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Celebrating a free press

For the last 243 years, newspapers large and small have protected our freedom by keeping us informed. A free press is essential to our survival as a nation. Thank you to The Beacon and your staff for...


New Red Cross Board leadership in Snohomish County

The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross announced three new board members into leadership roles for the fiscal year, July 1 – June 30, 2020 (FY20). The three new members are Rob...


Soak up the sun

With this week being the first full week that students are on summer break, as you can imagine, Lighthouse Park was packed Monday, July 1. With temperatures in the mid-70s throughout the afternoon,...

 By Kate Agbayani    News    July 3, 2019

Mukilteo teachers approve tentative contract agreement

What a difference a year makes. Last year, Mukilteo teachers were packing school board meetings and threatening a strike for new salaries that didn’t get approved until August. Now, the Mukilteo...


Kamiak Cheer wins big at UCA camp

On June 26, the day after school dismissed for summer, the Kamiak Cheer team headed to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma to begin preparing for the 2019-20 school year. UCA camp focuses on...

 By Brandon Gustafson    News    July 3, 2019

Ferry riders could see fare bumps over next year

Those who frequently use the Washington State Ferries’ (WSF) system regularly may soon see a bigger dent in their wallet, as the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) has proposed to... Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    News    July 3, 2019

Saying goodbye

It’s not easy saying goodbye. Especially to a tight-knit community you’ve been a part of since 2015. But that’s how life goes, and John and Joan Beck, the pastors of Pointe of Grace Lutheran...

 By David Pan    Sports    July 3, 2019

Mariner feeling confident about its returning starters | Football

The Mariner football team looks to have the skill players to be contenders in the Wesco 4A. Now it’s a matter of developing an offensive line to block for those returning players. Junior quarterback Jackson Cole is back to lead the Marauders. Cole... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    July 3, 2019

Knights need younger players to step up their game | Football

Kamiak football coach Bryant Thomas is experiencing a case of déjà vu. While last month marked the start of the second year of the Knights under Thomas, the Kamiak coach and his staff are repeating a lot of what they were saying at this time last...


Fearlessness and faith go hand-in-hand

Well, it’s been five months since I last wrote about our new grandson. Then, he was four months old; now he’s nine months and venturing out as far and as fast as he’s allowed to go. Take your eyes off him for not even a minute and you’ll... Full story


More Mukilteo students achieve good grades

Mukilteo students are continuing to earn top college marks around the country. The following students have been named to their schools Dean’s Lists and President’s Lists: St. Lawrence University Dean’s List (New York) Lydia Grauer Gonzaga...


Student calendars through 2021-2022 available

The following is information from the Mukilteo School District’s website The student calendars for the next three school years are now available, pending approval by the school board. Here are the main components of next year’s student calendar:...


School Briefs

Unified athletes shine at state track and field competition The Kamiak and Mariner Unified track and field teams both shined at the State Special Olympics Track and Field competition in Tacoma. Kamiak sent 16 team members to the games. The relay... Full story


Police Beat: 6/19 - 6/23

June 19 Huh Officer received a report of an overturned shopping cart in the area. The cart had been checked on by the previous shift and nothing was found. 12300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard. That’ll show him An officer responded to the above... Full story

 By Mike Gold    General    July 3, 2019

Stephen Hawking: A brief history of time

We lost one of the most brilliant minds last year. Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76. This genius spent his entire academic career trying to explain the universe: Why it is, where it came f...


Here’s a council update

As the midpoint of this year is upon us, I would like to update you on some of the work the council has been doing on your behalf. We have been working toward the goals laid out at our annual retreat, and I have been adding those council priorities t... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 3, 2019

A modern life in airplane mode

A quarter of my life has passed without my father being around to hear about it. I used to enjoy calling him on Saturday nights, catching him up and just chatting about whatever, and for months after... Full story

 A&E    July 3, 2019

Mukilteo resident’s work to be displayed at Rosehill

Mukilteo resident Kellye Vaughn will have her artwork on display at the Rosehill Community Center starting this July. Vaughn’s work will be on display from July 3 to Sept. 27, and there will be an opening reception Friday, July 12, from 6 to 8...

 By Brandon Gustafson    News    July 3, 2019

County Council challengers talk issues at candidate forum

One of the more hotly contested races in the area is for the Snohomish County Council District 2 seat. Those candidates, along with the three candidates for District 3, had the opportunity to discuss... Full story


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