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 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

Kamiak grad says goodbye to theater in the PNW

For one night only, Mitchell Beard, a 2018 Kamiak High School graduate, assembled a ragtag cast, arranged a diverse playlist of music, and produced “Dear World, a Cabaret” a culminating project to Beard’s own theatrical... — Updated 8/1/2018

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Boeing to take over the Future of Flight

Boeing is spreading its wings further into Snohomish County with the recent announcement that the aircraft manufacturing giant will be taking over the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo. The Future of Flight Aviation... — Updated 8/1/2018


Stellar Kids Dentistry offer sweet treats for patients

For just one day only, the dentists and dental hygienists of Stellar Kids Dentistry in Mukilteo encouraged their patients to eat a sweet treat. As a way of giving back to their patients, Stellar Kids Dentistry hosted their... — Updated 8/1/2018


Larsen receives raise amidst teachers’ contract debate

With the Mukilteo School District and the Mukilteo Education Association (MEA) still at odds over the future of teachers’ salaries within the district, the school board gave Super... — Updated 7/25/2018


Kamiak student takes passion for history to new heights

Not many high school students spend their free time reading the old letters of Albert Einstein. Even fewer would choose to make a historical presentation on the man, and still fewer would perform as Einstein as part of a... — Updated 7/25/2018

 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

City passes Gun Safety Resolution

While the Mukilteo City Council had plenty to discuss during its Monday, July 16, meeting, one item in particular seized most of the council’s attention. The Gun Safety Resolution, proposed by Councilmember Richard Emery, brought... — Updated 7/18/2018 Full story

 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

Amazing Race Mukilteo thrills once again

This past Saturday, July 14, 36 teams traversed the city of Mukilteo competing in challenges and solving clues as part of the third annual Amazing Race Mukilteo hosted by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. Beth VanZutphen and Becky... — Updated 7/18/2018

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Off-leash dog attacks upsetting Mukilteo residents

Off-leash dogs have created what many people feel to be an unsafe environment inside Mukilteo’s parks. Last month, as Mukilteo resident Alyssa Wooldridge and her chocolate labrador retriever, Bear, were making their regular hike... — Updated 7/11/2018


50 years of track and field for all

For 12 consecutive Wednesdays each summer, Shoreline Stadium plays host to a track and field event like few others. Athletes of all ages, skill levels and competition levels gather at 6 p.m. to compete in the All-Comers Track and... — Updated 7/10/2018 Full story

 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

Former Mukiltean returns to the PNW with Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Richard Woolley hasn’t lived in Mukilteo in nearly three decades. The former Boeing engineer has since moved to Utah, changed careers, raised five children and joined a choir. Yet, on July 2, when Woolley made his return to the P... — Updated 7/3/2018

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Sneakers and Sirens raises more money than ever before

The grounds of Kamiak High School began to buzz as early as 7 a.m. Saturday, June 23, and by 9 a.m. there was a palpable feeling of excitement as the start of the Sneakers and Sirens 5k/10k neared. Event organizer Penny Kellam... — Updated 6/27/2018

 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

Local dentist strives to save lives and rescue smiles

Mukilteo dentist Dr. Nhi Pham keeps busy. As the owner and operator of Mukilteo Dental Center and a mother of three, Pham has her hands full at home. But this hasn’t stopped her... — Updated 6/20/2018


Stemtree offers unique learning opportunities for local students

With the emphasis of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs on the rise, a local couple is bringing a new kind of education center to Mukilteo. “We are... — Updated 6/13/2018 Full story

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Local ‘Pinball Wizard’ ranked 1st in the world

Pinball, what many people consider a simple arcade game, has taken a boy from playing games in the basement with his dad to a spot as the top pinball player in the world. Raymond... — Updated 6/13/2018 Full story

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Orienteering blazes new trails for local runners

You may not have heard of it, you may have no clue what it is, but if there is one thing local orienteers want to make clear, it’s that orienteering is a sport. “A lot of people think orienteering isn’t a sport or that it... — Updated 6/6/2018 Full story

 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

Talks of Regional Fire Authority ignite City Council meeting

Discussion of the Mukilteo Fire Department’s future budget at the Mukilteo City Council meeting Monday night shifted toward the contentious possibility of the city of Mukilteo joining a Regional Fire Authority (RFA). During... — Updated 6/6/2018

 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

Pedaling helps Parkinson’s patients find community, wellness

Two days a week, Parkinson's patients gather at the Mukilteo YMCA to ride stationary bikes alongside others affected by the disease. "Pedaling for Parkinson's" combines bicycling with community to provide attendees... — Updated 5/30/2018 Full story

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‘Nature Together’ connects children and their parents with the outdoors

The squeals of joy coming at 92nd Street Park along Mukilteo Speedway may not all be coming from the park’s playground. They also may be heard from children gaping at the bullfrogs inside the pond or learning about pollination... — Updated 5/30/2018 Full story

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Council approves design criteria for waterfront access

In a decision that will affect the future of pedestrian safety at the Mukilteo waterfront and ferry terminal for years to come, the Mukilteo City Council approved the design... — Updated 5/23/2018


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