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Articles from the March 11, 2020 edition

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School closures under discussion

With Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement today limiting the size of crowds to 250 people, and the decision by Seattle Public Schools to close for at least two weeks, people are wondering if/when the coronavirus outbreak may force the... — Updated 3/13/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Mukilteo aerospace supplier stays busy during slow time

While the coronavirus outbreak has overtaken daily routines around the world, people in the aerospace industry have been dealing with another headache for a year – the March 2019... — Updated 4/2/2020


Mukilteo School District reviewing sports schedules

Practices for spring sports in the Mukilteo School District are continuing and, as of Tuesday, March 10, the district is still reviewing athletic competitions involving Kamiak and Mariner high schools as the region deals with the... — Updated 3/13/2020


Snow White vs. Drusilla in adult production

Outcast Productions is presenting a new take on a familiar story: “Snow White and the Magnificent Seven,” by Damien Trasler, David Lovesy and Steve Clark, March 13 – 28. Outcast Productions, in partnership with Never Too... — Updated 3/11/2020


Wildflowers highlighted at Swamp Lantern Festival

Celebrate the coming of spring outdoors at the Adopt A Stream Foundation's Swamp Lantern Festival, Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. now through April. It's happening at... — Updated 3/11/2020


Whidbey Island stages 'The Photographer' opera

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) presents Philip Glass’ experimental opera, "The Photographer," March 20-22. The 1982 opera, featuring a live orchestra, modern dance, and multi-media focuses on the story of photographer... — Updated 3/11/2020


Students in the News

Eleanor Sis makes honor roll More than 6,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among them is Eleanor Sis, of Mukilteo, who is enrolled in the School of Heal... — Updated 3/11/2020


$1,500 scholarships to outstanding college-bound seniors in Mukilteo

Capitol Seniors Housing, a leading senior living investment and development firm, announced plans to triple the number of college scholarships it will award in 2020. Capitol Seniors Housing owns Harbour Pointe Senior Living. The... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Skip Ferderber    Opinion

Saving local businesses from the coronavirus

Every day, hour-by-hour, we're watching the coronavirus eat away at our everyday lives. Here in Mukilteo, I'm watching traffic all but disappear, stores with empty shelves, many... — Updated 3/11/2020


Coach Ondriezek changed my life

How do you say thank you to someone who changed the course of your life, especially 40 years later? Do high school teachers really have an impact on a young person’s life? In 1977, I was a very small, 95-pound high school freshma... — Updated 3/11/2020


New county leadership needed

The Snohomish County Council will have a great opportunity to change the direction of our county with the selection of a new District 4 Council member. I hope they pick a candidate like councilmembers Stephanie Wright and Megan... — Updated 3/11/2020


Classified employees deserve recognition

School Classified Employees are responsible for transportation, food preparation, cleaning common spaces and classrooms, instruction, office operations and helping in every way. We work a variety of jobs together to support... — Updated 3/11/2020


People need a place to live

I have only lived in Mukilteo for 25 years, so I haven’t seen everything, but I like to think I may know a thing or two. First, I want to say that our family continues to enjoy this community and area even as it has changed in... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Plenty to see on Puget Sound

What can you say? We’re fortunate in living along the water’s edge in Puget Sound. Our home has an unobstructed view to the west looking across the Sound toward the Olympic... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Technology Corridor: History worthy of remembrance

Driving near Paine Field recently, I saw a sign for the Technology Corridor. I didn’t realize any of those signs still existed. For the Technology Corridor is mostly forgotten,... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

This column has been disinfected for your safety

The cat jumped into my lap this morning, as he does most mornings. This is not a random cat, although I'm pretty sure he considers it a random lap. And as he got up close and... — Updated 3/11/2020


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. Speakers are from Washington... — Updated 3/11/2020


Mukilteo Police recognize National Pet Day

National Pet day is April 11. In recognition of pet needs throughout the entire community, The Mukilteo Police Department will collect newly purchased pet goods during the month of March. All items must be delivered in sealed and... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    News

Washington state Legislature bans single-use plastic bags

Consumers will need to remember to bring their own reusable shopping bags if they want to avoid the fee that a new law will put on plastic bags. Senate Bill 5323 will ban retailers and grocers from handing out single-use plastic... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Amid pious protesters, Satanists conduct a ritual on the Capitol steps

Congregants from the Seattle-based Satanic Temple of Washington drew a crowd of prayerful onlookers Friday as they hoisted their pentagram and conducted a satanic ritual at the... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    Schools

Sex education becomes a requirement for Washington state public schools

Public school students will soon have a greater understanding of their sexuality, sexual abuse and the importance of consent under a new law passed by Washington state legislators. Senate Bill 5395 requires all public schools in... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Ruben Mariscal cooks up a good life in America

Ruben Mariscal fondly remembers as a child riding a donkey out to his father's pasture each morning where he rounded up the cows and herded them back to the barn for his older... — Updated 3/11/2020


Live your life, but avoid crowds, officials say

Like a pill bug sensing danger, Western Washington is rolling up into a ball in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. From City Hall to study hall, officials are working to minimize contacts between people. Here’s a partial list... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Large turnout, solid talent give Mariner big boost

It's no secret that the Mariner softball team has struggled in recent years. Last year, the Marauders weren't able to field a junior varsity squad because of low numbers and the... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By David Pan    Sports

Familiar faces lead talented Knights | Softball

The Kamiak softball team will be relying on its veteran players to lead the way in 2020. And there are plenty of them, as the Knights graduated only two seniors from last year's... — Updated 3/11/2020


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