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 By Brian Soergel    News

I-5 crash kills 2 girls

An Olympic View Middle School sixth-grader and her 2-year-old cousin were killed Feb. 3 in a three-car collision on northbound Interstate 5, just south of the 164th Street SW overpa... — Updated 2/8/2017 Full story

 

Rotary names Kamiak’s Deshmukh top February student

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Kamiak High School senior Aware Deshmukh its February Student of the Month. Lamont Becker, chair of Kamiak’s science department,... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Zip line, ropes course coming to Paine Field Community Park

Snohomish County broke ground Feb. 3 on construction of an aerial adventure ropes course with zip lines at Paine Field Community Park in south Everett. The three-level,... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Making space to support teens

The Mukilteo Youth Coalition has partnered with Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church to open to an after-school gathering place less than half a mile from Kamiak High School. “We’re... — Updated 2/8/2017 Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Sno-Isle to open library in Mariner area

Sno-Isle Libraries staff are stocking shelves and boning up on Spanish-language skills ahead of the Feb. 11 opening of a new library in the Mariner area. “We’ve been working as... — Updated 2/8/2017 Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Artist Hopkins calls Mukilteo home

As a 20-something artist living in Los Angeles, painter Chris Hopkins racked up his share of hits illustrating album covers and Hollywood movie posters. “I was an airbrush artist... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Glen Pickus    Opinion

Come, celebrate the New Year of the Trees with a seder | Worship

Each year we celebrate New Year’s Day to commemorate the advancement of the calendar year. Logically, that means one New Year’s Day celebration per year. Then why does the Hebre... — Updated 2/8/2017

 

Letter: Let’s make Mukilteo a sanctuary city

In light of the President's Executive Order 13768 of Jan. 25, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” I think it is time for Mukilteo to declare itself a sanctuary city. All of our other levels of... — Updated 2/8/2017

 

Letter: Foreign aid, rather than travel ban, is key to national security

With a noticeable surge of political comments in letters to the editor, I thought I'd venture into similar territory, but instead examine foreign aid and national security. The recent transition of power in the U.S. government... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Let’s try listening to each other | Our View

We were heartened by an incident in downtown Edmonds on inauguration day when a group of anti-Trump protesters faced off against a few Trump supporters, both making use of their... — Updated 2/8/2017 Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The next voice you hear | Chuck's World

I’ve had a couple of good ideas over the past few months, which strikes me as being toward the high end of my usual ratio. I’m sure I’ve gone years between decent ideas... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

HMS Montagu and the cost of arrogance | Taking Stock

Few have probably heard of HMS Montagu, but I would imagine that many have heard of the story of the battleship and the lighthouse. The two stories go together. The... — Updated 2/8/2017

 

Levy cliff would leave $4.1 million hole in 2017-18 budget | Mukilteo Schools

The lawmakers in Olympia are dealing with several issues that will have a big impact on the students who attend school in Mukilteo, as well as throughout this state. The State Supreme Court’s ruling in the McCleary case, for... — Updated 2/8/2017 Full story

 

Finrow, Rochon win school district’s ‘highest honor’

The Mukilteo School District has named the winners of this school year’s first-semester Lighthouse Award – considered the highest honor a district employee can receive. A committee of 14 staff members representing all areas of... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Man shot, killed on Casino Road

Everett police detectives are investigating a Feb. 5 shooting along Casino Road that left a 24-year-old Everett man dead. Officers were dispatched at about 5:15 p.m. to Shilo Village “H” building at 1926 W Casino Rd. after... — Updated 2/8/2017

 

Police beat

Jan. 27 Barking dogs In responding to a neighbor’s complaint of dogs barking in the 8900 block of 49th Ave. West, an officer found the dogs were not barking. Later the same day, an officer responded to another such complaint to... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Apply to become a beach watcher by Feb. 26

While the state is planning a new ferry terminal and the city is planning to makeover the waterfront, Bernie Busch says he’ll be watching the beach. “There will be challenges,” he said, “and those require an educated commun... — Updated 2/8/2017 Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

‘Prolific fraudster’ stole $50,000, police say

A woman who allegedly rented a house fraudulently in Mukilteo was arrested Jan. 24 on suspicion of 54 felonies following a months-long investigation. Alexia Dallas Devlin, 36, is suspected of stealing more than $50,000, according... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Lighthouse Festival announces 2017 theme

And the theme for the 52nd annual MukFest is: Light up the Sound. Of some 15 suggestions, the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association Board of Directors selected that of Liz Myer, who owns SugarShak by the Sea at 3710 W. Mukilteo... — Updated 2/8/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Let’s talk teen dating violence

Domestic violence experts say February is a good time to take a hard look at romantic relationships. That’s not simply because Valentines Day falls in February, but because it’s National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.... — Updated 2/8/2017 Full story

 

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