Articles written by Paul Archipley

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 By Paul Archipley    News

The Beacon: Shining a light on Mukilteo for 30 years

Editor's note: In December, the Edmonds Beacon published a story on the beginning of what would become Beacon Publishing and its community of newspapers 35 years ago. This year, we... — Updated 7/25/2022

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Time for a changing of the guard | Publisher's Desk

About three decades ago when the newspaper industry was moving into the computer age, I used to regale young journalists with stories about how we used to write stories on... — Updated 2/8/2022

 By Paul Archipley    Sports

Here's a sporting idea: Make pickleball the official state sport

Like other states, Washington claims its share of official symbols: the state flower is, of course, the rhododendron. The state bird? American goldfinch. Fish? Steelhead. Tree? West... — Updated 1/13/2022

 By Paul Archipley    News

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 7/15/2021

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Edmonds Beacon subscription model begins Feb. 4

As the old saying goes, "Time flies when you're having fun." Nobody, of course, would likely argue that the last three months have been much fun. Coronavirus, the presidential... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Paul Archipley    News

The Edmonds Beacon enters a new space-time reality | Publisher's Desk

3 a.m. is a precarious time for humans to be riding on planet Earth. As the giant rock we call home orbits the sun and spins on its axis, astronomers say that at 3 in the morning... — Updated 1/6/2021

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Peace of mind | Publisher's Desk

My father was a practical man. When I was young and full of myself, one of the first cars I bought was a 1960 Triumph TR3 roadster. Very impractical. It had removable side curtains rather than windows that rolled up and down, dual... — Updated 12/24/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Give the gift of community this year | Publisher's Desk

Santa, like life, sometimes surprises you, and you get things that weren't on your wish list. Worse yet comes the day when you discover that neither Santa nor the life you... — Updated 12/17/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Time is running out: Sign up for your Beacon now!

When I got my first job, delivering the local daily newspaper, I learned how to "box" the paper, that is, fold it into a square with corners tucked in to make a tight-fit box. No... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

We're here to tell your stories

Dear reader, Department of Fish & Wildlife trackers and their dogs had cornered the mountain lion up in a tree, and were waiting for a veterinarian to arrive with a tranquilizer gun. The mountain lion, also known as a cougar or... — Updated 11/19/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

The Beacon invites you to partner with us for a sustainable future

Dear Reader, 2020 may be remembered, ironically, as the year everyone would like to forget. From a pandemic to an economic collapse to political polarization and more, this has... — Updated 10/19/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

To the east: The dysfunctional City of Mill Creek | Publisher's Desk

Editor's note: We thought Edmonds residents might want to know what's going in with neighbor to the east, Mill Creek, where our sister publication is the Mill Creek Beacon. The... — Updated 8/15/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

From the publisher's desk: Together we can win

Scared. That's a word being confessed everywhere, by husbands to wives, children to parents, patients to doctors, workers to coworkers, strangers to strangers. We're scared. How... — Updated 3/26/2020 Full story


Edmonds mayor activates coronavirus response group

On Monday, March 2, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson said he was taking action in response to COVID-19, the coronavirus that has spread from China around the world and which has killed six... — Updated 3/2/2020 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

Striking nurses state their case at council meeting

More than a dozen nurses and caregivers who are on strike at Swedish Medical Center campuses in Puget Sound, including Swedish Edmonds, told the Edmonds City Council on Tuesday... — Updated 1/30/2020


Luke Distelhorst wins council seat on 44th vote

Zachary Bauder, student representative on the Edmonds City Council, got in his 10,000 steps Tuesday night, ferrying nomination and ballot slips back and forth between the city... — Updated 1/30/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Support your local newspaper | Our View

Here at the Beacon family of newspapers, we're grateful for the community's support. In 1992, when we founded Beacon Publishing in Mukilteo, city officials and others were incredulo... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

You too can fight domestic violence | Publisher's Desk

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... — Updated 10/17/2019 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

Edmonds City Council urges no vote on I-976

Although recent polling suggests Initiative 976, the $30 car tab ballot measure, is winning among likely voters, powerful forces are arrayed against it – including, as of Tuesday... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Paul Archipley    A & E

Ex-Beacon editor hits bull’s-eye in ‘One Last Shot’

The journalists in novelist Al Hooper’s world are hardened and experienced, but their tough personas are leavened with strains of gentleness, understanding and, of course, love.... — Updated 9/26/2018

 By Paul Archipley    News

Edmonds council OKs safe gun storage law

Unwilling to stand by and idly watch continuing carnage due to the proliferation of firearms in America – and tired of waiting for federal and state officials to act – local... — Updated 7/27/2018

 By Paul Archipley    News

Council on Aging brings action, power to growing populace

Senior. Retiree. Pensioner. Oldster. Golden ager. Old fogey! People “of a certain age,” particularly the baby boomers who are entering that stage of life at the rate of 10,000 per day, aren’t sure what they want to be... — Updated 9/15/2017 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News

Separate but one, magnified by the Great American Eclipse

Bill McAulay was in high school when his mother made him get up in the middle of the night to look at a comet that was streaking across the dark sky. This week, in Madras, Oregon,... — Updated 8/24/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

Want a long, happy life? Volunteer!

You may have seen the statistic: baby boomers are retiring at an average rate of 10,000 per day. Tired of work, but not tired of living, many are seeking satisfaction by turning their interests to volunteerism. Opportunities are,... — Updated 6/21/2017

 By Paul Archipley    News

Pair walk away after single-engine plane crash in Mukilteo

An Oregon man and his passenger walked away from a plane crash in Mukilteo Tuesday, counting their blessings. The 30-year-old pilot told investigators he was taking off in his... — Updated 5/2/2017


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