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Articles from the February 20, 2019 edition

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Who is the hot dog man? l Travel Sketcher

Editor’s Note: This is the wood carving used to promote the old Neener Neener Weiner restaurant that used to be in Old Town. Nonetheless, go talk to Terry about the statue, and anything else... Full story


Liias-sponsored bill passed by Senate

A bill sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo) would allow for more Washington students to have access to pathways for postsecondary education and degrees under legislation passed by the Washington... Full story


Everett’s Megan Dunn announces campaign for County Council Position 2

Megan Dunn, the chair of the Everett Districts Now campaign, has announced she is running for Snohomish County Council, Position 2, which covers portions of Everett, Tullaip areas, as well as all of M... Full story


Everett’s Cecilia Wilson to run for County Council Position 2

Cecilia Wilson, an Everett resident who manages constituent services for the County Executive’s Office, announced Feb. 19 she is announcing her candidacy for the Snohomish County Council... Full story


Former mayor Brian Sullivan to run for county treasurer

Brian Sullivan, a longtime political figure in Mukilteo and Snohomish County and current Snohomish County councilmember, will look to continue his political career as he has announced he will run for... Full story


FAA gives clearance for commercial service at Paine Field

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration gave the needed "thumbs up" for commercial air service to begin at Paine Field. The agency issued a "finding of no significant...


Sponsored Brief: Discover permanent hair removal options at Le Visage

Choosing permanent hair removal can be confusing. To decide among a variety of procedures it’s important to understand the pros/cons of each. Two options are IPL (intense pulsed light) and Laser (numerous wavelength options). The goal is to use...


The history we don’t know l Chuck's World

My daughter had a history question a couple of months ago, and I happened to be in the room, so she asked. “Hey, presidential trivia nerd!” she called out. Affectionately, I mean. You have to hear... Full story


Forgiveness and clergy sexual abuse l Worship

Last week, the Houston Chronicle reported hundreds of cases of sexual misconduct among pastors and leaders in Southern Baptist Churches. They describe misconduct in the last 20 years that ranges from possession of child pornography to aggravated... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Response to Rohrbough column When I read this headline, I thought that the author may have been referring to herself and the other half of the dynamic duo mentioned in her article, Councilmember Whelpley. Not content with the State Auditors...


Police Beat: 2/7 - 2/14

Feb. 7 Just at work The caller advised of a subject looking into a vehicle. Officers were cancelled prior to arrival, as the subject was an employee. 4700 block of Charter Lane. Too close for comfort The caller advised of a vehicle parked in front... Full story


Sentencing delayed for would-be ACES shooter

Just over a year after Joshua O’Connor was arrested for planning to conduct a shooting and bombing at ACES High School, judge Bruce Weiss delayed his sentencing at a hearing on Feb. 12. O’Connor...


Second Beverly Park shooter pleads guilty to summer shooting

The second man involved in the killing of Ezekiel Kelly, whose body was discovered off Beverly Park Road last summer, pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping and murder in a court appearance last... Full story


What to know about making up snow days

The roads are clear, almost all the snow has melted, and the weather forecast is looking a lot better (fingers crossed) than it had the first two weeks of February. As mentioned in the last two...


Eyman charged with theft in Lacey

Well-known initiative promoter Tim Eyman has had a rough few months. Towards the end of 2018, he announced he’d filed for bankruptcy and divorce, citing his ongoing legal battle with state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who is suing Eyman for $2.1...

 By David Pan    Sports    February 20, 2019

Mariner books its ticket to state regional tourney | Boys basketball

Tevin Dillon remembers the last time Mariner advanced to the state boys basketball tournament. It was his senior season 10 long years ago. Dillon is headed back to state, only this time as head coach of the Marauders. Mariner claimed the Wes-King...

 By David Pan    Sports    February 20, 2019

Knights eliminated at district tournament | Boys basketball

Kamiak fell behind 15-3 against Inglemoor and was unable to overcome the deficit in a 67-56 defeat in a loser-out Wes-King 4A District boys basketball tournament game Thursday, Feb. 14, at Bothell High School. Junior Charlie Powers scored a... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    February 20, 2019

Marauders, Knights benefit from experience at state tournament | Wrestling

The Kamiak and Mariner wrestling teams gained some valuable at Mat Classic XXXI. While Saturday’s 4A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome was likely the final time on the mat for three seniors (Kamiak’s Guage Holland and Sam Furlong-Benadetti and... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    February 20, 2019

Kamiak’s Cantini advances to finals at Mat Classic XXXI | Wrestling

Diana Cantini appreciated the significance of the moment. Hours and hours of practice led the Kamiak standout to the pinnacle in her junior season – a spot in the girls 110-pound finals at Mat Classic XXXI Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Tacoma Dome. Even...

 By David Pan    Sports    February 20, 2019

Kamiak’s Gilszmer, 400 free relay claim state crowns | Swimming

Kamiak’s Vlad Gilszmer left no doubt this time. A year after finishing as the runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle, Gilszmer swam away from the field to claim his first state title at the 4A boys swimming and diving championships Saturday, Feb. 16,...


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