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 By David Pan    Sports    March 4, 2020

New Kamiak coach looks to boost track and field numbers

Kamiak’s new boys track and field coach is a familiar face. Bill Stengele, a counselor at Kamiak High School, was named head boys track and field coach earlier this year, succeeding Paul...

 

Mukilteo's Beard competes at UW Track and Field Invitational

Kimberly Beard of Mukilteo threw a personal best of 33 feet, 1.25 inches in the 20-pound weight throw at the University of Washington Indoor Invitational on Feb. 22. Beard, a sixth-grader at...

 

Kamiak basketball team crowned tournament champions

The Kamiak Knights eighth grade feeder team won the 2020 Cedar Park Christian President’s Day Tournament Gold Division Championship. Kamiak defeated Snohomish 62-59 in the title game Feb. 17, at... Full story

 

Precautions being taken at state hoops tourneys | Sports brief

With the growing concern about the spread of coronavirus throughout the state, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has been consulting with the Washington State Department of Health about ways to protect the public’s health...

 

Kamiak Unified Basketball earns team of month honors

etball team was selected as the 4A recipient of the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Team of the Month award for January. The team received a trophy and $100 donation to the program. Kamiak’s Unified Co-ed basketball team started in...

 
 By Paul Archipley    News    March 4, 2020

Coronavirus closes schools, empties store shelves

The Mukilteo School District closed Mariner High and Discovery Elementary schools Monday after learning on Sunday that a parent of a Mariner student had been diagnosed with COVID-19, the coronavirus...

 
 By Paul Archipley    News    March 4, 2020

Local organizations face increasing cyberthreats, experts warn

Although the world is focused on COVID-19, a virus that can make you feel pretty lousy and, in extreme cases, threaten your very life, there's another virus coursing through the country that can...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    March 4, 2020

Senators balance transportation budget despite revenue shortfall caused by I-976

Facing a shortfall of $450 million, lawmakers last week patched together a budget to fund highway maintenance, the Washington State Patrol and other transportation projects. The Senate Transportation...

 

Mukilteo Family YMCA Youth Karate spring session starts

The Mukilteo YMCA Youth Karate Program is starting Spring sessions: Youth Karate for 7-14 year olds and Lil’ Dragons Karate for 5 & 6 year olds, starting Wednesdays, March 18 – June 10. New students are accepted up to the 3rd class. They also...

 

Paine Field welcomes millionth passenger

Paine Field wecomed the millionth traveler to walk through its doors last week, a major milestone for the airport as it approaches one year of operations next month. The airport has been an economic s...

 

Immerse yourself in the Puget Sound Beach Watchers training

The 80-hour Beach Watchers training program will cover Puget Sound wildlife, coastal processes, fresh water ecosystems, climate change, water quality, low impact development, and habitat restoration....

 

Newly-revised tax benefits for members of the military

The Internal Revenue Service has released its newly-revised tax guide designed to help members of the military understand the many special tax benefits available to them under the law. Publication 3, Armed Forces’ Tax Guide, now posted on IRS.gov,...

 

Couple chosen as Habitat for Humanity partner family

Michael Huff and Vickie Redding are the newest Habitat for Humanity homeowners in Snohomish County. They received the keys to their new home in Gold Bar in a public dedication ceremony on Feb. 29....

 

Around Town

March 12 Healthy Living for Brain & Body 6:30-7:30 p.m. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Washington State, the free event at the Mukilteo Library offers tips from the latest research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive...

 

Life in the time of coronavirus

In June of 1972, right about the time I was finishing the eighth grade, the grown-ups were all talking about a dirty movie. This was "Deep Throat," and it was a sign of the times, I'd heard, another indication of a rapid moral decay that matched the...

 

Smugglers, rumrunners and bootleggers

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of National Prohibition as stipulated in the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment banned the manufacture, sale, or transportation...

 

Goosebumps and spectacles

The word spectacle is derived from the word spectacular. How does one know you are witnessing a spectacle? Easy, first and foremost you should feel a chill or goosebumps. That is your body telling you that you are seeing something special. Something...

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion    March 4, 2020

The Stanley Cup and the Spanish Flu

The Stanley Cup still bears evidence of the Spanish flu, more than 100 years after the event. A couple of years ago I asked my friend Billy Gleeson to take a picture of the Stanley Cup showing the...

 

Housing plan isn't what Mukilteans want

In her article in the Mukilteo Beacon, Feb. 12, 2020, "Mayor’s Message: City's 'Action Plan' is not to develop affordable housing," Mayor Gregorson states: "[The Housing Action Plan] is not a plan to develop affordable housing." She adds that the...

 

Legislators have to live within their means

In a recent newspaper article, our lawmakers state they will be losing $453 million in revenues, and have been complaining about this ever since we as citizens passed Initiative 976. In a separate article another day, we were told our Washington...

 

Article on Liias bill didn't tell whole story

I do not think your February 26 coverage of the “Liias bill promotes car tax changes” was very inclusive. The colored box, bold headlines and positive narrative didn’t tell the whole story. Nowhere in this article was it explained that ALL of...

 

Beware 'next great social experiment'

I find myself in an unusual position of agreeing with Charlie Pancerzewski's letter to the editor titled “An Appeal to the City Council” dated Feb. 26 regarding opposition to the Housing Action Plan grant. Sarah Kneller didn't convince me with...

 

What housing crisis?

The stir over "affordable housing" prods me to ask, "Is there a housing crisis in Mukilteo threatening the general welfare of residents?" Why, then, is it even on the agenda of City Council? We are - or, at least, we once were - a peoples' republic...

 

Police Beat

2/20/20 Talk about a bad day… Paine Field Blvd. @ 84th St. SW An officer was stopped at the stop light at the intersection when the patrol car was rear-ended by a vehicle. The damage was very minor to both vehicles, and WSP responded to...

 

Thanks to you, school projects can start right away

By now, many of you may have heard or read that the capital bond passed with 60.34% approval. Since bonds require a 60% supermajority to pass, our proposition passed by a narrow margin, about 50...

 

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