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 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion 

Historical records provide some answers | History Files

Popular author Mary Daheim died eight months ago. Teresa A. Anderson and I have been helping Mary’s family sort through photos and historic records that Mary had collected.... — Updated 11/25/2022

 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion 

Proactivity yields delightful pavilion of eternity while still on earth! | Worship

Hello friends! Sometimes, God speaks to us in the first person. It’s a concept. Pretty compelling stuff. For instance, here is His Voice now, from the Baha’i Writings: “O SON... — Updated 11/23/2022

 By Michael Gold    Opinion 

Tricks when building a house | Off Kilter

For those of you who followed my Facebook page last year, each day you could see additional progress being made to the house we were building just down the street from our current h... — Updated 11/23/2022

 By Jim Miller    Opinion 

Ways to pay for long-term care without insurance or savings | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of financial resources are available to help seniors pay for long-term care? My 86-year-old mother will need either an assisted living facility or... — Updated 11/23/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion 

Thanks for … everything | Moment's Notice

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson Thanks (n) 1: kindly or grateful thoughts : GRATITUDE 2: an expression of gratitude /... — Updated 11/23/2022


Have you been to Kwiltalahun Lake? | Darn Wright

In 1990, Congress passed, and President George H.W. Bush signed, a bill dedicating November as National American Heritage Month, with National American Heritage Day celebrated on... — Updated 11/23/2022


Editorial cartoon for the week of Nov. 16

 — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Mark Smith    Opinion

Don't waste your time! | Worship

Editor’s note: The Beacon is revisiting Worship columns by some of our retired writers. This piece that ran May 1, 2013 is by Mark Smith, former senior pastor of Mukilteo... — Updated 11/17/2022


Breathe | Health and Wellness

According to Merriam Webster, breath is a noun and means the air taken into or expelled from the lungs or an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. Most of us do this... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Top financial scams targeting seniors today | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the most common scams today that target elderly seniors? My 75-year-old mother has been swindled several times over the past year, so I’m being extra... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Time to think about your porcelain throne | Darn Wright

Even with our hectic days, we still make time to just isolate ourselves, and sit down to think over our to-do list. And most of this time can be done while sitting on our white... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Coming of Age | Off Kilter

I was rewatching the movie “A Social Network.” This is a great film about the founding of Facebook. As I watched, there were quite a few scenes about Mark Zuckerberg’s time... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Improve safety at Paine Field with voluntary curfew | Reality Check

The FAA control tower at Paine Field (PAE) operates from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. During that time, ALL arriving and departing aircraft must talk to the controllers for instructions... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Chasing firetrucks | Moment's Notice

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and ca... — Updated 11/10/2022

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Unplugging from society | Off Kilter

OK, like many of you, we had the displeasure of involuntarily disconnecting from society due to the windstorm that hit us a few days ago. First, we lost power for almost a full... — Updated 11/10/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Forgotten warriors in a forgotten, on-going war | Darn Wright

I served in Korea for 13 months, five days, nine hours, and 12 minutes, so I'm extremely interested in hearing about that Forgotten War. It's said that our participation in the... — Updated 11/9/2022


Editorial cartoon for week of Nov. 9

 — Updated 11/9/2022

 By Jamie Kaku    Opinion

Remembering to be grateful | Worship

The start of the fall season is one of my favorite times of the year. I could do with a little less rain, but there is something about November, when the air is crisper, the days... — Updated 11/9/2022

 By Megan Dunn    Opinion

2023 Snohomish County budget allocates 2nd round of ARPA funds | Guest View

As Snohomish County Council Chair I work closely with staff to ensure meeting logistics move smoothly, agendas are clear, and any proposed amendments or new legislation are brought... — Updated 11/9/2022


Safety is a community effort | Mukilteo Schools

Safety has always been at the forefront of school efforts, but it has never reached the level of concern that it is now. The frequency of public venue and school-related crimes, as... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The Seahawks – a substitute for 'real life' | Off Kilter

I’ve often thought about our fixation on our professional sports teams. Locally, that includes the Seahawks, the Mariners and now the Kraken (oh yeah, there is a professional... — Updated 11/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Cass is best candidate for state Senate

Regarding the Oct. 26 letter about Janelle Cass, I concur that she is the best candidate for Legislative District 21. She has worked tirelessly in efforts to understand and improve... — Updated 11/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: New business park development could have an adverse impact on the Japanese Gulch area

I am writing to share a concern that likely will have a grave impact on the Japanese Gulch area. Though I now live on Whidbey, I grew up on LaMar Drive and have relatives who live... — Updated 11/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo City Council should reject the proposed 1% increase in property taxes

The Mukilteo City Council unanimously rejected the 1% increase in property taxes proposed in Mayor Jennifer Gregerson's preliminary budget for 2022. I urge the City Council to also... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Update: Traffic calming discussion postponed | Reality Check

The last Reality Check, “City officials should learn the difference between speed humps and speed bumps” said that the Nov. 7 council meeting would have a “Traffic Calming... — Updated 11/2/2022


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