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Community comes together to honor George Floyd during peaceful protest in Lynnwood

Residents from across South Snohomish County lined 52nd Avenue West near Beverly Park Elementary School in Lynnwood for a peaceful candle light vigil to honor George Floyd on... — Updated 6/4/2020

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Inslee extends eviction moratorium through Aug. 1

Gov. Jay Inslee extended protections for renters yesterday, as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. The governor first proclaimed a moratorium on evictions in mid-March, then extended and expanded... — Updated 6/3/2020


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The Beacon has been part of your community for nearly 30 years – covering your world – and we intend to continue doing so for many years to come. But like other small businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, we are battl... — Updated 6/3/2020 Full story

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Gardeners wanted for 2021 Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is seeking gardeners who would like to participate in the July 17-18 2021 Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour. The club will be previewing gardens this summer for this popular biennial event held with the... — Updated 6/3/2020

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Life goes on

How do you celebrate the 80th birthday of twin brothers in the light of coronavirus pandemic and the state's social distancing recommendations? You have a drive-by celebration.... — Updated 5/29/2020

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Snohomish County leaders announce desire to move to Phase 2 of reopening plan

In a reversal from comments made just in the past week about the county not being able to reopen June 1 because of the current rate of new COVID-19 cases, Snohomish County officials... — Updated 5/29/2020


Showing our appreciation

Residents on 53rd Avenue West paid tribute to a convoy of nurses and healthcare workers during their nightly "two minutes of gratitude" on Wednesday, May 27. The group was preceded... — Updated 5/28/2020

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Sno-Isle Libraries seeking applicants for virtual worker retraining project

Sno-Isle Libraries is launching a new Virtual Worker Retraining Project to help out-of-work individuals gain access to in-demand jobs in Information Technology. The plan is to assist 20 individuals achieve a CompTIA A+... — Updated 5/28/2020

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Seniors bridging the gap with Zoom gatherings

The Mukilteo Senior Association and the City of Mukilteo’s Recreation and Cultural Services Department are working together to bring older adults together during the coronavirus pandemic. The two recently started hosting a... — Updated 5/27/2020

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City accepting applications for Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee

The City of Mukilteo is accepting applications for the Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee. The committee includes up to 15 Mukilteo residents between the ages of 14-18, who are appointed to one-year terms by the Mayor and confirmed... — Updated 5/27/2020

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Snohomish PUD to resume meter reading on June 1

As the state moves toward reopening more businesses in the wake of COVID-19, Snohomish County PUD plans to resume meter reading on June 1. When meter reading resumes, customers will begin to transition off estimated bills. After a... — Updated 5/27/2020

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Work continuing on Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

Work is proceeding on the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal Project. With COVID-19 safety practices in place, trucks will begin hauling in materials to lay down the new holding... — Updated 5/27/2020

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Police Beat

May 20 Parking 5100 blk. 80th St. SW. A parking complaint was lodged by a resident. The officer issued a warning notice. Welfare check 10800 blk. Harbour Pointe Blvd. Police engaged in a welfare check of a woman. No problems were... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Jim Miller    News

Grocery and meal service delivery options for seniors sheltering in place

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good grocery and/or meal service delivery options for seniors? My 78-year-old mother has always shopped for herself, but since the... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Shawn Morris    News

Is it seasonal allergies, or novel coronavirus?

With the warmer spring weather, many people are noticing a familiar set of symptoms: itchy eyes, scratchy throat, and runny nose. We are well into allergy season, which actually... — Updated 5/27/2020


How to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of change

At 12:01a.m., a notification arrives in Dan's email, and we see it at breakfast. Our flights from Lyon to Seattle set for June 30 are closed. Our hearts dropped. We have a series... — Updated 5/27/2020


Understanding Rare Cancers

Although rare cancers don't occur often, they can affect people of all ages and genders. A rare cancer is defined as fewer than 15 new diagnoses per 100,000 people per year,... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By David Pan    News

Zieve launches group opposed to low-income housing

A group opposed to the adoption of an "Affordable Housing Plan" by the City of Mukilteo is looking to garner support from the community. A postcard detailing the group's views and... — Updated 5/27/2020

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Mayor has no regrets about reporting alleged business violation

Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson stands by her decision to report a business that was allegedly violating the state's stay-at-home order. Gregerson's name, along with those of... — Updated 5/27/2020


City hosting virtual workshop

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and the City Council will be holding a virtual workshop from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, May 28. The topics scheduled to be discussed are: • Department 2020 Work Plan Updates • Status Report on Council... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By David Pan    News

Police report large increase in unemployment fraud cases

The Mukilteo Police Department is being inundated by calls from residents who are victims of unemployment fraud. The calls from residents, which have numbered up to 15 a day, started to increase about a month ago when the... — Updated 5/27/2020

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Mukilteo seeks applicants for City Council vacancy

The City of Mukilteo is seeking applicants to fill the unexpired term of City Council Position No. 1, which is being vacated by Anna Rohrbough. The deadline to apply for this position is at 4:30 p.m., June 3. No late applications... — Updated 5/27/2020

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School district adjusts plans for virtual high school graduations

The Mukilteo School District has made some changes with its planned virtual ceremonies to honor high school graduates. Assuming that Snohomish County has moved into Phase 2 of the... — Updated 5/27/2020

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Incumbent State Reps. Ortiz-Self, Peterson both draw two challengers

Incumbent State Representatives Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) and Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) each have drawn two challengers for the Aug. 4 primary. The general election is Nov. 3. In the 21st Legislative District, Position 2,... — Updated 5/27/2020

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Paine Field flights suspended until Aug. 1

Propeller Airports and Snohomish County announced that passenger service at Paine Field will be temporarily suspended from May 22 through July 31, 2020 for aircraft ramp... — Updated 5/27/2020


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