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Editorial cartoon for week of May 26

 — Updated 5/27/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of May 19

 — Updated 5/20/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The re-entry chronicles, part 2 | Chuck's World

Once every 17 years, much like the cicadas, my daughter takes a hard look at my hair and decides she can do better. This is my theory, anyway. Even before I headed south to Texas... — Updated 5/19/2021


The Ultimate Reality of God | 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 5/19/2021


Letter to the Editor: Housing Action Plan will not bring any benefits to Mukilteo

Politics ruins everything. A statement so pure and close to truth it would be difficult to disprove it. And I would rather be out on this sunny day riding my bicycle or in the garde... — Updated 5/19/2021

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Medal of Honor recipient remains identified | Darn Wright

In 1964 our Uncle Sam sent a young 20-year old Army private, who proudly wore on his uniform collar a brass medical symbol, Caduceus (kuh-doo-see-uhs), to Korea. This upstart medic... — Updated 5/19/2021

 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Completion of ferry terminal won't solve traffic issues | Reality Check

As summer approaches, the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal project is expected to be finished by the end of the month. We'll dispense with all the fluff and get down to the reality of... — Updated 5/19/2021

 By Al Friedrich    Opinion

Water, water everywhere, but what to drink? | Muk Revisited

For thousands of years, the Snohomish Indians traditionally made use of the land that is now Old Town Mukilteo. In 1841, the Wilkes Expedition had named the area Point Elliot. In... — Updated 5/14/2021


Editorial cartooon for week of May 12

 — Updated 5/14/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The re-entry chronicles, part 1 | Chuck's World

I walked inside a building last week, one of those COVID-inspired moments that I'm sure will be represented in at least three Super Bowl ads next year. You know what I mean. The foc... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Adapting allowed Muslims to celebrate Ramadan this year | Worship

Today is the final day of the Holy Month Ramadan, 30 days of fasting from sunrise to sunset and compared with Ramadan 2020, when mosques around the world were closed because of the... — Updated 5/12/2021


Letter to the Editor: TVW network connects citizens with their state government

Now that the dust has settled on the historic 2021 virtual legislative session, I wanted to take just a moment to reflect on the role TVW, Washington's Public Affairs Network,... — Updated 5/12/2021


Letter to the Editor: President Biden making a mess at our southern border

I want to thank Leslie Gregg for her letter “President Biden to blame for border crisis that threatens our economic and national security” published April 28, 2021. We are all seeing the mess Biden is making at our southern... — Updated 5/12/2021


Letter to Editor: Rotary Club, Congress doing good work to support the hungry in our community

Fabulous work distributing desperately needed food by the Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo. (‘Lending a helping hand’ by Beacon Staff, Mukilteo Beacon, May 7, 2021... — Updated 5/12/2021


$4.6 million not for pet projects | Guest View

This large distribution to Mukilteo from the Feds' American Rescue Plan Act is said to be for negative economic impacts of COVID-19 and for the provision of government services to... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

Legislative update: House Democrats focused on 4 objectives | Guest View

We can all agree that this past year has been one like no other, and the same can be said for the 2021 legislative session. The House of Representatives, which I am proud to be a... — Updated 5/12/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of May 5

 — Updated 5/7/2021


School resource officers remain in our schools | Mukilteo Schools

To "ensure a welcoming and safe learning and work environment" is foundational and at the heart of the Mukilteo School District's goals. The school board is committed to this very... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Glen Pickus    Opinion

We all can be chosen | Worship

Being labeled "the chosen people" has been problematic for Jews as it can sometimes be off-putting to non-Jews, while simultaneously being discomforting to Jews. For some, the... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Clearing out the COVID cobwebs on a sunny day | Chuck's World

I went for a walk on Sunday afternoon, temperature in the low 60s with a slight breeze, a wildly unwelcome environment for SARS-CoV-2 transmission. A mask stayed in my pocket,... — Updated 5/5/2021


Answered: Your top COVID vaccine questions | Guest View

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has accelerated across the country, including in Washington state, where vaccine eligibility expanded to all Washingtonians over the age of 16... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

'Be a good boy' | Darn Wright

What happens when a son listens to his mother? To answer my own question, all Hades can break loose throughout our land. And this is what happened when a son stepped forward to... — Updated 5/5/2021


Letter to the Editor: Open conversations about mental illness can help prevent suicides

More than ever, we need to be taking care of our mental health. If we can all be honest with ourselves, we know that COVID-19 has affected all of our mental health to some degree.... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Louis Harris    Opinion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Values of the Lighthouse City | Council Corner

Mukilteo's shores are widely known as "good camping grounds," a word originating from the indigenous language of the Salish Peoples. The roots of its naming, and the rich... — Updated 4/28/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Earth Day, and Chomsky's big brain | Moment's Notice

A friend recently noticed my Gnome Chomsky in the backyard – a fabulous little garden creature in the likeness of Noam Chomsky, standing above the spring flowers. It reminded me... — Updated 4/28/2021


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