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District completes funding of construction projects | School brief

With the sale of $59.1 million in municipal bonds earlier this month, the Mukilteo School District has completed its funding of construction projects that voters approved in February 2014. The ballot measure gave the school... — Updated 10/27/2016


Student enrollment is up, but slightly down | School brief

The Mukilteo School District’s total enrollment in October was higher than last year, but projections indicate that the annual average enrollment will be down just slightly from what was budgeted. In a report to the school board... — Updated 10/27/2016


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Oct. 26 | Police Beat

Oct. 11 Theft – 11500 blk Mukilteo Speedway A caller reported scrap tires were taken from the location. Extra patrol was requested. Theft – 12300 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd A caller reported that her purse was stolen. Suspicious ... — Updated 10/27/2016


Breadth of experience counts in judicial race | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We are fortunate to have an opportunity to elect an outstanding person to the Snohomish County Superior Court judicial bench in November: Rico Tessandore. I have known Rico professionally for almost two decades... — Updated 10/27/2016 Full story


Regional Prop. 1 will build on Community Transit’s plans | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: A year ago, I wrote to Mukilteo residents asking you to raise my sales taxes for Community Transit Prop. 1 [“Prop. 1 would make transit more effective,” Letter, Oct. 14, 2015, page 14]. You voted yes, and no... — Updated 10/27/2016


Mukilteo mosque earns 3rd place in parade | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We are very delighted to inform our community residents that the planned Islamic Center of Mukilteo received an award in this year's Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Parade contest. The third-place award is... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By Chuck Sigars    General

A boy’s life and mine | Chuck's World

I left Sea-Tac on the only sunny day we’ve had up here in the past century or so. Maybe a few weeks. It’s hard to keep track. I left with no regrets, soaring into the bright... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By Tim Raetzloff    General

Snohomish County 100 years ago | Taking Stock

We all know southwest Snohomish County of today. Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace and Brier are the municipalities. But what about 100 years ago? Where... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By Jim Miller    General

How to apply for Social Security retirement benefits | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What is the easiest way to apply for my Social Security retirement benefits, and how far in advance do I need to apply before I start collecting? – Approaching... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By James Spangler    General

A culinary childhood denied | Art & Appetite

Our dinner table was most often a place where conversation flowed freely. Loud discussions might involve the news of the day or perhaps what we learned in school. It was not unusual for someone to jump up and fetch the dictionary... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By Kim Voetberg    General

Everyone communicates, few connect... | Chamber Corner

Are you a leader? If you answer, “Yes, I am a leader,” the next important question is this: Do others think you are a leader? An important quote on leadership comes not from a company boardroom, but an industrial kitchen. TV pe... — Updated 10/27/2016


Bankers food drive raises record total

Bankers in Mukilteo – and at more than 500 other branches across the state of Washington – helped raise over 650,000 meals during the fourth annual Bankers Care Food Drive. This year’s event, which expanded statewide,... — Updated 10/27/2016


Snohomish County convenes 13th farming/forestry conference

Snohomish County will host the 13th Annual Focus on Farming/Forestry conference at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Scheuled to begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Focus on Farming/Forestry is meant to improve innovation... — Updated 10/27/2016


Ballots mailed to Snohomish County voters

Ballots have been mailed to over 450,000 registered voters in Snohomish County. Local voters’ pamphlets were mailed previously. In addition to the presidential race, ballots will contain up to 39 other races or issues including... — Updated 10/27/2016


Weekend cat adoption events offered for holidays

Cats and kittens will be available for adoption every Saturday and Sunday at the sixth annual “A Home for the Holidays,” sponsored by Community Cat Coalition. The Mukilteo nonprofit organization will host its adoption events at... — Updated 10/27/2016


Seniors may need help on Halloween

Halloween is next Monday. While seniors may love to see children in costumes on Halloween night, the constant door knocking, masked visitors and unfamiliar faces can be intimidating. After all, one third of all seniors who live at... — Updated 10/27/2016 Full story


Nasal spray influenza vaccine not recommended

The flu season is upon us, with cases already presenting in local clinics. So keep yourself safe. Wash hands, cover coughs and stay home if you’re sick, but above all get vaccinated. Influenza is serious. During the 2015-16 flu... — Updated 10/27/2016


Map Your Neighborhood; prepare for ‘the Big One’

Although the big Northwest storm over the Oct. 14-16 weekend fizzled, a lot of people were ready for worse. Residents had the advantage of warnings from a trove of meteorologists,... — Updated 10/27/2016 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

Council OK's roads fund, but income sources are an unfinished puzzle

Lest he be accused of chickening out, Mukilteo Councilmember Randy Lord put a winning motion on the floor Monday to establish a transportation fund aimed primarily at street... — Updated 10/27/2016

 By Paul Archipley    News

Business owners have last chance to weigh in on license fee hikes

The Mukilteo City Council put off a decision Monday on whether and how to raise business license fees, although their action on a related item suggested some kind of increase is a... — Updated 10/27/2016 Full story


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