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 By Beacon Staff    News 

State ferries to host February virtual community meetings

Riders, commuters and terminal neighbors of Washington State Ferries are invited to attend upcoming virtual community meetings designed to provide updates and answer questions about the ferry system. At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9,... — Updated 1/26/2021


Scene on the sound: Serendipity

Reader Kendra McCloud Petersen just happened to be on the beach at Lighthouse Park and captured this photo of a Manson Construction boat at work at the old ferry terminal just... — Updated 1/26/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

New strain of COVID-19 found in Snohomish County

The new, more infectious strain of COVID-19 is in Snohomish County. The B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 named SARS-CoV-2 was detected in specimens from two Snohomish County residents, health officials announced on Saturday, Jan. 23. It... — Updated 1/25/2021

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Planning Commission to meet on Thursday, Jan. 28

The Mukilteo Planning Commission will be meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 via Zoom. Items on the agenda include a discussion of the city’s Housing Action Plan, election of officers, the 2021 work plan, and alternatives for... — Updated 1/23/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

No changes: Snohomish County remains in Phase 1 for upcoming week

Based on the latest regional data published by the Washington State Department of Health, Snohomish County will remain in Phase 1 for the week of Jan. 25. The Puget Sound Region currently meets only two of the four criteria laid ou... — Updated 1/22/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

City accepting applications for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission

The city of Mukilteo is looking for people who would like to serve on the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission. There are seven available positions. This commission provides information, education, and communication... — Updated 1/22/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

Diamond Knot taproom reopening

The Diamond Knot Brewing Company has announced that its taproom is reopening. The bay door is open to provide proper ventilation, and in addition to an industrial overhead heater,... — Updated 1/22/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

City to host public hearing on public notification code amendment

The Mukilteo City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed public notification code amendment. The hearing is scheduled at 7 p.m., Feb. 1 and will be held virtually. The council is considering amending the Mukilteo... — Updated 1/22/2021


Five tips for managing high cholesterol | Prime Living

High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke, but typically shows no symptoms. Understanding the role... — Updated 1/21/2021


Overcoming the mask | Prime Living

It can be challenging to communicate through masks, 6-feet of social distance, physical barriers and other factors due to COVID-19 that have changed daily life. For people with... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News 

Heated debate on fast-action business bill to skip first phase of recovery plan

Dozens of business owners — from restaurant owners to bowling alley managers — told state officials that continued COVID-19 restrictions place small businesses at risk of permanent closure, but state healthcare officials said... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By SharonAnn Hamilton    News 

Objective guidance for men & women after losing a partner | Prime Living

How do we split the dog? Dear SharonAnn, My soon-to-be ex-wife and I have come to a mutual agreement on our finances and possessions, but we can’t seem to agree about our dog,... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Jim Miller    News 

Is Social Security income taxable? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that a portion of my Social Security benefits may be taxable when I retire. Can you tell me how to calculate this? – Ready to Retire Dear Ready,... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

Mukilteo Kiwanis hosting online basket auction

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo is hosting its first-ever online basket auction to benefit its senior student scholarship fund. The online auction begins at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1 and ends at 9 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7. This is the... — Updated 1/20/2021

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Paine Field on preliminary list of future potential major airport

The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission released its Phase I report that includes several recommendations, including a preliminary list of six airport sites with potential for expansion. Paine Field in Everett is one... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

Washington State Ferries gets a new assistant secretary

Washington State Ferries had a new leader. Patty Rubstello will serve as the new assistant secretary of WSF, replacing Amy Scarton, who is now WSDOT's deputy secretary. Rubstello,... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

Police Beat

Jan. 11 Fraud 5500 blk. 94th Pl. SW. A caller noticed 14 fraudulent charges from a food delivery service. Information SR-526/40th Ave. W. A caller reported a diesel fuel spill on the street. Animal 10800 blk. Harbour Pointe Blvd.... — Updated 1/20/2021

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Mukilteo Police identify suspicious man

Multiple women have reported to police that a suspicious man had been soliciting them for sex in the Harbour Pointe Boulevard area for several days. On Saturday, Jan. 16 , Mukilteo Police officers contacted and identified the man... — Updated 1/20/2021


Scene from the past: Vintage Boeing

Reader Ron Sapp was going through his photo archives when he came across this photo he took about 10 years ago at the Everett Boeing Plant.... — Updated 1/20/2021


Scene on the seas: Heading out, heading in

Readers Ali Shami and Donna Enneking were in the right place at the right time to catch a Navy ship and a Washington State Ferry out on the water. Shami shot the Navy ship leaving... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News 

State lowers age of those eligible for vaccines

Just when residents of Washington will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine depends on how many doses the federal government delivers and how many the state can administer in a day.... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

Snohomish County to remain in Phase 1

Based on regional data published by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Snohomish County will remain in Phase 1 for the week beginning Jan. 18. The Puget Sound Region continues to meet three of the four criteria laid... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By David Pan    News 

Tulalip Tribes expresses disappointment with Mukilteo City Council

The Mukilteo City Council got the message from the Tulalip Tribes. The tribes' board of directors were clear in saying that the Tulalip Tribes should have been consulted earlier by... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By David Pan    News 

Online learning offers flexibility, but lacks social interaction kids need

Like it or not, most students in the Mukilteo School District won’t be seeing the inside of a classroom at school anytime soon. Though the district has made plans to bring back some K-5 students in specialized programs later this... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By David Pan    News 

Traffic issues arise around new ferry terminal

By most accounts, the new Mukilteo ferry terminal is a hit with residents and commuters. The new passenger terminal with tribal influences and art has been described as beautiful an... — Updated 1/20/2021


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