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Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition

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Council votes no confidence in mayor’s leadership

At the tail end of Monday’s Mukilteo City Council meeting, Councilmember Anna Rohrbough voiced her displeasure with the city’s leadership and led a vote of no confidence in Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer... Full story


Mukilteo EMS hike not approved

Results from the Aug. 7 primary election have been certified. We now know who will be moving on to the November ballot in contested races for state Senator, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Congressman. The... Full story


Teachers and district reach tentative salary agreement

After months-long negotiations and threats of a strike, it appears Mukilteo teachers will be getting the raise they have been fighting for. The Mukilteo School District and the Mukilteo Education... Full story


Mukilteo Way Garden Club awards scholarship

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club’s picnic on July 17 was the scene for presenting their annual $1,000 Horticulture Scholarship to Chelsea Wagner. President Pattye Snyder presented a framed certificate t...


Smoke, smoke, go away!

What a difference a year makes. Mukilteo resident Kendra McCloud Petersen took these two pictures in the same spot roughly a year apart in One Clubhouse Lane, showing just how much the smoke from...

 By David Pan    Sports    August 22, 2018

Race to benefit cancer research

Amie Parker finally went to the doctor. Parker, a runner with an active lifestyle, had been dealing with a persistent cough that would not go away. During an April 2017 appointment, the doctor told Parker her cough likely was due to one of three...


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Last chance to appeal cell tower in Old Town

Next Monday is the last chance to voice concerns over a 60-foot cell phone tower scheduled to be constructed in Old Town on top of the current building at 716 3rd St. The city of Mukilteo approved the construction of the tower earlier this year.... Full story


Search is on for next Mayor for a Day

The Mukilteo Beacon, in partnership with the city of Mukilteo, is looking for a student between 8 and 12 years old to serve as the city’s honorary mayor during the upcoming Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. The winner will ride with Mukilteo Mayor...


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Lighthouse Festival needs community support

Held the weekend after Labor Day each year, the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival is iconic for our community. Festival weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year. It provides a fun, safe place for the community to get out and enjoy the weekend,...


Letters: Appreciation, response, buses, and climate change

Appreciation for article My compliments to Brandon Gustafson for the excellent reporting contained in the article regarding Mukilteo City Council approval of severance pay for city staff. These are precisely the events and issues that we, as...


Public process l Council Corner

To most effectively represent the residents of Mukilteo as your councilmember, I have always emphasized the importance of an open and transparent public process when making key decisions. Recently, after a public records request by a fellow councilme...


The story about the suitcase l Chuck’s World

Once a week or so, I get an email from James Taylor. This is actually from someone representing James Taylor, although I pretend it’s really him. I’m a fan, and I like to know what one of my...


Here are five things I look for when picking a stock l Insightful Investing

Every day at 2 p.m. on CNBC is a show called “Fast Money.” Right after that is Jim Cramer and “Mad Money.” Maybe once or twice a year I watch these shows. They are entertaining. I really like Karen Fineman. I like her financial investing...


‘God’s work. Our hands’ l Worship

This year’s, “God’s work. Our hands” will be Sunday, Sept, 9. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. A dedicated day of... Full story


Sylvia Z. Richter, Jan. 15, 1926 – July 31, 2018

“Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit.” – Diane Feinstein Losing the matriarch of a family can be very traumatic, leaving an empty space that is impossible to fill. This enormous loss occurred in the Richter/Stockton clan with... Full story


Kamiak cheerleaders host their annual junior clinic

The Kamiak cheer squad hosted their annual junior clinic/camp Friday, Aug. 17, at Kamiak High School School. Kamiak’s Harlie Black gives camper Kaylee a piggyback ride...


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