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Articles from the March 25, 2020 edition

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 By Paul Archipley    News

From the publisher's desk: Together we can win

Scared. That's a word being confessed everywhere, by husbands to wives, children to parents, patients to doctors, workers to coworkers, strangers to strangers. We're scared. How... — Updated 4/7/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Schools closed for rest of the 2019-20 year

School's out for the year. Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced April 6 the extension of school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The order keeps both public and... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Community Transit to cut services by 25%

Community Transit announced plans to reduce most bus services by approximately 25%. This COVID-19 related reduction in service will go into effect Monday, March 30, and continue... — Updated 4/2/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Gov. Inslee announces assistance for homeowners unable to make mortgage payments

Gov. Jay Inslee and Charlie Clark, director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced the state is taking steps to assist distressed Washington homeowners who are unable to make their mortgage... — Updated 4/2/2020

 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo schools working to connect students, teachers online

With schools closed through at least April 24, the Mukilteo School District is moving forward to connect students and teachers online. The district sent out a survey last week asking families about their internet access and what... — Updated 3/30/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Insurance Commissioner orders property insurers to give grace periods, halt cancelations until May 9

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered all property and casualty insurers in Washington state to take steps to make sure policyholders retain coverage for their homes, vehicles, other property and... — Updated 3/29/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Five more Community Transit employees test positive for coronavirus

Community Transit announced that five more employees have informed the agency that their health care providers have told them that they have tested presumptive positive for... — Updated 3/29/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

State championships dependent on students' timely return

The prep spring sports state championships, scheduled for May 27-30 at various sites across Washington, could go on as scheduled, the Washington Interscholastic Activities... — Updated 3/26/2020

 By Christopher Kim    News

Billions in federal funding on the line in upcoming census

Census field operations have been suspended until April 1 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Census Bureau announced last week. "During this pause in field operations, the... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

InvestED pledges $250,000 to support students in need during coronavirus school shutdown

InvestED, one of the state’s leading education non-profits, is taking immediate action to support students displaced and negatively affected by the COVID-19 school shutdown with a $250,000 donation. The $250,000 will be allocated... — Updated 3/25/2020


Police Beat: Police seek public's help following robbery

On March 13, at about 9:10 p.m., Mukilteo Police officers responded to the 3800 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard SW for a report of a robbery at the location. According to Officer Myron Travis, the suspect was described as a... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Jeff Dutra    Opinion

Worship: God's Remedy for the Fear Virus

Well, the coronavirus has struck, and to say that our lives have been disrupted would be an understatement! In order to help control the spread of the virus, people are being asked... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World: Doing the social distancing dance with grace and some jokes

When it comes to garden-variety apocalypses, my daughter is the canary in this particular coal mine. She’s been preparing for this her entire life. Not that she’s a prepper, or... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Guest View: Making Mukilteo a better place to live, work and play

Having been on hiatus for the past several months, it’s time to get the ball rolling again making sense out of everything Mukilteo and specifically Mukilteo’s waterfront area... — Updated 3/25/2020


Letter to the editor: Immigrants made this country

I can’t get the March 18th letter from Lisa McBroom out of my mind. How snobbish can we in Mukilteo possibly be?!  I’m reminded of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” and a song in it called “Ya Got Trouble (Right here... — Updated 3/25/2020


Letter to the editor: Subsidized housing & the Democrats' plan

The Democrats’ plan for low-income housing in Mukilteo and all of Washington was planned long ago, parallel to the state sanctuary policy declared by Gov. Inslee in 2017 and again in 2019. Together the two policies offer... — Updated 3/25/2020


Letter to the editor: Mukilteo needs more outdoor sports options

MCA, and it’s great but it’s not public, it’s got hours subject to management and staff discretion, and it’s not free. A free public skate park gives an outdoor place for recreation, and will draw people into this community... — Updated 3/25/2020


Letter to the editor: Affordable housing doesn't mean more crime or drugs

I’ve lived in Mukilteo since the summer of 1998. I have found it, and continue to find this, an open, welcoming city, with a few exceptions which I’ve been asked to voice my opinion about. There is among a few of our neighbors... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By David Pan    News

New Mukilteo ferry terminal on track for fall 2020 opening

Work continues on the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, and the projected completion date remains the fall of 2020. "We haven't had any slowdowns because of the coronavirus yet," Washing... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Everett Clinic's Mukilteo walk-in clinic only seeing coronavirus patients

The Everett Clinic has changed its walk-in clinic policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Harbour Pointe walk-in clinic in Mukilteo is currently only seeing patients who have urgent coronavirus concerns. Six of the... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

County launches Rapid Response to help businesses, workforce

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers on Friday announced actions to support businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19. This new program complements recent federal and state actions. “It is never too early to start our economi... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Governor unveils plans to help workers, renters and small businesses

Economic assistance to workers, renters and small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak will be provided by Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 response plan. Last week, Inslee mandated a two-week closure of... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Stay home to conserve health care resources

The Washington State Department of Health said there is a worldwide shortage of the masks, gowns, and gloves that keep health care safe for health care providers. They are also facing a crisis in which there may not be enough... — Updated 3/25/2020


What a sight

Many of us drive under this bridge on a regular basis, but never get to see this sight. But Mukilteo resident Steve Bertrand happened to be in the right place at the right time... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

New health officer order for Snohomish County

Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the Snohomish Health District, issued a local Health Officer Order for Snohomish County that parallels Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamations on March 16. The new order prohibits all events or... — Updated 3/25/2020


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