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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: 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


Improved parking for Mukilteo ferry fishing pier and shoreline

the Mukilteo ferry must park a distance from the fishing pier. There is an option that would relieve the long distance to walk and the crossing of the railroad tracks. Just to the... — Updated 2/16/2022


Letter to the Editor: Budapest Bistro is a hidden gem restaurant tucked away on Mukilteo Speedway

Tucked away off the south end of the Mukilteo Speedway is the Budapest Bistro, a small Hungarian restaurant. It's located in Park Pointe Plaza, which most know as the Safeway store... — Updated 2/16/2022


Letter to the Editor: City Council made a good choice in Jason Moon

I am proud of our City Council. On Feb. 1, they chose a new councilmember to fill the current vacancy. The process was fair to each candidate and gave the public audience a good sen... — Updated 2/10/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo School District needs to be reigned in

Citizens of Mukilteo please take a moment, or two, and think about the current school levies in front of you. The Mukilteo schools need to be reigned in and start living within... — Updated 2/3/2022


Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Washington State Ferries employee for superb service

Editor's note: Washington State Ferries recently published a comment from a Mukilteo/Clinton customer on the kind actions of an employee. I am a 70+ elder, climbed two sets of... — Updated 2/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo School District graduate benefited from music programs

On Feb. 8, there are two ballot measures that will directly affect the education of students in Mukilteo; the Replacement of Educational Programs Levy and the Replacement of... — Updated 2/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo School District should add more diverse authors to curriculum

I first read "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the informal recommendation of my Harbour Pointe Middle School eighth grade English teacher, Mrs. Bradley. I read it again as a formal part o... — Updated 2/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Former Mukilteo Beacon editor praises longtime publisher

Congratulations to Paul Archipley on his well-deserved retirement! Paul is one of the finest people I've had the privilege of meeting, and I am extremely lucky and fortunate that I... — Updated 2/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Show your support for students by voting for two replacement levies

n 2020, the Mukilteo School District bond barely passed by 0.34%, the only school bond to pass in Snohomish County. Only about 28% of registered voters cast ballots. I get that we... — Updated 2/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: More information needed on Proposition 2

Both Mukilteo School District No. 6 propositions 1 and 2 could have better information. Proposition 2 is problematic. Neither proposition states the current levy rates. Reviewing... — Updated 2/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Vote for school district levies to protect our kids' futures

This is in response to Chris Beard's letter (https://bit.ly/3IMBtbo) not supporting the Mukilteo school levy. Mr. Beard's letter addressed the strengths of the school district with... — Updated 2/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Beacon columnist disagrees with reader's characterization, invites all to email him

In response to the extremely disparaging letter to the editor from Wallace Harper in the Jan.19, 2022/Mukilteo Beacon (https://bit.ly/3HknrNZ), I feel it's necessary to state for... — Updated 2/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Help our children succeed

This note is in support of the Mukilteo School District levy. As a parent of two students in the Mukilteo School District, I am in full support of this levy. I understand the value... — Updated 1/26/2022


Letter to the Editor: Cannot support School District levy due to botched remote learning response

The Mukilteo School Board is asking for community support of a new levy. School district taxation makes up a sizable portion of our property taxes and as such, it is reasonable to... — Updated 1/26/2022


Letter to the Editor | Mukilteo Lane: Precarious at best

Mukilteo Lane is on the minds of the new mayor, the City Council, and some of us in the Boulevard Bluffs neighborhood in Everett at the Mukilteo border. What hasn't been discussed... — Updated 1/19/2022


Letter to the Editor: City should make enforcing traffic laws a top priority

While there are certainly other important issues, I am encouraged to read that Mayor Joe Marine is focused on enforcing our traffic laws. The Speedway and Lighthouse Park seem to... — Updated 1/19/2022


Letter to the Editor: Get out and support Mukilteo School District's Educational Programs, Capital Projects levies

e Mukilteo School District levies for Educational Programs and Capital Projects in February. I'm in support of continuing these levies, and here is why. 1. Mukilteo schools are one... — Updated 1/19/2022


Letter to the Editor: City Council should look for a candidate with a positive approach

Regarding an opinion letter to The Jan, 12, 2022 Mukilteo Beacon by Charlie Pancerzewski. Proposing and making an argument for appointing Kevin Stoltz to the vacant council seat.... — Updated 1/19/2022


Letter to the Editor: Community Support Grants should go to not-for-profit organizations, not private businesses

Please contact our mayor and Councilmembers and ask them to rethink the vote on the Community Support Grants as proposed by Councilmember Crawford at the Jan. 3 Council meeting. A f... — Updated 1/12/2022


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