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Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo is a welcoming place of peace, tolerance, and prosperity

For 25 years we've lived here and raised our family. I am proud to say that our community welcomes people of all cultures and faiths. Over these years, our world has grown... — Updated 5/18/2022


Letter to the Editor: Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo thanks community for support

On behalf of the Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo, I want to thank everyone who supported our Dueling Pianos for Rotary fundraising event at Rosehill Community Center. The... — Updated 5/18/2022


Letter to the Editor: Citizen urges City Council to focus on long-term budget issues

Dear members of the Mukilteo City Council, I am reading in the Mukilteo Beacon of your plans to add another full-time position using the funds from the ARPA. These funds are only av... — Updated 5/18/2022


Letter to the Editor: The Senate should support Global Malnutrition and Prevention Act

Thanks to Michael Gold for the great music stories. ("Things about songs you probably didn't know," Mukilteo Beacon, May 4, 2022). One of my favorites, Jackson Browne's "Lives in... — Updated 5/11/2022


Letter to the Editor: Volunteers made Earth Day weekend a success at Mukilteo Community Garden

We just wanted to thank all of the volunteers who showed up to the Mukilteo Community Garden and helped clean up the grounds on Earth Day weekend. All together we had approximately... — Updated 5/4/2022


Letter to the Editor: Ask our federal representatives to continue to support Ukraine

As we watch the people of Ukraine fight for their freedom, our commitment to human rights and democracy must be unwavering. Appeasing Putin after his invasion and occupation of... — Updated 4/27/2022


Letter to the Editor: India has no governmental ban or cracking down on religious attire

As a citizen of the United States, a longtime resident of Washington state, co-chair of WASITRAC (Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee), and an Indian-born Americ... — Updated 4/20/2022


Letter to the Editor: City should avoid the spraying of herbicide in our community

I recently sent the following to the City of Mukilteo: "Last spring the Mukilteo DPW (Department of Public Works) did an extensive spraying of herbicide along virtually all of our... — Updated 4/13/2022


Letter to the Editor: Students need to be educated on the dangers of fentanyl

I am a mom of four kids who all went to Mukilteo schools or are currently enrolled. I lost my oldest child two years ago at the age of 20. He was suffering from a sore throat that... — Updated 4/13/2022


Letter to the Editor: City Council should reject religious freedom resolution

I am writing to ask that the Mukilteo City Council come together and vote NO on "Resolution 2022-05: Promoting Religious Freedom." Why does Mukilteo need this resolution? Why is... — Updated 4/10/2022


Letter to the Editor: Resident appreciates police department's focus on loud mufflers

I was so glad to see that the Mukilteo Police Department is finally going to monitor these loud illegal mufflers on cars. This has been going on for two years and not just on... — Updated 3/30/2022


Letter to the Editor: Procedure for City appointments should be clarified

Per City Council Rules of Procedure 4.C, I am requesting the following items be researched by the Parliamentarian and included in the soonest practicable council agenda: The... — Updated 3/30/2022


Letter to the Editor: Lynnwood Rotary clubs also provide great service to the community

I enjoyed your copy of the spring 2022 edition of The Magazine. I appreciated your coverage by David Pan of "Service clubs adapt to changing environment." I am not sure of the circu... — Updated 3/23/2022


Letter to the Editor: Dog owners should leash their pets at all times

I would like to ask all dog owners to leash their dogs at all times and have police enforcement of this public nuisance. It is illegal to have your dog (or any pet) off leash... — Updated 3/23/2022


Letter to the Editor: DEI Commission candidate disappointed by City Council's actions

I was recently offered the opportunity to participate in the City of Mukilteo's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission and was honored when the mayor invited me to attend the c... — Updated 3/16/2022


Letter to the Editor: City Council candidate stands by assertion partisan politics entered into appointment process

The Beacon news story about "City finds no laws broken during candidate's meeting" (https://bit.ly/3pNoiA8) found it convenient to quote the city manager, councilmen Khan and... — Updated 3/16/2022


Letter to the Editor: Reader agrees that State of City Address should have been open to all

Amen Ms. O'Connor. ( https://bit.ly/3Mqqzef ) The State of the City address should have been open to all. The waterfront development is important to all of us. Mayor Joe Marine has... — Updated 3/9/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mayor Marine should stick with his original choices for DEI Commission

The March 7 City Council meeting was really a spectacle. It is apparent that the council is going to make things difficult for Mayor Joe Marine, and council newcomer Jason Moon... — Updated 3/9/2022


Letter to the Editor: Congress should act to help working parents and their children

I agree with Willie Dickerson in ""Letter to the Editor: Build Back Better legislation would help families" (Feb. 22 - https://bit.ly/3Mbwcgm) that we need action by Congress to... — Updated 3/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: State of City address should have been open to all

Mayor Joe Marine chose to give his State of the City speech at an exclusive, paying event. The speech, including Q & A regarding the mayor's plans for our community, should... — Updated 3/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Janelle Cass has the credentials, temperament for Senate

I am delighted Janelle Cass has announced her candidacy to run for state Senate in the 21st Legislative District. She has the credentials and temperament to best serve in this... — Updated 2/23/2022


Letter to the Editor: Build Back Better legislation would help families

Glad to see legislation to help renters in this time of quickly rising rents and low vacancy rates. ("More time needed for rental evictions" by Strom Peterson, Mukilteo Beacon,... — Updated 2/23/2022


Letter to the Editor: Chuck Wright's column educates reader on important part of U.S. history

I was enlightened – and horrified – by Chuck Wright's excellent column on the stolen election of 1876, resulting in Rutherford B. Hayes being sworn in as president. It's even... — Updated 2/23/2022


Letter to the Editor: Property tax bill is unwelcome surprise for homeowner

We have all just received our new property taxes. I'm wondering if you were surprised as I was? Our taxes went UP 14%. Of that total was an increase of 37% just for schools! I'm... — Updated 2/23/2022


Letter to the Editor: Students should be the focus of our educational system

My letter to The Beacon ( https://bit.ly/3IMBtbo ) expressing a lack of interest in supporting the levy was not a "temper tantrum," nor was it invoked primarily by the failure of... — Updated 2/17/2022


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