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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... — Updated 2/28/2018

 By David Pan    Sports

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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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.... — Updated 2/28/2018

 By Chuck Sigars    General

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.... — Updated 2/28/2018 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 operatio... — Updated 2/28/2018


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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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... — Updated 2/28/2018 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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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.... — Updated 2/28/2018 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 special election. The ballot... — Updated 2/28/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

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 & Girls Club on Monday,... — Updated 2/28/2018


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... — Updated 2/28/2018


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