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Student raped, murdered while overdosing

“LOL I think she od’d, still breathing.” That is what Brian Roberto Varela, 19, sent to a group chat along with semi-nude photos of Alyssa Mae Noceda, 18, while she was overdosing after...

 

Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club to break ground next Monday

The date has been set, and the shovels will be ready, as a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club will take place at noon Monday, Feb. 26. The new facility, located at...

 

Join WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers

Looking for a volunteer experience to help protect the community? Consider joining the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers program. In doing so, you could help Puget Sound’s waters,...

 

Mariner makes memories at districts | Girls basketball

Mariner’s season came to an end against Glacier Peak, but Marauders still will be able to draw inspiration from the memories of an extended and satisfying playoff run. The Grizzlies defeated...

 

View from Olympia

Views and opinions from our state legislators representing the 21st Legislative District....

 

Here's what we're working towards l View from Olympia

The last few years have been tough. On the heels of the Great Recession, it feels like the needs of regular people - middle-class families like the one I grew up in - have been ignored at the expense of special interests and powerful elites. Congress...

 

Emergency Medical Services in Mukilteo l Fire Sirens

The Mukilteo Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to the community and its visitors. Each fire station has an ambulance to meet the community’s EMS needs. On each ambulance, a Firefighter/Paramedic, a Firefighter/Emergency...

 

Something wicked is already here l Chuck's World

Hrishikesh Hirway is a 39-year-old musician and designer, a composer and podcaster extraordinaire, hosting the very popular “Song Exploder” as well as co-hosting “The West Wing Weekly” with...

 

Letters: Lives lost, school safety, and a response

17 precious, innocent lives Today, it is with a sad heart that I am repeating my message to our beautiful community. This type of violence must be stopped. We need to take individual and collective actions to stop such acts of senseless brutality and...

 

Lawmakers clash over legislation amid discussion on mass shootings

Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence in the nation. More than 10 firearm bills were introduced and led to heated debate...

 

More flu expected in Washington

Preliminary data released last week estimates the 2017-2018 flu vaccine to be 36 percent overall effective at preventing flu illness. Washington’s health officials want citizens to know it isn’t too late to get a flu shot since flu activity is st...

 

Sexual abuse prevention training may come to WA schools

A proposed bill establishes a task force to provide child sexual abuse prevention curricula for all schools in the state. First introduced in 2015, HB 1539, sponsored by Representative Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, unanimously passed the House of...

 

Winning and losing l Worship

With just a few days left, we’re nearing the end of the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeonchang, South Korea. There are many things about the Olympics that I love: The national pride of all the athletes for their respective countries, the sense of...

 

Vigilant grandmother spoils school shooting

Officers from the Everett Police Department arrested Joshua O’Connor, an 18-year-old ACES High School student, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, after his grandmother discovered he was planning a school...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 21, 2018

Kamiak’s Cantini earns medal | Girls wrestling

Diana Cantini had an apparent victory taken away at the last second in the 105-pound seventh/eighth place at the state girls wrestling tournament. The Kamiak sophomore was trailing Mount Vernon’s Kaylee Gaines 3-2 with time winding down when Cantin...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 21, 2018

Freshman helps Kamiak  to 2nd place finish at state | Boys swimming

Kamiak came home with plenty of medals and hardware from the 4A state swimming and diving championships. All three of the Knights relays advanced to the finals with the 200 medley squad of Vlad Gilszmer, Walter Limm, Maxwell Fang and Brian Park placi...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 21, 2018

Mariner’s Weaver advances to finals at Mat Classic XXX

Mariner’s Levi Weaver wanted his final high school wrestling match to be his most challenging. That’s one of the reasons Weaver chose to compete in the 182-pound weight class. Weaver knew there was the possibility he might face defending champion...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 21, 2018

Total team effort lifts Knights to 4A District title | Boys basketball

They remembered. Two years ago, Kamiak advanced to the 4A District 1 boys basketball championship game. The Knights remembered the excitement and eventually the disappointment of losing to Cascade. Senior Patrick Olson was just a sophomore sitting...

 

Police Beat: 2/11-2/15

Feb. 11 And they lived happily ever after The reporting party advised of a lost dog. An officer located the dog's owner and they were reunited. 10500 block of 47th Place West. Warrant arrest An officer conducted a traffic stop. The driver had a...

 

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