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'Good stories help kids to see themselves and to feel seen'

Sundee T. Frazier loved to read when she was growing up, but there was always something missing from the books – characters she could identify with. Frazier comes from a biracial... — Updated 2/1/2023

PAWS issues puppy alert

If you're looking for a furry young'un, now is the to visit PAWS in Lynnwood. PAWS has a number of 2-month-old pups looking for homes. For more information on the cuties... — Updated 2/1/2023

Last 747 leaves Everett; attendees included John Travolta

Boeing said goodbye to the 747 while saying hello to the 737 Max. The last of the iconic 747s departed Everett's Paine Field Tuesday, Jan. 31, bound for Atlas Air. "As the world's... — Updated 2/1/2023

Nonprofits looking for ways to connect

Nonprofit organizations in Mukilteo will be getting a helping hand with a new webpage on the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce's website. The idea of having a webpage where all the... — Updated 2/1/2023

Police Beat

Jan. 23 Dogs on the run 7800 blk. 49th Pl. W. A Labrador puppy and his friend, a big fluffy dog, were running loose in the neighborhood. When police arrived they found two people... — Updated 2/1/2023

Carjacking suspects arrested in Mukilteo

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Everett Police, and Mukilteo Police apprehended two suspects in a robbery, attempted kidnapping, and motor vehicle theft incident... — Updated 2/1/2023

2022 saw most traffic deaths on Washington roads since 1990

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s (WTSC) initial data for 2022 shows the highest number of deaths on Washington roads and highways since 1990. Preliminary reports show that 745 people were killed in crashes last year.... — Updated 2/1/2023

Federal grant to help Washington State Ferries electrify Mukilteo/Clinton route

On Thursday, Jan. 24, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D) announced that Washington State Ferries (WSF) will receive a $4.9 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)... — Updated 2/1/2023

Mayor Marine to deliver State of the City address Feb. 21 and 22

Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine will deliver his 2023 State of the City Address at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Rosehill Community Center. This will be Marine’s 10th State of the... — Updated 2/1/2023

Larsen, Somers: Boeing's 737 MAX assembly line is great news

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers say they are both excited about Boeing’s decision to establish a fourth 737 MAX assembly line at Paine Field... — Updated 2/1/2023

Clever construction planning benefits students, community | Mukilteo Schools

If your commute takes you by Challenger, Discovery, or Horizon elementary schools, you may have seen the construction happening this past year. They are just a few of the schools... — Updated 2/1/2023

Summer and the other 'seasons' | Off Kilter

Those of us who live here in the Pacific Northwest have been spoiled by our summer weather. All of you know that our summers are simply “perfect.” Moderate temperatures, low... — Updated 2/1/2023

Parking, parks, and politics | Reality Check

Parking Finally, it looks like the new Port of Everett (POE) parking lot (across from Ivar’s – where the old ferry holding lanes used to be) might be open as early as the end... — Updated 2/1/2023

Starting off the new year … with a cough

Before the holidays, we read and heard the reports about a tripledemic, about the virulent flu strains, and about RSV more intense than in past years, not to mention the common... — Updated 2/1/2023

Opening the doors with education | Darn Wright

With open educational doors they are coming. It was women’s rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) who challenged the male’s hypotheses that women are inheritably... — Updated 2/1/2023

Our differences in unity make us better | Worship

This past Christmas, my nephew from Japan came to visit us with the intent to experience what Christmas was like in the United States. I thought that this was an interesting... — Updated 2/1/2023

Holocaust told through 'stumbling stones' | Darn Wright

Jan. 27 marks the anniversary of the Russian Army's liberating the most murderous Nazi death camp: Auschwitz-Birkenau. Now, every year on that date, Holocaust Memorial Day... — Updated 2/1/2023

It's a matter of scale | Off Kilter

Unfortunately, we had another mass shooting over the weekend. Now, this particular event appears, at first look, to be directed rather than random. Further narrowing it down, it... — Updated 1/25/2023

How to get help as an elder orphan | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to find someone honest and reliable to look after my estate, health, and long-term care when I’m no longer able to do it myself. I’m a 67-year-old... — Updated 1/25/2023

VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship

Cmdr. Carl F. Kurfess of VFW post #8870 has announced the Post will, once again, offer their Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Student qualifications include having at least one sibling, parent, or... — Updated 2/1/2023

Sam Wolff – Band

Sam Wolff plays tuba in the Kamiak show band and is also an accomplished bassist. He's been playing music since the age of 11 and has made it his mission to change the impressions... — Updated 2/1/2023

Drew Howard – Band

Drew plays snare drum and percussion for the Kamiak Band and is also a member of the Kamiak Showband and Drumline. When asks who inspires him Drew responded, "My friends are a big... — Updated 1/25/2023

Kamiak Dulcineas take first place

The Kamiak Dulcineas took first place with their kick routine, "Please Don't Go," Saturday, Jan. 14, at Edmonds-Woodway High School. The performance also won the highly coveted... — Updated 1/25/2023

Kamiak cheer headed to state championships

The Kamiak cheer team has qualified for the state championships for the fourth consecutive time. The cheer team earned their spot in the Small Game Day Division after competing at... — Updated 1/25/2023

Chloe Lee – STEM Student of the Month

Chloe Lee has been selected as Kamiak's STEM student of the month. Chloe has served as captain of the tennis and volleyball teams, as well as vice-president of the National Honor... — Updated 1/18/2023

Edmonds College to host multicultural job fair on Feb. 2

Edmonds College will host a multicultural job fair from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, on the first floor of Brier Hall. The job fair is open to students and community members... — Updated 1/20/2023

Dedicated public servants | Superintendent's Corner

January is School Board Recognition Month, so naturally we are expressing gratitude for our school board. However, our appreciation for the board’s work goes far beyond an annual... — Updated 1/12/2023

Jeffrey Choi – Choir

While Jeffrey may be introverted, he is not shy about lending his deep bass voice to the Kamiak Choir. "I love the community surrounding the choir at Kamiak High School. The number... — Updated 1/11/2023

School District's Strategic Plan ready after 20 years | Superintendent's Corner

In September I shared with you that we have been gathering input from staff, students, families, and community partners over the past year to develop a strategic plan, something... — Updated 1/4/2023

Kamiak shakes off slow start, rolls past Mariner | Girls basketball

Kamiak started out slow but finished strong against district rival Mariner, stretching a 2-point lead in the first quarter into eight at halftime. After halftime, Kamiak pulled... — Updated 2/1/2023

Kamiak swim team should challenge for district title

The Kamiak boys swim team wrapped up its home schedule with a decisive 130-53 victory over Edmonds-Woodway in a Jan. 24 Wesco South dual meet at Kamiak High School. The Knights... — Updated 2/1/2023

Mariner dominates rematch with Kamiak | Boys basketball

Mariner coach Tevin Dillon says basketball is a game of runs, and he knew it was just a matter of time before Kamiak delivered one. The key was Mariner's response. After leading... — Updated 2/1/2023

Stellar sophomore season for Mariner's Domingo | Boys swimming

Mariner's Vyron Domingo was hoping to earn his second state cut of the season in the 100 backstroke during a Wesco meet against Shorewood and Everett Thursday, Jan. 26, at Kamiak... — Updated 2/1/2023

Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame accepting nominations

The Snohomish County Sports Commission is accepting nominations for the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame 2023 Induction Class. The deadline for the 2023 nominations is March 4.... — Updated 2/1/2023

Kamiak Boys Swim Team

Congratulations to Kamiak boys swim team members Lawrence Wang, Kade Babik, Dante Weerasooriya, Thomas Yanni, Tsuyoshi Kameda, Vadim Krutiy, Owen Pinder, Rowan Jung, Minh Nguyen,... — Updated 2/1/2023

Fernando Tejada – Boys Swim Team

Fernando Tejada is Mariner's Athlete of the Week. He is a Junior on the Mariner Varsity Boys Swim Team. He has become a truly valuable member of the team with his hard work and... — Updated 2/1/2023

Knights' playoff prospects take a hit with losses | Boys basketball

The Kamiak boys basketball team's hopes for a Bi-District playoff berth took a serious hit following losses to Glacier Peak and Lake Stevens. The Knights held a 63-59 lead midway... — Updated 2/1/2023

Knights girls' rally runs out of steam in 4th quarter | Girls basketball

Trailing 49-35, Kamiak made its move with a 7-0 run in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. But Glacier Peak regrouped after calling a timeout, scored four straight points,... — Updated 2/1/2023

Noel Villar Cereceres – Wrestling

Noel Villar Cereceres is a sophomore on Mariner's Boys Wrestling Team. His leadership in the room and recent performances have shown his growth and maturity. Noel wrestled at the... — Updated 1/25/2023

'Twin Stars' exhibit at Gallery North

Gallery North in Edmonds' February show is "Twin Stars" featuring Tatyana Brown and Irina Kirienko Milton.  Brown is a member of Seattle Print Arts, COCA, and A/NT gallery,... — Updated 2/1/2023

Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents its annual children's concert Feb. 4

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present its annual children's concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. This... — Updated 2/1/2023

Northwest Stream Center hosts white birds of winter program

White birds of winter have migrated here from Alaska and Canada to the Pacific Northwest. Thousands of Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and Snow Geese have flown from the far north to... — Updated 2/1/2023

Going down in history | Wanderlust

Not everyone can say they've rubbed shoulders with a herd of reindeer Wintertime in the Pacific Northwest offers outdoor adventure galore. Take to the slopes on skis or a... — Updated 1/18/2023

Year of the Rabbit: Lunar New Year returns to Snohomish County

Decorative red lanterns adorn downtown Edmonds in anticipation of the second annual Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration, which will welcome the Year of the Rabbit with... — Updated 1/11/2023

MLK tribute features speakers, performances

The fifth annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "When Love Changes This," is coming to the Edmonds Waterfront Center. The "Inspiring a Beloved Community in Song,... — Updated 1/11/2023

YMCA of Snohomish County prepares for influx of new families

The YMCA of Snohomish County is preparing for an influx of new and returning members and can’t wait to show the community that the Y is much more than a gym. All six Snohomish County YMCA locations – including in Mukilteo ... — Updated 1/11/2023

Cascade Symphony welcomes its former 'Rising Star'

Cellist Olivia Marckx, a top prize winner at the 2022 Coeur d'Alene National Young Artists competition, will be the featured soloist when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra – under... — Updated 1/5/2023

Interact with nature, art at Price Sculpture Forest | Wanderlust

Whidbey Island is a popular destination for Seattle-area residents, as well as for visitors to Washington state. They find this idyllic locale, with its mix of bucolic and coastal... — Updated 12/22/2022

The holiday spirit

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