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Articles from the February 19, 2020 edition

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 By David Pan    Sports

Unified Basketball brings the community together

The fierce rivalry between Kamiak and Mariner was on full display at the fourth annual Unified Basketball game. Shots were launched from inside the paint and outside the 3-point lin... — Updated 2/26/2020


EdCC collects record-breaking 22,500 food donations

Edmonds Community College collected a record-breaking 22,512 food items through its third annual food drive. Donations were divided equally between the college’s food pantry and the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s... — Updated 2/19/2020


Congratulations Kamiak Students of the Month for February 2020

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for February 2020, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and... — Updated 2/19/2020


Pirate of the Month for January

Students are selected by OV staff for demonstrating exceptional character in and out of the classroom. This month's theme was Kindness. Left to Right: Kayla Schaaf, Bintou Drammeh,... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

A proposed law to require school districts to implement a comprehensive sexual education curriculum emphasizing healthy relationships and consent was passed after a 28-21 vote by the state Senate last week. If signed into law,... — Updated 2/19/2020


Police Beat

2/11/20 Malicious 11000 Mukilteo Spdwy. An officer responded to a cold malicious mischief report. Upon arrival, it was determined that someone had cut the chain link fence in two places on the front gate to the business. It did not... — Updated 2/19/2020


Section 8 is a hand up, not a handout

Kudos to Anna Rohrbough and Cathy Carter for their Feb. 12 letters to the editor. Their constructive critique regarding the City Council’s recent acceptance of a Housing Action Plan grant, without any apparent consideration of... — Updated 2/19/2020


Call a spade a spade: it's affordable housing

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson wrote an article in The Mukilteo Beacon on Feb 12 a response to citizen complaints about a recent grant she sought and received for assessing housing and zoning changes. In the article Gregerson states, "It... — Updated 2/19/2020


Albertsons becomes Safeway

On Saturday, Feb. 29, the community is invited to the grand re-opening of the newly remodeled Mukilteo Safeway, formerly Albertsons, at 12811 Beverly Park Rd. The Mukilteo Safeway’s new design upgraded all the store’s... — Updated 2/19/2020


Eggs: Part of My Well-Balanced Diet | Chef Dez on Cooking

Like many people at the beginning of a new year, I started a new year’s resolution to eat healthier and exercise more in 2020. Now, nearly two months in, I have pretty much cut out any alcohol, try to hit the gym at least five... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Watching the men and their flowers | Chuck's World

I slipped in and out of the grocery store on Valentine’s Day, getting what I needed quickly and trying not to stare. It’s become an annual adventure, observing the mating ritual... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The Academy Awards and other Outrages | Off Kilter

OK, I’ll admit it right off the starting mark. I can’t stand the over-blown, over-exposed, over-anticipated ceremony marking the annual pilgrimage of the world’s greatest... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

History in perspective

In studying history, like art and architecture, perspective is paramount. An acquaintance sent me a note, probably paraphrased of what he had read in an old journal from an early... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

House passes bill to expand court-ordered gun confiscation

Courts could be one step closer to ordering people subject to vulnerable adult protection orders to surrender their firearms after the House voted 55 to 42 on Friday, Feb. 14, in favor of a bill that expands authority to do so.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Native Mukiltean hits century mark

Editor's note: Beverly Ellis is celebrating her 100th birthday on Sunday. In her honor, we're republishing an article written by former editor Rebecca Carr that marked Beverly's... — Updated 2/19/2020


Transition Resource Fair helps youth with disabilities

Young people who experience disabilities can learn more about options for landing jobs and connecting with their communities at a March 24 event in Everett. The annual Snohomish County Transition Resource Fair will be at Cascade... — Updated 2/19/2020


Mukilteo YMCA Celebrates 20 Years of Impact

Last Wednesday at Rosehill Community Center, the Mukilteo YMCA kicked off its 2020 Annual Campaign Fundraising season with a memorable evening of speakers, a silent auction, and long-time memories of building community and... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Have a cuppa joe with a cop

It's the nature of the beast that many interactions between citizens and police are, shall we say, unpleasant. You were the victim of a crime. You were pulled over for a traffic inf... — Updated 2/19/2020


Snohomish County Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce releases report

The Snohomish County Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce (HART), launched by Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers in May of 2019, released their final report last week after six months of collaborative work, including... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

School district bond passes

Mukilteo School District officials plan to hit the ground running after voters provided a razor-thin victory last week for a $240 million capital projects bond measure. In... — Updated 2/19/2020


Kamiak's Cantini wins regionals | Wrestling

Kamiak’s Diana Cantini heads into this week’s Mat Classic XXXII with another title. Cantini defeated Cascade’s Claudia Rojas-Guzman 11-1 in the 110-pound title match at the Girls Region 1 wrestling tournament Saturday, Feb.... — Updated 2/19/2020


Kamiak's season ends with district loss | Girls basketball

Kamiak didn’t have an answer for Eastlake’s Keeli Burton. The 6-foot-3 senior center scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Wolves to a 53-29 victory over the Knights in a loser-out 4A Wes-King District girls basketball tourn... — Updated 2/19/2020


Kamiak claims Northwest District championship | Boys swimming and diving

Kamiak celebrates winning the 4A Northwest District boys swimming and diving title Saturday, Feb. 15, at Snohomish Aquatic Center. The Knights finished first in the 200 and 400... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Knights ousted | Boys basketball

Kamiak went cold from the field at the worst possible time. The Knights saw a 7-point lead erased when Woodinville went on a 10-0 run in the final 3:26 of the fourth quarter. The... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Marauders drop Wes-King District opener | Boys basketball

Mariner struggled with its shots against Inglemoor. But what hurt the Marauders just as much was their lack of aggressiveness in getting to the basket. The Vikings took advantage... — Updated 2/19/2020


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