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Articles from the January 8, 2020 edition

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 By Cameron Sheppard    News

GOP Senators propose free use of state parks

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville,... — Updated 1/13/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Strong first-half performance lifts Kamiak past Cascade | Boys basketball

A busy schedule during the holiday break helped keep Kamiak sharp heading back into league play. The Knights' defense clamped down Cascade from the tipoff, as Kamiak sprinted to a... — Updated 1/13/2020


Homelessness emergency grabs the attention of lawmakers

Lawmakers are scrambling to confront a crisis that leaves people sleeping out in the cold and rain.  The complex contributing factors of homelessness in Washington are creating a... — Updated 1/10/2020

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion

Muk Revisited | Mukilteo's First Doctor

Mukilteo's first resident doctor was Claude E. Chandler. He was born Feb. 19, 1883, in Scopus, Missouri, to parents Harrison S. Chandler and Sarah E. Whitner. Harrison was a... — Updated 1/10/2020

 By WNPA News Service    News

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative session

The Washington Newspaper Publisher Association's Olympia news bureau opened on Wednesday with two reporters in new permanent quarters on the Capitol campus. In a space large enough... — Updated 1/10/2020


Small plane lands off the runway at Paine Field

A single-engine airplane landed off the runway at Paine Field after the landing gear collapsed Sunday, Dec. 29. The pilot and one passenger were the only people on board.... — Updated 1/8/2020


Letter to the Editor | Vote "yes" on the proposed school bond

Born three months ago, Isabella lives in an apartment east of Airport Road. She'll start kindergarten in about five years, and her path in the Mukilteo School District will take her to Discovery Elementary, Voyager Middle School,... — Updated 1/8/2020


Letter to the Editor | Union response to recent fabrications

Over the past few months, there have been a number of false statements made by Mukilteo City Councilmembers during council meetings and work sessions regarding the Mukilteo Fire Department and overtime pay. Unfortunately some of... — Updated 1/8/2020


Around Town | Jan. 8 - Jan. 29

Jan. 8 Little Science Lab 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. In partnership with Imagine Children’s Museum, join a bilingual 30-minute weekly STEM program in Spanish and English that encourages preschool-age kids to explore the world around... — Updated 1/8/2020


City calls on young artists in the community

Calling once, calling twice…the City invites young artists to share their work with the community. The City’s Youth Advisory Committee will host its third annual Mukilteo Art Contest on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Rosehill Community... — Updated 1/8/2020


Third graders prepare for reading challenge

Fair warning: the next sentence is a mouthful. The Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem, Third Grade Reading Challenge is underway for 2020. Librarian and event organizer Joy Feldman said the annual third... — Updated 1/8/2020


Mukilteo Schools | A new start

January is a special month. For many, it symbolizes a new beginning, and it certainly does for me as I begin my new role as superintendent of Mukilteo School District. I would like... — Updated 1/8/2020


Letter to the Editor | Invest in our future, vote YES on the 2020 capital bond

Our household supports the upcoming Mukilteo School District Bond 100%.  When we moved here over 20 years ago, we chose Mukilteo because of the school district.  We had a fourth grader and soon-to-be kindergartener at the time,... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Andy Rooney's bar of soap

The unwelcome visitor showed up on Christmas Eve, looking for room at the inn. There were plenty of vacancies. I wasn’t paying attention. It was a pretty normal Christmas Eve,... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Patrick Grubb    Opinion

Guest View | Public Records Act ruling good for newspapers

In 1869, the Daily Cleveland Herald quoted lawyer John Godfrey Saxe as saying, "Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made." That... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Mike Gold    Opinion

Off Kilter | Why would we eat this stuff?

If we didn’t eat, we’d die. In fact, liquids (water, actually) are far more important than food. Without water, we’d probably not make it more than a few days. Food we can do... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Children's book educates kids on dangers facing the ocean

Mukilteo native Casson Trenor recently published a children’s book called “Umijoo,” a tale of a curious girl who, with the help of a little magic, journeys underwater to learn about the dangers facing the ocean.  Trenor... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Local dog rescued from steep embankment

"Our own hometown fire department is a shining example of people selflessly helping others, while simply doing their job," said Mukilteo resident Robert Stockton. "The very best... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Six important laws went into effect Jan. 1

Six important laws will be going into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The legislation covers minimum wage, family leave, tobacco, car seats, new road rules, and surprise medical bills. Each of the measures were signed into law by Gov. Jay... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Potential new industrial warehouse near community garden

The new decade brings more construction to Mukilteo. A new building will likely begin construction on the corner of 44th Avenue West and 78th Street Southwest in spring of this... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Flooding, power outages, and snow storms – OH MY

Mother Nature has surely been putting on a show across Western Washington over the last few weeks. And the fun is only just beginning. First, heavy rain and flooding. Second,... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Lombardo's Pizzeria closes after 22 years

It is the end of an era for Lombardo's Pizzeria on the Mukilteo Speedway. The restaurant closed its doors Nov. 4. Owner Michael Skeffington has been using his newly acquired free... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

New Year, new council, new leadership

The start of a new decade brings a fresh set of eyes to Mukilteo City Council. Four councilmembers took their oath of office with Mayor Jennifer Gregerson Jan. 6. Past... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Knights start off the new year with improved play | Girls basketball

Three days after its worst loss of the season, Kamiak responded with two of its better performances. The Knights took a positive step forward in a 48-42 loss to Meadowdale in a... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Mariner pulls away from Jackson in second half | Boys basketball

The stakes were high when Mariner hosted Jackson – even for an early regular-season matchup. Coming into Friday’s game, the Marauders and Timberwolves were two of the three... — Updated 1/8/2020


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