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 By Emily Gilbert    News    January 17, 2020 

City plans tested in first snow of season

Over speakerphone from their respective vehicles, Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino and Public Works Director Gina Hortillosa said in an interview they have been keeping an eye on how the firs...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    January 17, 2020 

Body of missing woman found near Gold Creek Community Park

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a woman who had been reported missing. The woman's body was found near the 6300 block of Snohomish Cascade Drive, which is near Gold...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    January 17, 2020 

Update: 8,000 caregivers at Swedish plan to strike Jan. 28-30

Update (Jan. 17, 7:12 p.m.) – This story has been updated to reflect new information and includes new comment from Swedish. It has also been updated to reflect the hospital's correct name. Nurses...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    January 17, 2020 

Pam Pruitt will serve fifth term as mayor

Councilmember Pam Pruitt was elected to her fifth term as the mayor of Mill Creek by the city council at its meeting Jan. 7. She will serve for two more years as the head of the legislative branch of...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    January 17, 2020 

What's the cost of your favorite event in Mill Creek?

How much of the City's resources really go into preparing for some of Mill Creek's community events like Eggstravaganza, the Memorial Day parade, Run of the Mill, or Pianos on Main? It depends on how...

 

Fire Chief Gary Meek retires after 44 years of service

After 44 years in the Fire Service, Fire Chief Gary Meek has retired. Meek served as the Fire Chief for Snohomish County Fire District 7 for the last nine years, and his final day was on Wednesday,...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    January 17, 2020 

'We all have a passion for something' – celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy this weekend

The community is invited to celebrate the achievements and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at First Presbyterian Church in Everett Sunday, Jan. 19. The theme of this year’s event is “Elevating Our Community: Whatever Affects One Directly...

 

House damaged by fire in Red Cedar neighborhood

A fire displaced two adults and their pets in the Red Cedar neighborhood in the early morning hours on Jan. 13. Firefighters were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire at the 15000 block of 30th...

 
 By Beacon staff    News    January 17, 2020 

Police Blotter: Dec. 15 - Jan. 2

Dec. 15 Drunk driving A 36-year-old Seattle man was arrested in the 17500 block of Bothell-Everett Highway and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for DUI. Dec. 16 Drunk driving A 21-year-old Lake Stevens man was arrested and booked into the...

 

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative session

Editor's note: As a bonus for Beacon readers, we will be publishing stories from the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association's Olympia News Bureau as the state Legislature opens for its 60-day,...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    January 3, 2020

Case solved: North Creek man's remains finally identified

After 1,900 hours and a team spanning the country, the skeletal remains found on a North Creek property in January 2015 were identified as Nathaniel Terrence "Terry" (Davies) Deggs from New York. He...

 
 By Beacon staff    News    January 3, 2020

2019 Year In Review: July - December

JULY New superintendent for Everett Public Schools Dr. Ian B. Saltzman replaced Dr. Gary Cohn as Superintendent of Everett Public Schools who retired after leading the district for 10 years. Saltzman...

 

GOP Senators propose free use of state parks

OLYMPIA - Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Sen....

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News    January 3, 2020

2020 legislative session opens with new Speaker of the House

The 2020 Washington State Legislative session began Monday, Jan. 13, with an opening ceremony in which Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was sworn in as Speaker of the House. Rep. Jinkins is the first...

 

Lawmakers move to limit companies that trade your data

Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally-collected personal data and image. Senate Bill 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, would allow consumers to access, correct,...

 
 By Beacon staff    News    December 20, 2019

2019 Year in Review

JANUARY Caffeine with a cause One of the first stories of the year was about Mill Creek resident and business owner Kyle Wilson-Wade who worked multiple jobs to save enough money to open his coffee sh...

 

City Council discusses funding options for upcoming projects

In its last scheduled regular meeting of 2019, Mill Creek City Council heard the state auditor’s exit report, voted to move forward with hiring a surface water engineer and adopted a city ordinance to accept a state sales tax credit to fund...

 

35th Avenue SE project receives $5 million grant

Snohomish County recently received notice that the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) has approved a $5 million grant for 35th Avenue SE Phase II. The grant enables Snohomish County to start construction on the project during...

 
 By Beacon staff    News    December 20, 2019

Mill Creek woman joins hundreds for impeachment rally

Hundreds of people rallied in Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 17, on the eve of the impeachment vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Everett rally at 39th Avenue and North Broadway was organized...

 

Police Blotter Nov. 29 - Dec. 11

Nov. 29 Car theft A vehicle was stolen from the 1300 block of Mill Creek BLVD. Nov. 30  DUI arrest Officers stopped a vehicle in the 14400 block of Bothell‐Everett HWY for an equipment violation. A 22-year-old Everett female was arrested for DUI....

 

Suicide, opioid misuse are top health issues in Snohomish County

New data confirms that suicide, opioid misuse, and youth mental health are among the top health issues in Snohomish County. On a more positive note, the County’s rates of homicide, cigarette smoking, melanoma deaths, lung cancer deaths, youth...

 

The 1st 7 days of Freewheelin' Scotland

'Twas getting dark as we stepped off the plane from Paris to Edinburgh and made our way to Bus H. We stand in the rain for about 10 minutes until it comes by, and hauls us to the car rental agency....

 
 By Beth Bond    News    December 20, 2019

Who needs 'stuff?' Give the gift of adventure

How do you wrap an adventure? Well, the calendar says it's December, and the hustle and bustle of Christmas will soon be upon us. But some seniors have learned how to celebrate the "giving season" by...

 

Nothing beats the joy of giving

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller You can bring some cheer this way: Help Someone by Listening - If you have a few hours a week, the ability to write short...

 

Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine for Thyroid Support

Thyroid imbalance is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and the prevalence is on the rise. Estimates of adults with thyroid dysfunction range from 4-10%, with women more commonly affected than men (though incidence in...

 

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