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Letter to the editor: The many COVID-19 impacts

Much has been written about the financial impacts of the Covid-19 virus on our citizens and businesses but not much about the impact it is having on revenue that cities, counties , states and other organizations depend upon to pay for the services...

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

Guest View: Making Mukilteo a better place to live, work and play

Having been on hiatus for the past several months, it’s time to get the ball rolling again making sense out of everything Mukilteo and specifically Mukilteo’s waterfront area – what’s...

 

Letter to the editor: Mukilteo needs more outdoor sports options

MCA, and it’s great but it’s not public, it’s got hours subject to management and staff discretion, and it’s not free. A free public skate park gives an outdoor place for recreation, and will draw people into this community. The lack of a fre...

 

Letter to the editor: Affordable housing doesn't mean more crime or drugs

I’ve lived in Mukilteo since the summer of 1998. I have found it, and continue to find this, an open, welcoming city, with a few exceptions which I’ve been asked to voice my opinion about. There is among a few of our neighbors the belief that...

 

Letter to the editor: Immigrants made this country

I can’t get the March 18th letter from Lisa McBroom out of my mind. How snobbish can we in Mukilteo possibly be?!  I’m reminded of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” and a song in it called “Ya Got Trouble (Right here in River...

 

Letter to the editor: Subsidized housing & the Democrats' plan

The Democrats’ plan for low-income housing in Mukilteo and all of Washington was planned long ago, parallel to the state sanctuary policy declared by Gov. Inslee in 2017 and again in 2019. Together the two policies offer subsidized housing for new...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

Chuck's World: Doing the social distancing dance with grace and some jokes

When it comes to garden-variety apocalypses, my daughter is the canary in this particular coal mine. She’s been preparing for this her entire life. Not that she’s a prepper, or a hoarder or a...

 
 By Jeff Dutra    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

Worship: God's Remedy for the Fear Virus

Well, the coronavirus has struck, and to say that our lives have been disrupted would be an understatement! In order to help control the spread of the virus, people are being asked to stay home unless...

 

Letter to the editor: Hold Mukilteo School District leaders accountable for delay in online learning

We need to hold Mukilteo District leaders accountable for the delay in online learning. Other districts around us already offer online learning support and virtual classrooms while the Mukilteo School District continues to delay a roll out of...

 

Letter to the editor: Run in Japanese Gulch is a welcome diversion

I went for a run in Japanese Gulch this past week. It’s been a favorite training ground for decades. It allowed me a reprieve from “cabin fever”, and provided a way to honor “social distancing” during our COVID-19 pandemic. In the past, I...

 

Worship: How much is a person worth?

If you take a $20 bill, crumble it up, step on it, and even rub the bill in the mud, does it still hold value? How about a person, with their weaknesses and limitations, does an imperfect person have...

 
 By Michael Gold    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

Off Kilter: Frozen ponds and ice skating rinks

For those of you who have lived in the northeast, we have a rich tradition of ice skating on frozen ponds, lakes, etc. in winter. Unlike greater Seattle, which rarely gets a cold snap sufficient to...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    March 18, 2020

We are all untouchables now

I was standing in line this past weekend, watching a symphony of social unease played in a minor queue. There were just a few of us in line, and we were twitchy. I could be projecting. I could have be...

 

City services continue during coronavirus outbreak

Your City of Mukilteo team is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus or COVID-19 situation in Snohomish County, and is continuing to follow the guidance of the Snohomish Health District, the Gove...

 
 By Michael Gold    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose

Every once in awhile, the song done by Janis Joplin as well as Kris Kristofferson (who wrote the song) pops into my head. The actual song title is “Me and Bobby McGee.” While the song is about a...

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Self-quarantine fever

Almost 24 hours a day it's discussed on every major television station. Our friends are constantly talking about it. Even when we are using social distancing, one can overhear others focused on it....

 

No 'affordable housing' in Mukilteo

RE: The new MUKILTEO SLUMS, MUKILTEO GHETTO, aka the "affordable housing/low income" grant situation, did you read letters in last week’s Mukilteo Beacon pointing out factual, appalling considerations? The current political terminology of...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    March 11, 2020

This column has been disinfected for your safety

The cat jumped into my lap this morning, as he does most mornings. This is not a random cat, although I'm pretty sure he considers it a random lap. And as he got up close and personal, rubbing his...

 

Technology Corridor: History worthy of remembrance

Driving near Paine Field recently, I saw a sign for the Technology Corridor. I didn’t realize any of those signs still existed. For the Technology Corridor is mostly forgotten, and although it is not ancient history, it is history. As the...

 
 By Michael Gold    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Plenty to see on Puget Sound

What can you say? We’re fortunate in living along the water’s edge in Puget Sound. Our home has an unobstructed view to the west looking across the Sound toward the Olympic Mountains. We can see...

 

Classified employees deserve recognition

School Classified Employees are responsible for transportation, food preparation, cleaning common spaces and classrooms, instruction, office operations and helping in every way. We work a variety of jobs together to support student success and...

 

People need a place to live

I have only lived in Mukilteo for 25 years, so I haven’t seen everything, but I like to think I may know a thing or two. First, I want to say that our family continues to enjoy this community and area even as it has changed in many ways. There is...

 

New county leadership needed

The Snohomish County Council will have a great opportunity to change the direction of our county with the selection of a new District 4 Council member. I hope they pick a candidate like councilmembers Stephanie Wright and Megan Dunn. The...

 

Coach Ondriezek changed my life

How do you say thank you to someone who changed the course of your life, especially 40 years later? Do high school teachers really have an impact on a young person’s life? In 1977, I was a very small, 95-pound high school freshman attending Rivervi...

 

Saving local businesses from the coronavirus

Every day, hour-by-hour, we're watching the coronavirus eat away at our everyday lives. Here in Mukilteo, I'm watching traffic all but disappear, stores with empty shelves, many people with masks....

 

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