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 By Marcus Rabb II    Opinion 

Following God | Worship

I'm new to the city of Mukilteo, and to the state of Washington in general. My family and I moved here in October 2020 from a city in Southern California named Hawthorne, located... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Fire pit enthusiasts encouraged to be responsible when lighting up

Dear neighbors with fire pits: I respectfully request that you be aware that not all of us have air conditioning. Consequently, we need to have our windows open on warm days. It is... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Letters to the Editor: Urge Congress to support legislation to address housing crisis

The housing crisis is local and national and so are its solutions. (City Council passes scaled down Housing Action Plan, Mukilteo Beacon, June 9, 2021) Often hard to reach... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion 

Simply the best, or best-possible self | Moment's Notice

You're simply the best Better than all the rest Better than anyone Anyone I ever met Tina Turner has been having a bit of a best-ever year. In addition to one of her songs... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Sarah Kneller    Opinion 

Mukilteo to receive $4.6 million in federal aid | Council Corner

The American Rescue Plan provides $21.6 billion for states, territories, and local governments to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

The choreography of caution | Chuck's World

We've been putting out little fires for a few weeks, my community of friends, manageable trauma for the post-pandemic era and not unexpected. Some are desperate to hand out overdue... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By David Parks    Opinion

Congregations should speak out during Pride Month | Worship

June is Pride Month. It is an opportunity for communities of faith to be public and explicit in their affirmation and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people. When congregations don't announce... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Still writing and frustrated with Congress

Still 90, still writing letters, helping to eliminate the frustration that I have with the members of Congress, especially the Republicans, and yes, some Democrats. Do not people... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The one about the tin cup | Chuck's World

About 10% of us are different from the rest of humanity in a number of ways. Or, to be a little less obscure, there are a variety of conditions or states that occur in human beings... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Letter to the Editor: Tom Jordal would be a strong independent voice for Mukilteo

Tom Jordal is running for position 2 of the Mukilteo City Council. We first became acquainted as high school freshmen in 1984. Since then, I have gotten to know Tom more closely... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

I love, therefore I am | Moment's Notice

One of my all-time favorite jokes is about Rene Descartes and his famous words, "I think, therefore I am." Descartes arrives at a party and is welcomed by the host, who is very... — Updated 6/9/2021

 
 By C.J. Kisay    Opinion

The Ferry Important History of Mukilteo | Muk Revisited

Since its earliest history on the shore of Puget Sound, Mukilteo has had a rich and fascinating history. A new chapter in this history was written on Dec. 30, 2020, when Mukilteo... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Editorial cartoon for week of June 9

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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

When fathers know best | Darn Wright

For the few who do not have it as a pop-up, I am your alarm. Sunday, June 20, is Dad's Day! This day must be a red-numbered date on all our calendars since it is set aside to focus... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Editorial cartoon for week of June 2

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Pandemic teaches us important life lessons | Worship

Early last year we heard stories regarding shortage of toilet paper at grocery stores, but there were also stories about neighbors helping neighbors surfacing everywhere. Caring... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Funny people need friends too | Chuck's World

I keep thinking about lists, although not at all the modern kind, the click-bait listicles about the 14 ways to spice up your spice rack (number 8 will make you hot). No, I'm... — Updated 6/2/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Sunnier times means pickleball time | Darn Wright

Here comes our sunnier times and with the sun shining down on us it's time to once again bring out the pickleball equipment. I'm told the Everett Garfield Park is a designated... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

A message for the graduates | Mukilteo School Board

The Mukilteo School District Class of 2021 will take center stage next week, and the tunes of pomp and circumstance will fill Goddard Stadium and Angel of the Wings arena once... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

Editorial cartoon for week of May 26

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Letter to the Editor: Park should not be used for any commercial activity

Diamond Knot has picnic tables with large covered umbrellas on the sidewalk that joins their building business and many people were eating and drinking at those tables when I drove... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

Eternal in the past, eternal in the future | Worship

Hello friends! I hope for your grace as I zoom up a 25 years ago column as grist for 2021's mill! My heart leads me that this particular conversational idea, at this time, is how I... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The persistence of comic vision | Chuck's World

Years ago, at one of the many lifetime achievement ceremonies for famous people of a certain age, Elaine May said something interesting about the honoree, her erstwhile comedy... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By John Lovick    Opinion

Compassion and opportunity are stronger than iron bars | View from Olympia

Addiction is a problem that we all want to solve. It's time to stop doubling down on a broken system that doesn't work.  For decades, people struggling with addiction were put... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It's a disorder, but really what is 'IT'? | Darn Wright

Due to their symptoms and a long history of belittling labels, a WWII general slapped these infirmed soldiers. Those GIs, who were assaulted by their superior, belong to a long... — Updated 5/26/2021

 

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