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Mukilteo School District will begin the fall with online/distance learning

Students in the Mukilteo School District will begin the fall with online/distance learning classes. Mukilteo School District superintendent Alison Brynelson made the announcement in an email sent out to families on Wednesday, July... — Updated 7/29/2020


Update: 12-year-old boy is telling police he made up allegations of kidnapping attempt

The Snohomish County Sheriff's office has released new information about an alleged kidnapping attempt near Mariner High School. The 12-year-old boy is now telling police that he made up the allegations of a 44-year-old attempting... — Updated 8/6/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News 

State Reps. Ortiz-Self, Peterson advance

Incumbents dominated the results in Tuesday’s primary. In the 21st Legislative District, Position 2, incumbent Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) received 66.1% (16,673) of the vote, ahead of Republican Amy Schaper, who had 31.5% (7... — Updated 8/5/2020


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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 8/5/2020 Full story

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A comet sighting at the Mukilteo Lighthouse

Reader Alicia Nielsen took this photo of the Neowise on July 20 at the Mukilteo Lighthouse. The comet won't be visible in the skies for another 6,800 years. Hope you were able to... — Updated 8/3/2020

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Snohomish Health District hosts drive-thru testing at McCollum Park

The Snohomish Health District will continue drive-thru testing this week at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE. in Everett. Online registration is now open at, with appointments for this week starting... — Updated 8/3/2020

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Cat leaves purr-fect legacy in Old Town | From the archives/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Ziggy the cat, a feline who was a familiar face in Old Town. The story,... — Updated 8/1/2020


Donate blood Aug. 3 and 6 at Rosehill Community Center

Bloodworks Northwest will have a pop-up center in the Point Elliott Room at Rosehill Community Center on Aug. 3 and 6. To participate, people should schedule an appointment online... — Updated 7/27/2020

 By Jim Miller    News

Can I stop Social Security if I go back to work? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I lost my job last month because of the coronavirus crisis. With little savings, I've been thinking about starting my Social Security benefits early to help me... — Updated 7/22/2020


Is it culture shock? | Prime Living

The Return 3:45 a.m., our hosts Monique & Bernard drive us to the train station and escort us to our train in the Lyon-Par Dieu station. They kiss and hug us goodbye, Bernard ve... — Updated 7/22/2020


Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic | Prime Living

Whether your role as a caregiver has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you've worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Shawn Morris    News

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for concussion | Prime Living

There's quite a bit of attention currently on the effects of repetitive concussion, which can lead to post-concussive syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Making a splash

In light of the humpback whale likely killed in a collision with a ferry earlier this month near Mukilteo, here is look at how we prefer to see whales. Photographer Janine Harles... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By David Pan    News

Former Kamiak student charged with second-degree rape

A former Kamiak High School student has been charged with second-degree rape of a 14-year-old girl. Cameron Reed Stone, 20, was formally charged June 22 in Snohomish County Superior Court. The assault allegedly took place in... — Updated 7/22/2020

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Primary election is Aug. 4

Although the Aug. 4 primary won't directly affect Mukilteo government – Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is in her second term and all seven councilmembers are set (Gregerson and... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By David Pan    News

City Council nixes Regional Fire Authority proposal

The timing isn't quite right for the City of Mukilteo to pursue talks with Everett about a proposed Regional Fire Authority. During its Monday, July 13, work session, the City... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By David Pan    News

Whale likely dead after collision with ferry near Mukilteo

A 3-year-old humpback whale is presumed dead following a collision with a Washington State ferry near Mukilteo Monday, July 6. The accident occurred around noon when two humpback... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By David Pan    News

PUD offers assistance to customers struggling to pay bills

If you’re struggling to pay your bill from Snohomish County PUD because it is much higher than expected, help is available. Some Mukilteo residents have been surprised by bills that are double or more the amount they are used to... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By David Pan    News

Overall sales tax revenue ahead of last year

The latest numbers on sales tax revenue for the City of Mukilteo seem to be generally positive. In her monthly budget update to the City Council Monday, July 20, finance director Michelle Meyer said that although the June numbers a... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Mukilteo Kiwanis announces 'Coolest Pet in Mukilteo' photo contest

Think you have the coolest pet in Mukilteo? Want to brag about your furry friend? Well, the Mukilteo Kiwanis Foundation is giving you the opportunity to show off your best friend... — Updated 7/22/2020

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WSU Beach Watchers launches Mukilteo Lighthouse Park virtual app

The WSU Beach Watchers won't be hosting its Summer Naturists program at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but instead are offering a free virtual scavenger... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Police Beat

July 16 Traffic 600 blk. Front St. An officer responded to a traffic complaint. No violations were observed. Suspicious Concord Way/Wilmington Way. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was not located. Disturbance 11... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo ferry terminal opening delayed to at least end of year

The opening of the Mukilteo ferry terminal has been pushed back to at least the end of the year, as a result of a six-week construction delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

What a view: Comet as seen from Mukilteo

Readers Jenna "J.J." Arends and Terry Preshaw snapped some impressive photos of the Comet Neowise from their homes in Mukilteo this week. The comet was discovered by NASA in March.... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Mukilteo Fire assists with massive waterfront apartment complex fire in Everett

The Mukilteo Fire Department was one of the agencies that assisted the Everett Fire Department in putting out a massive fire at an apartment complex being constructed on the... — Updated 7/22/2020


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