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City still plans to light up holiday tree

It will come as no surprise to anyone, but the City of Mukilteo's annual holiday tree lighting/community gathering has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the first... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Governor announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool

Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), today, Nov. 30, announced the launch of WA Notify, an anonymous exposure notification tool to help stop... — Updated 11/30/2020

Mukilteo Police Foundation launches new 'Cooking with Cops' program

The Mukilteo Police Foundation will hold its second “Cooking with Cops” event on Saturday, Dec. 5. Mukilteo Police Officers will cook with youth in the community with the goal of creating positive interactions and mentorship... — Updated 11/29/2020

Vaccine research continues

Multiple vaccines are being studied for prevention of COVID-19 and one of them is being considered for emergency use for high-risk populations, by the end of the year. Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is under review by the FDA on Dec.... — Updated 11/29/2020

Snohomish County launches local business support site

Snohomish County has launched a program called Support SnoCo in an effort to boost the economic health of local businesses. This program is one of the recommendations from the Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Task... — Updated 11/29/2020

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Snohomish County readies for vaccine distribution

Snohomish County is poised to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, when it becomes available. The FDA is considering a Pfizer vaccine Dec. 10. If approved, the distribution process... — Updated 11/28/2020

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Health officials: hospitals are almost at capacity

Health officials continue to plead for avoidance of gatherings during the holidays and continued compliance with COVID-19 restrictions in order to rein in a surge that threatens to... — Updated 11/29/2020

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Finishing touches on new Mukilteo ferry terminal

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City Council close to finalizing 2021 budget

The Mukilteo City Council moved a step closer to approving the 2021 budget, but it’s not quite there yet. A combination of projected higher sales tax revenue, along with some reductions, have narrowed the gap between revenues... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Tapped Mukilteo moving into former Lombardo's location on Speedway

If you're hoping to check out the new restaurant going into the former Lombardo's Pizzeria location on Mukilteo Speedway, you won't have long to wait long. Sean Drought said that... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Editorial cartoon for week of Nov. 25

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Waterfront safety concerns remain for pedestrians | Reality Check

The new Mukilteo ferry terminal will be opening near the end of the year so this month and next we’ll be focusing on Mukilteo’s waterfront development projects. This month the... — Updated 11/25/2020

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School sports and activities needed now more than ever | Op-ed

Ever since I was lucky enough to become the executive director at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, I've told our staff and membership that we are in the... — Updated 11/25/2020

Letter to the Editor: Everett/Mukilteo Rotary Club delivers Thanksgiving meals

Over 350 Thanksgiving baskets were packed and delivered to families in need on Sunday, Nov. 22, by members of the Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo and volunteers. It was our first drive-by pick-up and it worked great to keep... — Updated 11/25/2020

Letter to the Editor: City needs to address impact on budget from Rosehill

The 2021 preliminary Mukilteo budget has a detailed list of Rosehill expenditures that add up to $916,576, labeled “Total Recreation Expenditures.” Also a detailed list adding up to $543,600 labeled “Total Recreation... — Updated 11/25/2020

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This is us, Thanksgiving edition | Chuck's World

After a long, chatty call with my daughter the other night, she mentioned that it was time for her nightly routine. She and my son-in-law apparently do the New York Times crossword... — Updated 11/25/2020

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The great debate | Off Kilter

Well, I’m certain, no matter which side you’re rooting for, that the great presidential debate of this political season was a massive underwhelming and disappointing event. I... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Muslims, Christian share values, love for Jesus | Worship

Like most American Muslim kids, I had a great childhood friend who was Christian. His name was Glenn. His father was in the Navy and his mom stayed home and in that home, I was... — Updated 11/25/2020

Snohomish Health District: Give thanks, not COVID | Your Health

The following information is provided by the Snohomish Health District: As COVID rates continue to rise, Snohomish County is seeing increased hospitalizations and stress on the health care system. Last week, the Snohomish Health... — Updated 11/18/2020

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From the Publisher's Desk: 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... — Updated 11/18/2020

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Kamiak names November Students of the Month

Kamiak High School has named its Students of the Month for November 2020. The honorees are: Rylie Patching (freshman), Lindy Schwenn (freshman), Sam Wolff (sophomore), Daniel... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Mariner names October Students of the Month

Mariner High School's Students of the Month for October are: Marlin Duarte-Salazar (senior), Skylar Janiece Crawford (junior), Sheila Alexandra Delgado-Ozuna (sophomore), and... — Updated 11/25/2020

Edmonds College extends remote operations through at least March 19 | School Brief

Edmonds College is open; however, it is continuing to provide most classes and services virtually online. For the health and safety the community, EC will extend its remote operations and continue serving students and the... — Updated 11/25/2020

EC awarded over $1.1 million for materials science education | School Brief

Edmonds College was awarded three grants this year for materials science education, totaling over $1.1 million. “These resources are vital,” said EC President Amit B. Singh. “Innovations in materials science have the... — Updated 11/25/2020

Edmonds College awards $1.4 million in CARES Act funding to students | School Brief

Edmonds College awarded $1.4 million in federal CARES Act funding to students who are experiencing COVID-19 related financial hardships and are in need of emergency assistance. The one-time, limited assistance is aimed at helping... — Updated 11/25/2020

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District pauses plans to bring students back to school | Superintendent's Corner

We paused on our initial plan to bring back students in preschool through second grade on Oct. 26 due to increasing COVID-19 cases. Since that time, district staff has been closely... — Updated 11/11/2020

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COVID-19 may impact local school budgets

Enrollment in the Mukilteo School District has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten.... — Updated 11/18/2020

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South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Sept., Oct. Students of the Month

The South Everett Mukilteo Rotary (SEMR) has named its Students of the Month for both September and October. Aaron Lee (Kamiak) – Holds a 4.19 weighted GPA and is involved in... — Updated 11/11/2020

Edmonds College Foundation awards over $277K in scholarships

The Edmonds College Foundation awarded over $277,000 in scholarships to 153 students for the 2020-21 academic year.  “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the foundation is able to provide critical support to students... — Updated 11/4/2020

Mukilteo Schools Foundation hosts annual fundraiser online | School Brief

The Mukilteo Schools Foundation is hosting a free virtual fundraising event, the 2020 Happy Hour with an Author Annual Fundraiser, at 4 p.m. Nov. 11. The keynote speaker is Laura Da’, a renowned poet and teacher. The event will... — Updated 11/4/2020

Start of high school sports season delayed

The high school sports season has been pushed back, and each of the three seasons has been shortened. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board voted Tuesday to change the current season... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Knights to continue athletic careers in college

Four Kamiak senior student-athletes will be continuing their athletic careers in college. Kaelyn Bundy (girls soccer), Ava Collinge (girls swimming), Slava Gilszmer (boys... — Updated 11/18/2020

WIAA outlines process for commencing sports seasons

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board approved a process for determining the status of upcoming sports seasons during the 2020-21 school year. The process, announced Monday, Nov. 2, outlines... — Updated 11/11/2020

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Kamiak football hosting fundraiser Sunday at Mod Pizza

The Kamiak football program will be having a fundraiser at Mod Pizza on Sunday, Oct. 11. The fundraiser will be from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., at 11706 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite A101.... — Updated 10/5/2020

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County launches virtual fall season

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTRSnoCo) has announced the launch of a virtual fall season. With more than 45 sites across the county, GOTRSnoCo has served more than 1,600 girls since it was founded in 2015. For the 2020... — Updated 10/1/2020

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Kamiak's McClaskey named state Special Olympics Coach of the Year

Kamiak's Georgia McClaskey was named Washington State's Special Olympics Coach of the Year. McClaskey received the honor when she attended the Special Olympics Washington State... — Updated 9/23/2020

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Kamiak's Gilszmer brothers make verbal commitments

Kamiak's Vlad and Slava Gilszmer both have settled on their post high school plans. Vlad Gilszmer, the two-time defending Class 4A state 500-yard freestyle champion, has made a... — Updated 9/23/2020

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Keith Kingsbury: His lessons endure

Keith Kingsbury coached hundreds and hundreds of players during his 32-year career as the men's basketball coach at Edmonds Community College. But his time with his players was... — Updated 9/22/2020

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Ex-Kamiak football standout dies in traffic accident

Spencer Teerink, a former standout football player at Kamiak High School, died in a traffic accident. Teerink, 26, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident while on his way... — Updated 9/9/2020

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100-mile challenge completed

With so many 100-mile races being cancelled due to the pandemic, the Japanese Gulch Runners hosted its own 100-mile challenge Saturday, Aug. 22. Nick Pembroke and Adam Braddock... — Updated 9/9/2020

Make the season bright and grab a bite with DVS | Holiday Cheer

Join Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS) for their Holiday Gift Drive Kick-off and Drive-Thru Lunch, in lieu of their annual Holiday Luncheon. You can still donate unwrapped gifts or gift cards for a child or... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Local author releases debut historical novel

Edmonds resident Nancy Burkhalter's debut historical novel, "The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France" was released Nov. 17 through History Through Fiction. The... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Vive la France! | Travel Sketcher

In these days of not getting out much I continue to dream of France. Here is a farm and field from Normandy. I trust you are all well. Stay safe and let your mind take voyages to... — Updated 11/18/2020

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Gallery North hosts 'Creatures Great and Small' exhibit

Gallery North's November 2020 exhibit will be "Creatures Great and Small" by artists Lonni Flowers and Melinda O'Malley. The two artists have teamed up to create a show featuring... — Updated 11/18/2020

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The Fall of Troy releases new album – 'Mukiltearth'

The boys are back. Four years after its last recording, the Mukilteo-based post-hardcore band The Fall of Troy has released a new album – "Mukiltearth." The three original band... — Updated 11/9/2020

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A view from Elliott Bay | Travel Sketcher

Last week I spent a morning in the cold at the Elliott Bay Marina, sketching a couple of the homes that sit at water level. What a great place to live. Hope you are doing will,... — Updated 11/9/2020

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Spooky characters in Mukilteo | Halloween Happenings

Steve Bertrand is running into quite a cast of characters when he's enjoying the sights in Mukilteo. He took these photos while out and about in the city. While trick-or-treating... — Updated 11/9/2020

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More spooky characters in Mukilteo | Halloween Happenings

Stacey Olson and her family have set up their annual CarnEvil decorations in their Discovery Crest home. They are inviting kids to come out and pick up a gift bag from a safe... — Updated 11/4/2020

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Dreaming of France | Travel Sketcher

As many of you know, we had plans to move to France in July for a couple of years. Unfortunately, a world pandemic frustrated those plans. Yet we hope, and I sketch images of... — Updated 10/15/2020

Cascade Symphony to provide virtual concert Oct. 26

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will be offering its loyal patrons and the chamber music-loving community a “Virtual Opening Night” concert on Monday, Oct. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. The online performance replaces the first of... — Updated 10/13/2020

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100-mile challenge completed

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11th annual Domestic Violence Services auction to be held online

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A comet sighting at the Mukilteo Lighthouse

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A homestead near Lake Quinalt | Travel Sketcher

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A last look at the ferry tollbooths | Travel Sketcher

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A new roof at the Mukilteo Lighthouse

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A smoggy day at the Mukilteo Lighthouse | Photo gallery

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A view from Elliott Bay | Travel Sketcher

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Accident leads to life's passion

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An amazing day in Mukilteo

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Beacon journalists honored at WNPA conference

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Bui family settles wrongful death lawsuit against shooter's parents

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City installs speed humps to help deter speeding

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City, chamber hosting drive-thru trick-or-treat event at Lighthouse Park

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Community Transit receives $8.3 million in federal grants

SCHOOLS

COVID-19 may impact local school budgets

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COVID: County case count highest since early 2020

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Curtain call for '2 minutes of gratitude'

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Dixon Insurance agency opens

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Dreaming of France | Travel Sketcher

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Editorial cartoon for week of Aug. 12

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Editorial cartoon for week of Aug. 19

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Editorial cartoon for week of Aug. 26

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Editorial cartoon for week of Sept. 30

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Editorial cartoon for week of Sept. 9

SPORTS

Ex-Kamiak football standout dies in traffic accident

NEWS

Familiar face takes over as Kamiak's new principal

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Ferries: Expect waits over Labor Day weekend

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First time trunk or treat

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Five vehicle holding lanes closed at Mukilteo ferry terminal

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Gallery North hosts 'Creatures Great and Small' exhibit

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Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County hosts Raise the Roof fundraiser on Oct. 16 | News Brief

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James Bay Distillers throwing celebration

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Just a little off the top

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Kamiak graduate serves aboard USS Ronald Reagan

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Kamiak junior pens his first novel

SCHOOLS

Kamiak student aces AP computer science exam | From the Archives

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Kamiak swimmers take state | From the archives/Weekend read

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Kamiak's Gilszmer brothers make verbal commitments

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Kamiak's McClaskey named state Special Olympics Coach of the Year

SPORTS

Keith Kingsbury: His lessons endure

NEWS

Kindness Rock Project coming to Mukilteo

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Lending a helping hand

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Local rock duo releases first album | From the archives/Weekend read

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Masks for Mukilteo

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Mother walks to honor the memory of her daughter

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Muk skateboarder wins pro contest | From the Archives

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Mukilteo answers the call for blood donations

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Mukilteo boy starred as Ralphie | From the Archives

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Mukilteo Boys & Clubs Club annual luau and auction set for Saturday

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Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club raises more than $60,000 with first-ever virtual auction

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Mukilteo Chamber's Amazing Race, Boys and Girls Club's Luau to go on as scheduled

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Mukilteo City Council approves naming of Byers Family Park

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Mukilteo Cub Scout Pack to offer virtual popcorn sales

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Mukilteo Dental Center donates $4,000 to food banks

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Mukilteo family raises awareness about suicide

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Mukilteo ferry pedestrian trail to close for about a month

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Mukilteo finance director leaving for Island County

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Mukilteo Lighthouse Roof History | Muk Revisited

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Mukilteo Way Garden Club awards scholarships

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Mukilteo woman's mission is to help immigrants thrive

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Mukilteo's 2020 Citizen of the Year

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Multicultural learning pod pops up in Mukilteo

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New owner takes over at John's Grill

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Picnic Point student's illustration featured in J.K. Rowling's latest book

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Quite a sight: Bending but not breaking

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Rep. Ortiz-Self elected new House Democratic Caucus Chair

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Rosehill plans to reopen on modified basis

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Sailing on South Lake Union | Travel Sketcher

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Seal pup visits Lighthouse Park

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Sen. Liias to receive library award | News Brief

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Service on Mukilteo/Clinton run to be increased on weekends

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Smoky days in Mukilteo

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Sno-Isle Libraries offering 'Books by Mail'

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SnoPUD offers EV customers

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SnoPUD: We're ready for storms, potential power outages

SCHOOLS

South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Sept., Oct. Students of the Month

OPINION

Speeding and barking dogs: Early days of the Mukilteo Police Department | Muk Revisited

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Spooky characters in Mukilteo | Halloween Happenings

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Strom Peterson, Lillian Ortiz-Self win general election

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Study Buddies Mukilteo offers help for struggling students

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The Fall of Troy releases new album – 'Mukiltearth'

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The Fall of Troy rises again | From the Archives

OPINION

The History of Forest Park and the Zoo | Muk Revisited

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Trick-or-treating in the COVID-19 era

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Update: Smoke from Oregon has arrived

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Vehicle prowls on the rise in Mukilteo

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Vive la France! | Travel Sketcher

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Welcome back, Future of Flight

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Weller to bid farewell | From the Archives

SPORTS

Wesco schools delay start of high school sports

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