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Letter to the editor: Oppose those who are more concerned with corporate profits than health of citizenry

At first it was hard to believe. Then thought that it had to be a joke. A very bad joke. But it is true. While America is dealing with the worst health crisis in a century and more than 210,000 of our fellow citizens have died from... — Updated 10/25/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Opinion 

Letter to the Editor: City should deny warehouse application

City of Mukilteo, The application for a warehouse on 78th should be denied due to incompatibility with adjacent uses, negative and unsafe traffic impacts, negative drainage impacts, and lack of community value. The proposed site... — Updated 10/23/2020


City recognizes Indigenous People's Day | Mayor's Message

On Monday, Oct 12, I issued a proclamation recognizing and celebrating Indigenous People’s Day. I first issued a similar proclamation in 2016, and it felt important to do so... — Updated 10/22/2020


Editorial cartoon for week of Sept. 30

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Editorial cartoon for week of Oct. 21

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Letter to the editor: Retiring judge endorses Grant for Superior Court

Being allowed to serve your fellow citizens is a rare privilege and a distinct honor: One I have had for 16 years – 19 years – if you include my service as a judge pro-tem. Serving as a judge is a difficult task and an awesome... — Updated 10/22/2020


Letter to the editor: Grant best choice for Superior Court Judge

I am writing to encourage Snohomish County voters to support Robert Grant for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge. I have dedicated the last five years of my career to victim advocacy, having been an advocate with the Snohomish... — Updated 10/21/2020


Letter to the editor: Re-elect Davidson as state treasurer

Duane Davidson, our state treasurer, firmly supports building upon Washington’s existing structure of banking and does not support the creation of a state bank because of the higher risk and lower return on investment compared... — Updated 10/20/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

October surprises and the news you need | Chuck's World

I am a keeper of irrelevant anniversaries, which strikes me as a talent not unlike being able to raise one eyebrow or dislocate your little finger, mostly because I can also do... — Updated 10/19/2020


Letter to the editor: Proposed budget problems now being discovered

I provided comments to council about significant overstatements of projected Mukilteo revenue for 2021. Two significant areas are sales tax and Rosehill Community Center revenue. Rosehill expenses are also a big problem. The... — Updated 10/16/2020


Letter to the editor: Carefully consider personal details in obituaries to help prevent scams

I was sorry to read that the grandparent scam has recently been used successfully in Mukilteo. ( ) The same scam affected my family several years ago when criminals impersonated my son and obtained a far... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the editor: Vote Yes on Referendum-90

This November, we call on you to vote yes on R-90, which will ensure that comprehensive sexual education is taught in all WA public schools. Voting yes on R-90 allows students to learn according to a locally-chosen,... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the Editor: Judges endorse Grant for Superior Court

As former Snohomish County Superior Court judges with a collective 100 years of experience on the bench, we care deeply about the quality of the jurist who is given the honor and responsibility of serving this community. With the... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the editor: Avoid harvesting plants from urban waterways

The other evening while walking near Fowler Pear Tree Park in Mukilteo, my wife and I noticed women collecting wild watercress (Nasturtium spp.) from an adjacent drainage ditch that receives runoff from the road, railroad yard,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By David Parks    Opinion

Evangelical Lutheran Church : The Whitest denomination | Worship

It’s true. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the least racially diverse in the United States. I am humbled and troubled by that. Lenny Duncan has written, “Dear... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Greed and excess helping to fuel country's economic distress | Worship

When I was growing up in the 1960s, a social movement challenged the values of our country seeking to end racial discrimination and end the war in Southeast Asia. Those protesters... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the editor: City should grant Elecroimpact exception for its on-site classroom

I would like to give my support for the classroom created at Electroimpact for employees. I hope the city reconsiders, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led us to do things differently. We are all in this together and must think outside... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the Editor: While well-intentioned, Referendum-90 will not protect children; vote to reject

Senate Bill 5395 is a well-intentioned alteration of the social education of our children. Designed for bullying prevention, gender identity inclusion and rape prevention, it seeks to implement Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE)... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Why the Federal Government needs to mandate a national mask wearing policy

The following letter to the editor was written by Mukilteo Elementary student Reece Hubbard as an assignment for a class. With the rise of COVID-19 and the ever-increasing threat it is imposing on our country and community, the que... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Discovering my inner dragon after all these years | Chuck's World

My father-in-law was visiting one summer when my kids were little, and he came across one of those parenting magazines that were always hanging around the coffee table. He laughed,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Victor McConnell's Service Station | Muk Revisited

This is a story about Victor McConnell, who arrived in Mukilteo about 1900 and built a facility on Front Street for servicing boats and motors. He should not be confused with... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Fishing season | Off Kilter

This morning, and on a half dozen other days, we saw several hundred small boats moored just offshore near our house. They were, obviously, fishing. The boats appeared to be... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Mark Smith    Opinion

To tell the truth | Worship

It’s election time, and therefore open season for politicians to accuse one another of lying. Has there ever been a truly honest politician who has always told the truth? I bet ev... — Updated 10/9/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

At 7 months, your experience may vary | Chuck's World

I have never read “Anna Karenina,” and I feel confident that this will always be the case. Never say never, of course, but I’m going to say it anyway. I haven’t seen all of... — Updated 10/6/2020


Letter to the editor: Judge endorses Lopez Shaw for Superior Court

As a judge and former colleague, I strongly recommend Cassandra Lopez Shaw for Superior Court Judge. Cassandra’s exceptional professional qualifications, her unwavering moral compass and experience successfully representing... — Updated 10/5/2020


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