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 By Jana Hill    News

WSP: Street racing focus draws regional support

A regional problem of street racing has multiple agencies joining to focus on an important public safety issue. The Washington State Patrol announced in a May 14 news release that... — Updated 8/9/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

In memory and sacrifice

In 1942 when Chuck Turbak was 3 years old he said goodbye to his father. Shortly after the war started his four brothers enlisted in the service, Turbak told The Beacon. "In 1942,... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Portal allows quick access to public information

The City of Mill Creek has a new way for the public to find out what its government is doing, saying, and spending – and the change is expected to save taxpayer dollars. A new... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek grows

The City of Mill Creek is growing and the budget is feeling those changes. "We are extremely busy in our department," said Christi Schmidt, Senior Planner. Building permit activity... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

COVID variants spread as vaccination continues

The mRNA vaccines seem to be working against even variants of COVID-19, as mutations of the virus continue to spread. But Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the Snohomish... — Updated 6/11/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Sunshine | Editor's Note

Sunshine laws are regulations requiring openness from government agencies, and when one reads the state’s Public Records Act, it is clear what the focus is: opening the doors and... — Updated 6/11/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Eternal memories

Empty uniforms were protected from the sunlight, side-by-side, under two blue canopy-tents during Mill Creek Town Center’s Reverse Parade on May 31. The event was a display... — Updated 6/11/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

10,000 a day vaccinated in Snohomish County

The vaccination effort is still going strong, even though two mass vaccination clinics closes in Snohomish County. Neither closed site is near Mill Creek: the Ash Way Park &... — Updated 6/3/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Laser focus – on fun | Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Where do you go for fun, from Mill Creek to area events? Do you have an event announcement? Send it our way to [email protected] Ah, laser shows ... — Updated 5/29/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Catalytic converter theft up in Mill Creek

Catalytic converter thefts are up in Mill Creek and beyond. "We had a series of multiple catalytic converter thefts. It seems like these thefts are on the rise again in our area... — Updated 5/28/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Safety program focuses on secured loads, litter

Unsecured loads in truckbeds and atop cars are a safety hazard, and one that four agencies statewide are emphasizing. The Department of Ecology and Transportation, the Washington... — Updated 5/28/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mask off, mask on

Customers enter and exit Central Market near Town Center with and without masks. The market that was a location for several protests during the pandemic by groups with... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Catalytic converter theft up in Mill Creek

Catalytic converter thefts are experiencing an uptick in Mill Creek and beyond. "We had a series of multiple catalytic converter thefts. It seems like these thefts are on the rise... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Snohomish County sees drop in cases

The case rate for COVID-19 infections has finally started dropping in Snohomish County, for the first time in more than two months. Snohomish County Health District reported a... — Updated 5/25/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek City Council candidates run for re-election

Editor's Note: Candidates are finalizing their decisions on whether to run for office. The list of candidates is subject to change, as some could withdraw. All announcements from... — Updated 5/24/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

The scam

I'm one of those bleeding-heart sorts. The kind who previously – no longer, but previously – would hand a $20 bill to someone standing on the side of the road with a cardboard s... — Updated 5/21/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Man shot near Silver Lake identified

The man shot near Silver Lake May 11 was identified as Ryan S. McFadden, 33, and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that his cause of death was gunshot wounds.... — Updated 5/21/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

City plans recreational options on 19 acres

The 19 acres next to Mill Creek Sports Park is in the early development stages and officials are deciding what to do with it. The land currently referred to as the "DRCC," an acrony... — Updated 5/21/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

E. coli outbreak 'likely tied' to PCC yogurt

Editor's note: Updated on May 15 from DOH information. Check back for story developments. An E. coli strain that sent a child to the hospital in Snohomish County may be tied to a PC... — Updated 5/20/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Fauci: Vaccine for younger kids by end-of-year

The top doctor for the United States government predicts vaccination for COVID-19 will open up to all kids, by the end of this year. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the data is pointing... — Updated 5/20/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

City budget close to expectations

The City of Mill Creek is making plans to increase revenue as the third quarter report shows the City is pretty close to where it planned to be financially. The report was... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Pfizer vaccine cleared for kids, ages 12 to 15

Eligibility for the Pfizer vaccine was approved for kids 12 to 15 years of age, expanding the vaccination effort that has been open to all 16 and up. The CDC validated a decision by... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccine hesitancy 11% in Snohomish County

The vaccination effort in Snohomish County and the state is going well, with estimates suggesting the goal for health officials could be reached by mid-August. Appointments are... — Updated 5/14/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News

City of Mill Creek makes parade plans

The City of Mill Creek is moving forward with plans for a parade to honor 2021 graduates. Honorees on June 12 will include the current Class of 2021 from Jackson High School, as wel... — Updated 5/14/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

A walk on the mild side

Leah Adams, a Sno Isle Library Associate in Mill Creek, walks from the library's onsite park after a break from work. Mill Creek walkers can be seen sauntering City streets then... — Updated 5/13/2021

 

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