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Articles from the March 18, 2020 edition

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Drive-thru coronavirus testing option in Everett

High-risk Snohomish County residents with symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including those who work in health-care, public safety or critical infrastructure, no... — Updated 4/1/2020


State ferries to remain on winter sailing schedules through April 25

As part of the state’s response to COVID-19, all state ferries will remain operating on their winter sailing schedules through at least April 25. Washington State Ferries... — Updated 3/24/2020


Washington state under 'stay at home' order to stop the spread of coronavirus

Washington state residents will be under a “stay at home” order immediately to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has gripped the world, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday, March 23.... — Updated 3/24/2020


Four Community Transit drivers test positive for coronavirus

Four Community Transit (CT) bus drivers have tested positive for the coronavirus. "We have received notification from four individual coach operators that their health care... — Updated 3/24/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Spring prep season delayed until at least late April

The earliest the high school spring sports season could resume would be sometime after April 24. All practices and competitions in the Mukilteo School District have been canceled... — Updated 3/24/2020


Top winter athletes earn all-league recognition

Kamiak’s Charlie Powers and Mariner’s Henry Avra were voted to the Wesco 4A’s first team in boys basketball by the league’s coaches. Kamiak’s Vlad Gilszmer earned first-team recognition in the 500-yard freestyle for boys... — Updated 3/18/2020


Have you talked to your kids about COVID-19?

Kids are talking about it to each other and may have some worries or misinformation. Let them know that it’s natural and OK to be worried. You can reassure them that kids who have gotten COVID-19 have recovered nicely. Make sure... — Updated 3/18/2020


Student meals available!

Starting this week, free "to go" meals are available for any child at several sites throughout the Mukilteo School District. Meals will include breakfast and lunch and will be avail... — Updated 3/18/2020


Washington Educators Association supports governor's decision

WEA President Larry Delaney issued the following statement about Gov. Inslee's announcement to close schools due to the coronavirus epidemic in Washington state. “This is an extraordinary time, unlike anything we’ve seen in... — Updated 3/18/2020


Police Beat

3/12/20 Suspicious 1500 Goat Trail Rd. A caller reported that she was walking her dog past a neighbor’s house when that neighbor yelled at her and started filming her. She said the neighbor was upset because dogs were defecating... — Updated 3/18/2020


No 'affordable housing' in Mukilteo

RE: The new MUKILTEO SLUMS, MUKILTEO GHETTO, aka the "affordable housing/low income" grant situation, did you read letters in last week’s Mukilteo Beacon pointing out factual, appalling considerations? The current political... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Self-quarantine fever

Almost 24 hours a day it's discussed on every major television station. Our friends are constantly talking about it. Even when we are using social distancing, one can overhear... — Updated 3/18/2020


City services continue during coronavirus outbreak

Your City of Mukilteo team is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus or COVID-19 situation in Snohomish County, and is continuing to follow the guidance of the Snohomish Health... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose

Every once in awhile, the song done by Janis Joplin as well as Kris Kristofferson (who wrote the song) pops into my head. The actual song title is “Me and Bobby McGee.” While... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

We are all untouchables now

I was standing in line this past weekend, watching a symphony of social unease played in a minor queue. There were just a few of us in line, and we were twitchy. I could be projecti... — Updated 3/18/2020


Flat-bottomed boats on the Loire River

These 30 foot long flat-bottomed boats have masts that fold down to go under the bridges on Loire River in France. Once used for freight they carry mostly tourists these days. We... — Updated 3/18/2020


Around Town

Editor’s Note: Many of these events and activities may have been rescheduled or canceled, so be sure to check with the venue or organizer before attending. March 18 Hijacked to Cuba – 1980 7-8:30 p.m. Local author Art Krull,... — Updated 3/18/2020


Community Transit proposes more trips, new routing

Community Transit proposes to add more trips to existing bus service, and add new routing that expands coverage into neighborhoods not currently served, including Mukilteo. These changes would take effect this fall and in spring... — Updated 3/18/2020


Coronavirus in the News

Based on COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the City of Mukilteo closed Rosehill Community Center to the public effective Monday, March 16, until April 24. Also effective March 16, City Hall... — Updated 3/18/2020


First responders may run short of safety gear

Just like citizens hunting near and far for toilet paper, Mukilteo’s first responders are scrambling to find needed safety gear like masks, gloves and gowns. Fire Chief Chris Alexander told the Mukilteo City Council on Monday... — Updated 3/18/2020


Food bank remains open with new safety procedures

The Mukilteo Food Bank is taking steps to protect its clients and volunteers in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The food bank operates out of the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church and is open twice a month. Many clients of the... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    News

New laws to deal with hairstyles

Several bills poised to become signed into law this session would directly affect many Washington residents. House Bill 2567, which would outlaw arrests for civil matters at court houses unless there is a warrant issued, passed... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By David Pan    News

Doing church in a different way

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact every aspect of people's lives, including how they worship and practice their spirituality. Last weekend may have been the first time... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Council hires new administrator to run City Hall

A divided Mukilteo City Council approved the appointment of a new city administrator Monday. By a 5-2 vote, the council hired Steve Powers, who has worked for the City of Oak... — Updated 3/18/2020


Restrictions expand on public gatherings

Community members and businesses are reminded that rules about gatherings in Snohomish County are in addition to statewide restrictions announced by Gov. Inslee last week. On March 11, Dr. Chris Spitters, Health Officer for the... — Updated 3/18/2020


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