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Articles from the February 15, 2017 edition

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Stand together to make Mukilteo even stronger in 2017 | Mayor's Message

Each year, I have shared an action agenda with our community – the goals and initiatives that I will focus on. Well, this year at the very top in bold, purple letters is my top priority: Mukilteo...


Pack 8 scouts compete in Pinewood Derby

Wolf scout Tito Salgado won both first place and best in show Jan. 31 in the Mukilteo Cub Scouts Pack 8 Pinewood Derby race at Endeavour Elementary School in Harbour Pointe. Salgado is a... Full story


Mariner’s Valdez-Barajas named Rotary’s top February student

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Mariner High School senior Aurelio Valdez-Barajas its Student of the Month for February. Valdez-Barajas is the son of Carlos and Veronica Valdez. He...


Surrender to dialogue so ‘that you may know each other’ | Worship

One of my favorite verses in the Qur’an declares: “Do you not know, O people, that I have made you into tribes and nations that you may know each other.” (Surah 49:13) Of course, “to know...


Making the cut

The Future of Flight Aviation Center's 3D Makerspace hosted Feb. 4 the first in a new series of workshops – on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on the gallery floor – with rotating themes...


Spray-painted Xs appear on trees in Japanese Gulch

City officials say they have no plans to topple trees in Japanese Gulch despite spray-painted markings that appeared last week on several at a former BMX bike course that is now a conservation area....


Paine Field opponents ask appeals court to reconsider

Opponents of scheduled passenger service at Paine Field got up off the mat Monday, filing for reconsideration of a Jan. 23 Court of Appeals decision that blocked efforts to stop construction of a term...


Youth club calls on supporters to fill City Hall

Chuck Davis is doing everything he can to get supporters of the Mukilteo Boy and Girls Club to turn out for a public hearing set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at City Hall. “I want to fill that room... Full story


County moves to stem lake’s tide

Better late than never. That’s how lakefront property owners see Snohomish County’s recent emergency decision to quell the rising waters of Lake Serene, which will eventually alleviate the... Full story


Remembering Amiyah and Yesterday

Carrying candles and balloons, nearly 100 people gathered in darkness last week on the beach in Mukilteo to celebrate the lives of two girls killed in a car crash a week earlier on Interstate 5 in Lyn...


Letter: Comparing religious laws may open door to empathy

In light of the ongoing controversy regarding the opposition to or supporting of the construction of a mosque, I am motivated to ask some questions about this vital issue. For example, it has been implied that Sharia law is a tenet that condones... Full story


Letter: Protect rule of law, not illegal, felonious immigrants

In response to Paul Pickell’s letter to the editor (“Let’s make Mukilteo a sanctuary city,” Feb. 8) and his two-wrongs-make-a-right reasoning: Mukilteo should not be a sanctuary city for anyone who is here illegally – illegal entry or...


Letter: America should not be the world’s sanctuary

In response to the Feb. 8 letter to the editor, “Let’s make Mukilteo a sanctuary city,” the author is openly calling for anarchy. Let’s not listen to our elected government officials and, instead, why don’t we just do whatever we feel like...


Get in the mood with edible aphrodisiacs | Chef Dez

What better time of year is there to talk about aphrodisiacs than around Valentine's Day? Aphrodisiacs can be foods that psychologically and/or scientifically put us, well, “in the mood,” for lack of better words. The search for the perfect... Full story


My big night, and food for thought | Chuck's World

Lasagna isn’t a difficult dish to make, although neither is a hamburger. Your results may still vary. I made lasagna a couple of weeks ago because it can serve a lot, and again, it’s not a complicated dish. I tend to use too much sauce, but it...


Fortive sales qualify for Fortune 500 | Taking Stock

For more than six months, I have been gushing that the newest, largest company in Snohomish County – Fortive – would probably qualify for inclusion on the 2017 Fortune 500 list of the largest American companies as measured by gross sales. Fortive...


Do I need to file a tax return in 2017? | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What is the IRS income tax filing requirement for retirees this year? My income dropped way down when I retired last year in 2016, so I’m wondering if I need to even file a tax return this year. New Retiree Dear New, There are...


Gonzaga names students from Mukilteo to dean’s, president’s lists

Gonzaga University, a private Catholic University in Spokane, named Sarah Ungvarsky of Mukilteo to its President’s List for fall semester 2016. Students on that list have earned a GPA between 3.85 and 4.0, whereas students named to the Dean’s...


Mariner, Kamiak visitors must now show ID

In an effort to improve safety, the Mukilteo School District launched a pilot program Feb. 6 at Mariner and Kamiak high schools requiring visitors to show government-issued identification. Upon presenting ID to an administrative assistant in the...


Police beat (Feb.3-9)

Feb. 3 Utility workers An officer determined that two reportedly suspicious males in the 8900 block of 53rd Ave. West were utility workers. Burglary Officers investigated a reported burglary in the 9000 block of 61st Place West. Traffic collision... Full story


New school aims to keep suspended, expelled students on track

A new school for Mukilteo students who have been expelled or suspended for more than 10 days aims to keep them on track to graduate while also connecting them with social services. Districts across the state have been working to expand services... Full story


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