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More transparency needed at City Hall

I hear you. I want to say thank you to all those who wrote into the council after the mayor's proposal to accept the affordable housing grant passed slimly by 4-3. I heard your concerns. It was loud...

 

Lawmakers hear pitch to replace gas tax with a fee per mile driven 

Washington state lawmakers will consider a gradual transition from the state’s current gasoline tax to a system that would charge drivers fees based on how many miles they travel. This comes amid rising concerns over the amount of revenue...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

Lombardo's Pizzeria closes after 22 years

It is the end of an era for Lombardo's Pizzeria on the Mukilteo Speedway. The restaurant closed its doors Nov. 4. Owner Michael Skeffington has been using his newly acquired free time to be with his...

 

Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season

For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving – not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you’re committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community,...

 

If I knew for sure that I would die next month, part 5 l Worship

Editor's Note: See parts 1-4 of "If I knew for sure..." at mukilteobeacon.com. They were published Aug. 15, 2018, Jan. 9, May 29, and Aug. 7, respectively. Hello friends! For part 5, a pause in all of my theorizing for some meat and potatoes Word. I...

 

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 30

Forum fallout speaks volumes In reading Brandon Gustafson's article about the candidate forum held at Rosehill Community Center on Oct. 23, I am astounded at the finger pointing by both candidate Peter Zieve and Lynnwood Times Publisher Mario Lotmore...

 
 By Don Saul    Opinion    October 23, 2019

Fearlessness and faith go hand-in-hand l Worship

I play trumpet in the Mukilteo Community Orchestra. We’re a good orchestra, and our conductor really brings out our best. When I say best, I mean best assuming we practice, which we do. I’d say I practice more now than I ever did in high school....

 

Capital bond measure may be on February ballot l Mukilteo Schools

Students and staff are once again settling into their school day routines. This year, we saw more students walk, skip, and breeze through our school doors than in previous years. Our enrollment numbers continue to grow, but the number of schools in...

 

What other issues are important to City Council candidates?

Ballots have been mailed, and the Aug. 6 primary election is less than a week away. There are four City Council seats (Positions 4-7) on the ballot this year, and three candidates are running for...

 
 By Mike Gold    General    July 31, 2019

Volunteering l Off Kilter

I’ve volunteered some of my time for quite a long period. It started while I was still a relatively young worker. I was working at Raytheon in Waltham, Massachusetts, building anti-aircraft...

 

Letters to the Editor

Schmalz throws support behind Melnichenko Hey Mukilteo voters! The primary is only a few days away, and I am voting for Kristina Melnichenko for Mukilteo City Council (Position 7) and I am asking you to do the same. Kristina is smart, and her...

 

Don't waste your time! l Worship

Billy Graham, who died at the ripe old age of 99, was once asked in his later years what surprised him the most about life: “To me,”# he said, #“the greatest surprise is just how short life really is." Life really is short – we may be...

 

Candlelight service honors gun violence victims and survivors

With gun violence taking the lives of many across the United States each and every day, residents of Mukilteo, as well as across the country, held services in honor of Gun Violence Awareness Day last...

 

Tips for those who need help

It is never too late to start, either keep going, or get going. This month's article is for those people who may have had hit a bump or two and ended up somewhere other than where they expected and they feel stuck, sidetracked or depressed....

 
 By Michael Gold    General    May 8, 2019

Becoming our grandparents isn’t for chickens; and we need the eggs l Off Kilter

Michael Gold, a self-described “gadfly” who lived on the East Coast before moving to Mill Creek, then the Picnic Point area, is a serial entrepreneur who combines his East Coast/Left Coast...

 

School Briefs

Future Chef event showcases Mexican cuisine Colorful flair and a lot of delicious food were showcased recently at the 11th annual Future Chef competition. Eighteen future chefs prepared a variety of creative and tasty Mexican dishes to the theme...

 

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb Trump’s ability to launch a nuke

Democratic lawmakers in Olympia have asked the U.S. Congress to ensure the president does not have sole authority to launch a nuclear strike, except in cases of retaliation to a nuclear attack. The state House and Senate each presented memorials to t...

 

Union wants higher taxes despite MSD's $15K per student

For years, through politics, teacher strikes and court cases, we have heard that state lawmakers were underfunding schools. Then, with great fanfare, state leaders came together in 2017 and passed an historic bill that is providing schools the greate...

 

Say what you will l Chuck's World

I stopped reading comic books around the same time I stopped trick-or-treating, and for the same reason – I was 12 years old. So I’ll admit to being a little baffled by adults who still do both of...

 

Annual ‘Christmas Spectacular’ returns for 18th year

Many in the area know Dr. Sanford Wright as a neurosurgeon in Snohomish County and as the son of Dorothy Jayne Wright who taught dance to generations of Mukilteans at the old Rosehill School. While...

 

What’s your plan? l Insightful Investing

Market volatility seems like a bad thing. The news networks have a way of creating programming that keeps you watching. Fear is one of the strongest emotions in human beings. And the media has a way of playing to our basic fears. It takes a clear...

 

Finding your true self by serving others l Worship

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. (Matthew 10:39) On Sept 15, President Russell M. Nelson, the current prophet and leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints spoke to 49,089...

 

Festival history l Muk Revisited

In early 1966, a handful of members of the newly incorporated Mukilteo Historical Society (MHS) were searching for some way to increase awareness of the history of Mukilteo while also raising money fo...

 

Letters: EMS, Liias and SB 6617

Vote “no” on EMS In the last issue of the Beacon a column was published, Fire Sirens, titled, "How the levy would help EMS" in which a statement was made that will not be understood by many and should be clarified. The column states that...

 

Agent Amy Morrison brings ‘client first’ approach to real estate

It would take someone who can think outside the box to be able to connect the dots between a job as a Doula (helping deliver babies) and a career as a real estate broker. Amy Morrison is just such a person. She decided to shift her career into...

 

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