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Kamiak's Dulcineas dance their way to state competition

Kamiak High School’s 31-member Dulcineas Dance Team earned first place in all three of its 4A routines – pom, kick and dance – at the WIAA Districts competition Saturday, March... — Updated 3/22/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Music to Mukilteo's ears

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra, celebrating 20 years, dedicated its free concert Sunday, March 19, to the city of Mukilteo and its staff at the Rosehill Community Center,... — Updated 3/22/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Election hopefuls emerging early on

With more than a month until filing week, several people have already set their sights on two open City Council seats. Anyone looking to run for elected office this year must file w... — Updated 3/22/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse speaks at Kamiak, Mariner

Kamiak High School senior and Seattle Seahawks super fan Kenneth Nguyen could hardly stand still long enough to have his photo taken. “You are turnt up,” Seahawks receiver... — Updated 3/22/2017


Love is the most genuine expression of faith | Worship

Most of us have heard many times throughout our lives about how important it is to have faith in Christ, and for those of us who do have faith in Him as the Savior, we know that He calls us to express that faith to others.... — Updated 3/22/2017 Full story


Letter: Let’s fix unfair, high-cost health law before it fails

Recent rebuttals to my letter endorsing the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (“Replacing ACA with ‘TrumpCare’ is not our moral obligation” and “Actually, our moral obligation is to ensure health care for... — Updated 3/22/2017


Letter: If city won’t uphold federal law, Trump should cut funding

We lived in Mukilteo for 15 years before retiring to Florida in 2014. I still read the Beacon and other local news weekly to get a pulse on the community and the front-burner issues. The topic of sanctuary cities is particularly... — Updated 3/22/2017


Letter: Why not beta test sanctuary city idea?

Randy Lord, Richard Emery, Christine Cook and Mayor Jennifer Gregerson effectively want to declare Mukilteo a sanctuary city. A beta test of the concept may be appropriate before making a final decision; I propose you declare your... — Updated 3/22/2017

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The fabric shot heard ‘round the world, part 2 | Chuck's World

Last week I wrote about the two-year anniversary of “the dress,” that blue-and-black striped piece of cloth that rocked the world way back in 2015. It occurred to me that this... — Updated 3/22/2017

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Unlike others, Snohomish County banks survive Great Recession | Taking Stock

The city of Seattle has decided to fire its banker, Wells Fargo. This was totally a politically motivated decision and shouldn't reflect on the bank. But, political or not,... — Updated 3/22/2017


Consultant: Mukilteo enrollment to keep growing

Total enrollment in Mukilteo schools will increase again next year, according to Dr. Les Kendrick, a consultant who has done enrollment projections for the school district for nearly 20 years. During a presentation at the Feb. 27... — Updated 3/22/2017 Full story


Police beat (March 10-16)

March 10 Vehicle prowl A male reported his vehicle had been prowled in the 9000 block of Surrey Lane. Vehicle prowl A male reported his vehicle had been prowled in the 9400 block of 53rd Avenue West. Tree limb Public Works removed... — Updated 3/22/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

No one home as fire guts Mukilteo house

An early morning fire gutted a residence in the 6100 block of 92nd Street Southwest on Thursday, March 16. “The fire had a significant head start as the residents were not home,” Mukilteo Fire Chief Chris Alexander said.... — Updated 3/22/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Police arrest woman after standoff in Mukilteo

A Kirkland woman is alive and in custody after a standoff Tuesday afternoon, March 21, in the Harbour Pointe area of Mukilteo. “The quick thinking and restraint of the responding officers were lifesaving,” Police Chief Cheol... — Updated 3/22/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

New Paine Field route part of Community Transit’s proposed service expansion

Community Transit is proposing a new route between Paine Field and the Lynnwood Transit Center as part of plans for increased bus service in the next year. A proposed new Route 107 would operate between Lynnwood Transit Center and... — Updated 3/22/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Islamic group’s rally to benefit youth club

The Islamic Center of Mukilteo (ICOM) is planning to collect donations in support of the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club’s new Harbour Pointe facility during its rally in April. “Whatever we collect at this rally, 100 percent wi... — Updated 3/22/2017


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