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 By Christopher Kim    News

City Council swear in newly elected councilmembers Duque and Allison

Results for the November 2021 General Election have been finalized by the county, and with it comes two newly elected Mill Creek City council members: Melissa Duque and Connie... — Updated 12/10/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Ciaravino announces sudden resignation

City Manager Michael Ciaravino has announced his resignation, citing personal reasons, after less than three years of directing Mill Creek's day-to-day operations. His three-year... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Christopher Kim    Sports

'A season for the record books'

The Archbishop Murphy High School girls soccer team took home the trophy, winning the state championship Saturday, while also going undefeated throughout the season. "Not only are... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Area grad shines spotlight on minority entrepreneurs

Kamiak High School graduate Michael Bervell is shaking things up with his new book, "Unlocking Unicorns." Released in September by New Degree Press (a pay-to-publish company), it... — Updated 11/19/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

General election results updated; Duque pulls ahead for Council Position 6

Updated 2021 general election results as of Thursday, Nov. 18 show that the numbers in the four contested Mill Creek City Council races are relatively unchanged. However, in the... — Updated 11/19/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Burned brother bears back together again

Editor's note: This story is a follow-up to the initial press release from PAWS Wildlife Center on the burned bear cubs receiving treatment during the past summer's forest fires.... — Updated 11/19/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek Police Ian Durkee promoted to sergeant

During the Nov. 9 council meeting, the City recognized and applauded the promotion of Mill Creek Public Information Officer and Police Corporal Ian Durkee to Sergeant. "It was a... — Updated 11/16/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

City celebrates Veterans Day with meet and greet event

Thursday, Nov. 11, the City of Mill Creek celebrated its Veterans Day with a meet and greet event with complimentary coffee and donuts provided by Starbucks and Town & Country... — Updated 11/15/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

General elections updates; Allison holds lead over Briles

Updates to the results of the November general election show that first-time candidate Connie Allison maintains her lead over incumbent Benjamin Briles for Council Position 3 by... — Updated 11/10/2021


What can we do about panhandlers? | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek Editor Christopher Kim are at opposite ends of the generational gap. Archipley is a Baby Boomer; Kim is a member of Generation Z. But they... — Updated 11/5/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

City employs further action to recruit police officers

Mill Creek's police department is faced with short staffing and hiring difficulties following a national trend amid the ongoing pandemic, vaccination mandates, and the... — Updated 11/5/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Initial vote results; Vignal leads over Swett

Updated results of the general election on Tuesday show that, as of 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, Stephanie Vignal still maintains a huge lead over Nicholas Swett, first-time candidate C... — Updated 11/5/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

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

The November general election ballots have been delivered, and on them are the candidates for the Everett School District Director-at-Large Positions 3 and 4. According to the offic... — Updated 10/22/2021


Preparing for the storm ahead | Editor's Note

I'll be honest, it's been a rough past few weeks for me. The dreary weather certainly doesn't help my mood, and I can almost physically feel the weight of this season adding some... — Updated 10/22/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Just for Licks: TikTok vandalism hits local schools

Following a national social media trend on TikTok dubbed the 'Devious Lick' challenge, local public schools have suffered thousands of dollars in property damage and lost staff... — Updated 10/22/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Vehicle Prowls have been on the increase

Mill Creek Police have seen a significant increase in vehicle prowls in recent weeks. Prowlers will frequently try door handles on vehicles to see if they are unlocked, and will... — Updated 10/15/2021


Where have the letters gone? | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek Editor Christopher Kim are at opposite ends of the generational gap. Archipley is a Baby Boomer; Kim is a member of Generation Z. But they ha... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Officials look for ways to address growing homelessness

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on the growing challenge of homelessness in Snohomish County. Homelessness has become an increasing issue in Snohomish... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

General election ballots to be mailed next week

With the Snohomish County General Election approaching Nov. 2, candidates campaigning for positions on the Mill Creek City Council urge residents who can vote to participate.... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek Police encounters hiring difficulties

Mill Creek’s police department is faced with short staffing and hiring difficulties that are affecting local law enforcement agencies all across the country. Unlike larger agencie... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Homelessness in Snohomish County continues to grow

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Snohomish County has continued to increase in recent years. According to a 2020 report from the Snohomish County Human Services... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Councilmember: Vaccine passports should not be required

The Mill Creek City Council this week soundly rejected a councilmember's proposal to block vaccine passports and mandates on COVID-19 vaccinations at City Hall. During the Sept. 28... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek Senior Center reopening soon

After being shut down for more than a year, the Mill Creek Senior Center is finally ready to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic had led to the senior center's closure in March 2020 due... — Updated 10/1/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Coffee shop gets harassed for its vaccine policies

Although proof of vaccination is not required in most businesses in Snohomish County, Mixed: Coffee and Community is requiring them for customers who want to dine in. "We are... — Updated 10/1/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Big changes could be in store for local voters

With the release of the national census data, the Washington State Redistricting Commission prepares for its decennial redrawing of district borders. These new borders could bring... — Updated 9/24/2021


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