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Letter to the Editor: Legislators should not be making medical judgments

It has come to my attention that the Idaho legislature is considering a bill to ban the use of messenger RNA vaccines in the state. This bill is not expected to go anywhere, but as... — Updated 4/19/2023


Letter to the Editor Mayor should not have been involved in proposed building swap

This is a response to the April 12 letter (http://bit.ly/40bX9Ge) in which we were advised that "being supportive will get us further along than complaining." Please consider the... — Updated 4/19/2023


Letter to the Editor: An appreciation for City leadership that is willing to explore new ideas

Let's be supportive of everyone and move on from any strong bias for or against relocating the Historical Society and the Chamber. Exploring new ideas is great, and there are some... — Updated 4/12/2023


Letter to the editor: Mayor, Chamber: Hands off Mukilteo Lighthouse property

I am in total agreement that the chamber and mayor's office should not be scheming to move into the Mukilteo Lighthouse Historical property. Peg Decker Mukilteo... — Updated 4/5/2023


Letter to the editor: Historical Society doing valuable work in Quarters A building

I am a lifelong resident of Mukilteo and a long-time member of the Mukilteo Historical Society. I want to thank the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce for contributing to our community,... — Updated 4/5/2023


Letter to the editor: Legislature is misguided on forcing increased density without local control and guidelines

If you're following the legislature messing with local housing control (HB1110), you should be concerned with the Legislature's disregard for what local cities, neighborhoods, and... — Updated 4/5/2023


Letter to the Editor: Historical Society should remain in the Quarters A building

I was disheartened to hear of Mayor Joe Marine's plans to oust the Mukilteo Historical Society from Quarters A building on the Light Station property. Apparently, the mayor wants... — Updated 3/30/2023


Letter to the Editor: Historical Society should remain in Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters

After listening to a recent City Council meeting, I am writing this letter to express my opposition to Mayor Joe Marine's proposed removal of the Mukilteo Historical Society from... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter to the Editor: Chamber of Commerce should look for new digs closer to midtown

In one of the finest examples of political shenanigans that I have witnessed in nearly 40 years in Mukilteo (through five mayors), the mayor and the Chamber of Commerce want to... — Updated 3/29/2023


Letter to the Editor: Old Town safety enhancements are appreciated by resident

I would like to thank the City for finally installing the pair of Rapid Flashing Beacons (RFB) at the intersection of Fifth and Lincoln. The countless near-misses at this... — Updated 3/22/2023


Letter to the Editor: Proposal to swap Chamber of Commerce building for Keeper's Quarters not a good idea

A couple of weeks ago, I learned of Mayor Joe Marine's proposal for swapping the use and occupants of the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center Building with that of Keeper's Quarters... — Updated 3/22/2023


Letter to the Editor: Pancerzewski's contributions to the city should be always remembered

Charlie Pancerzewski was a longtime friend and neighbor. It would take years to list the many contributions he and his wife Gayle have made to Mukilteo! No one was more dedicated... — Updated 2/15/2023


Letter to the Editor: Signs needed to direct pedestrians to walk on west side of Speedway

We have a problem with pedestrians walking on the east side of Mukilteo Speedway in the traffic lane for the ferry. I have seen it many times, and tonight there was a man walking... — Updated 2/15/2023


Letter to the Editor: State should fully fund education

Dear District 21 legislators, I am a parent of a recent graduate and two high schoolers in the Mukilteo School District. I have been hearing for years about how the McCleary... — Updated 2/15/2023


Letter to the Editor: A well-deserved tribute to Charlie Pancerzewski

I would like to thank Mayor Joe Marine and the City Council for the touching tribute to Charlie Pancerzewski during the council meeting. We all knew Charlie to be an advocate of the greater community, using facts, data, and the... — Updated 2/8/2023


Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo's quality of life impacted by the decisions of City of Everett, Snohomish County

Mukilteo’s quality of life impacted by the decisions of City of Everett, Snohomish County Nearly 20 years ago, my family and I moved to Mukilteo. A portion of the allure of this area was the abundance of park-like spaces and wat... — Updated 1/18/2023


Letter to the Editor: Paine Field expansion could push Boeing, jobs out of the area

It would be good for the City of Mukilteo to endeavor to redirect the State of Washington entities and the FAA to consider the Burlington area as the expansion, relief airport for S... — Updated 12/14/2022


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


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