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Letter to the Editor: An increase in International Affairs Budget will help U.S. to provide needed foreign aid

The reality of today includes reading daily news about conflicts and violence in other nations as well as our own. Recently, we’ve seen the tension between Israel and Palestine, Yemen facing the world’s worst humanitarian... — Updated 8/1/2021


Letter to the Editor: City Council candidate Ellis has a passion for protecting our environment

I am delighted to support Tim Ellis for Mukilteo City Council Position No. 3, as he demonstrates the insight, ability, and leadership skills needed in our City Council. As our community reconnects and collaborates to prioritize nee... — Updated 7/31/2021


Letter to the Editor: City Council, Planning Commission should ignore housing advisory ballot measure

Putting an advisory vote on the ballot asking Mukilteo voters, “Do you think the City should encourage more high density housing to be built in Mukilteo” would be a colossal waste of time and is an inappropriate use of the... — Updated 7/31/2021


Letter to the Editor: City Council candidate Schmalz brings background and knowledge of issues

I would highly recommend voting for Steve Schmalz. As a former councilmember Steve knows the city very well. Having the background and knowledge of City issues is very important.... — Updated 7/30/2021


Letter to the Editor: Councilmember Emery offers his endorsements for upcoming election

Coming up in the next two years and beyond, the City of Mukilteo will have to address a significant number of issues and concerns. Many of these will have complex consequences.... — Updated 7/30/2021


Letter to the Editor: Reflecting on the importance of the vote in a democracy

As we gear up to vote in the August primary election for positions, including Mukilteo City Council, it is a good time to reflect on the power of our vote in the democratic... — Updated 7/29/2021


Letter to the Editor: Thank Congress for passing Child Tax Credit legislation

Amazing moment this past week as the newly expanded Child Tax Credit payments came in for millions of families. This tax credit not only has the power to cut child poverty in half,... — Updated 7/25/2021


Letter to the Editor: Former councilmember supports candidates who work to serve citizens, not themselves

The primary election day is almost here; it's our chance to participate in our democracy by voting; a cherished right and duty we should support to ensure that we get the... — Updated 7/24/2021


Letter to the Editor: Candidate Carlson will be a team player who seeks consensus

This letter is being sent in support of the candidacy of Carolyn Dode Carlson running for the open Position 3 on the Mukilteo City Council. She represents a life of volunteering in... — Updated 7/24/2021


Letter to the Editor: Speed bumps don't solve traffic issues in Old Town

This morning another car went speeding past my home on Fourth Street in Old Town. Another one of the many vehicles, which has found a shortcut from or to the ferry. Granted, this... — Updated 7/23/2021


Letter to the Editor: Mayor, City Council advocate non-compliance

Mukilteo has a legal agreement with Washington State Parks prohibiting sales of products in Lighthouse Park. This restriction is in the legal agreement transferring the park to Muki... — Updated 7/22/2021


Letter to the Editor: Jordal has the integrity, background to be strong leader on City Council

It is an honor and great pleasure to endorse Tom Jordal as a candidate for the Mukilteo City Council. As a Mukilteo citizen for 24 years, I have been engaged as a parent, volunteer... — Updated 7/14/2021


Letters to the Editor: Kudos to City and its Parks Crew

The hanging baskets, planters, and lavender plantings at Lighthouse Park look fabulous! As we begin to move toward a new normalcy, how delightful it is to be able to enjoy again a... — Updated 7/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Media should take a more balanced approach to coverage

The vast majority of our news in the media, especially recently, has been negative. Yes, as a nation, we are not perfect and we do need to make some changes. But let us ask... — Updated 6/30/2021


Letter to the Editor: Candidate Tom Jordal will ensure that Mukilteo remains family-oriented

Tom Jordal will make the best decisions as a member of the Mukilteo City Council. He researches and contemplates the issues in business and government to determine the best path.... — Updated 6/23/2021


Letter to the Editor: Key facts left out of Diamond Knot story

I am disappointed you left out a number of key facts, such as this was not the first time Diamond Knot and the City tried to get the state to change its restrictions in the legal... — Updated 6/23/2021


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


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


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


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


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


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


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