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Detectives investigate assault and burglary

Bear spray, a baseball bat, victims fighting back, hiding underwater in a pond and more turned an assault into a potential "Law and Order" episode last week. On Friday, a 23-year-old Everett man was arrested after attacking a... — Updated 1/25/2022

Salmon habitat rules would restrict agricultural uses

Advocates hope mandatory conservation of key habitat areas will help salmon runs recover, but opponents worry farmers will pay a price. House Bill 1838, to be known as the Lorraine... — Updated 1/24/2022

Future fund would help close income gap, supporters say

Young adults will be able to access a fund years from now to give them a boost if lawmakers pass a bill aimed at narrowing the gap between the rich and poor. Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, sponsor of HB 1861, said the... — Updated 1/24/2022

City settles lawsuit with former employee

After more than three years of turmoil and two years of legal wrangling, the City of Mill Creek and former Communications & Marketing Director Joni Kirk have settled her lawsuit against the City. Kirk had been placed on paid... — Updated 1/20/2022

Mill Creek Police Department welcomes 2 new police officers

Following an extensive search, the City of Mill Creek announced today that two new officers have joined the Mill Creek Police Department (MCPD) effective Tuesday, Jan. 18. Theodore... — Updated 1/20/2022

Employment test for marijuana use questioned

Washington marijuana users won’t face losing their job over a positive drug test if a proposal under consideration in the state Legislature wins approval. SB 5517 would update the Washington law that currently allows employers... — Updated 1/20/2022

Proposed law would force cities to increase housing density in single-family neighborhoods

Forcing higher densities in Washington’s cities will help reduce housing costs, cut fuel emissions and put an end to exclusionary zoning, supporters of House Bill 1782 say. Critics of the idea, however, say it will require... — Updated 1/20/2022

Voters asked to weigh in on fire services annexation

Very few people want to know how the sausage is made, but Mill Creek voters may want to pay attention over the next few weeks as their City Council hashes out options for funding... — Updated 1/20/2022

Compassion = Better health for us and others

We are entering our third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. When many of us thought the worst was behind us, we are hitting record levels of infections … hospitals are again... — Updated 1/20/2022

Cool, quirky and authentic – that's Astoria!

If you're a movie buff, put Astoria, Ore., on your list. This Columbia River port town, where grit meets hip, has often been referred to as "Hollywood North." Though it was "The... — Updated 1/19/2022

Now, why didn't I think of that?

Ever since my Darn Wright column in the June 21, 2021, Mill Creek Beacon, “Sunnier times means pickleball time,” hit the newsstand, pickleball has been a hot topic. I discussed... — Updated 1/20/2022

Names and statues must empower our values

Standing inside of St. Mary's Anglican Church in Battersea, London, looking at the crypt and then looking up at the stained glass window that had a colorful side view of a general... — Updated 1/12/2022

Proposed law would require student registration by age 5

Early childhood education is so critical to student success that now some educators are pushing for enrollment in school by age 5. Currently, Washington parents are allowed to delay their child’s enrollment with the local... — Updated 1/17/2022

Families press for end to hazing

Sam Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University, was found dead from alcohol poisoning at his fraternity house just weeks into the 2019 school year. He was the victim of a hazing tradition at his fraternity. Now his... — Updated 1/17/2022

More aid for college students proposed

College students struggling to balance the cost of higher education with everyday expenses will have the burden slightly alleviated if lawmakers pass a bill increasing access to funds through the Washington College Grant program.... — Updated 1/13/2022

Bill aims to help homeless & former foster care college students

Homeless students at community and technical colleges across the state will get the help they need if HB 1601 becomes law. If passed, the bill would provide homeless students and students who age out of the foster care system... — Updated 1/12/2022

Replacement Levies

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe we are halfway through the school year. I cannot wait to see what possibilities and opportunities 2022 has in store for our students! Whether... — Updated 1/12/2022

Cascadia College Foundation scholarships provide essential financial assistance to students in need

Thanks to donations from businesses, individuals, families, professional and community organizations, and friends of the college, the Cascadia College Foundation will be offering a record number of scholarships to Cascadia... — Updated 1/11/2022

Temperance and Good Citizenship Day comes to Washington schools Jan. 14

Public high schools throughout Washington will observe Temperance and Good Citizenship Day Friday, Jan. 14. One of several Washington state civic observances, Temperance and Good... — Updated 1/17/2022

District robotics teams advance to state championship

During the first two weeks of December, FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Washington hosted regional qualifier competitions across the state. Elementary and middle school teams from Everett... — Updated 1/25/2022

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