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Tourists spend $992.9 million in Snohomish County

Snohomish County ranked fourth out of 39 counties in Washington state in 2014 visitor spending after King, Pierce and Spokane counties, according to a recent Dean Runyan Associates report prepared for the Washington Tourism Alliance. The Washington... Full story

 By Kim Voetberg    General    May 26, 2015

Food for thought: Assess your business | Chamber Corner

Take it from a person who lived on an island in Alaska for 30 years – going to a bona fide farmers market is awesome! Don’t misunderstand me: Living in a 17 million acre national forest has its culinary benefits: seafood abounds, wildlife is... Full story


Healthy fast-food eating: Is it actually possible? | Healthy Living

Fast food. We know it’s not good for us. The quality of meat is subpar, much of the food is deep-fat fried, the portions are large, the grams of fat and caloric content are staggering. Yet as we drive home after a long day at work, exhausted and... Full story

 By Tim Raetzloff    General    May 26, 2015

Recording history as we see it | Taking Stock

When I was young, the first job I got was unloading boxcars at a Great Northern Railway warehouse at a location identified as Door 31. That warehouse stood where CenturyLink Field is now. I didn't realize that I was employed in an occupation... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    May 26, 2015

That (Other) ‘70s Show | Chuck's World

I recently read an interview with Woody Allen, for reasons that are unclear now but I suspect had to do with boredom. There was nothing new, at any rate, or nothing surprising. After nearly half a...

 A&E    May 26, 2015

Schedule of community events for week of May 27 | Around Town

May 27 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business. Br...


Microchip your pet for free at Mukilteo event

The Mukilteo Police Department is hosting a free microchipping event on Saturday, June 13. The first 50 Mukilteo residents who bring their dogs and cats to the police station between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will get their pets microchipped for free....


Mukilteo police to beef up patrol around railroad | City brief

The Mukilteo Police Department will conduct extra patrols of the BNSF railroad on Friday, June 5, to improve safety. Mukilteo officers will be joined by officers from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Sound Transit, BNSF and other local law... Full story


Mukilteo asks to join a regional SWAT Team | City brief

Mukilteo is looking to join an interjurisdictional SWAT Team. The city has asked to join the North Sound Metro Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and become its ninth member. Mukilteo City Council is expected to authorize Mayor Jennifer Gregerso...


Future mosque won’t have loudspeakers | City brief

An Islamic group that purchased land in Mukilteo with plans to build a mosque won’t be installing loudspeakers. Residents voiced their concerns about loudspeakers at a town hall meeting held May 16 at City Hall. Several spoke up to say they...


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