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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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017 Full story

 
 By Larry Waters    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/5/2017 Full story

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

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... — Updated 4/5/2017 Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

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 Seat... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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 fanfar... — Updated 4/5/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

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... — Updated 4/5/2017 Full story

 
 By Sal Barba    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017 Full story

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/5/2017 Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

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 sedentar... — Updated 4/5/2017 Full story

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/5/2017 Full story

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

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 coas... — Updated 4/5/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

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.... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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,... — Updated 4/5/2017

 

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