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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 $400 million...

 

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 Awareness Month. But... Full story

 
 By Pam Pruitt    Opinion    October 18, 2019 

Mayor's Corner | Elections coming up

If anyone said, “Give me 50% of your money and I will take care of you,” you'd be skeptical and ask a lot of questions. Between the School Board, Fire District, cities, county, state, federal government, and a multitude of other taxing...

 

Anna Alexander was our victim advocate

Our family has been victimized in a very personal way—our home was broken into, our personal effects ransacked, and irreplaceable, meaningful pieces of our family history, passed down to us from our dearly beloved grandparents, stolen. The...

 

John Steckler is a good man

I have known John Steckler personally for over 30 years and believe without a shadow of doubt that he is the best choice for Position 1 on the Mill Creek City Council. John is one of the hardest working and most conscientious people I know. He...

 

Vote for Judge Paul Thompson

I am currently the Presiding Judge for Snohomish County District Court, and I write to express my support for Superior Court Judge Paul Thompson in the upcoming election. As an attorney, Judge Thompson developed a reputation as a formidable and...

 

Garth Fell for county auditor

Garth Fell is the right choice for county auditor. The position leads a host of county services, most critical among them, our elections.  Nationally and state certified as an elections administrator, Garth has overseen more than 80 elections,...

 

Doctors Rx | Using fiber to manage our weight

Statistics from early 2019 show the US obesity rate approaching 40% after holding steady around 35% a decade earlier. These numbers are even more startling when you consider it was only 20 years ago that no state had an adult obesity rate greater tha...

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion    October 18, 2019 

Hed: Darn Wright | Tricky, but maybe a treat 

It was one of those old days (nights) when the group of us ghosts, scarecrows, clowns, goddesses, and queens-dressed teenagers were still going door to door and yelling “Trick or Treat!” When our treats came, we would open the tops of our almost...

 

Anna Alexander is our best choice

As a judge and former colleague, I strongly recommend Anna Alexander for Superior Court Judge.  I believe Anna is the right candidate because of her integrity and her diverse experience. I first met Anna Alexander while we were both law students at...

 

Vote for Anna Alexander this November

I have known Anna Alexander for over 25 years, both in her capacity as a neighbor and friend, and in her capacity as a legal professional. Given what I know about Anna as a person, lawyer, volunteer, and pro-tem judge, I will not hesitate to cast my...

 

Retain Judge Okoloko

As a recently retired trial attorney after a long career in the Snohomish County Public Defender’s office, I strongly recommend Judge Okoloko be retained as a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge.  Prior to being appointed to the bench by our...

 

Vote to retain Judge Thompson

Judge Paul Thompson was an excellent choice for our governor to make when he appointed him to a seat on our Snohomish County Superior Court bench. And now that the voters have an opportunity to speak, we would urge you to vote to retain Judge...

 

Anna Alexander for Superior Court Judge

As a former prosecutor and life-long civil servant, I have spent over a decade working with the judiciary. Based on my experience, I full-heartedly support Anna Alexander for Superior Court Judge.    Anna has the diverse experience we need on the...

 

Vote to retain Judge Okoloko

In my 39 years as a judge, I had the pleasure of serving with many good judges. A year ago, the governor selected Edirin Okoloko from a large field of candidates to fill a vacancy on the Snohomish County Superior Court. Since he took office, Judge Ok...

 

Vote Rob Toyer for Snohomish County Treasurer

For the past 85+ years, the Sievers family served Snohomish County in a few roles, but none more public and distinguished than that of Snohomish County Treasurer. The recognition given to the family by the county in the naming of the Sievers Plaza...

 

John Steckler should serve the Mill Creek community

John Steckler has been an active member of the Mill Creek community for decades. We have had the privilege of working with John and his wife, Lisa, through the Jackson High School music program, where their sons were part of the choir and band. Durin...

 

Choose incumbent Judge Edirin Okoloko

The vote for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge is among many important decisions in the upcoming November election. I urge you to choose the incumbent, Judge Edirin Okoloko, for pos. 7.  I have known this fine man since the first days of his...

 

Vote Steckler for the future of Mill Creek

John Steckler’s service on the Mill Creek City Council is a natural progression of his commitment to the community, having volunteered in this community for 20+ years. His dedication to the community is not for show, but a part of who the Stecklers...

 

Retain Judge Edirin Okoloko

I am the Presiding Judge of the Snohomish County Superior Court.  Along with all of the other judges on my bench, I am encouraging the voters of Snohomish County to mark their ballots to Retain Judge Okoloko in his position on the Court. Judge Okolo...

 

Vote for Judge Okoloko

After a 23-year career as a Snohomish County judge, having served over 18 years on our Superior Court, I retired from that service last year. While I have now left the Court, I have a strong interest in maintaining and improving the quality of our ju...

 

Darn Wright | Blindness can lead to a vision

Before you read further I challenge you to close your eyes and slowly count to 100. Now that your eyes are wide open again you may be able to see more clearly what this “October Blindness” month is all about. A 3-year-old French boy by the name...

 

Mayor's Corner l Monthly update of the City

Thank you Senator Hobbs! We’ve had some heavy rains lately. Driving home on 35th Ave SE was very pleasant without the old flooding, road closures, and diverting thousands of vehicles through our neighborhoods. This could not have happened without...

 

Doctor's Rx l What's new in colon cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the third most common cause of cancer death in the world. Your lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is a bit less than 1 in 20. But there is a light on...

 

Darn Wright l In the grasp of our past

Often current history is a mirror of our past events. Can it be that our present political situations are supporting this notion?  Keeping history in mind, let’s review how a sinister manipulator and serial liar took control of our country back in...

 

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