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Editorial cartoon for week of April 14

 — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion 

Renewal, COVID-style | Moment's Notice

Resurrection (n) 1. a: the rising of Christ from the dead b: the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment c: the state of one risen from the dead 2.... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Pam Miles    Opinion 

Earth Day: Be a responsible caretaker of God's Creation | Worship

For some who claim to not be religious but rather instead claim to be "spiritual," they may not find a connection with the Divine Creator in a sanctuary built of wood and mortar,... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

Over the river and out of the woods, finally | Chuck's World

In the years after his retirement and before he passed away, I noticed that my father had aged into a cliché. He was always social, but he'd become garrulous, happy to engage in tr... — Updated 4/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Rebuilding of NOAA research center needs your support

Perhaps you saw the April 2, 2021, front page of the Everett Herald, “Last ditch effort fails to save research center in Mukilteo” accompanied by a large, beautiful picture of... — Updated 4/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Waterfront pedestrian safety still a major problem

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, around 5:30 p.m., I was heading down to Ivar's Fish Bar to pick up dinner. At the Second Street crosswalk I pushed the button and the strobes started... — Updated 4/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Seahorse restaurant also a major part of Mukilteo's waterfront history

Regarding (Waterfront proposal: Parking garage with retail, commercial office space, April 7 issue– ) – the article mentioned that the site is the former... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion 

Things we can't live without | Off Kilter

There are a couple of basics that humans could not live without. Chief among them are air, water, and food. Studies have shown that a person could not live more than a couple of... — Updated 4/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Will adopting the Housing Action Plan make city obligated to state, federal government?

I read several articles and Letters to the Editor in recent issues of The Mukilteo Beacon about the Housing Action Plan. The mayor and most of the City Council seem to be promoting... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion 

From a bus barn to a watering hole | Muk Revisited

Over the years, the Front Street building we now know as the Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse has been home to quite a variety of uses. It was built around 1942 as a storage and... — Updated 4/14/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of April 7

 — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Tom Seguine    Opinion

Easter, grief, and dividing by zero | Worship

I think the strangest thing was how cold the body was. Every morning when I walk into my bathroom and I touch the counter I expect it to be cold – to feel the heat leaving me and... — Updated 4/7/2021


Letter to the Editor: Republican officials produce solid economic results even during pandemic

Washingtonians who desire meaningful employment for ourselves and our loved ones, know it is important to vote for politicians who enact policies that actually generate a thriving... — Updated 4/7/2021


Letter to the Editor: COVID relief bill has the potential to reduce child poverty

Thanks for reporting on Mukilteo's strong stand for unity and against hate. (Mukilteo officials rally for unity by David Pan, Mukilteo Beacon, March 31, 2021 – (... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Our place in the sun | Off Kilter

From time to time, I get to thinking about how we all fit into the grand scheme of things. For many of us, a few key decisions (or opportunities) can set us on a lifelong path.... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Identifying, educating, preventing sexual assaults | Darn Wright

Every calendar month and its days are set aside for us to focus our attention on some specific topic, with many of those being bizarre or wacky ones. Be that as it may, additional... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Speaking for a minority, we're doing fine | Chuck's Word

As we began to shut down a year ago, some of us were talking about our upcoming dystopian hellscape. It was all in good fun, as these things are, and we were mostly chatting about m... — Updated 4/7/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of March 31

 — Updated 4/1/2021


He Is Risen | Worship

Editor's Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

A year of living virtually produces life lessons | Chuck's World

What have you learned? This is always the question, direct or implicit. It's the theme of every commencement address and more than a few conversations in the principal's office.... — Updated 3/31/2021


Letter to the Editor: Statement from county officials condemning anti-Asian hate crimes

There has been an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States, including in our own community, and the horrible murders in Georgia March 16 should make us all more... — Updated 3/31/2021


Letter to the Editor: Politics versus governing

A new election season is upon us in Mukilteo, and residents will soon be faced with the ultimate voter choice: "No new taxes," or "Affordable housing?" In a municipal-level... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The College Reunion | Off Kilter

I recently had the pleasure of attending a college reunion. I won't bore you with what number of years this one represented, however I will say that it seems more and more like I... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Giving a kind word, more often | Moment's Notice

"Kind words are worth much but cost little." – George Herbert Studies show that nearly 90% of consumers seek out and are influenced by online reviews of businesses. As the old... — Updated 3/31/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of March 24

 — Updated 3/26/2021


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