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 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. How could we not be? We’re part of a moment like... — 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 incredulous that we thought a small town of 8,000... — 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. Sports editor David Pan won five awards, including 2nd... — 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 that’s held annually during Domestic Violence... — 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

 By Paul Archipley    A&E

Ex-Beacon editor hits bull’s-eye in ‘One Last Shot’

The journalists in novelist Al Hooper’s world are hardened and experienced, but their tough personas are leavened with strains of gentleness, understanding and, of course, love.... — Updated 9/26/2018

 By Paul Archipley    Schools

Innovative ideas blossom at session on JHS overcrowding

Plenty of out-of-the-box thinking has produced some novel ideas on how to solve overcrowding at Henry M. Jackson High School. Why not offer more online courses? How about two-story portables? Run a new bond measure for a less... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By Paul Archipley    News

Retirement will not stop Michelson from serving the city she loves

The phrase “creature of habit” may be a cliché, but if you were to look up that idiom in the dictionary, you might very well find Donna Michelson’s picture. Six days a week,... — Updated 12/15/2017 Full story


Council on Aging brings action, power to growing populace

Senior. Retiree. Pensioner. Oldster. Golden ager. Old fogey! People “of a certain age,” particularly the baby boomers who are entering that stage of life at the rate of 10,000 per day, aren’t sure what they want to be... — Updated 9/15/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

Councilmember faces possible resignation after moving out of city

Sean Kelly is stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place. The first-term Mill Creek councilmember is seeking election to a second term in November. Problem is, Kelly no... — Updated 9/13/2017


Separate but one, magnified by the Great American Eclipse

Bill McAulay was in high school when his mother made him get up in the middle of the night to look at a comet that was streaking across the dark sky. This week, in Madras, Oregon,... — Updated 8/24/2017


Want a long, happy life? Volunteer!

You may have seen the statistic: baby boomers are retiring at an average rate of 10,000 per day. Tired of work, but not tired of living, many are seeking satisfaction by turning their interests to volunteerism. Opportunities are,... — Updated 6/21/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

Pair walk away after single-engine plane crash in Mukilteo

An Oregon man and his passenger walked away from a plane crash in Mukilteo Tuesday, counting their blessings. The 30-year-old pilot told investigators he was taking off in his... — Updated 5/2/2017


Want a good death? Prepare now

Note: Following an article on Advance Directives published in last month’s Prime Living section, Dr. Richard Stuart contacted us about other opportunities for people to plan their Advance Directives, also known as Living Wills, w... — Updated 4/20/2017 Full story


New restaurant review site targets senior citizens

There’s nothing like going out for a good meal. Except when it’s accompanied by loud noises. Or a hard-to-read menu. Or a lack of handicapped parking. Or comfortable seating.... — Updated 3/29/2017


Want a good death? You need an Advance Directive

Most people agree there are two subjects that should be avoided at parties and other general gatherings: religion and politics. But there’s a third one that might as well be included, because nobody likes talking about it,... — Updated 3/29/2017 Full story


Dig out those LPs; there’s a vinyl revival going on

Tucked away in closets, garages and storage units across the land are a whole generation’s memories. They’re on 12-inch, flat discs of vinyl, the soundtracks of baby boomers... — Updated 2/21/2017


What goes around comes around: Multigenerational living on the upswing

“The Waltons,” a popular 1970’s TV show based on the book “Spencer’s Mountain,” over nine seasons recounted the story of the Walton family eking out a living in rural Vi... — Updated 2/21/2017

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Let’s try listening to each other | Our View

We were heartened by an incident in downtown Edmonds on inauguration day when a group of anti-Trump protesters faced off against a few Trump supporters, both making use of their free speech rights. That people can exercise that... — Updated 2/8/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

Appeals court nixes Paine Field opponents’ challenge

Efforts to stop or slow plans to build a terminal for scheduled passenger air service at Paine Field took a hit Monday from the state Court of Appeals. The city of Mukilteo and the citizens’ group Save Our Communities (SOC) had... — Updated 1/25/2017 Full story


Mill Creek’s small businesses rely on local support

Kate Matar said she sometimes feels a little lonely in Town Center. That’s because Matar, owner of Kate’s Gifts, runs one of just a handful of retail stores in Mill Creek’s... — Updated 12/2/2016 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

‘Miracle on Broadway’ helps those most in need

Inside the 1902 Victorian home that houses Christmas Gifts On Broadway, customers find an enchanting shop that’s chockablock with gift ideas for the season. Everything from one-of... — Updated 11/30/2016

 By Paul Archipley    A&E

Christmas Spectacular variety show to celebrate life

Monty was a typical kid, all energy, on the go. Then one day, his parents noticed the whites of his eyes had turned yellow. Doctors couldn’t have given them worse news: Monty was... — Updated 11/30/2016

 By Paul Archipley    News

Harmworth gears up for busy session in Olympia

Transportation, education and balancing issues of open government versus privacy top the list of issues Rep. Mark Harmsworth plans to tackle when the state Legislature convenes in 2017. Harmsworth, elected to a second term as the... — Updated 11/20/2016 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

Staff exits, palace intrigue haunt City Hall

Former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill is generally credited with the phrase “all politics is local,” and followers of palace intrigue at Mill Creek City Hall might suggest adding the addendum “all politics is personal.... — Updated 11/20/2016


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