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I want to respond to a recent Guest View about Mukilteo’s EMS levy renewal. The writers say that there is no need to renew the levy. I disagree and speak from personal experience. Both my …

EMS saves lives

The Mukilteo Fire Department is asking voters to renew the levy for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) during the Aug. 6 primary election. I wanted to share why this is important to me, personally. …

The things we actually say

We all get tongue-tied every so often. I’ve looked into some of the worst examples of this. My neighbor was changing the oil in his car, and he would just dump the used oil down the rain …

Thank you to the Mukilteo Beacon for last week’s informative article about the City of Mukilteo and the Harbor Grove developer losing an environmental lawsuit in Snohomish County Superior …

Additional EMS taxes not needed to maintain excellent service levels

Voting no on the proposed EMS levy will not impact Mukilteo’s excellent EMS service. With call volumes down (Sno911 annual report), EMS expenditures decreasing (Mukilteo annual budget 2024), …

Generational worries from a Gen Xer

During this election year, polls and surveys break down results and findings by generation. Because just as the culture and economic realities differ within each generation, so do voting tendencies. …

I hold the deep honor of representing the residents of Mukilteo on our City Council, so I feel com pelled to say something about the tragic developments the entire world witnessed over this past …

End the war in Ukraine now

So Russia sends its very accurate blockbuster cruise missile (designed to sink an aircraft carrier) into Kyiv’s only hospital for particularly challenged children. The United Nations condemns …

The price of everything

"A cynic knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde (Noted Irish playwright – " The Picture of Dorian Gray " ) What was Wilde talking …

As a Mukilteo firefighter, I am grateful to the Mukilteo City Council for placing an EMS levy renewal on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot. Our call volumes have steadily increased since the …

A conversation with our customers

Recently, the board for the Mukilteo Community Garden (MCG) met with Alissa Jones from the Lynnwood Food Bank and Greg Malland with the Mukilteo Food Bank. In 2023, MCG donated over 2 tons of …

Inflation, food, and climate change

Around the world, agricultural areas are getting too much heat, too much rainfall, or both. These factors are fueling inflation, creating scarcity, and increasing costs of production. Flooding …

My trip to Zimbabwe: First stop, Dubai

It was Thomas Jefferson who said, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”   Those words reinforced how important it is to adventure out.  My son …

Take a real vacation

Happy summer 2024! I hope this message finds you excited for the season. As I look forward to the Pacific Northwest summer, two things quickly come to mind: sun and vacation. I hope these rank high …

Slow down on speedy decisions

“I know it when I see it.” That was Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s famous characterization in 1964 for judging what was pornography. Not exactly objective, but who …

My eyes look to the hills

We are blessed in Mukilteo to have the Cascades at our backs and the Olympic mountains across the waters looking down on us. We are surrounded by beauty. Sometimes we might even take this beauty for …

Keeping your dog safe and happy this summer

Summer has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest and with it comes additional dangers for our canine companions. Here are some of the common hazards that dogs in the Pacific Northwest may face: …

Start with a blank canvas

When was the last time you unleashed your culinary talents? I don’t mean cooking from your favorite cookbook; I am talking about making something in the kitchen completely from the ideas in …

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