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Letter to the Editor: Darn Wright columnist is always an enjoyable read

Compliments and congratulations to Chuck Wright for his always entertaining and informative “Darn Wright” column. We knew Chuck during his career with the Department of Corrections, and are delighted to see him still sharing... — Updated 11/30/2022


Letter to the Editor: Cass is best candidate for state Senate

Regarding the Oct. 26 letter about Janelle Cass, I concur that she is the best candidate for Legislative District 21. She has worked tirelessly in efforts to understand and improve... — Updated 11/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: New business park development could have an adverse impact on the Japanese Gulch area

I am writing to share a concern that likely will have a grave impact on the Japanese Gulch area. Though I now live on Whidbey, I grew up on LaMar Drive and have relatives who live... — Updated 11/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo City Council should reject the proposed 1% increase in property taxes

The Mukilteo City Council unanimously rejected the 1% increase in property taxes proposed in Mayor Jennifer Gregerson's preliminary budget for 2022. I urge the City Council to also... — Updated 11/2/2022


Letter to the Editor: Addressing drug issues will take a concerted effort from politicians

If you are too young to remember the song, "Eve of Destruction," Google the lyrics and see if you think it could easily be the theme song for one of our political parties. I read Ma... — Updated 10/26/2022


Letter to the Editor: Learning from Janelle Cass' public safety discussion

Recently, I attended a panel discussion at the Black Box Theatre in Edmonds on drug addiction and public safety hosted by Janelle Cass, who is running for state Senate in District... — Updated 10/26/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mayor Joe Marine's tax increase proposal is misguided

I recently read in the Beacon that Mayor Joe Marine is proposing a 1% property tax increase in order to balance his proposed city budget. While 1% may at first not seem to be a... — Updated 10/19/2022


Letter to the Editor: Mayor Marine should have consulted with Tulalip Tribes before replacing plaque

As Mukilteo residents, we wish the Point Elliott Treaty plaque could have been updated to reflect today's thoughts on the treaty. At the very least, the Tulalip Tribes should have... — Updated 9/21/2022


Letter to the Editor: Ferries hampered by Jones Act

An Aug. 10 article in the Beacon, "Ferries get 42.4M boost from bipartisan infrastructure law," reported an announcement from Sen. Maria Cantwell of this award. The article quoted... — Updated 8/31/2022


Letter to the Editor: Reality Check columnist raises important issues the City doesn't address

I'm sending kudos for the Aug. 17 Reality Check column by Kevin Stoltz. He always brings up good questions and topics about why and what our city is not addressing. Example: Why... — Updated 8/31/2022


Nurse: We are understaffed and overworked

I am a registered nurse at the emergency department at Swedish Edmonds. Our medical center today was so understaffed we had 10 patients to one nurse. The floors for admitted patients had placed caps on how many patients can go upst... — Updated 8/17/2022


Letter to the Editor: Democrats have passed legislation to help the 'working man and woman'

Thanks to the letter writer last week who called out the anonymous senders of a postcard sent to Mukilteo residents. If the senders feel strongly enough in their beliefs, why be... — Updated 8/3/2022


Letter to the Editor: Publisher provided a 'town square' for residents to interact, gain understanding

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are... — Updated 7/27/2022


Letter to the Editor: Questioning candidate's position on women's rights

Here in the Lake Serene area of Lynnwood, I see a whole bunch of yard signs for the state senate candidate Janelle Cass. I reached out to her campaign via email and social media... — Updated 7/27/2022


Letter to the Editor: Petra Bigea is the best choice for state representative Position No. 2

Petra Bigea grew up under communism in Romania. English is her second language. She is well aware of the dangers we presently face. She was "let go" from Summit Cardiology for... — Updated 7/27/2022


Letter to the Editor: Bigea is a candidate with high integrity and compassion

In the Aug. 2 Primary and Nov. 8 General Election, I will be voting for Ms. Petra Bigea, candidate for Washington State House of Representatives Legislative District 21, Position 2.... — Updated 7/20/2022


Letter to the Editor: Postcard sent to Mukilteo residents sends offensive, inflammatory message

Citizens of Mukilteo received a postcard today from a group called There is a Difference. I find its message offensive, inflammatory, and right up there with the infamous "mosque"... — Updated 7/20/2022


Letter to the Editor: Ask questions of the candidates, then vote, and follow up

Couldn't help but notice something missing from the editorial cartoon for the week of June 29: us. We may have a "do-nothing Congress, a do-little President, and a do an about-face... — Updated 7/13/2022


Letter to the Editor: Marko Liias has let us down

st of living, feeling less safe, the homelessness and drug addiction crisis, and the lack of progress being made to address these serious issues. I lay this at the feet of elected o... — Updated 7/13/2022


Letter to the Editor: Certain city councilmembers reject finance director pick without any good reason

At the June 21 Mukilteo City Council meeting, I was shocked and disgusted when certain members of the council refused to approve the appointment of Scott James as the City's finance... — Updated 6/29/2022


Letter to the Editor: Janelle Cass will tackle issues holistically as a senator

Integrity, leadership, and the right qualifications are what we need in the 21st Legislative District, and Janelle Cass is the answer. Upon hearing about Janelle Cass' run for... — Updated 6/22/2022


Letter to the Editor: Conflicts of interest – follow the money

The Port of Everett hired a large Seattle consulting firm to assist in coming up with a vision and guiding principles for Mukilteo's waterfront. Although this was billed as a... — Updated 6/22/2022


Letter to the Editor: Volunteer ham radio group provides communication support to county and city

I want to commend the Beacon on an excellent article about the importance of amateur radio in our community ("Fostering connections around the Sound, around the world"; June 8, 2022... — Updated 6/15/2022


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


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