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E. coli found in four counties

An E. coli strain that sent a child to the hospital in Snohomish County was matched with cases in four other counties, leading to an investigation by the state Department of... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Man dead after interaction near Silver Lake

An adult male died at a local hospital Tuesday after he was shot near Silver Lake in Everett while walking his dog. The shooting occurred Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m. from the 11300... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Pfizer clearance to expand COVID-vaccination to ages 12 and up

Editor's Note: Pfizer is approved for kids ages 12 to 15 and an updated article is in-process. Check back for new developments on vaccines, and write a letter to the editor about... — Updated 5/12/2021


Kiwanis recycling event draws many

Nearly 100 cars were turned away from a recycling event because it was simply too popular. "We filled 240-foot container trucks full of electronics, thousands of pounds of electroni... — Updated 5/12/2021


Economic landscape pondered by County board

The Snohomish County Future Workforce Alliance is seeking engagement from the public. A copy of the Local Area Plan for review can be found on the Future Workforce Alliance... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Kids from 12-15 years of age next for vaccine access

Editor's Note: FDA approval is anticipated next week and the county is poised to begin vaccination of the 12 to 15 age-range. Check back for updates. Snohomish County Health... — Updated 5/11/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek schools still urge COVID testing

Some people in the Mill Creek area may be choosing to avoid testing for COVID-19, to avoid quarantine. "Unfortunately, the health district is hearing reports of parents or friends... — Updated 5/11/2021

 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 goin... — Updated 5/10/2021 Full story

 By Jana Hill    News

Goal: 100,000 vaccines in two weeks

More than half of Snohomish County residents have received a vaccine and nearly 40% are fully vaccinated as of May 7; and the momentum to end the pandemic is tied to a goal:... — Updated 5/9/2021


McCollum Pioneer Park Pool remains closed for summer

The Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Division announced today that McCollum Pioneer Park pool will remain closed for the 2021 season (June to September) due to... — Updated 5/8/2021


Survey: Community depends on Beacon for local news

How do you feel about your city council raising your local taxes 30%? And your school board eliminating half the high schools' intramural sports programs? What do you have to say... — Updated 5/7/2021 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds Mayor outlines steps to address 'acts of hate'

Edmonds Mayor Nelson on April 29 laid out a series of steps to tackle what he said are repeated "acts of hate" in the city. The steps were prompted shortly after the City and... — Updated 5/7/2021 Full story


Appointments optional at mass vaccination sites

Mass vaccination sites in Snohomish County are now taking onsite registration in an effort to remove an obstacle. The Ash Way mass vaccination site that offers Pfizer took onsite... — Updated 5/7/2021


Stephanie Vignal runs for council seat

City Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Stephanie Vignal has announced plans to run for Mill Creek City Council. Vignal is currently the only woman on the Mill Creek City Council. She... — Updated 5/7/2021


Free rides to vaccine locations

A partnership between public and private agencies has removed an obstacle to getting a vaccine by providing free transportation. A ride can be scheduled by calling the agency's... — Updated 5/7/2021

 By Cyndy Gallacher    News

Mill Creek Women's Club May 2021

The Mill Creek Women's Club closes out the 2020-2021 season with the election of new officers along with a favorite local author. While the MCWC takes a break for the summer, we are... — Updated 5/7/2021


Police Beat | April 23 to April 29

The Mill Creek Police handled multiple calls between April 16 and April 22 including 31 hang-up calls to 911, 33 for suspicious circumstances, 29 follow-up calls, 24 security... — Updated 5/7/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Zoom-bombing disrupts Mill Creek Council meeting

The Mill Creek City Council meeting was “Zoom-bombed” May 4 with a group of remote attendees making comments intended to offend, before they were locked out and the police chief... — Updated 5/7/2021


Account executive Tina Novak rejoins Beacon family

Beacon Publishing is pleased to welcome Tina Novak back to the Beacon family. Returning to her position as The Beacon's account executive, Tina brings a wealth of marketing know-how... — Updated 5/7/2021 Full story


News Briefs

Crosswalk planned The City of Mill Creek has spent $20,000 on design of a crosswalk planned near Jackson High School. The end goal is to create a crosswalk near the school with a $1... — Updated 5/7/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Vaccinated sections expand event size

New rules are adding space at events for vaccinated sections. Gov. Jay Inslee approved an update to guidance documents May 3, changing the protocols for spectator events and... — Updated 5/7/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

A sign of spring: Farmers market season opens in Edmonds

The popular farmers market season kicked off in Edmonds Saturday, May 1, with Edmonds Historical Museum's Garden Market. There were plenty of items for the garden and the home. And... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

COVID-test scammers booted from Edmonds

The message is clear: Don't get a COVID test from anyone offering them on the streets of Edmonds. Better yet, just get a COVID vaccine shot in your arm, which is as easy as making... — Updated 5/6/2021 Full story

 By Jana Hill    News 

Youth leader walks her way through senior year

The perk to the pandemic was time. Graduating Jackson High School senior and Youth Advisory Officer Esther Park had more time for new activities, and gained an appreciation for... — Updated 5/6/2021 Full story


Snohomish man arrested for six counts of indecent liberties

A 61-year-old Snohomish man was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for six counts of indecent liberties, under suspicion of "inappropriate contact" during... — Updated 5/5/2021


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