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Mukilteo projects to get nearly $1M in state funding

In last week’s Legislative session, Washington’s House of Representatives passed the $4.18 billion investment capital budget, which will give close to $1 million to Mukilteo projects. Through SB... Full story


City mulls pedestrian access for waterfront

With the ferry terminal project underway, questions of public safety near the waterfront that have come up time and again by the city as well as the citizens of Mukilteo are back on the front burner.... Full story


Kamiak student inspired by women leaders in Mukilteo

On the heels of another successful Women’s March this past weekend, it’s important to highlight strong women in the community who are aiming to make the world a better place. One of those women is...


Having a ball | Unified Basketball

The Kamiak and Mariner High School Unified Basketball teams squared off on Monday, Jan. 22, at Mariner High School. In a back-and-forth game, the Knights pulled out a 32-31 victory before a packed... Full story


Soon to be serving

Jacob Ross Smithies, a senior at Kamiak High School, with MST1 Aloisio on Friday, Jan. 19. Smithies will be entering the United States Coast Guard after graduating from Kamiak. Smithies is the oldest...


New interim executive director for the Institute of Flight

Snohomish county resident, past president and former board member Jeff Van Dyck was appointed last week to head the Institute of Flight (IoF) that runs the day-to-day operations, management and ticketing at the Future of Flight Aviation Center &...


City updating sign code, looking for public input

By the end of 2018, Mukilteo will be updating its sign code to align with a 2015 Supreme Court Ruling. “We have an update coming up this next year in regards to the sign code specifically stemming f...


Letter: Vote yes on school measures

I hope that many of you who read this have had or will soon have the opportunity to have your students attend Mukilteo public schools. Our children graduated well-prepared for life beyond high school and now our family is looking at the next... Full story


Letter: Our duty to educate all children

Education is a civil right. Our state Legislature continues to fail in its mandate to fully fund basic education for all Washington State students. As a parent in the Mukilteo School District, I know our district cannot wait on the state to meet its...


Letter: Our schools rock

One of my sisters was in town last week from Colorado for a job interview. I have no doubt that she will win the position, so she is feverishly looking for a place to put down roots and raise her family. Of course, I strongly recommended our great... Full story


Faith through actions and deeds l Worship

Faith can mean different things to different people, but when a person’s religious teachings guide them to act ethically and perform good deeds for no other agenda than to please the creator, I call that faith in action. For many folks, having fait... Full story

 By Jim Miller    General    January 24, 2018

Financial help with home-care bills l Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it, and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance....


Putting on a happy face l Chuck's World

It’s always tempting to take a couple of pennies and toss them into the pot of public discourse, particularly since I have this space in which to toss them. And particularly when sex and drugs are in the news. I’ve watched the developments from C...

 By Chef Dez    General    January 24, 2018

Should we ban lobster boiling? l Chef Dez

The best way for cooking almost all foods is from the freshest possible ingredients. Seafood is no different, and if anything, even more imperative to do so for premium texture and flavor. With shellfish specifically, it has been long standing... Full story


School Briefs

INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL BALLOT MEASURES Voters in the Mukilteo School District will consider two proposals when ballots are mailed this week. Completed ballots will be due by Tuesday, Feb. 13. Voters will consider the approval of a replacement of ed...


Mariner beats Bulldogs for 1st league victory | Boys basketball

A strong first half performance was instrumental in Mariner’s first league victory. Senior Fama Toure scored a team-high 11 points to lead the Marauders to a 45-42 win over Mount Vernon in a Wesco 4A boys basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, at Mount...


Mariner pulls away from Mount Vernon | Girls basketball

Mariner’s shots started falling and a switch to a zone defense produced the desired results, as the Marauders pulled away from a stubborn Mount Vernon team in the second half. Senior Hannah Hezekiah scored a game-high 29 points and freshman... Full story


Kamiak students of the month for January

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as students of the month for January, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics....

 By David Pan    Sports    January 24, 2018

Brunner’s 3-pointer lifts Knights to stunning win | Girls basketball

Carolyn Brunner had doubts about whether the shot she just took was going to go in the hoop. From his perspective near the Kamiak beach, coach Jason Johnson said that Brunner’s shot looked good all the way. Trailing 50-49 with 7.4 seconds left in... Full story


Police Beat: 1/14-1/18

Jan. 14 Burglary Officers responded to a burglary. The case is under investigation. 11700 block of the Mukilteo Speedway. But where is it? The reporting party advised of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was not located. Near Lamar Drive and...


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