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 By Paul Archipley    Opinion 

Subscribers step up to support The Beacon

Dear readers, We wrapped up our August Subscriber Appreciation Month with many new readers as well as existing subscribers who signed up for another year, even months before their... — Updated 9/17/2021

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Subscribe now to support The Beacon, win prizes

If you’re among the many who have enjoyed reading free issues of The Beacon over the past several weeks, we hope you’ll agree that your hometown newspaper is an important part... — Updated 8/27/2021

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Beacon subscription drive heats up with summer | Publisher's Desk

It's been about six months since The Beacon transitioned from a free publication to a subscription newspaper. We're pleased to report that, while we're not where we want to be yet,... — Updated 8/25/2021 Full story

 

Vaccines work, so why such blatant opposition still? | 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 (an odd designation for a senior citizen);... — Updated 8/20/2021

 

Ya Like Jazz? | 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 (an odd designation for a senior citizen); Ki... — Updated 8/6/2021

 

The gun dilemma in America | 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 (an odd designation for a senior citizen);... — Updated 8/6/2021

 

Old column revived with new editor | 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 (an odd designation for a senior citizen);... — Updated 7/16/2021

 

"I don't want to talk to you" | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Emily: Hey, Paul. I’ve had a tough time with government transparency in the City of Mill Creek since February when the Beacon began reporting on the former police chief being on administrative leave. Not only with public records... — Updated 7/9/2021

 

Scandalous music of the generations | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer; she is a member of Generation Z. In this regular feature, they share their thoughts on issues of the... — Updated 7/9/2021

 

Collective vs. individual rights | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer; she is a member of Generation Z. In this regular feature, they share their thoughts on issues of the... — Updated 7/9/2021

 

Thoughts on the Black Lives Matter Movement | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer; she is a member of Generation Z. In this regular feature, they share their thoughts on issues of the... — Updated 7/9/2021

 

An editorial debut | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer (an odd designation for a senior citizen); she is a... — Updated 7/9/2021 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

We're here to tell your stories

Department of Fish & Wildlife trackers and their dogs had cornered the mountain lion up in a tree, and were waiting for a veterinarian to arrive with a tranquilizer gun. The... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Publisher's Desk | Poor decisions at City Hall are nothing new

The citizens of Mill Creek are being ill-served by their local elected officials. When we launched our first Mill Creek Beacon edition six years ago, we were shocked to discover... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Peace of mind

My father was a practical man. When I was young and full of myself, one of the first cars I bought was a 1960 Triumph TR3 roadster. Very impractical. It had removable side curtains... — Updated 1/2/2021 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Time is running out: Sign up for your Beacon now!

When I got my first job, delivering the local daily newspaper, I learned how to “box” the paper, that is, fold it into four equal sides with corners tucked in to make a tight-fi... — Updated 12/28/2020 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Give the gift of community this year

Santa, like life, sometimes surprises you, and you get things that weren’t on your wish list. Worse yet comes the day when you discover that neither Santa nor the life you... — Updated 12/26/2020

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Why community newspapers matter

Dear Reader, Readers who have been following this story over the past few weeks know about our plan to switch our business model from a free newspaper to a digital first... — Updated 11/14/2020

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Beacon launches weekly publication

Dear Reader, We are heartened by the response after our recent announcement that The Beacon is converting to a digital first, subscription format. Even though the official... — Updated 11/12/2020

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

The Beacon invites you to partner with us for a sustainable future

Dear Reader, 2020 may be remembered, ironically, as the year everyone would like to forget. From a pandemic to an economic collapse to political polarization and more, this has... — Updated 10/19/2020

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Publisher's Desk | Together we can win

Scared. That’s a word being confessed everywhere, by husbands to wives, children to parents, patients to doctors, workers to coworkers, strangers to strangers. We’re scared.... — Updated 4/8/2020 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Our View| Support your local newspaper

Here at the Beacon family of newspapers, we’re grateful for the community’s support. In 1992, when we founded Beacon Publishing in Mukilteo, city officials and others were... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

Beacon journalists feted at annual newspaper association confab

Two members of the Beacon Publishing newsroom were honored with a handful of awards last week at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Olympia.... — Updated 10/18/2019

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Publisher's Desk | You too can fight domestic violence

Kim Goldman had brought extensive notes for a prepared speech she was going to give at the Hope Within Luncheon, a fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County... — Updated 10/18/2019

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Advertising expert Jim Pompeo joins Beacon team

Over the last five years, Coca-Cola has spent an average of $3.8 billion a year on advertising. Coffee is the most widely consumed beverage in America, yet Starbucks spends nearly... — Updated 10/18/2019

 

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