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Articles from the March 25, 2020 edition

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 By Paul Archipley    News    March 25, 2020 

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 could we not be?... Full story

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

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 payments due to...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

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 public venue...

 
 By David Pan    News    March 25, 2020 

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," Washington State Ferries P...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

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 until further notice,...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

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 COVID-19. In a Wednesday,...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    March 25, 2020 

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 Association (WIAA)...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

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 space in our hospitals,...

 
 By David Pan    News    March 25, 2020 

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 devices students...

 
 News    March 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 recently, catching...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

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 Everett Clinic’s...

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

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 – what’s...

 

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. The lack of a fre...

 

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 the belief that...

 

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 in River... Full story

 

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 subsidized housing for new...

 
 By Christopher Kim    News    March 25, 2020 

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 Census Bureau will...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

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 a hoarder or a...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

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 economic recovery efforts,...

 
 By Jeff Dutra    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

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 to stay home unless...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    March 25, 2020 

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 restaurants, bars,...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

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 liability policies during...

 
 News    March 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 black male,...

 
 By Beacon Staff    Schools    March 25, 2020 

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 immediately among...

 
 News    March 25, 2020 

All state parks, wildlife areas, water access areas closed

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas, and water access areas for at least two weeks starting...

 

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