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 By Sara Jones    Opinion

Stand up for libraries on banned books | Guest View

In Washington and across America, public and school libraries have emerged as the latest battleground in the politically polarized culture war. Look no farther than rural Columbia... — Updated 9/8/2023

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Sigars: So long to a writer's writer | Guest View

Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse … wait, that’s another story. The one I want to relate today concerns one of my other favorite writers. It was some years ago that I... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

9/11 20 years later: A lifelong obsession | Guest View

Last week, we asked for your memories of 9/11, that tragic day from 20 years ago this Saturday.  I wasn't there, and can't pretend to feel the same emotions of those who were, thos... — Updated 9/10/2021

 By April Berg    Opinion

Students should get equal credit for equal work | Guest View

Imagine four high school students sitting around a classroom table working on a project for a class that would help them earn college credit, helping them jump start their career... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By John Lovick    Opinion

Compassion and opportunity are stronger than iron bars | Guest View

Addiction is a problem that we all want to solve. It's time to stop doubling down on a broken system that doesn't work. For decades, people struggling with addiction were put into... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Kim Wyman    Opinion

'I want to be like her' | Guest View

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 7/6/2021


'Our daughters are watching' | Guest View

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 7/6/2021

 By April Berg    Opinion

Women get it done | Guest View

Editor's Note: This opinion piece was requested by The Beacon from Rep. April Berg, D-Mill Creek, to recognize Women's History Month. When women lead, things get done. That's the... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Cathy Johnson    Opinion

RN: Encouraging COVID-19 caution | Guest View

By Cathy Johnson RN, Mill Creek resident Nurse Manager, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett I have been a nurse for many years. All of my experience has been in the hospital... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story


Council: Your job is to find solutions | Guest View

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent by Mill Creek resident Glenda Tecklenburg with signatures from 50 other concerned residents to members of the City Council. We need answers to the excellent reporting by the Mill... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Mary Kay Voss    Opinion

It just keeps getting worse | Guest View

Gee, I hate to mention this, but the City of Mill Creek is at it again. Not laying off employees in the middle of the night, with no notice, or getting another lawsuit thrown at them. No, they have decided they need a new website.... — Updated 7/6/2021


COVID-19 or allergies? (How to Spot the Difference) | Guest View

It starts with a runny nose, then develops into a wheezing cough and red itchy eyes.  You panic – how do you know if you are experiencing symptoms from the dreaded COVID-19 or just your regular seasonal allergies?  Warmer... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Dean Ridings    Opinion

Newspapers have your back | Guest View

We're in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America’s communities is local. First responders are our neighbors helping our neighbors, rushing to addresses just... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story


Thank you and farewell from the Japanese Gulch Group l Guest View

With hearts full of gratitude, the Japanese Gulch Group wishes to thank you for years of support and faith that together we could, and did, make a difference! Now it’s time to say goodbye because our nonprofit has accomplished... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Dave Zweifel    Opinion

Journalism matters because democracy matters l Guest View

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story

 By Layne Bruce    Opinion

Time to stand up for a free press: We're not the enemy l Guest View

Enough already. The last couple of years have been an unending barrage against the freedom of the press and the practitioners of this noble trade. From being called “liars,” “fake,” and “sick” by irate politicians to... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Marti Anamosa    Opinion

Sno-Isle Libraries meets oversight objective | Guest View

I am fortunate to serve with six other individuals from Snohomish and Island counties on a board responsible for the oversight of a critical community resource: our public... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Amy Scarton    Opinion

State ferries: Grading 2017 and tackling 2018 | Guest View

This is a condensed version of the Washington State Ferries’ year in review by Amy Scarton, assistant secretary, WSDOT/Ferries Division. As I wrap up my first year at the helm of... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story


Net neutrality: What you can do to help stop its repeal | Guest View

To my community of elders, children, educators, information professionals, business and community leaders: Let me tell you a story as to why I do what I do. I am a boundary spanner of sorts. I cross official and unofficial... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Al Compaan    Opinion

So you think you're prepared? | Guest View

If you are, great. If you're not sure, read on. If you know you're not, you are in company with a lot of people. What am I talking about? Disaster preparedness, having basic provisions, basic plans and basic planning as to... — Updated 7/6/2021


Nevil Shute's 'On the Beach': What's it all about? | Guest View

I was delighted to read Brian Soergel’s article on Nevil Shute’s “On the Beach” (“U.S. Submarine Scorpion calling Edmonds,” July 20). Shute has always been a favorite author of mine, and years ago I used to teach an... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story

 By Jeff Price    Opinion

Get out, get active, the weather is fine | Guest View

Now that the summer weather has arrived, it’s time to get outside and enjoy it. Our recreation department has a lot of great activities lined up this summer, and I want to share a few of the highlights. On July 30, the city is... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion

Climate resolution lacks clarity | Guest View

By now, news watchers in Edmonds have seen one or more stories about the “Paris climate accord” resolution City Council passed June 27. I have waited until now to say something about my “no” vote on that item. Before I go... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Cheol Kang    Opinion

Partner with your police for a safer community | Guest View

This month, we welcomed new officers to our ranks, which is always a good time to reflect on our core values as a department: professionalism, integrity and community. The expectations we set for our new officers will shape their... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Jeff Ferderer    Opinion

Why I walk with my immigrant neighbors | Guest View

I began my walk on Sunday, Jan. 29 – the same day thousands in Seattle protested President Donald Trump’s unconstitutional travel ban. I called a few friends and we held our own... — Updated 7/6/2021


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