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Articles from the January 10, 2018 edition

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New year, new roles in City Council

After taking time off for the holidays, Mukilteo’s City Council met for the first time in 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2 and elected this year’s council president and vice president. After serving as... Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 10, 2018

Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route gains 124,000 riders in 2 years

Sorting through the Washington State Department of Transportation’s 16th annual Corridor Capacity Report for 2016, it’s hard to find any good news. After all, the report’s subtitle includes the...

 

The Mayor's address

Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson at her State of the City address on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Mukilteo City Hall. Gregerson was sworn-in for her second term as mayor of Mukilteo and gave her action...

 

Mystery truck damages Wedding Circle

An unidentified vehicle caused damage at the Wedding Circle at Lighthouse Park last Thursday, Jan. 4. “An unidentified vehicle failed to properly negotiate the traffic circle at the Wedding Circle...

 

South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club students of the month

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Cascade High School’s Joe Hofman and Kamiak High School’s Quinci Flowers as its students of the month for November, and also named Cascade’s...

 

New Year, new perspective l Council Corner

The beginning of a new year always brings such promising perspective. It’s when we initiate our resolutions, make an action plan and put the wheels into motion. As we set those wheels for council...

 

Senate Democrats take early aim at gun legislation

With a newfound majority in the Washington Senate, state Democrats have found an early target in firearms regulation as the 2018 legislative session gets set to begin. Senate Bill 6049 would regulate the ownership and manufacturing of large capacity... Full story

 

Supplemental budget includes full funding of basic education by 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee has released his 2018 supplemental budget, which adds nearly $1 billion to fully fund basic education in time for the 2018 school year and makes modest new investments for emerging and urgent needs such as tools to combat the opioid... Full story

 

New cell laws in place for Washington drivers

After a six-month grace period where drivers were given warnings for driving while on their cell phones, police in Washington have now begun enforcing their new distracted driving laws. With the new law, it means drivers are not allowed to use cell...

 

First flu deaths reported in Snohomish County, all in 2017

Flu season typically peaks between January and March, but 2017 wrapped up with five influenza-related deaths being reported in Snohomish County. A man in his late-80s from Bothell that passed away in early December was the first lab-confirmed death...

 

Mukilteo Historical Society January meeting

The Mukilteo Historical society will be having it’s January general membership meeting on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center’s Vancouver Room. The speaker at the January meeting is Chuck Fowler. Fowler is a recipient of the...

 

DOH adds a third option to birth certificate

The Department of Health announced last Thursday, Jan. 4, that a new rule will allow people to change the sex designation on their Washington birth certificate to “X” beginning on Jan. 27. After receiving and considering public comment, the...

 

School briefs

Calling all grades 1-12 Looking to have your art displayed, commended, or sold? Register by Feb. 28 for the first-ever Mukilteo Art Contest, organized by the Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee. All artists in and around Mukilteo can enter their...

 

Cascade Symphony hosts Jan. 15 concert

Benjamin Lulich, principal clarinet of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera, will be the featured soloist when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra – under the direction of maestro Michael Miropolsky – performs its Scheherazade concert at 7:30 p.m. on...

 

Schack starts the New Year by honoring past award winners

Schack Art Center is starting the New Year by honoring the past. The exhibit "Looking Back: Honoring 25 years of artist of the year" features work by all artist of the year award recipients dating back to 1992. "We wanted to recognize and... Full story

 

Join us sometime soon l Worship

Every Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church in Everett serves a free meal, and opportunities of fellowship to anyone in the community. Members and friends of Faith Lutheran cook, serve and provide encouragement to all who attend. When... Full story

 

Letter: Support upcoming levies

I’m writing today to ask for your continued support of our exceptional school district. I’ve had two children attend schools in Mukilteo from kindergarten to 12th grade, both graduating from Kamiak and going on to college. Due to their...

 

Letter: Thanks all around

Thank you to the Mukilteo-area community, pizza lovers, baseball players and fans that supported the Kamiak Knights RBI Club fundraiser at MOD Pizza in Mukilteo. It was wonderful to see such a large turnout in support of the Kamiak High School...

 

Letter: Thanks to the city

I would like to take the opportunity, on behalf of the Board, staff and Kamiak and Mariner High School Student Apprentices of Work Force Development Center (WFDC), to express our sincere gratitude for the generous and unwavering support of the...

 

My 2018 action agenda l Mayor's Message

Serving as mayor has been the best job I have ever had, and I am so proud and honored to lead my hometown. Of course, these four years have not been easy. Our city has been shaken to its core, but we have come together and rebuilt our sense of...

 

Ex-Mukilteo student caught in suspicion of Edmonds murder

Derrick Crawford, a 22-year-old from Mukilteo, has been caught and arrested in connection with a homicide investigation by the Edmonds Police Department. Crawford was a student in the Mukilteo School... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 10, 2018

Offensive struggles hurt Knights in lopsided loss to Grizzlies | Boys basketball

Kamiak’s shooting woes sank any chance of knocking off the defending league champions. The Knights fell behind 21-9 in the first eight minutes of play and ended up making 28 percent of their attempts in a 72-35 loss to Glacier Peak in a Wesco 4A bo...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 10, 2018

Lake Stevens knocks off Mariner in Wesco 4A showdown | Girls basketball

Mariner has work to do. Lake Stevens staked its claim to the top spot in the league with a decisive 62-30 victory over the Marauders in a Wesco 4A girls basketball showdown Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Mariner High School. Both teams came in undefeated in...

 

A testament to changing times l Chuck's World

If for some reason you’re interested in what the world was like in 1983, you could do worse than look at movies. I mean, you could do better. But movies are interesting. That was the year of “The Big Chill,” and “Risky Business.” “Terms...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 10, 2018

Kamiak’s Mack steps down as head football coach

Maybe it was inevitable that Dan Mack would go into coaching. The fourth oldest of 13 children, Mack spent a lot of time working with his younger siblings. “When you’re one of the oldest kids, you do a lot of teaching,” he said. “You learn ho...

 

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