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 By Deborah Squires    Opinion 

Claiming the middle ground: On abortion, we're non-binary | Worship

“The abortion debate in America is often framed as a legal binary, with ‘pro-life’ people on one side and ‘pro-choice’ people on the other. But as the country approaches... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Austin Wright    Opinion 

The future adults are talking | Student View

As I now talk with Kamiak High School senior class president Nahoum Giles, it is evident that this is a far cry from the same person who did the splits a couple of weeks ago at our... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

What would a 'reasonable and prudent' person believe? | Darn Wright

It is just unreasonable to have a justice system because the word “justice” is hopelessly undefinable. In my 40-plus years of working in the various portions of our judicial... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Michelle Reitan    Opinion 

Sun, vitamin D, and you | Health and Wellness

If you are like me, you are lamenting the lack of sun and warmth this spring in the Pacific Northwest. I feel as if the sun comes out with its shining rays and warmth to tease me a... — Updated 5/18/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo is a welcoming place of peace, tolerance, and prosperity

For 25 years we've lived here and raised our family. I am proud to say that our community welcomes people of all cultures and faiths. Over these years, our world has grown... — Updated 5/18/2022


Letter to the Editor: Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo thanks community for support

On behalf of the Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo, I want to thank everyone who supported our Dueling Pianos for Rotary fundraising event at Rosehill Community Center. The... — Updated 5/18/2022


Letter to the Editor: Citizen urges City Council to focus on long-term budget issues

Dear members of the Mukilteo City Council, I am reading in the Mukilteo Beacon of your plans to add another full-time position using the funds from the ARPA. These funds are only av... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion 

Waterfront parking still needs to be addressed | Reality Check

In case you missed it, the Port of Everett is partnering with the City of Mukilteo and YOU to help define the vision and guiding principles for future development at the Mukilteo wa... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Michael Gold    Opinion 

Growing up in New York City | Off Kilter

From the Beatles song: “There are places I remember.” Well, among them are growing up in New York City. Certain things about growing up there are inherently different than... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

When home is not a home | Moment's Notice

“Homelessness is not a choice, but rather a journey that many find themselves in.” – Dr. Asa Don Brown Like many of us, travel is a magical escape, an opportunity to see the... — Updated 5/12/2022


Editorial cartoon for week of May 11

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 By Pam Miles    Opinion

Love one another | Worship

It is interesting to read throughout scriptures how important and often the word “love” is used. We read that faith, hope and love are central to all living, but that love is... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

What happened to old depots from 100 years ago? | History Files

We all know the southwest Snohomish County of today. Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, and Brier are the municipalities. But what about 100 years ago? Wher... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Open up your curtains to the world | Darn Wright

Many of us know the saying “any excuse will work.” With this jingle ringing in your minds, what are the excuses you use to motivate you to make your bed and open your curtains... — Updated 5/11/2022


Letter to the Editor: The Senate should support Global Malnutrition and Prevention Act

Thanks to Michael Gold for the great music stories. ("Things about songs you probably didn't know," Mukilteo Beacon, May 4, 2022). One of my favorites, Jackson Browne's "Lives in... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Mother's Day | Managing Editor's Note

I wasn't going to write a Mother's Day story. But this year was different. It's hard to appreciate Mother's Day when you're a little kid. It's only as you age that, if you're... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The stock market and other facts of life | Off Kilter

OK, don’t panic. Yeah, we are in the middle of a stock market correction. It may drop as low as 20% off its high from last year. Top rule of investing is: Buy low, sell high. And... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Beacon staff    Opinion

Editorial cartoon for week of May 4

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Letter to the Editor: Volunteers made Earth Day weekend a success at Mukilteo Community Garden

We just wanted to thank all of the volunteers who showed up to the Mukilteo Community Garden and helped clean up the grounds on Earth Day weekend. All together we had approximately... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

How many of us ponder on what happens after we die? | Worship

I just lost my younger brother to cancer, and a few neighbors ask me what Muslims believe happens after death. I thought to share an overview of our faith’s fascinating... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Would you buy a home on the site of an old coal mine? | History Files

In a recent article I mentioned attending a program at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue. While there, I met a man who is knowledgeable about the history... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Things about songs you probably didn't know | Off Kilter

If you’ve read any of my older columns, then you probably recall my strong interest in music. I find it one of the things that really makes life truly wonderful. Music, as an art... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Motherhood in their own words | Darn Wright

May 8 is Mother’s Day, and this special day is set aside to honor all our mothers. “We’re not spending a day apart until (Alexis Olympia is) 18 … When I’m too anxious I... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Here come the all-electric houses | Guest View

The road to a healthier, safer life, and planet starts right at the front door. The new, modern, all-electric house does not rely on flammable fuels, does not produce toxic combustion byproducts, and does not emit greenhouse... — Updated 5/4/2022


Safety: Our students' success depends on it | Mukilteo Schools

A year ago, I shared the following at the outset of my monthly school board message focused on School Resource Officers (SROs): “To ensure a welcoming and safe learning and work... — Updated 4/27/2022


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