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Accident leads to life's passion

Michael Mathis has always been a fighter. That was never more evident than when he was 11 and nearly lost his life in a horrific accident at a friend's house near Paine Field.... — Updated 10/28/2020

Get a 'Cut with Cops' on Nov. 7

The Mukilteo Police Department will continue its support of Men’s Health Awareness Month by hosting its second “Cuts with Cops” event. Residents can get a haircut by a member of the police department from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,... — Updated 10/30/2020

County Board of Health to update public on COVID-19 in Thursday meeting

The Snohomish County Board of Health is updating the public on COVID-19 today in a 5:30 p.m. meeting live streamed on www.facebook.com/SnohomishHealth. Current COVID-19 information for Snohomish County will be presented by County... — Updated 10/29/2020

Traffic alert: Lane closed near ferry ticket booths

From the City of Mukilteo: The right southbound lane on SR-525, between Front and Second Streets (just above the railroad tracks) will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 2-6. The closure allows the installation of rotating... — Updated 10/29/2020

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COVID-19 cases still rising in Snohomish County

The following is from Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers: Snohomish County is continuing to see rising case rates. The preliminary rate for the most recent two-week period is... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Seal pup visits Lighthouse Park

An unexpected visitor dropped by the beach at Lighthouse Park Sunday, Oct. 25. An unattended harbor seal pup was hanging out, likely waiting for its mother to return. The National... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Former Mukilteo City Councilmember selected to board for new public health foundation

Former Mukilteo City Councilmember Christine Cook was one of seven people selected to serve as board members of the new Sound Foundation for Public Health. Cook also is a past... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Mukilteo City Councilmember Marine named to Community Transit Board

Mukilteo City Councilmember Joe Marine was selected to serve on the Community Transit Board of Directors. The changes come after two members recently left the transit board. Mill... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Mukilteo Schools Foundation goes virtual for annual fundraiser

Mark your calendar and get ready to fire up your computers. The Mukilteo Schools Foundation is going virtual this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation won't be... — Updated 10/28/2020

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City Council pondering the future of Hawthorne Hall

The future of Hawthorne Hall remains up in the air. A structural condition assessment report, authorized by the City Council, indicated that it will cost $587,217 to bring the... — Updated 10/28/2020

Letter to the Editor: Incumbent superintendent has improved education in state

The Seattle Times reported that according to a poll, 47% of Washington voters have not decided on the State Superintendent of Public Instruction race. I am alarmed at this statistic. The incumbent, Chris Reykdal, has improved... — Updated 10/29/2020

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Current events in our city | Mayor's Message

On Monday, Oct 12, I issued a proclamation recognizing and celebrating Indigenous People’s Day. I first issued a similar proclamation in 2016, and it felt important to do so... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Politics: From the nation to the city | Reality Check

This month is all about politics and the impact all levels of politics is having on our community. We’ll start at the national level, then go to the state level, the county... — Updated 10/28/2020

Letter to the editor: Retiring judge endorses Grant for Superior Court

Being allowed to serve your fellow citizens is a rare privilege and a distinct honor: One I have had for 16 years – 19 years – if you include my service as a judge pro-tem. Serving as judge is a difficult task and an awesome... — Updated 10/28/2020

Letter to the editor: League of Women Voters supports Referendum 90

Referendum 90 will be on the November ballot to Approve or Reject ESSB 5395 (Comprehensive Sexual Health Education), passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor in March 2020. The League of Women Voters of WA recommends... — Updated 10/28/2020

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In search of a social network | Chuck's World

I want to tell you about a fun experiment I pulled off the other day, but first I have to explain why I’m a hypocrite. I don’t care for social media. Or, to make it simpler, I... — Updated 10/28/2020

Letter to the editor: Judge endorses Lopez Shaw for Superior Court

As a judge and former colleague, I strongly recommend Cassandra Lopez Shaw for Superior Court Judge. Cassandra’s exceptional professional qualifications, her unwavering moral compass and experience successfully representing... — Updated 10/28/2020

Letter to the editor: Oppose those who are more concerned with corporate profits than health of citizenry

At first it was hard to believe. Then thought that it had to be a joke. A very bad joke. But it is true. While America is dealing with the worst health crisis in a century and more than 210,000 of our fellow citizens have died... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Linda Ronstadt and other big star recording artists | Off Kilter

Linda Ronstadt was admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 – about 20 years after she was eligible. Frankly, to me, this was an outrage. I think she should have been... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Editorial Cartoon for week fo Oct. 28

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Mariner High School Students of the Month for September

Mariner High School's Students of the Month for September are Yuliia Glinkina (freshman), Issac Rosas-Vivas (sophomore), Gabriella Robin Jingles (junior) and Raeann M Rosinski... — Updated 10/28/2020

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Kamiak High School names October Students of the Month

Kamiak High School's Students of the Month for October are: Kelsey Schaaf (freshman), Benjamin Stenberg (freshman), Samuel Lord (sophomore), Sam Shigematsu (junior), Alessandra... — Updated 10/28/2020

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District still planning for students' eventual return to schools | Superintendent's Corner

Just as we got our first full week of distance learning under our belts, the tide changed once again. In mid-September, Snohomish Health District recommended schools begin planning... — Updated 10/14/2020

Kamiak students named National Merit semifinalists

Seven Kamiak High School have been selected as National Merit semifinalists. The seven are: • Zachary Durocher • Ryan Musto • Inyoung Seo • Patrick Stiles • Margaret Wang • Jennifer Xu • Gaia Yun This honor... — Updated 10/14/2020

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District planning for the return of students to schools | Superintendent's Corner

Just as we got our first full week of distance learning under our belts, the tide changed once again. In mid-September, Snohomish Health District recommended schools begin planning... — Updated 10/2/2020

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Edmonds College opens new STEM and nursing building

Edmonds College is kicking off fall quarter with the opening of a new $54 million building dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and nursing. "This... — Updated 10/1/2020

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Virtual discussion on resources for education set for Oct. 6

Rep. Rick Larsen (D–2nd District) will host a live virtual discussion on resources available to students, teachers and families for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, Oct. 6.... — Updated 10/2/2020

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K–12 internet access program allows more students to learn from home

In mid-August, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced a new program to connect students to their online learning from home. This week, OSPI finalized... — Updated 10/2/2020

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Kamiak student aces AP computer science exam | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Kamiak's Joey Schafer, who earned a perfect score on an AP exam. The... — Updated 9/22/2020

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School district welcomes students back

August was a busy month for many staff as we readied plans, teacher trainings, student schedules, laptops, an upgraded communications system and a new learning management system in... — Updated 9/9/2020

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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

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Kamiak swimmers take state | From the archives/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Kamiak's first state swimming championship. The story, written by... — Updated 8/26/2020

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Wesco schools delay start of high school sports

The start of the prep sports season has been pushed back to 2021. Wesco athletic directors voted to shift the two sports scheduled for the fall – cross country and boys tennis... — Updated 8/26/2020

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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 10/28/2020

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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 10/28/2020

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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 10/28/2020

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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 10/28/2020

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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

Pumpkins are not just for Jack-O-Lanterns | Chef Dez

Don’t you just love the autumn harvest? The feeling of a crisp breeze in the air, the sound and sight of rustling leaves in a rainbow of colours, and a plentiful array of gourds, squash, and pumpkins available at the produce... — Updated 10/13/2020

Cooking Through a Pandemic | Chef Dez

These are definitely trying times for everyone. The start of this pandemic produced epic shortages of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Then with the onslaught of people staying at home, the shortages expanded to include staples... — Updated 9/30/2020

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A homestead near Lake Quinalt | Travel Sketcher

This is the barn from the homestead near Lake Quinalt. We are missing getting to travel much these days. Hope you are doing well, send me a photo of a place you have enjoyed... — Updated 9/23/2020

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The Fall of Troy rises again | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on The Fall of Troy, a band that got their start at Kamiak High School.... — Updated 10/2/2020

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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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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

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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

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Ex-Kamiak football standout dies in traffic accident

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Familiar face takes over as Kamiak's new principal

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Ferries: Expect waits over Labor Day weekend

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Five vehicle holding lanes closed at Mukilteo ferry terminal

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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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Kamiak graduate serves aboard USS Ronald Reagan

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Kamiak junior pens his first novel

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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

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Keith Kingsbury: His lessons endure

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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 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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Sailing on South Lake Union | Travel Sketcher

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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

OPINION

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

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The Fall of Troy rises again | From the Archives

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The History of Forest Park and the Zoo | Muk Revisited

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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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Welcome back, Future of Flight

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Weller to bid farewell | From the Archives

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Wesco schools delay start of high school sports

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