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Articles from the September 25, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Gustafson    News

A first, a finale, and a semicentennial

The annual Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Luau is back for the 50th time this Saturday. As you can imagine, the yearly fundraiser has changed dramatically since the first party half... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By David Pan    Sports

State title contender Straume leads young Knights

Kamiak senior Elli Straume is off to a fast start in 2019. The state-runner up in the 200-yard freestyle already has posted two state qualifying times in the 100 and the 500... — Updated 9/25/2019


Mukilteo Police Department hosting Coffee with a Cop

The Mukilteo Police Department will host "Coffee with a Cop" Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The event will be held at Starbucks (10100 Mukilteo Speedway). Police Chief... — Updated 9/25/2019


Guide to Mukilteo available online

We at The Beacon published our annual Guide to Mukilteo earlier this summer. Copies are available at various spots around town, as well as at our office in Old Town. Those who may... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Glen Pickus    Opinion

Choosing to fast on Yom Kippur l Worship

"Is this not the fast I have chosen?” (Isaiah 58:6). Jews hear these words every year at services on Yom Kippur which starts at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Jews fast on Yom Kippur... — Updated 9/25/2019


Police Beat: 9/14 - 9/18

Sept. 14 Ferry lane hold up Officers responded to a priority assault in the ferry holding lanes. Officers contacted a subject and his wife. The couple was on their way to Whidbey Island when the female subject tried to get out of t... — Updated 9/25/2019


School District below state average in English and math assessments

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently released results for the statewide Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) taken in the 2018-19 school year. The statewide assessment results are just one look into how... — Updated 9/25/2019


OV Learning Labs celebration is Oct. 1

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 2:45 to 4 p.m., students who started the Learning Labs program at Olympic View Middle School last year will come together to celebrate the successes and make a pledge to continue on the PATH to high school... — Updated 9/25/2019


Letters to the Editor

A short history on city councils Mukilteo faces a ballot measure in November on local self-government: administration by council or by mayor. Council administration may be considered a modern form of governance, but historically,... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Mike Gold    Opinion

The Stupid (Super) Bowl

So another NFL season begins. The “last game” has an alternate name which comes from my wife. In many people’s viewpoint, there is nothing so special about a bunch of 250-poun... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

To boldly go back to the future l Chuck's World

I suspect that most of us have a sense of the history we don't really know. We grow and move beyond simple, chauvinistic attitudes about what happened in the past, elementary... — Updated 9/25/2019


Policy for election season

With election season here, we want readers to be aware of some guidelines for publishing letters to the editor. We will allow for one letter endorsing a single candidate through the election. We will not publish multiple letters... — Updated 9/25/2019


Candidates to make cases for election

The Mukilteo Beacon, Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, Lynnwood Times, Mukilteo Monthly, and Academic Link are hosting a forum for candidates in local election races on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Rosehill Community Center. The forum will... — Updated 9/25/2019


Two new officers take oath of office

Two new Mukilteo Police Department officers have graduated from the academy and took their oaths of office at the Sept. 16 Mukilteo City Council meeting. Pictured are officers Peg... — Updated 9/25/2019


First case of lung illness in Snohomish County associated with vaping

The Snohomish Health District has identified the first case of vaping-related lung illness in a Snohomish County resident. A female in her twenties was admitted to a Snohomish County hospital in August with shortness of breath and... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

What could a change in government look like?

Mukilteo voters have a few big decisions to make this November. Along with four City Council seats and multiple County positions, residents will be choosing the future of Mukilteo's... — Updated 9/25/2019

 By David Pan    Sports

Mariner wallops Kamiak 51-6 to open league play | Football

Mariner opened league play with a resounding victory over its district rival. The Marauders scored six unanswered touchdowns to turn a close game into a blowout, as Mariner pounded... — Updated 9/25/2019


Kamiak, Mariner Junior Football pee wee teams square off

Kamiak's Peyton Maxwell avoids the tackle by Mariner's Riley Williams Saturday, Sept. 21, at Goddard Stadium. The Knights prevailed 26-0. The Kamiak and Mariner Junior Football... — Updated 9/25/2019


Knights claim four medals

Four Kamiak cross country runners earned medalist honors at the Sehome Invitational Saturday, Sept. 14. Emma Arceo (left) won the sophomore race, Jackson Hammons took third in the... — Updated 9/25/2019


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