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​​The Beacon's general election guide: Q&A with the candidates

Five seats on the Mill Creek City Council are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 general election. Councilmember John Steckler is running unopposed for re-election for Position 1.... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Linda Chittim leaves legacy of a rich and loving life

Wife, mother, grandmother, mentor, friend. Linda Chittim imbued each of those titles with care and love during a full life. That rich legacy came to a close on Monday, Oct. 4, at... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Beacon Staff    Sports

Glacier Peak cruises to victory, Jackson falls

Glacier Peak bounced back from its first loss of the season with a decisive 49-20 victory over Mariner in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 1 at Goddard Stadium. Quarterback... — Updated 10/8/2021

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Police chaplain honors victims of 9/11 for 20th anniversary

On Saturday, Sept 11, The City of Mill Creek hosted a virtual speech by Mill Creek Police Chaplain Nick Lewis commemorating the victims, families, and survivors of attacks on 9/11... — Updated 9/17/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Gov. Inslee announces school employee vaccination mandate

Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday announced a vaccination requirement for employees working in K-12, most childcare and early learning, and higher education, as well as an expansion of the... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

School district now requiring health forms for student athletes

Students planning on participating in athletics for the 2021-22 school year who have required emergency medications at school for a severe medical condition, such as asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures, diabetes, and/or any other life-th... — Updated 8/6/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Jared Mead to run for County Council seat

Jared Mead will seek re-election for a full term on the Snohomish County Council. The Secretary of State shows one challenger for the position: Brenda Carrington, a Republican, is r... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Memorial Day bus schedule

Community Transit scheduling on Memorial Day will match what is usually offered on Sundays – and, bring your mask. Of the areas that allow mask-free arrival, public transit is... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Benjamin Briles to run for Mill Creek City Council

Benjamin Briles announced plans to seek election for a full term on the Mill Creek City Council. "My priority as a City councilmember is to manage the growth coming to our... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Transportation options studied for light rail project

Light Rail preparation is underway with a pilot program in Lynnwood. The regional transportation plan is in the works and will impact Mill Creek in 2024, when the Swift Orange Line... — Updated 5/20/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News

Artists sell jewelry to fight race-inspired violence

Cranes for Peace starts in May, and the funds raised are intended to help fight violence against Asian American Pacific Islanders. "The Asian tradition of 1,000 cranes represents gr... — Updated 4/30/2021

 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    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

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

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

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

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

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


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