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 By Cameron Sheppard    News    March 25, 2020 

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment needed to respond to the growing COVID-19 outbreak....

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Unemployment claims skyrocket across state

New claims for unemployment benefits increased 843 percent over the previous week, the Employment Security Department reported. During the week of March 15-21, 133,464 new claims were filed, which was an increase of 119,310 new claims over the previo...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County to open isolation and quarantine facility next week

Snohomish County will open a COVID-19 isolation and quarantine site next week at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. This facility will provide a site for temporary isolation and quarantine for...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

State ferries reducing service in central Puget Sound

Washington State Ferries' central Puget Sound routes will temporarily move to a reduced service plan as part of the state's response to COVID-19. These reductions will start at the beginning of the...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County PUD offering community support plan for customers affected by coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Snohomish County PUD has developed a COVID Community Support Plan to help customers struggling to pay their electric and water bills. The plan makes funds...

 
 News    March 25, 2020 

Inslee issues additional guidance for funerals, real estate transactions

Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional guidance on funeral services and real estate transactions related to the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation to slow the spread of COVID-19. In partnership with the governor's office, the Washington State...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County extends deadline for property taxes

Due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan and Executive Dave Somers have extended the first-half 2020 property tax deadline to June 1. This executive order only applies to residents who...

 
 News    March 25, 2020 

We've moved!

After 17 years at the same location on 5th Street, Beacon Publishing has moved to a new headquarters. We're just around the corner at 728 3rd St., Suite D, Mukilteo, across the street from the lower...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

All driving license offices closing on Tuesday

The Department of Licensing is temporarily closing all driver licensing lobbies beginning Tuesday, March 31, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All appointments are being canceled at this time and no appointments will be made going forward. “The...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

City's plastic bag ban suspended by Mayor

Mukilteo has suspended the ban on single-use plastic bags. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson issued the Proclamation of Emergency temporarily suspending the ban on single-use plastic bag on Wednesday, March 25. Recently, the City became aware that certain...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

New online form to report potential business violators of 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order is now available

The state has created a one-stop online form for reporting businesses potentially violating the recent "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order and is providing guidance to local law enforcement on enforcing...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Mukilteo Fire Department joins forces with other Snohomish County agencies

The Mukilteo Fire Department and other Snohomish County fire service agencies are working together in their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Collaboration started more than a month ago with fire...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Suspect held in homicide of Mukilteo man

Everett Police Major Crimes detectives continue investigating the weekend homicide of a 67 year-old Mukilteo man. Based on information from a passerby, detectives went to Skagit County where they recovered the body of the victim. Cause and manner of...

 
 News    March 25, 2020 

Tell us about your home-based business

Starting your own home-based business? The pandemic that has led to pay reductions, cuts in hours and layoffs, coupled with orders by state officials to shelter in place, has prompted some enterprising folks to start a business out of their home....

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Work on Possession View Lane Water Main Project to start on April 6

The Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District’s contractor, Kar-Vel Construction, Inc. is scheduled to begin construction on the Possession View Lane Water Main Project on Monday, April 6. This project will replace the 1960 6-inch cast iron water...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Update: Public can continue to donate protective medical equipment

Due to the on-going need and outpouring of generosity, Snohomish County will continue to accept new, unopened personal protective equipment (PPE) including N95 masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, gloves,...

 
 News    March 25, 2020 

Beacon offers free classifieds

Looking to sell some stuff and pick up a little extra money during the coronavirus pandemic? Let the Beacon help! We will run your classified “for sale” ad for FREE. Here are the particulars: • Classified ads placed by 9 p.m. Sunday will be...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Auto repair shops, some vehicle sales deemed essential services

Auto repair facilities and some limited vehicle sales and leasing activities have been deemed as essential services. Gov. Jay Inslee issued additional guidance related to the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation to slow the spread of COVID-19. Auto...

 
 News    March 25, 2020 

Residents can email city if they see potential non-essential business violators of Stay at Home order

The City of Mukilteo has established an email for residents to report potential violations of Gov. Jay Inslee's Stay at Home order for non-essential businesses. Requests for enforcement can be emailed to: cv19violations@mukilteowa.gov During a press...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    March 25, 2020 

Stay-at-home order extended until May 4

Washingtonians will need to stay at home until at least May 4, Gov. Jay Inslee announced in a news conference on Thursday, April 2. He extended the statewide stay-at-home order to try to slow the...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Update: Mukilteo homicide victim identified

A Mukilteo man, the apparent victim of a homicide, has been identified by the Snohomish Medical Examiner’s office. Howard P. Benzel, 67, was found near State Route 9 between State Route 534 and Big Lake Boulevard in Skagit County on Monday, March...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    March 25, 2020 

Former Mill Creek police chief under investigation

The City of Mill Creek opened a formal investigation into former Police Chief Greg Elwin for a host of allegations, including associating with people with a criminal reputation, not controlling his...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Cloth face coverings now recommended for public settings

The Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommend that people wear cloth face coverings when they are in public settings where they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from others. This might...

 
 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Driver license expiration dates extended 90 days

Gov. Jay Inslee has taken action to allow the Department of Licensing (DOL) to temporarily extend the expiration dates of driver licenses. The DOL will send letters to persons whose driver license is set to expire in the next 90 days (April 3...

 
 News    March 25, 2020 

Palm Sunday drive-by

Before streaming its Palm Sunday service online, Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church did a drive-by Procession of the Palms in the church parking lot. No one got out of their cars, so as to maintain...

 

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