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Articles from the April 12, 2017 edition

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 By Scott Washburn    Opinion

Snohomish County YMCA a place for all

For more than 115 years, the YMCA of Snohomish County has played a central role in knitting together the vibrant fabric of our county. Our country has changed dramatically along the... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story


Dulcineas place at state dance competition

The Kamiak High School Dulcineas dance team took third place in the kick category at the WIAA State Dance and Drill Championships held March 24-25 in Yakima. Kamiak competed... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Nearly 50 people of various ages, racial backgrounds and religious affiliations gathered at Endeavour Elementary School in Harbour Pointe on Saturday morning, April 8, to walk in... — Updated 4/12/2017


Let’s come together to make an Eastertide tradition | Worship

The days lengthen, trees on the boulevard turn pink, flowers push out of the ground, walkers stroll in the evening, bikes descend from rafters, kids get antsy in school, and although there is still rain, it feels softer somehow. It... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story


Letter: Gulch has bigger problems than dirt track

If you really want to make an impact on the environment in Japanese Gulch, maybe focus on the right thing. Recently, someone took the time to tear down one of my favorite dirt tracks. My little dirt track was only about 250 feet... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story


Letter: Tax for roads should target locals, not tourists

For the city of Mukilteo to consider another sales tax increase to have tourists and business visitors taxed for local roads is illogical ("Council creates tax district for roads," Nicholas Johnson, April 5). Most tourists... — Updated 4/12/2017


Letter: City set late hearing to stifle attendance, input

The City Council has scheduled public hearings on April 17 and May 1 following the regular council meetings ("Council creates tax district for roads," Nicholas Johnson, April 5). According to an email notice I received... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story


Letter: Health care for all would cost everyone less

The recent letter about the issue of affordable, accessible health insurance by Willie Dickerson in your paper deserved a response (“Let’s demand health care that works for all,” April 5). I have a pre-existing health... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story


Amid other options, good ol’ table salt still best for cooking | Chef Dez

In today's wonderful world of cuisine, salt has evolved from being just another staple in our pantries to a myriad of choices with considerations based on texture, flavor and health aspects. From sea salt to exotic salt, such... — Updated 4/12/2017


County seat situation a game of musical chairs | Taking Stock

In spite of what you may see on the nightly news, we live in a relatively settled political environment. When the Puget Sound region was settled in the 19th century, government was a very changeable thing. Nationally, the country w... — Updated 4/12/2017


You can quote me on this | Chuck's World

Harry Truman became president of the United States 72 years ago this week, having served as Franklin Roosevelt’s vice-president for less than four months. Neither office had any appeal to Mr. Truman, who was essentially bullied... — Updated 4/12/2017


Map your neighborhood to prepare for emergencies | Mayor’s Message

Last year, I pledged to focus more attention on public safety prevention. We know that the best way to protect our community is to prevent accidents and injuries before they happen. I am proud that we have a new full-time fire... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story


Police beat (March 30-April 6)

March 30 Deceased animal An officer disposed of a deceased animal in the area of Mukilteo Speedway and Harbour Place. Sleeping subjects An officer responded to the 12900 block of Mukilteo Speedway to assist fire crews and... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Clean house, make a few bucks

If it’s spring, it must be time to clean house. As the days grow longer and sunshine returns, residents of Mukilteo are emerging from a long winter spent hunkered in their homes and taking a hard look around, noticing the many... — Updated 4/12/2017 Full story


County seeks applications for housing project money

Snohomish County is encouraging nonprofit organizations, for-profit developers, and government agencies to submit applications to develop affordable rental housing. An estimated $1.67 million in federal and local funds is expected... — Updated 4/12/2017


Sewer work to close part of Mukilteo Lane for 4 days

Installation of a sewer manhole as part of the new ferry terminal’s sewer construction is expected to close a section of Mukilteo Lane for four days. The closure is expected to begin Monday, April 17. It would restrict vehicle... — Updated 4/12/2017


State seeks input on Washington Aviation System Plan

The state Department of Transportation is asking the public to review the Washington Aviation System Plan (WASP) draft report and provide input by Monday, April 17. Washington’s system of 137 public-use airports is a crucial... — Updated 4/12/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

State fines Mukilteo company for exposing roofers to falls

A Mukilteo-based roofing company is facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for repeatedly and willfully exposing workers to potential falls. The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited America 1st... — Updated 4/12/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Paine Field opponents turn to state’s high court

Despite a series of setbacks, the city of Mukilteo under Mayor Jennifer Gregerson intends to keep fighting plans for commercial air service at Paine Field. “We think that aerospace is really the best use of the Paine Field... — Updated 4/12/2017


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