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Legislators should support COVAX Initiative | Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Americans around the world are celebrating. As we come up on nearly a year and a half of COVID-19, more and more people are getting vaccinated, posting photos with their friends and their vaccination cards, and breathi... — Updated 7/26/2021


The gun dilemma in America | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Paul: So, Chris, guns are on my mind this week. Over the weekend, a 6-year-old girl was shot to death, an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting in Washington, D.C. Also,... — Updated 7/26/2021

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

The wonders of 41-year-old Sue Bird | Darn Wright

A phone call from an avid fan of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Seattle Storm, who happens to be my daughter, Karen Michelle, led to a wonderful July 11th... — Updated 7/23/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of July 23

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 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion 

Monday, sushi Monday | Arts & Appetite

A recent visit from out-of-state friends necessitated finding a new sushi spot. You see, our friends arrived on a Monday, and as several of our local sushi restaurants are closed... — Updated 7/23/2021 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

Learning lessons while watching the river run | Chuck's World

I headed for the river last week, as the river never disappoints. A summer that’s passed without at least a quick trip south to the Columbia is a summer wasted, and it turns out... — Updated 7/23/2021

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Beacon subscription drive heats up with summer | Publisher's Desk

It's been about six months since The Beacon transitioned from a free publication to a subscription newspaper. We're pleased to report that, while we're not where we want to be yet,... — Updated 7/16/2021 Full story

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Our ferries and alcohol don't mix | Darn Wright

Even though the Washington state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website indicates that every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash, we voters... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Tip: Watch the fireworks from a Washington State Ferry | History Files

On July 4th I didn't do the usual ritual of going to Civic Park to watch the fireworks show, but I did get a chance to enjoy it in another way. And I wondered how the first July... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

A great place to live: Perception as reality | Moment's Notice

We live in a pretty remarkable place. Having grown up and lived in many other states and countries, I cannot imagine living anywhere else in America. Washington is beautiful ... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

What time travelers can teach us | Chuck's World

I’m going to refrain from replaying the old joke, and just state for the record that after 16 months of relentless scrolling, I suspect I’ve reached the end of the internet. Thi... — Updated 7/16/2021


Old column revived with new editor | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Christopher Kim are at opposite ends of the generational gap. Archipley is a Baby Boomer (an odd designation for a senior citizen);... — Updated 7/16/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of July 9

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 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Kahlo's Cantina: A long-awaited dinner | Arts & Appetite

Most of us who travel by or near the Edmonds ferry have been anxiously awaiting the completion of the major remodel of the spot now known as Kahlo's Cantina. We saw the signs go up... — Updated 7/16/2021


Mill Creek Women's Club announces new officers for 2021-22

The Mill Creek Women's Club has elected new officers for the 2021-22 season. They are Luanne Kunz, president, Jeannette Bliss, vice president, Carol Ellis, secretary, and treasurer... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

You keep using that word | Chuck's World

I don't really have any cultural bona fides to offer, but I fully support local journalism and I always think it's a grand idea to pass along any literary wisdom that I stumble... — Updated 7/9/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of July 2

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Editorial cartoon for week of June 25

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 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

The Blackbird Café & Bar: A most successful makeover | Arts & Appetite

We humans are usually not so fond of change, especially the change of a favorite "neighborhood" restaurant. A couple of years ago, this column featured Hill's Restaurant & Bar,... — Updated 7/9/2021

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Mill Creek Beacon's editor gets us thinking | Darn Wright

Coverage and reporting are most effective if, after a reader puts down the paper, their mind is still on the topic covered by the reporter. This being the case, then Christopher... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

That avocado is worth how much? | Moment's Notice

We have all heard of blood diamonds, but how about green gold? Gangs and organized crime groups are stealing this green gold across South Africa and Mexico, and from New Zealand to... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Making decisions in the heat of the moment | Chuck's World

I started to walk outside one day last weekend, just to retrieve something I'd left in the car the night before. As I reached for the doorknob, I hesitated. Going outside had... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A nation looking for its birth date | Darn Wright

Hip, Hip, Hooray! We are heading into July 4th and our nation's 245th birthday! But is July 4th, in fact, our Great Nation's begetting day? Being polite, maybe it's not a good idea... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

A modest proposal for a new era | Chuck's World

I was out sitting on my daughter’s porch in Texas a few weeks ago, an experience not unlike eating ice cream too fast. It feels really good until it doesn’t, as the joy of... — Updated 7/6/2021


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