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The Beacon has been part of your community for nearly 30 years – covering your world – and we intend to continue doing so for many years to come. But like other small businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, we are... — Updated 8/7/2020

State House candidate in a serious car crash on election night

April Berg of Mill Creek, a state House of Representatives candidate in the Aug. 4 primary election, was injured in a car crash after a driver crossed the center line and hit her car head-on. The accident occurred on State Route... — Updated 8/7/2020

A mask for every child at Mill Creek Community Food Bank

Now that face masks have become a requirement in many peoples' wardrobes to cut down the spread of the coronavirus, sewing aficionados and other volunteers have stepped up to make... — Updated 8/7/2020

Unfair labor practice charge against the City can go forward, state says

A preliminary review by the state Public Employment Relations Commission said that if the City employees' union's allegations are true, the City of Mill Creek's actions may... — Updated 8/7/2020

City Council seeking public input on new budget

The process for the new City budget is underway. City Councilmembers should already have begun reaching out to the public during the months of August and September to hear how they want the money to be spent for the next two... — Updated 8/7/2020

Police Blotter: June 26 - July 29

June 26 Cops and robbers Officers responded to a robbery that occurred near the 16300 block of Bothell ‐ Everett Hwy. The suspect stole merchandise from a store and when the employee tried to prevent the thief from running... — Updated 8/7/2020

Chuck's World | No silver bullets, just silver linings

Whatever this is, I’ve been doing it for five months now. And so have you, obviously. While the “same storm, different boats” concept is also obvious, five months is enough time for all of us to recognize that it’s a mess... — Updated 8/7/2020

Darn Wright | Uproot what is being sowed

I am willing to guess when we ask our citizens what form of government we have, the majority would say a democracy. But this is not what we pledge allegiance to our flag by saying, “...to the Republic for which it stands... — Updated 8/7/2020

Publisher's Desk | Poor decisions at City Hall are nothing new

The citizens of Mill Creek are being ill-served by their local elected officials. When we launched our first Mill Creek Beacon edition six years ago, we were shocked to discover that Mayor Pam Pruitt was writing news stories... — Updated 8/7/2020

Guest View | Council: Your job is to find solutions

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by Mill Creek resident Glenda Tecklenburg with signatures from 50 other concerned residents to members of the City Council. We need answers to the excellent reporting by the Mill... — Updated 8/7/2020

Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer | "I don't want to talk to you"

Emily: Hey, Paul. I’ve had a tough time with government transparency in the City of Mill Creek since February when the Beacon began reporting on the former police chief being on administrative leave. Not only with public... — Updated 8/7/2020

Our Schools | Fall 2020

I want to thank the community for the input we have received as we planned for how school will look this September. There have been many factors to consider, some which change week to week. We need a plan that is adaptable as... — Updated 8/7/2020

Editor's goodbye

I took a look at the Nov. 15, 2019 issue of the Beacon before I began writing this. Why? It was my first issue as the editor and reporter of the Beacon, so I was wondering what I had written to introduce myself to all of you.... — Updated 8/7/2020

Everett Public Schools to start 100% online in the fall

It looks like Zoom meetings are here to stay, at least for now: Everett Public Schools will be 100% virtual learning this fall, Superintendent Ian Saltzman announced in a letter to families in July. “At this time, we plan for... — Updated 8/7/2020

Wesco schools delay start of prep sports

The start of the prep sports season has been pushed back to 2021. Wesco athletic directors voted last week to shift the two sports scheduled for the fall – cross country and boys tennis – to the third of four newly created... — Updated 8/7/2020

Local churches in Mill Creek open for in-person gatherings

Since the state's initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local churches, faith communities, and religious groups have had to close down to adhere to public health and safety... — Updated 8/7/2020

Charity events go forward in light of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many aspects of everyday life to adapt to working from home and staying 6 feet apart from each other, and it’s impacted how nonprofits and charities can operate some of their most important... — Updated 8/7/2020

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