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​​The Beacon's general election guide: Q&A with the candidates

Five seats on the Mill Creek City Council are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 general election. Councilmember John Steckler is running unopposed for re-election for Position 1.... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

General election ballots to be mailed next week

With the Snohomish County General Election approaching Nov. 2, candidates campaigning for positions on the Mill Creek City Council urge residents who can vote to participate.... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Councilmember: Vaccine passports should not be required

The Mill Creek City Council this week soundly rejected a councilmember's proposal to block vaccine passports and mandates on COVID-19 vaccinations at City Hall. During the Sept. 28... — Updated 10/6/2021


School resource officer interlocal agreement renewed

The Mill Creek Police Department has requested a renewal of its interlocal agreement with the Everett School District for school resource officers to serve on local campuses for... — Updated 10/1/2021


Utilization of ARPA funding discussion continues

The city continues its discussion on the utilization of federal funding provided through the American Rescue Plan Act, signed by President Biden in March. The act provides a unique opportunity for state and local governments to mak... — Updated 10/1/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Big changes could be in store for local voters

With the release of the national census data, the Washington State Redistricting Commission prepares for its decennial redrawing of district borders. These new borders could bring... — Updated 9/24/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Primary election finalized

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, results of the Aug. 3 primary elections were certified and finalized by the county. The early results for the Mill Creek City Council Position 6 race have not... — Updated 8/20/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Neck-and-neck race for Council Position 6

Updated results of the 2021 primary election on Thursday, Aug. 5, show that the City Council Position 6 candidates Melissa Duque (48.24%) and incumbent Adam Morgan (47.77%) will be... — Updated 8/13/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Q&A with Martin Yamamoto

Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will focus on reports from officials and credible sources and will provide accurate updates. On Friday, July 30, City Manager Michael... — Updated 8/6/2021


Tight race for City Council Position 6

The first results of the 2021 primary election Tuesday, Aug. 3, show a tight race between Melissa Duque and Adam Morgan for the Mill Creek City Council Position 6. Morgan narrowly... — Updated 8/6/2021


Snohomish County Elections has mailed out the Aug. 3 primary ballots

Snohomish County Elections has mailed ballots for the Aug. 3 primary to 507,000 registered voters. Ballots were mailed to military and overseas voters on June 18 and to out-of-state... — Updated 7/30/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

August Primary features candidates for School District Board Director

The August primary election ballots are out, and on them are the candidates for the Everett School District no. 2 Director-at-Large Position 4. According to the official voter's... — Updated 7/23/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Primary elections starting mid-July

With the August primary election approaching, candidates for the Mill Creek City Council Position 6 prepare for the first hurdle in their campaign to reach the general election.... — Updated 7/16/2021


Mill Creek man to oversee communications, marketing for City

City Manager Michael Ciaravino this week announced the appointment of Scott Harder, a Mill Creek resident, as the city's new Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Harder will... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

City clashes with Union on allegations of Unfair Labor Practice

Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will focus on reports from officials and credible news outlets and will provide accurate updates as the situation develops. The City... — Updated 7/9/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

Capital gains tax narrowly passes Senate

A tax on capital gains, the sale of assets like stocks and bonds, passed the Senate by a single vote March 6. The bill was first amended to remove the emergency clause, meaning the issue is likely to appear on the ballot later... — Updated 3/10/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

Inslee signs bills to help students

The return to in-person education in public schools is underway. Gov. Jay Inslee signed two bills March 2, assuring students affected by the pandemic can graduate on time. The first bill waived graduation requirements for students... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Joseph Claypoole    News

Curbside alcohol service proposed for extension

People will continue to be able to get a mixed drink with their takeout food until 2023 under a bill now moving to the state Senate for consideration. Delivery and curbside/takeout service of alcoholic beverages and spirits has... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

Republican budget proposal cuts programs, uses rainy-day fund

House Republicans released their proposed state budget Feb. 16, saying it shows how a Republican-controlled Legislature could craft a spending plan without raising taxes. “If House Republicans were in charge, we would debate... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News

Revised capital gains tax advances

A capital gains excise tax moved one step closer to approval Feb. 17 despite opposition from Republican lawmakers who call the law an unnecessary income tax and warn it will result... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Sydney Brown    News

Mill Creek rep's bill addresses the cost of school lunches

As a single mother who survived on food stamps, an added $20 monthly cost for her four children's lunch was more than Rep. Melanie Morgan, D-Tacoma, could afford at that time.... — Updated 2/19/2021 Full story

 By Sydney Brown    News

Mandated homeless shelters draw criticism

Homeless shelters would be located in many cities and counties and supplied with mental health, employment and police resources if a bill under consideration in the state Legislature is adopted. Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn,... — Updated 2/11/2021 Full story

 By Sydney Brown    News

Bill would ban open-carry weapons at peaceful state capitol protests

A proposed ban on open-carry weapons during public demonstrations sparked a heated debate on whether the bill unreasonably restricts the Second Amendment to secure the protections of the First. The Senate Law & Justice Committee... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Patric Haerle    News

Democrats push new tax on billionaires

Detractors fear plan could drive Washington’s wealthiest out of state House Democrats are rallying around a proposal to tax Washington State’s billionaires. House Bill 1406 would impose a 1 percent tax on intangible assets,... — Updated 2/9/2021

 By Jana Hill    News

Three with history of Mill Creek leadership ahead in the polls

Three Mill Creek residents were ahead for state representative and county seats, by the time Nov. 3 ballots were counted: the Snohomish County Elections Office reported John Lovick... — Updated 11/6/2020


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