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Letter to the editor: Urge City Council to reject new warehouse near Community Garden entrance

Read the Signs! Contact your City Council and staff! Join me in imploring them to deny the development application for a 400-foot-long warehouse right next to the Community Garden entrance on 44th Avenue along the east edge of our... — Updated 9/22/2020


Letter to the editor: Peaceful protests infiltrated by disrupters

I feel the need to address this problem of protesting. Now, I have no problem with people protesting, but why not do it peacefully? Think of the results if this were the case. Hopefully, if people were in a peaceful mode and behave... — Updated 9/9/2020


Letter to the editor: Larsen should be praised for delivering support for the Post Office

The valiant efforts of local lawmakers should be applauded for actions to slow the blatant assault on our post office and on our free elections that seem to be taking place on a daily basis by the man who currently occupies the Whi... — Updated 9/9/2020


The Coronavirus Mirror | An original poem

The world is looking at a coronavirus mirror now What we see is a reflection of what we allow Do we ignore the potential harm of the virus as just a fable Or do we take prudent precautions as we are able Do we act only for... — Updated 8/26/2020


Letter to the editor: Mayor, City Council gave special treatment to Black Lives Matter protesters

In the June 24, 2020 Mukilteo Beacon, Mr. Charlie Pancerzewski asked excellent questions (paraphrased) – (1) why did Mayor Gregerson and City Councilman Khan inconsistently enforce Mukilteo event ordinances/laws and; (2) why did... — Updated 8/26/2020


Letter to the editor: City Council should focus on fact-based discussions, decisions

Dear Mukilteo City Council, I am writing with regards to the recent Council Corner letter to the public regarding media literacy written by Councilmember Kneller. While I applaud the commitment to media... — Updated 8/26/2020


Letter to the editor: Japanese Gulch visitors should cooperate with each other

The Japanese Gulch is a treasure in our own back yard. I've been in the gulch almost daily since our COVID-19 lockdown began back in March. It has been great to see all the others who have been enjoying the trails along with me.... — Updated 8/26/2020


Letter to the editor: Residents appreciate the work by Mukilteo Police Department

The following letter addressed to Mukilteo Police Corporal A. Jones was shared with the Beacon by Mukilteo residents John and JoAnn Smith Dear Corporal Jones, Thank you so very much for responding so quickly for our call for help... — Updated 8/12/2020


Letter to the editor: Story on Kamiak rape was salacious and an invasion of privacy

I just finished reading "Former Kamiak student charged with second-degree rape." When reporting on a rape the article should not be written like a Penthouse Forum story. I found this style of writing salacious and the details that... — Updated 8/12/2020


Letter to the editor: Youth carrier not responsible for non-delivery of the Beacon

Dear neighbors on my son's paper route, I would like to apologize that my son did not deliver the July 22 edition of the Beacon to your door for the first time in the three years he's been your loyal deliver person. I could not... — Updated 8/12/2020


A Letter of Gratitude to First Responders, Community Partners and Neighbors | Port of Everett

Editor's note: The following letter was received from the Port of Everett, SeaLevel Properties, and Gracorp regarding the July 16 fire on the Everett waterfront. As we reflect in the aftermath of last Thursday’s (July 16) blaze a... — Updated 8/12/2020


Letter to the editor: Speak up to save animal habitat/forest near 44th Avenue West

A fish factory will be built on 44th Avenue West. In order to do that, a forest will need to be cut down. I think cutting down this forest will get rid of a lot of animal habitat. Last week we drove past the forest. All of the... — Updated 8/12/2020


Letter to the editor: Mukilteo has a shortage of affordable housing

This letter is in reply to the letter from Lisa McBroom published March18 of this year. ( ) I found Ms. McBroom’s letter to be judgmental and opinionated. She has assumed that affordable housing means low... — Updated 8/12/2020


Letter to the editor: To kill a humpback whale

Editor's note: Mukilteo author Steve Bertrand penned this poem about the apparent death of a humpback whale near Mukilteo last week. TO KILL A HUMPBACK WHALE “They make their dive, now where is it going to go? He could turn... — Updated 7/22/2020


Letter to the editor: Housing Action Plan allows government to dictate how community forms and functions

Ron Amburgy - You are misguided by your religious convictions. I don't believe Joe Marine is without compassion for anyone. And your accusations, sir, are judgmental. The question is not about religion or... — Updated 7/22/2020


Letter to the editor: Housing Action Plan supports inclusion and compassion for less fortunate

Thank you to Pastor Pamela Miles, of Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church, for her poignant, "Christ was Not White" article in the July 8th edition of the Beacon. I would also like to point out that, by today's standards, Jesus and his... — Updated 7/22/2020


Letter to the editor: Community must tell government that refugees are welcome here

Although it isn’t on the news, nearly a hundred families seeking safety in the U.S. from violence and persecution have been locked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Berks family detention center in... — Updated 7/22/2020


Letter to the editor: Black Lives Matter protest was largest community transmission event for COVID-19

The largest community transmission event for COVID-19 in Mukilteo, ever, was Mayor Gregerson's Black Lives Matter march (which was really held in lieu of high school graduation). While King County claims that protests (and riots)... — Updated 7/19/2020


Letter to the editor: Regional Fire Authority proposal is a bad deal for Mukilteo

A recent letter from the Mayor of Everett indicates our fine neighbor is facing the (unfortunately) common challenges stemming from the novel coronavirus outbreak, and is constrained by current taxing authority. The letter... — Updated 7/8/2020


Letter to editor: 'Defunding the police' means redistributing resources

The following is a response to a letter printed in the June 24, 2020 issue of the Mukilteo Beacon written by Kathy Robinson. The claim that defunding the police will put communities in danger is unfounded and untrue. I understand... — Updated 7/8/2020


Letter to the editor: Thumbs up for Mukilteo Police, thumbs down for City government

First of all, I would like to thank Chris Perisho for his letter related to painting all police as bad that is tied to the one from the school superintendent. Yes, we all agree what happened was disgraceful and appalling. However,... — Updated 7/8/2020


Letter to editor: Mukilteo should reject proposed Regional Fire Authority with Everett

To the Mukilteo City Council: Following the presentation by Everett’s Fire Chief DeMarco at your last Monday night meeting you decided to have a full Council workshop discussion about it. I hope you all read the June 24 article... — Updated 7/8/2020


Letter to the editor: We should know where politicians stand on defunding the police

Recent statements from our local elected politicians appear to indicate they will not cut law enforcement budget. But what will they really do? Here are quotes from Mayor Gregerson and Snohomish Councilwoman Dunn to my inquiries.... — Updated 7/8/2020


Letter to the editor: Neither Trump nor Biden earns support from lifelong Republican

My twin brother and I turned 80 recently and following in our father’s footsteps, we’ve consistently voted Republican. The exception for me was 1964 when I felt Goldwater was too far right to be acceptable. I voted for Trump... — Updated 7/8/2020


Letter to the editor: Military jets' takeoffs rattle resident's windows

At 5:40 p.m. on June 22, two military style jets took off from Paine Field in the loudest takeoff event I have ever experienced living in this area. And that says a lot. I see the Dreamlifter take off seemingly weekly. This one... — Updated 7/8/2020


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