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Letter to the Editor: Save our history, save Hawthorne Hall

Dear Mayor and Electeds: I am just now seeing the article about what to do with Hawthorne Hall. ( ) I truly wish you would reach out to the citizens for once. Please do not use the excuse of COVID. We... — Updated 11/4/2020 Full story


Letter to the Editor: Store employees should enforce mask policy

I went shopping at a popular grocery store on Mukilteo Speedway last night. Six teenagers entered the store without masks. They were all smiling and it was obvious they were trying to make a statement. I approached the service... — Updated 11/4/2020 Full story


Letter to the Editor: Better to sell Hawthorne Hall and encourage new owner to provide senior housing

I’d offer a suggestion for the Hawthorne Hall re-use consideration (, in discussion over whether to ‘save’ the 100-year old Boys & Girls Club building, and then let it become a City of Mukilteo... — Updated 11/4/2020 Full story


Letter to the Editor: Incumbent superintendent has improved education in state

The Seattle Times reported that according to a poll, 47% of Washington voters have not decided on the State Superintendent of Public Instruction race. I am alarmed at this statistic. The incumbent, Chris Reykdal, has improved many... — Updated 10/29/2020


Letter to the editor: Grant best choice for Superior Court Judge

I am writing to encourage Snohomish County voters to support Robert Grant for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge. I have dedicated the last five years of my career to victim advocacy, having been an advocate with the Snohomish... — Updated 10/28/2020


Letter to the editor: Proposed budget problems now being discovered

I provided comments to council about significant overstatements of projected Mukilteo revenue for 2021. Two significant areas are sales tax and Rosehill Community Center revenue. Rosehill expenses are also a big problem. The... — Updated 10/28/2020


Letter to the editor: Re-elect Davidson as state treasurer

Duane Davidson, our state treasurer, firmly supports building upon Washington’s existing structure of banking and does not support the creation of a state bank because of the higher risk and lower return on investment compared... — Updated 10/28/2020


Letter to the editor: Oppose those who are more concerned with corporate profits than health of citizenry

At first it was hard to believe. Then thought that it had to be a joke. A very bad joke. But it is true. While America is dealing with the worst health crisis in a century and more than 210,000 of our fellow citizens have died from... — Updated 10/28/2020


Letter to the editor: Judge endorses Lopez Shaw for Superior Court

As a judge and former colleague, I strongly recommend Cassandra Lopez Shaw for Superior Court Judge. Cassandra’s exceptional professional qualifications, her unwavering moral compass and experience successfully representing... — Updated 10/28/2020


Letter to the editor: League of Women Voters supports Referendum 90

Referendum 90 will be on the November ballot to Approve or Reject ESSB 5395 (Comprehensive Sexual Health Education), passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor in March 2020. The League of Women Voters of WA recommends a... — Updated 10/28/2020 Full story

 By Beacon Staff    Opinion

Letter to the Editor: City should deny warehouse application

To the City of Mukilteo: The application for a warehouse on 78th should be denied due to incompatibility with adjacent uses, negative and unsafe traffic impacts, negative drainage impacts, and lack of community value. The proposed... — Updated 10/28/2020


Letter to the editor: Retiring judge endorses Grant for Superior Court

Being allowed to serve your fellow citizens is a rare privilege and a distinct honor: One I have had for 16 years – 19 years – if you include my service as a judge pro-tem. Serving as judge is a difficult task and an awesome... — Updated 10/28/2020 Full story


Letter to the editor: Carefully consider personal details in obituaries to help prevent scams

I was sorry to read that the grandparent scam has recently been used successfully in Mukilteo. ( ) The same scam affected my family several years ago when criminals impersonated my son and obtained a far... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the editor: Vote Yes on Referendum-90

This November, we call on you to vote yes on R-90, which will ensure that comprehensive sexual education is taught in all WA public schools. Voting yes on R-90 allows students to learn according to a locally-chosen,... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the Editor: Judges endorse Grant for Superior Court

As former Snohomish County Superior Court judges with a collective 100 years of experience on the bench, we care deeply about the quality of the jurist who is given the honor and responsibility of serving this community. With the... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the editor: Avoid harvesting plants from urban waterways

The other evening while walking near Fowler Pear Tree Park in Mukilteo, my wife and I noticed women collecting wild watercress (Nasturtium spp.) from an adjacent drainage ditch that receives runoff from the road, railroad yard,... — Updated 10/14/2020


Letter to the editor: City should grant Elecroimpact exception for its on-site classroom

I would like to give my support for the classroom created at Electroimpact for employees. I hope the city reconsiders, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led us to do things differently. We are all in this together and must think outside... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Why the Federal Government needs to mandate a national mask wearing policy

The following letter to the editor was written by Mukilteo Elementary student Reece Hubbard as an assignment for a class. With the rise of COVID-19 and the ever-increasing threat it is imposing on our country and community, the que... — Updated 10/14/2020


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 9/23/2020


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


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