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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

City council needs more than anecdotal stories | Darn Wright

During a recent Mill Creek City Council Zoom meeting Councilwoman Stephanie Vignal put forth that the city should research the pros and cons of hiring a city social worker. She... — Updated 4/21/2021 Full story

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

They are now oh, hum stories | Darn Wright

On March 23 when I finished reading an article in our Snohomish County area newspaper my civic-opinionated brain and my fingers went to work on my computer keyboard. Eight days late... — Updated 4/20/2021


Editorial cartoon | Joe Heller

 — Updated 4/19/2021 Full story

 By Michael Gold    Opinion 

Things we can't live without | Off Kilter

There are a couple of basics that humans could not live without. Chief among them are air, water, and food. Studies have shown that a person could not live more than a couple of... — Updated 4/16/2021

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

A Day at the Museum, at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

Museums are open again! During a recent visit to Cascadia Art Museum, we were among the carefully monitored visitors who felt comfortable enough with COVID protocols and that we... — Updated 4/16/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

Over the river and out of the woods, finally | Chuck's World

In the years after his retirement and before he passed away, I noticed that my father had aged into a cliché. He was always social, but he'd become garrulous, happy to engage in tr... — Updated 4/16/2021 Full story

 By Jana Hill    Opinion 

The best revenge | Editor's Note

Revenge is for the weak. I cannot offer a claim that revenge has never crossed my mind. I understand the math of justice. When a wrong has occurred, we crave the right. We want... — Updated 4/16/2021 Full story


Women's Club keeps Zooming along

The Mill Creek Women's Club continues to actively contribute to the well being of the community, through its philanthropic efforts. We will continue to host entertaining in person social events once we are able. Zoom events have... — Updated 4/9/2021 Full story

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Identifying, educating and preventing sexual assaults | Darn Wright

Every calendar month and its days are set aside for us to focus our attention on some specific topic, with many of those being bizarre or wacky ones. Be that as it may, additional... — Updated 4/9/2021


Editorial cartoon | Joe Heller

 — Updated 4/9/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Speaking for a minority, we're doing fine | Chuck's World

As we began to shut down a year ago, some of us were talking about our upcoming dystopian hellscape. It was all in good fun, as these things are, and we were mostly chatting about... — Updated 4/9/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Renewal, COVID-Style | A Moment's Notice

resurrection n. res·ur·rec·tion | \ ˌre-zə-ˈrek-shən \ 1 a: the rising of Christ from the dead b: the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment c: the state of one risen from the dead 2.... — Updated 4/9/2021


Cavaleri and the Blake Decision

Dear Editor, “Innocent until proven guilty.” This rather simple and easy to understand concept is predicated upon the idea that if you commit a crime, you will leave behind evidence. If you did not commit the crime, you will... — Updated 4/9/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Our place in the sun | Off Kilter

From time to time, I get to thinking about how we all fit into the grand scheme of things. For many of us, a few key decisions (or opportunities) can set us on a lifelong path.... — Updated 4/9/2021


Spring and celebration | Our Schools

Dear friends and neighbors, What a welcome spring has been for so many reasons. More daylight, warmer weather, birds chirping and frogs croaking raise spirits. So much life, so... — Updated 4/2/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

A year of living virtually produces life lessons | Chuck's World

What have you learned? This is always the question, direct or implicit. It's the theme of every commencement address and more than a few conversations in the principal's office.... — Updated 4/2/2021 Full story


Cannabis: Can Rick Steves and Rep. Davis work together?

Editor’s Note: This letter refers to a two-part series on Rick Steves’ role with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), written by Edmonds Editor... — Updated 4/2/2021

 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Home Stretch | Editor's Note

We are coming into the baseball season and the pandemic is being robustly addressed, so let’s go with a sports metaphor: we’re entering the home stretch. We can see the... — Updated 4/2/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

A year of living virtually produces life lessons | Chuck's World

What have you learned? This is always the question, direct or implicit. It’s the theme of every commencement address and more than a few conversations in the principal’s... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The College Reunion | Off Kilter

I recently had the pleasure of attending a college reunion. I won’t bore you with what number of years this one represented, however I will say that it seems more and more like I... — Updated 4/1/2021


Beacon editorial cartoon

 — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Kim Wyman    Opinion

'I want to be like her'

Editor's Note: The Mill Creek Beacon requested an opinion piece on Women's History Month from Secretary of State Kim Wyman. The Office of the Secretary of State's Legacy Washington... — Updated 3/26/2021


'Our daughters are watching'

Editor's Note: This opinion piece was requested by the Mill Creek Beacon in honor of Women's History Month. International Women's Day was March 8, and every year a different theme... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Giving a Kind Word, More Often | A Moment's Notice

“Kind words are worth much but cost little.” – George Herbert Studies show that nearly 90% of consumers seek out and are influenced by online reviews of businesses—as the old saying goes, words matter. Studies also show... — Updated 3/25/2021


Editorial cartoon: Tax time

The Beacon' editorial cartoon for March 26.... — Updated 3/25/2021


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