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City Council approves plan for Peace Park

After continuous deliberation and debate, the Mukilteo Peace Park project finally has a set direction from the Mukilteo City Council. At the Monday, March 19, meeting, Mukilteo’s Director of...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 21, 2018

Sixty is only 15 in Scrabble l Chuck's World

While interviewing the late William F. Buckley, who was not late at the time, David Letterman was amused by a particularly flowery sentence from his guest. This wasn’t unusual for Buckley, who...

 

‘No more shootings’

Schools in the Mukilteo School District joined millions of students nationwide last Wednesday, March 14, in the National School Walkout, voicing concern about gun violence and school safety in the...

 

Mukilteo Cares l Mayor's Message

In my first Action Agenda in 2014, I pledged to form a Green Team of city employees from every department, focused on ensuring that our city is a model of sustainability. Over the last three years we have done great work. The Green Team led to the...

 

Meeting Madeleine

Back in 1995, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with a childhood idol: Madeleine L’Engle, the author of “A Wrinkle in Time” and numerous other works of fiction and non-fiction. I had happened upon an advertisement announcing her visit to...

 

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ for libraries

I am a lifelong Washingtonian, Mukilteo resident, community volunteer, and avid library user. I am writing to urge voters to join me in supporting our local libraries by voting “yes” for libraries on April 24. The value the library adds to our co...

 

New first responders in Mukilteo

The Mukilteo Police Department gained a new member with Lateral Police Officer Kywane Johnson being sworn in by Mayor Gregerson. Gregerson also swore in new Mukilteo Fire Department...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    March 21, 2018

Retooled Marauders focusing on team chemistry | Boys soccer

The Mariner boys soccer team is preaching patience to start out the season. The Marauders’ roster saw a major turnover with the graduation of 12 seniors, who led the team to a second place finish in the Wesco 4A. Seven of those players earned...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    March 21, 2018

Kamiak returns with veteran talent, high expectations | Boys soccer

A year after advancing to the 4A state boys soccer quarterfinals for the second time in school history, Kamiak comes into the 2018 season confident and hungry for more. The Knights return the bulk of last year’s squad that put together the...

 

Council unanimously votes to ban heroin injection sites in Snohomish County

On Wednesday, March 14, the Snohomish County Council unanimously adopted Ordinance 18-014, banning heroin injection sites in unincorporated Snohomish County. County Councilman Nate Nehring introduced the ban following a temporary moratorium adopted...

 

Mukilteo Firefighters' Annual Easter Egg Hunt is March 31

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Mukilteo Firefighters Benevolent Fund will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. This event is located on the fields of the Mukilteo Elementary School (2600 Mukilteo Speedway). Fire and police vehicles,...

 

Who is Temple Beth Or? l Worship

Searching for a rabbi is not your typical business world job recruitment effort. As mentioned in a previous column, after nine rewarding years at Temple Beth Or (TBO), Rabbi Jessica Marshall left TBO last July to pursue other rabbinic interests in...

 

Congratulations Kamiak Students of the Month for March 2018

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for March 2018, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics. Bottom row from left to right are Elizabeth...

 

Mariner Unified basketball finishes strong at state

The Mariner Unified basketball team qualified for the Special Olympics Winter Games in Wenatchee for the second year in a row. Mariner was one of five teams from across the state to qualify in their division and they were given a first-round bye to...

 

Future of Flight’s Family STEAM Night a big hit

Parents, children, jedis and sith lords piled into the Future of Flight last Wednesday, March 14, for a night of hands-on interaction for the third annual Family STEAM Night. STEAM stands for...

 

Police Beat: 3/10-3/17

March 10 Violation Officers responded for a report of a male subject violating a court order. He was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. 9100 block of 46th Place West. Walker, Mukilteo Ranger The reporting party had questions...

 

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