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Peace essay contest winner: Be a voter and activist

It was pure happenstance that Joban Mand overheard two of his friends talking about the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee's annual Prodigies for Peace Writing and Art... — Updated 1/25/2023

Legislature: Bipartisan meeting on housing issues

Sen. Marko Liias and Rep. Strom Peterson, who represent Mukilteo in the 21st Legislative District, will take part in a bipartisan news conference to address closing Washington's... — Updated 1/28/2023

Through Your Lens: Glorious Mukilteo

Two equally beautiful views of Mukilteo from Joleen Sims and Roxanne Erickson. Have photos to share? Email mukilteoed... — Updated 1/27/2023

Mayor Marine appointed to National League of Cities' Public Safety committee

Mayor Joe Marine has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2023 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) federal advocacy committee. Marine was elected to a... — Updated 1/26/2023

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 1/26/2023

Carjacking suspects arrested in Mukilteo

Around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office deputies, Everett Police, and Mukilteo Police apprehended two suspects in a robbery, attempted kidnapping, and... — Updated 1/25/2023

Council approves land/tribes statement

The City of Mukilteo’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission in spring 2021 first discussed the idea that the City Council read a land acknowledgment statement recognizing its neighboring tribal communities. After nearly... — Updated 1/25/2023

Out with the old: City moving ahead with new digital parking system

The City Council has given the green light to a new digital permit parking program that will go into effect next year. During Monday’s work session, the council revisited the details of the program with Police Chief Cheol Kang.... — Updated 1/25/2023

Police Beat

Jan. 19 Call for help 7900 blk. 53rd Ave. W. A man called and requested mental health resources. The man did not meet involuntary treatment criteria but was provided with... — Updated 1/25/2023

Mukilteo to honor former Councilmember Pancerzewski

The City of Mukilteo will be honoring the late Charlie Pancerzewski during the Feb. 6 City Council meeting at City Hall. Pancerzewski, who died Dec. 15, attended council meetings for more than 50 years, served on the City Council... — Updated 1/25/2023

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 1/25/2023

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

Thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses among millions of Nazi victims | Worship

On Jan. 27, the world will mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a symbolic date to commemorate the victims of Nazism. Murderous Nazi terror targeted millions for reasons of biology, nationality, or political ideology.... — Updated 1/25/2023

A wish list for the Mukilteo waterfront | Reality Check

In this edition, I present the Reality Check 2023 wish list for Mukilteo’s waterfront area. I have high expectations for what can be accomplished to benefit our waterfront and in... — Updated 1/18/2023

Gratitude and your mental health | Health and Wellness

I think we have all heard that the practice of gratitude, being grateful for things in your life, has a positive effect on one’s mental health. I believe that for some people,... — Updated 1/18/2023

Really smart animals | Off Kilter

We’ve all seen animals perform tricks. That includes just about every animal on the planet. For example, there are a number of companies that have trained animals for “rent... — Updated 1/18/2023

Do you use Occam's razor | Darn Wright

It’s the start of 2023, and with our tradition of setting New Year’s goals, darn right I have a suggestion. How about learning how Occam’s razor can be a tool for you? Many... — Updated 1/18/2023

Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo's quality of life impacted by the decisions of City of Everett, Snohomish County

Mukilteo’s quality of life impacted by the decisions of City of Everett, Snohomish County Nearly 20 years ago, my family and I moved to Mukilteo. A portion of the allure of this area was the abundance of park-like spaces and... — Updated 1/18/2023

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

Zachary Boonsripisal – Orchestra

Zach is a bass player for the Kamiak Orchestra but also plays cello, piano, and enjoys singing. His friends call him quirky, dependable, a quick thinker and independent. "I enjoy... — Updated 1/4/2023

Kamiak High School honors Nov. Students of the Month

Kamiak staff has selected its Students of the Month for November 2022. The students are: Zane Rucker (freshman), Devin Semeraro (freshman), Emilia Funke (sophomore), Melissa Hoang... — Updated 1/4/2023

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 1/26/2023

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 1/25/2023

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 1/25/2023

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

CJ DeBolt – Wrestling

Congratulations to team captain and senior CJ DeBolt for being named Kamiak's Athlete of the Week! At the Border Blizzard tournament on Jan. 14, CJ wrestled her way to second place... — Updated 1/25/2023

Knights dominate Marauders, win third straight | Girls basketball

Kamiak is on a roll, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Junior Bella Hasan scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Knights to their third straight victory, 68-39 over... — Updated 1/25/2023

Kamiak survives furious Mariner rally

If the Kamiak boys basketball team was suffering from a case of whiplash, you can't blame them. In a span of five minutes, the Knights went from holding a commanding 28-point lead... — Updated 1/25/2023

Coleman wins shot put, weight throw | Sports Brief

Adrianna Coleman, a Mukilteo resident who attends King’s High School, won the shot put and 20-pound weight throw Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Spokane High School Indoor Invitational track meet. Her mark in the weight throw was a meet... — Updated 1/18/2023

Josiah Pierre – Boys Basketball

Congratulations to Josiah Pierre for being named Kamiak's Athlete of the Week! In the contest against Mariner on Wednesday, Jan. 11, Josiah had 28 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-... — Updated 1/18/2023

Jailin Johnson – Boys Basketball

Jailin Johnson is a senior, 4-year varsity starter and captain for the Mariner Boys Basketball team. In the past two games, he has averaged 30 points a game and led the Marauders... — Updated 1/18/2023

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

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 1/21/2023

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 Full story

The holiday spirit

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The sounds of the holidays

If you listened closely enough, you probably heard the sounds of the holidays Sunday, Dec. 11. From Everett to Mukilteo, Christmas songs and music could be heard. The St. John's... — Updated 12/21/2022

Rick Steves promotion urges travelers to give to nonprofits

After the successful return of its tour program in 2022, Edmonds travel company Rick Steves’ Europe is launching a “Season’s Givings” event that allows travelers to save $100 on a 2023 European tour while also donating... — Updated 12/14/2022

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