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Police Foundation dedicated to serving those who protect

EDITOR"S NOTE: This is an edited version of the article that appeared in the print edition of The Beacon. We apologize for any errors in the initial effort. As a police dispatcher in Arizona,...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    August 15, 2019

Freshman lawmaker reflects on his first session in Olympia

Former Mill Creek City Councilmember Jared Mead (D-Mill Creek) completed his first turn in the marathon known as the legislative session in Olympia and said he is prepared to go the distance. Mead is...

 

Local health clubs victimized by gym locker theft ring

Two health clubs in Mill Creek were included in the list of more than two-dozen thefts reported from gym lockers in south Snohomish County, according to reports filed with the police department. Police arrested an Everett man last week as one of...

 

Police Foundation dedicated to serving those who protect

As a police dispatcher in Arizona, Sally Dagna knew all about the extra hours and unpaid efforts the officers in her department made to protect the citizens of the desert community. When she moved to Mill Creek, she decided to do something to repay...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Here is a first:  My opinion

In the 40-plus years spent dedicated to the pursuit of journalism, I have never had my words published on the Editorial Page. This is a first. My decision to get personal stems from the outrageous lies spread by a publication that considers itself a...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    August 15, 2019

Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated

The offices of Beacon Publishing received numerous phone calls and emails in response to a photo that appeared on the front page of another Mill Creek newspaper with the headline “Bye, Bye Beacon.” The intent of the misleading headline,... Full story

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Business    August 9, 2019

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 By Dan Aznoff    News    August 1, 2019

Council approves next step in plan for East Gateway Urban Village

Members of the Mill Creek City Council gave their blessing to the engineering requirements needed to acquire two small parcels that will be used for a roadway to provide two access points for The...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Schools    August 1, 2019

Jackson mom pushes her One Everett platform

Her warm smile indicates April Berg is sincere when she talks about the changes she would like to implement as a member of the Everett Public Schools board. The firm handshake is proof. The Mill... Full story

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Features    July 18, 2019

Duties of the Coast Guard go beyond party patrols

The orange-striped ships with sailors from the US Coast Guard that patrol the waters of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are responsible for more than checking registrations and policing loud parties....

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    July 18, 2019

Senior Center remains a hub of activity

Whispers that the 1-year-old Mill Creek Senior Center would be closing by the end of the month have been denied by managers of the program and many of the regulars who frequent the facility. The senior center opened in its new space in the lobby of... Full story

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    July 18, 2019

Two appointed councilmembers vying to fulfill unexpired terms

There are seven candidates vying for five seats on the Mill Creek City Council on the August primary ballot in their attempts to advance to the general election in November. The unusual number is a result of two resignations in the past year....

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    July 18, 2019

Council reluctantly approves upgrades to computer network

In a rare show of discord, members of the Mill Creek City Council were divided on a proposal to authorize more than $50,000 to replace aging elements of the city’s computer network. The upgrades were proposed by IT Manager James Busch as part of...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    July 3, 2019

Can art really make Mill Creek an even more desirable place to live?

City governments can spend taxpayer money in a variety of ways. Members of the Mill Creek City Council heard two diametrically different options on ways to spend taxpayer dollars to improve their...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Features    July 3, 2019

Personal link between the city and the Navy’s newest destroyer

Both of the Mill Creek councilmembers who accepted an invitation to visit the newest ship in the Navy homeport in Everett came away from their tour with a pledge to reach out to the young sailors... Full story

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    July 3, 2019

Threat of trade wars with China helped secure lower rates

Residents of Mill Creek will pay more in property taxes next year to pay for the work needed to repair major failures in the city’ underground stormwater system. But the bills will not be as high as earlier predicted as a direct result of President... Full story

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Business    June 21, 2019

Tech professional hopes to create more tech enthusiasts to lead the digital world

As a concerned father, Dmitry Litvinov hesitated to use his own daughter to test his theory that students between the ages of 8 and 14 are at the best age to absorb and utilize the advantages that abi... Full story

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Features    June 21, 2019

Marketing coordinator is excited to be part of the future

The newest employee in City Hall will have plenty of time to plan her days while she commutes from the waterfront community of Gig Harbor to Mill Creek each morning. Meredith Cook began her duties as...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Features    June 21, 2019

Summer has arrived in Mill Creek

The kids out of school and parents packing up the car for a road trip. That can only mean the City of Mill Creek is ready for the warmer days of summer with a long list of options for every member of...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    June 21, 2019

Council completes crash course on high finance

After an extended debate and some serious soul searching, members of the Mill Creek City Council approved an agreement with the capital management firm DA Davidson to issue $2.8 million in bonds to fund repair of the aging stormwater system that... Full story

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Features    June 21, 2019

Marketing coordinator is excited to be part of the future of Mill Creek

The newest employee in City Hall will have plenty of time to plan her days while she commutes from the waterfront community of Gig Harbor to Mill Creek each morning. Meredith Cook began her duties as the coordinator for Communications and Marketing...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    June 7, 2019

Large crowds lined Main Street for Memorial Day Parade

Proposals by city staff to create a city-wide Mill Creek Days celebration during the month of May could have been partially responsible for the turnout for what Mayor Pam Pruitt warned could be the...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    June 7, 2019

Developers could break ground on The Farm by the end of June

The approval of revised plans by a third-party hearing examiner cleared the way for developers to break ground on the proposed mixed-use project known as The Farm by the end of June. The public hearing was held in late May. The examiner issued his...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    June 7, 2019

City prepares for traffic impact from The Farm

The same California company that plans to build almost 400 workforce apartment homes above a sprawling commercial complex in the northeast corner of Mill Creek included cash incentives to offset the impact from the additional population and traffic... Full story

 
 By Dan Aznoff    News    May 21, 2019

Two challengers will compete with five members of current city council

The names of seven Mill Creek residents will appear on the ballot in the race to fill five seats on the City Council this fall. The one-week filing period ended Friday, May 17. The primary election... Full story

 

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