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Letter to the Editor: Rebuilding of NOAA research center needs your support

Perhaps you saw the April 2, 2021, front page of the Everett Herald, “Last ditch effort fails to save research center in Mukilteo” accompanied by a large, beautiful picture of... — Updated 4/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Waterfront pedestrian safety still a major problem

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, around 5:30 p.m., I was heading down to Ivar's Fish Bar to pick up dinner. At the Second Street crosswalk I pushed the button and the strobes started... — Updated 4/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Seahorse restaurant also a major part of Mukilteo's waterfront history

Regarding (Waterfront proposal: Parking garage with retail, commercial office space, April 7 issue– https://bit.ly/3s9dFpD ) – the article mentioned that the site is the former... — Updated 4/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Will adopting the Housing Action Plan make city obligated to state, federal government?

I read several articles and Letters to the Editor in recent issues of The Mukilteo Beacon about the Housing Action Plan. The mayor and most of the City Council seem to be promoting... — Updated 4/14/2021


Letter to the Editor: Republican officials produce solid economic results even during pandemic

Washingtonians who desire meaningful employment for ourselves and our loved ones, know it is important to vote for politicians who enact policies that actually generate a thriving... — Updated 4/7/2021


Letter to the Editor: COVID relief bill has the potential to reduce child poverty

Thanks for reporting on Mukilteo's strong stand for unity and against hate. (Mukilteo officials rally for unity by David Pan, Mukilteo Beacon, March 31, 2021 – (... — Updated 4/7/2021


Letter to the Editor: Statement from county officials condemning anti-Asian hate crimes

There has been an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States, including in our own community, and the horrible murders in Georgia March 16 should make us all more... — Updated 3/31/2021


Letter to the Editor: Why Americans need to pay attention to Myanmar

Early in the morning on Feb. 1, 2021, the military in Myanmar arrested the democratically elected civilian leaders, including human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, and seized power in a shocking coup. Military generals claimed,... — Updated 3/25/2021


Letter to the Editor: Officials support saving NOAA facility

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell, and Rep. Rick Larsen and signed by Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, the Mukilteo City... — Updated 3/24/2021


Letter to the Editor: President Biden is welcome change from previous president

The March 10 Off-Kilter column by Michael Gold purports to be about "great speeches throughout history." (https://bit.ly/3bTDVzq ) It leads off, though, with a slam on President... — Updated 3/24/2021


Letter to the Editor: Government should not decide what wages people are earning

Minimum wages are a departure from free trade, which must have existed even before civilizations came about. Trade is an exchange of valuables between two parties after which both... — Updated 3/17/2021


Letter to the Editor: Mayor visits with Girls Scouts via Zoom

Mayor Gregerson took the time to talk via Zoom to our kindergarten Girl Scouts last week. The mayor answered questions about the town for the Daisies and explained how elections... — Updated 3/17/2021


Letter to the Editor: Preserve the small town charm of Mukilteo

Dear Mayor Gregerson and City Council, A far better improvement for the housing of the masses and growth of building up Mukilteo and then allowing and opening up Mukilteo for massiv... — Updated 3/17/2021


Letter to the Editor: Traffic calming request for Washington Avenue was approved

I would like to respond to Norman Webb's letter in The Beacon last week (Response to Traffic Calming Request while others approved - https://bit.ly/3rZPPNy). According to a city... — Updated 3/17/2021


Letter to the Editor: Keep NOAA on the waterfront

The March 3 front page article about the NOAA research facility on the waterfront not being replaced (https://bit.ly/3bN1UAg) was a surprise to many as evidenced by the online poll... — Updated 3/17/2021


Letter to the Editor: New ferry terminal should consider food trucks

I've driven on the new ferry terminal several times now. I know it is not complete and kinks are still getting worked out. Hopefully everyone will soon learn how to navigate drop... — Updated 3/17/2021


Letter to the Editor: Traffic calming request denied, while others were approved

I went through the required traffic calming steps for the 600-1000 blocks of Washington Avenue a few years ago. The results? This section of city street did not qualify for a speed... — Updated 3/10/2021


Letter to the Editor: Residents should rally to support NOAA Mukilteo Research Station funding

The lead story from the March 3 edition of The Beacon ( bit.ly/3cguuJs ) described the pending shut down of the NOAA Mukilteo Research Station. This decision should be reversed. We... — Updated 3/10/2021


Letter to the Editor: Speed humps: Former councilmember fought for right solution to speeding problem

I am writing with regards to the recent piece titled, “Temporary speed hump on Loveland to be replaced by permanent one.” ( bit.ly/3kRgMAh ) This article outlines the... — Updated 3/10/2021


Letter to the Editor: A greener solution: Build a Mukilteo/Clinton tunnel

A Mukilteo-Clinton tunnel is a greener solution than two new hybrid-ferries. The Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route burns 1.6 million gallons of diesel fuel and emits 17,000 metric tons... — Updated 3/3/2021


Letter to the Editor: City finances not quite as robust as mayor indicated in state of the city address

tate of the City? State of means the level of development, good or bad condition. Much of Mayor Jennifer Gregerson's address is to praise staff for doing a good job last year.... — Updated 3/3/2021


Letter to the Editor: First Amendment under attack by politicians

What is happening in our country today in full view as we silently watch? The U.S. Constitution delineates our unalienable rights that we possess by virtue of our God-given... — Updated 3/3/2021


Letter to the Editor: City officials should listen to residents' concerns on future housing plans

Editor's note: The following letter was addressed to Mukilteo Planning and Community Development staff Dave Osaki and Lauren Balisky. I disagree that changing the building codes to... — Updated 3/3/2021


Letter to the Editor: Traffic not stopping at crosswalk

Yesterday (Sunday) at 6 p.m. my girlfriend and I were walking up Mukilteo Boulevard after being at Lighthouse Park. We walked up over the railroad bridge and went to cross the... — Updated 3/3/2021


Letter to Editor: Do your part to help save the animals

Editor's note: The Beacon received a letter from Mukilteo Elementary students Ella Jafari and Helena Taylor expressing concern about how the ocean is getting ruined, the streets... — Updated 3/3/2021


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