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 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion 

Snohomish County home to billion- dollar companies | History Files

Why does it matter that Seagen is now the sixth most valuable company in Washington, and who cares other than shareholders? Would the jobs at Seagen still be as valuable if the... — Updated 11/27/2021


Editorial cartoon for the week of Nov. 24

 — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion 

Shopping that won't melt the North Pole | Guest View

‘Tis is the season to shop. It might seem early, but all the broken links in the supply chain could mean now or never. Guys’ shopping day, Christmas Eve, is going to be way too late this year. Are there ways to buy that reduce... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Fun and Frolic at Shingle Mill Beach | Muk Revisited

The first question readers might ask is: Where is Shingle Mill Beach? The late Beverly "Bevo" Dudder Ellis answered this question in an article that she wrote for a spring 2003... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion 

Let's all give thanks this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is definitely one of America's favorite holidays, but there is a deeper meaning of this day from its origins in 1621. In the first winter, half of the Pilgrims died due... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion 

The meaning of the X | Moment's Notice

X – such a dramatic letter, mysterious, unique. Fewer than 2% of words in the English language use the x, and in Spanish, only words taken from indigenous languages or from... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion 

An off-kilter look at language | Off Kilter

I thought it would be interesting to look at our use of language that might need some clarification. Some of these observations are mine. Some are from notable comedians, such as... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Michael Simmons    Opinion 

Dividends (ROI) beyond reading, writing, arithmetic | Mukilteo Schools

In Puget Sound, we are home to three great companies that have yielded dividends to those who have carefully invested in their mission – Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft. Often... — Updated 11/24/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of Nov. 17

 — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Marcus Rabb II    Opinion

Breathing praise | Worship

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes many emotions. For some feelings of excitement, joy, and anticipation of upcoming family gatherings, the treats specific to the... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Rick Larsen    Opinion

What the infrastructure bill means for Washington state | Guest View

Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen released the following about the $1.2 trillion U.S. House infrastructure package that will bring more than $8.5 billion to Washington state. So what does that mean for Mukilteo and the... — Updated 11/17/2021


Letter to the Editor: Who destroyed the vegetation at the Edgewater Beach walk?

Beginning at the end of last week, the vegetation along the concrete walls that previously enclosed the tank farm has been chopped to the ground. This includes many small trees and bushes that small birds used for cover. There is... — Updated 11/17/2021


Letter to the Editor: Make Kitty Hall at City Hall an annual event in honor of Mayor Gregerson

I wanted to thank Mayor Gregerson for establishing the precedent of an animal adoption event in Mukilteo’s City Hall. In October, Mayor Gregerson canvassed my neighborhood talking to residents about the upcoming election. She... — Updated 11/17/2021

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A Native American became vice president | Darn Wright

California’s Sen. Kamala Harris made history as the first woman to serve as our country’s vice president, but a Native American was the first non-white to be elected to that... — Updated 11/17/2021

 By Don Saul    Opinion

God's Promises Never Fail | Worship

I think God wants to give you a little of encouragement today. Even that sentence by itself can have a calming effect, especially now. You’ve heard the cliché, “There are two s... — Updated 11/10/2021


What can we do about panhandlers? | OK Boomer, OK Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek Editor Christopher Kim are at opposite ends of the generational gap. Archipley is a Baby Boomer; Kim is a member of Generation Z. But they... — Updated 11/10/2021


Letter to the Editor: Former Councilmember Stoltz should fill council opening

Joe Marine will be our new mayor. His remaining term as a councilmember will be a vacancy to fill. The remaining six councilmembers will appoint someone to fill that vacant position. Councilmembers should be those who residents... — Updated 11/10/2021


Letter to the Editor: Councilmembers should remember they represent all of Mukilteo's residents

Sadly, Mayor Gregerson lost to a candidate that rode in on the coattails of the anti-HAP movement. I cannot say that all those who said no to the ballot question are ill informed. I believe that many read and understood the HAP... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

The question of the duck, part deux

In 1992, nearly 30,000 rubber duckies fell off of a boat leaving China. Yes, 28,800 bath toys were lost at sea, and for years to follow, rubber duckies washed up on beaches far,... — Updated 11/10/2021

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Life changes due to a 'friendly bomb' | Darn Wright

Veteran's Day is on Thursday, Nov. 11, so let us examine the fact that, as our nation's battles keep rolling on, so do the medics' "meat wagons" continue to evacuate those WIA... — Updated 11/10/2021


City has a solid foundation for the future | Mayor's Message

I am so honored to have served as your mayor of Mukilteo for the last eight years. We have much to be proud of in our community. We have set a solid foundation for our future. Our... — Updated 11/10/2021


A meditation | 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 columns. This column ran in 1993. Who am I, Lord? I,... — Updated 11/3/2021


Letter to the Editor: Partisan politics doesn't address real problems facing residents

I have been disappointed by our elected officials for some time, and for the first time I am sad to say I did not vote for a position in an election: Council position 1... — Updated 11/3/2021

 By Megan Dunn    Opinion

Keeping a close eye on Paine Field, new ferry terminal | Snohomish County Council Corner

It has been a year of struggle and adaptation for the people of Snohomish County as we continue to wade through the pandemic, and the wake it has left behind. We have been working... — Updated 11/3/2021


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