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 By Beacon staff    Schools

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

 By Beacon staff    News

Police seeking information about shooting Tuesday night

The Mill Creek Police Department is asking for the public's help investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday night around 6:14 p.m. The incident may have occurred within or near the city limits of Mill Creek, or near Bothell-E... — Updated 7/7/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Masks required statewide beginning Friday, June 26

People statewide will be legally required to wear a mask when indoors or outdoors in public space if they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance to help slow the spread of... — Updated 6/23/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Snohomish County approved for Phase 2 reopening status

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 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Snohomish County applies for Phase 2 status

Snohomish County officials applied for a variance from the governor’s reopening plan to allow the county to move to Phase 2, which would allow many businesses to reopen, on... — Updated 6/5/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Mill Creek emergency proclamation extended until July 1

The City of Mill Creek has extended its emergency proclamation until July 1, it announced in a statement. City Manager Michael Ciaravino first signed an emergency proclamation due t... — Updated 6/2/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Snohomish County leaders announce desire to move to Phase 2 of reopening plan

In a reversal from comments made just in the past week about the county not being able to reopen June 1 because of the current rate of new COVID-19 cases, Snohomish County officials... — Updated 5/28/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Project clears the way for salmon habitat in Mill Creek

Bear Creek may not have looked like the center of construction activity in the city limits, but the work going on in Renton from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27 is sure to impact salmon habitat... — Updated 9/4/2020

 By Beacon Staff    News

Peruvian couple stuck in Bothell due to cancelled flights

Peru is a long way from Bothell, and that reality was clear to a couple in their 70s. The two had traveled from Peru in January and intended to return home in March, but flights... — Updated 8/21/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Neowise comet lights up the sky

A newly discovered comet has graced the skies above Mill Creek and most of the Northern Hemisphere recently. It is the brightest comet visible in our area in the last 25 years, and... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

UPDATE: Bothell police officer killed during traffic stop

UPDATED with new information on July 20 from the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team: The bullet that killed a Bothell police officer after responding to a traffic stop c... — Updated 7/20/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

National Night Out event canceled

Another summer event has been taken off the calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic: Mill Creek's National Night Out celebration. The event was originally scheduled for Aug. 2,... — Updated 7/17/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

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

 By Beacon staff    News

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

 By Beacon staff    News

Health District: What to do if a customer refuses to wear a mask

The Snohomish Health District came out with more guidelines for businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, including steps of how to respond to a customer not wearing a... — Updated 7/10/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Church demolition on City property, room rentals paused, parks open again | City Briefs

Here's what's going on in City Hall. City demolishing St. Francis Episcopal Church, house on City property The City of Mill Creek will begin demolishing the old St. Francis Episcopa... — Updated 7/7/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

State announces two-week pause on all counties moving forward with reopening

Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a two-week pause on all counties moving forward in the phases until at least July 16. This is to allow more time to see where the numbers are heading, and to give... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Police Beat: May 8 - 23

May 8 "Stolen laptop" Officers responded to a cold vehicle prowl near the 13300 block of 45th Ave. SE. A 36-year-old Mill Creek man’s window was smashed and his laptop stolen from his passenger seat. May 11 "Attempted luring"... — Updated 6/5/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Part-time firefighter, EMT dies after falling off a cliff while hiking

Marcus Carroll, a part-time firefighter/EMT with Snohomish County Fire District 7, died this past weekend after falling off a cliff while hiking near Cle Elum. Carroll, 23, was... — Updated 6/5/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Mill Creek to host Class of 2020 graduation parade

Update: An earlier version of this story said that the all 250 spots had been taken as of Thursday night. That was incorrect – as of Friday morning, there are still spots left.... — Updated 6/5/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Protests continue for second day in Mill Creek

Local high school students and other community members came out again to the same intersection in Mill Creek to protest against police brutality on Thursday, June 4. The students... — Updated 6/4/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Flights temporarily suspended at Paine Field

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 5/17/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Police Blotter: April 24-May 7

April 24 “Parental supervision advised”  Officers contacted a man in his car in front of City Hall and resolved a parenting plan issue. The man’s soon-to-be ex-wife had refused to drop off his two children for his... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Police Blotter: April 14 - 22

April 14 You’ve got (no) mail A Mill Creek man reported stolen mail in the 1500 block of 148th Place SE. April 15 Do not enter Eight Mill Creek transient people trespassed from private property in the 13600 block of... — Updated 5/1/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Beacon welcomes new intern

Christopher Kim is currently studying journalism at the University of Washington and has been studying journalism and communications in media for more than four years. He went to Edmonds Community College as a running start student... — Updated 5/1/2020


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