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Mukilteo ATM robbery

Can you help identify this suspect? On Feb. 15, this individual attempted to break into an ATM in Mukilteo and caused over $1,700 in damage. If you have any information about this incident or can...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    February 28, 2018

Kamiak advances to state tournament, heads to Tacoma Dome | Boys basketball

Kamiak coach Cory West didn’t have much to say to his players. The Knights had just played one of their worst first halves of the season against defending state champion Kentwood in a 4A state...

 

Letters: Taxes, Senate, and a response

Senate Bill 6617 I am very disappointed to see that each of the three politicians that represent my district in Olympia (Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Strom Peterson and Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self) voted for Senate Bill 6617 to exempt themselves from the...

 

Learning from our youngers l Worship

The latest census projections for our county predict a significant increase in the number of people 18 and under living in, and going to, school in our community. According to the bureau, in 2016 there were about 182,000 of them. We’ll need them....

 

Change you can believe in l Chuck's World

There's an old “Saturday Night Live” commercial parody that lives forever in my brain, apparently in a storage locker designed to keep dumb stuff secure but accessible. There are entire... Full story

 

Help preserve Mukilteo’s history l Mayor's Message

In 1906, Mukilteo’s Lighthouse opened its doors, at the affordable cost of $27,000 for construction. There have been 18 keepers who cared for the lighthouse since its opening, living in the quarters and keeping the light operational. These lighthou...

 

Billy Graham has a new address l Guest View

William Franklin Graham, Jr, went to be with Jesus Christ on Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99 years old when he passed from life on earth to life in Heaven. On his 99th birthday, he taped a message for us of encouragement; a message full of the wisdom of...

 

Police Beat: 2/16-2/24

Feb. 16 Pit stop An officer assisted a motorist who ran out of gas. The vehicle was pushed out of the roadway. 600 block of Front Street. Agency assist Officers responded to assist the Snohomish County Sherriff’s Office with an investigation. SCSO...

 

Washington State moves closer to bump stock ban

A bill that would ban bump stocks, a device that increases a weapon’s rate of fire, is a step closer to becoming law. SB 5992 passed the House of Representatives 56-41 on Friday, Feb. 23 largely along party lines. The bill passed in the Senate... Full story

 

Mukilteo man still missing

Jacob Hilkin of Mukilteo is still missing. His mother, Marni Jo Pierce, last saw Hilkin, 24, on Jan. 22 before he went to Tulalip Resort Casino with some friends. Pierce posted on Facebook that her son had recently "fallen on hard times and was...

 

Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo raises funds for local youth

On Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. until noon, the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held at Olympic View Middle School. The event is more than just a breakfast. There will be a basket raffle filled with valuable items and gift cards donated...

 

School Briefs

MARINER STUDENTS MEET SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Mariner seniors Nia Hawkins, Myla Hutchinson, Esmeralda Ramirez, and Anabell Smith were included in a group of public high school students who had the privilege of meeting Supreme Court Justice Sonia...

 

Kindergarten registration begins soon

Do you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the Mukilteo School District next fall? It’s time to get them registered! Registration for kindergarten classes in the 2018-19 school year will begin Monday, March 5. Parents wanting to register...

 

Kamiak student receives hands-on training in Olympia

Justin Kim, a student at Kamiak High School, served as a page last week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds), Justin is the son of Hailey and Minsu Kim of Mukilteo. Pages perform a wide... Full story

 

Both Mukilteo School District levies pass, are certified

On the heels of an exciting and vocal election season last November, Mukilteo voters hit the polls once again for two levies that would help funding in the Mukilteo School District in the Feb. 13...

 

Ground broken for new Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club

Brisk temperatures and overlapping airplane noise (insert your Paine Field terminal jokes here) didn’t deter roughly 100 people from attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mukilteo Boys...

 

Record law on public disclosure rewritten

In votes with veto-proof wide margins, state Legislators made themselves exempt from public records disclosure laws. The legislation, SB 6617, was passed through both the Senate and House in a three-day sprint with no public hearing as an...

 

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