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 By David Pan    News

Residents ready to dine out, look sharp, and pump iron

The announcement that Snohomish County was moving to Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan means that more businesses in Mukilteo are welcoming their customers back. For Mickey... — Updated 6/28/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Snohomish County to remain in Phase 2

Based on current COVID-19 activity and other metrics, an application for Phase 3 will not be submitted today by Snohomish County officials. Executive Dave Somers and Snohomish Health District Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters... — Updated 6/26/2020

 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo restaurants ready for dine-in customers

Mukilteo is back in business. Last Friday, Snohomish County was officially approved to move into Phase 2 of the state's Safe Start plan. That means restaurants, hair salons, nail... — Updated 6/25/2020

 By David Pan    News

Congressman gets peek at Sno-Isle Libraries' new contact-free service

Booklovers, including U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D–2nd District), are rejoicing. Larsen got a first-hand look at Sno-Isle Libraries' new contact-free service Friday, June 19, at the... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Masks mandatory starting Friday

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman on Tuesday, June 23, announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26. In a news... — Updated 6/23/2020

 By Kari Bray    News

Protesters and COVID-19

Editor's note: The Snohomish Health District released the following information on its Public Health Essentials! blog: Many people have joined protests around the nation, including... — Updated 6/20/2020

 By David Pan    News

Kamiak teacher wins photography contest

Kamiak teacher Maggie Lewis was busy on her computer. So was her son Jack, 9, a third grader at Mukilteo Elementary School. Since the stay-at-home order was issued in March, the... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Community Transit to resume collecting fares July 1

Community Transit will resume collecting fares on all its bus routes and DART paratransit service on July 1. Community Transit temporarily suspended the collection of fares in March... — Updated 6/16/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Unemployment claims drop by nearly 5%

Unemployment claims dropped by near 5 percent in the latest numbers reported by the Employment Security Department. During the week of May 31 through June 6, there were 29,713 initial regular unemployment claims (down 4.8% from... — Updated 6/12/2020

 By Mark Smith    Opinion

An epidemic of loneliness | Worship

The COVID-19 pandemic we have all been dealing with has served to amplify the impact of another epidemic that has been with us for some time: the epidemic of chronic loneliness.... — Updated 6/12/2020


Residents show their support for healthcare workers

Residents on 53rd Avenue West paid tribute to a convoy of nurses and healthcare workers during their nightly "two minutes of gratitude" on Wednesday, May 27. The group was preceded... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Paine Field flights suspended until Aug. 1

Propeller Airports and Snohomish County announced that passenger service at Paine Field will be temporarily suspended from May 22 through July 31, 2020 for aircraft ramp... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Mukilteo is open for business

The City of Mukilteo is officially entering Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan. This means that local businesses can begin to open safely, following the state guidelines for reopening. The City of Mukilteo, in partnership with... — Updated 6/10/2020


Letter to the editor: Government shows no common sense in deciding what qualifies as an essential business

I read with interest Mayor Gregerson’s feelings about having no regrets in reporting alleged business violations. It seems she thinks that it is fair to have the government decide what is essential and what is not. There... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Stir crazy | Off Kilter

Okay, so how are we all managing with this coronavirus lock-down? For this family, rather well. My wife returned from Fred Meyer the other day with (wait for it!) toilet paper!... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Snohomish PUD to resume meter reading on June 1

As the state moves toward reopening more businesses in the wake of COVID-19, Snohomish County PUD plans to resume meter reading on June 1. When meter reading resumes, customers will begin to transition off estimated bills. After a... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Jeff Dutra    Opinion

Love fills the divide | Worship

Friends, our nation is in trouble. If the coronavirus pandemic wasn't difficult enough for us to deal with, the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin has made... — Updated 6/10/2020


Letter to the editor: COVID-19 lockdown policy should be based on numbers, science

The May 27, 2020 Mukilteo Beacon published a Letter to the Editor that I feel disparaged and misrepresented my Letter to the Editor published on page 15 of the May 13, 2020 edition. The “critic” partially quoted my words and... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Community Transit to increase bus service this summer

Community Transit plans to increase its bus service this summer to meet an expected increase in ridership demand. Today, Snohomish County was approved to move into Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start program, while King County... — Updated 6/5/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Snohomish County approved to move into Phase 2 of state's Safe Start plan

Effective immediately, Snohomish County is allowed to be in Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan, officials announced Friday morning. "Snohomish County can now start reopening our... — Updated 6/5/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Inslee extends eviction moratorium through Aug. 1

Gov. Jay Inslee extended protections for renters yesterday, as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. The governor first proclaimed a moratorium on evictions in mid-March, then extended and expanded... — Updated 6/3/2020

 By David Pan    News

Police report large increase in unemployment fraud cases

The Mukilteo Police Department is being inundated by calls from residents who are victims of unemployment fraud. The calls from residents, which have numbered up to 15 a day, started to increase about a month ago when the... — Updated 5/27/2020


Letter to the editor: Time to speak up about reopening state

Now we have done it! A recent Bloomberg survey indicates 52% of U.S. small business owners “expect to be out of business within six months.” These are the same small businesses that employed 7 out of 10 people in our nation.... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Look at the church, look at the steeple | Chuck's World

I was thinking about Vaughn Meader the other day, so my unconscious appears to be totally in charge now. I won't tell you about my dreams. Vaughn Meader was one of the most famous... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

A Reminder of what really 'Matters' | Worship

The recent coronavirus has caused many to experience feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, and even fear — which makes the quest for inner happiness and contentment challenging, to... — Updated 5/27/2020


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