the bill would...


Sen. Marko Liias-sponsored student loans bill passes, heading to Inslee

A bill aiding student loan borrowers and sponsored by former Mukilteo policy analyst and current state Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, passed both the state Senate and House of Representatives and is... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    March 7, 2018

Kamiak wraps up best season in school history | Boys basketball

Kamiak’s seven seniors walked off the court for the final time proud of their accomplishments and knowing that they set a high standard for future teams. The Knights wrapped up their best season in...


Get your voice heard! l Guest View

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School safety in our school district l Mukilteo Schools

The tragedy of school shootings has been in the news again recently with an event in Florida a couple of weeks ago that caused the death of 17 people. At the same time, we were also rocked by the news that one of our own students was planning a...


Shabby boots and skin horses l Chuck's World

I rummaged through my closet yesterday and came up with a talisman. Sometimes you will. There’s a lot of stuff in that closet, most of it decidedly not mystical. It’s technically a linen closet, but you know what? We have, I suspect, a pretty... Full story


Letters: Concern, praise, thanks, and respect

Concerns with previous article Our son Ian has been delivering the Mukilteo Beacon for two and a half years. It’s been a great little job for him and his customers have been super supportive and engaging with him. Both my husband and I have gone... Full story


The gift of true friendship l Worship

How are you fixed for friends? That's an important question to ask yourself. Having some friends is not only nice thing; it’s crucial to your emotional and physical health. We are made to live in relationship with others. Researchers have...


Questions, answers and facts about the Sno-Isle Libraries operations levy

Property taxes are a tough subject, but it’s worth talking about. Almost all of the money needed to operate the Mukilteo Library - and the other 22 community libraries in the Sno-Isle Libraries district - comes from an operations levy, which is on...


School Briefs

Kamiak hosting district dance competition Saturday, March 10, Kamiak High School will host the WIAA District 1 Dance Competition from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Kamiak High School main gym, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Doors for the competition... Full story


Mukilteo Historical Society March meeting

Christina Mychajliw of the Mukilteo Community Garden will be the featured speaker this Thursday night at the general meeting for the Mukilteo Historical Society. She will be providing information for anyone interested in supporting the garden. The Mu...


City looking for public input on waterfront safety

The city of Mukilteo is seeking public input on what are important considerations when designing non-motorized access to and from the waterfront, including gathering opinion on potential options for pedestrian access improvements over the Burlington... Full story


Legislature considers raising age limit for gun purchases

As this year’s legislative session winds down, state lawmakers introduced a new bill in response to the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. SB 6620, and its companion in the House, HB 3004, introduced Friday, Feb. 23, would create a...


Congratulations to Sgt. Tony Falso

Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang looks on as Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson congratulates Mukilteo Police Department Sgt. Tony Falso on his promotion at the Mukilteo City Council meeting on Monday, March 5. Falso was promoted from corporal to...


Peace Park project to receive $400k from state

To the surprise of the Mukilteo City Council, the city is to receive $400,000 from the state Supplemental Capital Budget for the Peace Park project. The park, which has been discussed in some form... Full story


Police Beat: 2/25-3/3

Feb. 25 Identity theft is not a joke, Jim The reporting party advised of an identity theft incident. 5200 block of 84th Street Southwest. Who’s that lady? An officer responded for a suspicious female. She was gone on arrival and there was no... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    March 7, 2018

Mariner continues to make progress | Baseball

The Mariner baseball team looks to be on the right track. Under head coach and Mariner graduate Ryan Otto, the Marauders have won four games in each of the last two seasons. In the previous four years, Mariner recorded a total of four victories.... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    March 7, 2018

Senior class powers Knights | Baseball

Kamiak’s senior class is taking charge. What’s stood out after the first week of practices for second-year head baseball coach Kevin Agnew is the leadership shown by the seven seniors. “It’s been fantastic,” Agnew said. “They’ve been...


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