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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 7/11/2020

City of Mill Creek responds to employees union's unfair labor practice complaint

The City of Mill Creek responded July 10 to AFSCME’s unfair labor practice charge, the union that represents certain City employees, that the union filed in response to several City layoffs and other alleged unfair labor... — Updated 7/10/2020

Union letter to City Council about unfair labor practice complaint, layoffs

Miguel Morga, the director of staff services for the union that represents City of Mill Creek employees, sent the following letter to each City Councilmember in response to the layoffs of three employees (the fourth person laid... — Updated 7/10/2020

Mill Creek staffers allegedly commuting from out of state while local positions face layoffs

Two key City employees, who worked with City Manager Michael Ciaravino even before they came to work for Mill Creek, have allegedly been working from their homes in Ohio and New... — Updated 7/10/2020

Restaurants face challenges despite the return of dine-in seating

Mill Creek's restaurants are slowly returning to regular dine-in operations with the recent transition into Phase 2 of Gov. Inslee's reopening plan, along with many others in... — Updated 7/10/2020

Tired of virtual meetings, one City Council member proposes a return to the dais

Zoom meetings and conference calls are difficult, but it looks like they will be the go-to for the City of Mill Creek for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. "We're not... — Updated 7/10/2020

Acting Chief Eastman tries to clear up PD's use-of-force policy

The recent deaths of Black people in the United States at the hands of the police, spurred by the video of the death of George Floyd in an interaction with four Minneapolis police... — Updated 7/10/2020

City of Mill Creek slapped with unfair labor practice complaint, again

The union that represents certain employees at the City of Mill Creek has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Public Employment Relations Commission of Washington (PERC)... — Updated 7/10/2020

Passing on our nation's DNA

On July 4 we came together and celebrated our democratic republic’s 244th birthday. Viewing this hallmark occasion, it is advantageous for us to review a small event that has led to the growth of our great USA. Activism is in... — Updated 7/10/2020

Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer: Collective vs. individual rights

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer; she is a member of Generation Z. In this regular feature, they share their thoughts on issues of the... — Updated 7/10/2020

Boston's is back open for business

Boston's is open for business again in Town Center after suddenly closing its doors for more than a year. It has new ownership and a new design. The Main Street pizza restaurant... — Updated 7/10/2020

Book Club Corner: Beyond the Book: A club adapting to the 'new normal'

The "Beyond the Book" book club at Advent Lutheran Church was formed in June 2015. Until recently 10-12 members attended their meetings. In the Spring of 2020, their membership... — Updated 7/10/2020

Jane Ellen Olson: 1944-2020

Jane Ellen Olson, 75, of Central Lake, Michigan, and Mill Creek, Washington, died on July 1, 2020. She was born on December 4, 1944, to Vincent and Ruth Arnold in Dayton, Ohio.... — Updated 7/10/2020

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