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Ask Dr. Universe

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University written by Dr. Wendy Sue Universe, a curious cat who investigates questions about our world. Send in a question of your...

 

Rotary names Lankford top student for March

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named ACES High School senior Hunter Lankford its Student of the Month for March. Lankford, 19, was born in Monroe. Due to a severe health issue, he missed...

 

Mariner freshman serves as page in state Senate

A Mariner High School freshman has served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the eighth week of the 2017 Legislative Session. During the week of Feb. 27, Hercis Hernandez, 15, listened...

 
 By Larry Waters    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Preserving streets saves money | Guest View

EDITOR’S NOTE: Larry Waters, who served as Mukilteo’s Public Works Director between January 2007 and June 2013 before moving to Bend, Oregon, recently visited Mukilteo. A recent visit to Mukilteo...

 

Coming full circle on cultural identity

When Minh Carrico recalls his life growing up in Little Rock, he remembers responding to a specific and alarming question from other children: “Are you adopted?” Carrico was raised in Arkansas...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    April 5, 2017

Kamiak students among photo contest winners

Two Kamiak High School students are among 19 Snohomish County high school students who won the Schack Art Center’s 2017 Black & White Photography Contest. The center received more than 175...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    April 5, 2017

Photographer paints with light, camera

Well known for her painterly photography, award-winning artist Wei Chen uses light as paint and the camera as her brush. Chen’s photography and oil paintings make up this month’s featured exhibit...

 

Insightful Investing

Jeffrey Moormeier is a product of the Pacific Northwest. He grew up in Shoreline, spent eight years in the U.S Army as a computer programmer and attended the University of Maryland while on active...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    April 5, 2017

1 of 2 home invasion suspects turns himself in

One of two suspects who were caught on a webcam breaking into a south Everett home and robbing the homeowner March 29 has turned himself in to police. Calvin Q. Bennett, 26, of Seattle flagged down a...

 

In historic fashion, society opens lighthouse for season

The sky brightened just in time for a festive celebration of the season opening of the Mukilteo Light Station on Saturday, April 1. The noontime ceremony began with a trumpet fanfare played by Aaron C...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    April 5, 2017

State sues Eyman over campaign finances

Harbour Pointe resident Tim Eyman is holding his tongue after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a $2.1 million campaign finance lawsuit against the well-known anti-tax activist. Ferguson, who...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    April 5, 2017

Council creates tax district for roads

In a 5-2 vote, the City Council on Monday, April 3, created a Transportation Benefit District capable of levying taxes and fees to pay for road maintenance and improvements. The council did not...

 
 By Sal Barba    General    April 5, 2017

Study the 5 skandhas to discover your self | Worship

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices,” American philosopher William James said. “Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind…” We all know that we have a...

 

With interest rates low, invest to stand test of time, inflation

What can income oriented investors do in this low interest rate environment? It is my opinion that investors seeking income should consider investments that have the potential to combat the effects of time and inflation. Consider that in order to...

 

Is it just me or is science getting harder? | Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe, Does science get harder every year, or is that just me? Keegun, 13, Eastern Washington Dear Keegun, We’ve got about three pounds of brain in our heads that help us look for answers and solve all kinds of problems. But it isn’t...

 

All-day K program to connect parents, teachers | Mukilteo Schools

In last month’s column, I mentioned that we will begin to offer full-day kindergarten sessions for all kindergarten students in our school district beginning next fall. Now is the time for parents to register those students who will be attending...

 

Survey seeks parents’ opinions on schools

The Mukilteo School District is asking parents to take its annual online survey to determine what they think of their child’s school. The results provide valuable information that helps the district improve communication with parents. The results...

 
 By Jim Miller    General    April 5, 2017

Will working in retirement affect my Social Security? | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m considering retiring later this year and starting my Social Security benefits, but would also like to work part time. Will this affect my benefits, and if so, how much? Ready to Retire Dear Ready, You can collect Social...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 5, 2017

The year of not eating | Chuck's World

My wife had a heart attack six years ago. She was the last person I would have been concerned about, as her risk factors consisted only of family history. Maybe she was too sedentary, but then that...

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    General    April 5, 2017

Little guys come up short in 1st quarter | Taking Stock

When I work on the quarterly numbers for Washington companies, I find myself rooting for the little companies, the startups and the ones that are just hanging on. Most are companies that few would recognize. Many I have no idea what they actually...

 

Police beat (March 24-29)

March 24 Loose duck An animal control officer responded to the area of Harbour Pointe Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive to handle a duck at the location. Collision No one was injured in a two-vehicle collision at Harbour Pointe Boulevard and 50th...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    April 5, 2017

Allen to grow military artifact collection

Paul G. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection is set to get a third hangar this year and introduce more than 40 new vehicles and artifacts – making it the largest operational military vehicle and warbird collection on the west coast. The expansion is...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    April 5, 2017

Prosecutors say fraudster victimized Mukilteo homeowners

A woman police call a “prolific fraudster” suspected of stealing more than $50,000 is facing 11 charges divided between four separate court cases, two of which arise out of Mukilteo. Alexia Dallas Devlin, 36, was arrested Jan. 24 on suspicion of...

 

Senate passes Liias bill to reduce ID costs for homeless teens

Teens who lack home addresses because they face homelessness and related hardships could purchase identicards at cost under legislation that has passed the Senate 47-2 and is now awaiting consideration in the House of Representatives. “The mere...

 

Senate passes Liias bill to reduce bicycle injuries, deaths

A bicycle safety advisory council would be established under legislation that passed the Senate unanimously Feb. 28. That legislation is now headed to the state House of Representatives for consideration Senate Bill 5402, sponsored by Sen. Marko...

 

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