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 By David Pan    Sports    January 8, 2020

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 19-6 lead after the...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 8, 2020

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 nonconference girls...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 8, 2020

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 teams in the league...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 Councilmembers Christine Cook,...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 time to be with his...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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, strong wind and power...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 Inslee over the...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 year, depending on...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 there is!" Stockton...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 said he created the...

 

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 saying, or variants of...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    January 8, 2020

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 without for...

 

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, singing carols, going...

 

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 doctor, so it appears...

 

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, so we did some...

 

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 to thank previous superintendent Marci Larsen for her leadership...

 

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 grade reading challenge...

 

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 Center....

 

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 them. Takes place...

 

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 these statements...

 

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, and Mariner High...

 

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. Authorities said neither...

 

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 to accommodate...

 

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 formidable...

 

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, have co-sponsored...

 

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