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Annual garage sale, spring cleanup postponed

The City of Mukilteo has postponed the 33rd annual Great Mukilteo Garage Sale. The garage sale, which was scheduled for April 25, will be rescheduled in the fall. Waste Management also has postponed the spring cleanup that follows the garage sale...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Schools closed for rest of the 2019-20 year

School's out for the year. Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced April 6 the extension of school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The order keeps both public and private schools...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Community Transit to cut services by 25%

Community Transit announced plans to reduce most bus services by approximately 25%. This COVID-19 related reduction in service will go into effect Monday, March 30, and continue until further notice,...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Five more Community Transit employees test positive for coronavirus

Community Transit announced that five more employees have informed the agency that their health care providers have told them that they have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. In a Wednesday,...

 By Christopher Kim    News    March 25, 2020 

Billions in federal funding on the line in upcoming census

Census field operations have been suspended until April 1 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Census Bureau announced last week. "During this pause in field operations, the Census Bureau will...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Insurance Commissioner orders property insurers to give grace periods, halt cancelations until May 9

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered all property and casualty insurers in Washington state to take steps to make sure policyholders retain coverage for their homes, vehicles, other property and liability policies during...

 News    March 25, 2020 

All state parks, wildlife areas, water access areas closed

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas, and water access areas for at least two weeks starting...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Salvation Army providing temporary shelter in Everett location

Snohomish County and its partners are working to protect everyone in the community against the spread of COVID-19, including people who are experiencing homelessness, particularly parents with children, veterans, and other vulnerable individuals.... Full story

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County PUD to temporarily suspend reading meters due to COVID

With a focus on keeping its employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, Snohomish County PUD has temporarily suspended reading meters and paused sending meter readers into the field. The delivery of critical power and water services...

 By Cameron Sheppard    News    March 25, 2020 

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment needed to respond to the growing COVID-19 outbreak....

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Unemployment claims skyrocket across state

New claims for unemployment benefits increased 843 percent over the previous week, the Employment Security Department reported. During the week of March 15-21, 133,464 new claims were filed, which was an increase of 119,310 new claims over the previo...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

State ferries reducing service in central Puget Sound

Washington State Ferries' central Puget Sound routes will temporarily move to a reduced service plan as part of the state's response to COVID-19. These reductions will start at the beginning of the...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County to open isolation and quarantine facility next week

Snohomish County will open a COVID-19 isolation and quarantine site next week at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. This facility will provide a site for temporary isolation and quarantine for...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County PUD offering community support plan for customers affected by coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Snohomish County PUD has developed a COVID Community Support Plan to help customers struggling to pay their electric and water bills. The plan makes funds...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Inslee issues additional guidance for funerals, real estate transactions

Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional guidance on funeral services and real estate transactions related to the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" proclamation to slow the spread of COVID-19. In partnership with the governor's office, the Washington State...

 By David Pan    Schools    March 25, 2020 

Mukilteo School District distributing computers, providing online training for teachers

The Mukilteo School District is continuing to distribute laptop computers to students, while teachers are receiving training on an online platform that will connect them with students. Distribution of...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

All driving license offices closing on Tuesday

The Department of Licensing is temporarily closing all driver licensing lobbies beginning Tuesday, March 31, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All appointments are being canceled at this time and no appointments will be made going forward. “The...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County extends deadline for property taxes

Due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan and Executive Dave Somers have extended the first-half 2020 property tax deadline to June 1. This executive order only applies to residents who...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

New online form to report potential business violators of 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order is now available

The state has created a one-stop online form for reporting businesses potentially violating the recent "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order and is providing guidance to local law enforcement on enforcing...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

City's plastic bag ban suspended by Mayor

Mukilteo has suspended the ban on single-use plastic bags. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson issued the Proclamation of Emergency temporarily suspending the ban on single-use plastic bag on Wednesday, March 25. Recently, the City became aware that certain...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Mukilteo Fire Department joins forces with other Snohomish County agencies

The Mukilteo Fire Department and other Snohomish County fire service agencies are working together in their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Collaboration started more than a month ago with fire...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Update: Public can continue to donate protective medical equipment

Due to the on-going need and outpouring of generosity, Snohomish County will continue to accept new, unopened personal protective equipment (PPE) including N95 masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, gloves,...


Mukilteo School District donates medical supplies

The Mukilteo School District was able to gather various personal protective equipment from Mariner High School, Sno-Isle TECH and the District Support Services Center to donate to medical facilities....

 By Emily Gilbert    News    March 25, 2020 

Stay-at-home order extended until May 4

Washingtonians will need to stay at home until at least May 4, Gov. Jay Inslee announced in a news conference on Thursday, April 2. He extended the statewide stay-at-home order to try to slow the...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Cloth face coverings now recommended for public settings

The Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommend that people wear cloth face coverings when they are in public settings where they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from others. This might...


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