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 A&E    June 7, 2017

Swapp, Crider get into ‘Details’ at Gallery North

Gallery North announces its June featured exhibit, "It’s in the Details!,” with painter Susan Swapp and potter Bernadette Crider. The public is invited to meet the artists during a reception... Full story


Through Your Lens | Seeing green

Jason Fortenbacher, a special education teacher at Horizon Elementary School, made this composite image of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, in the early morning hours of...


Terminal construction takes off

Many Mukilteans marked Monday as a day of mourning – and some celebrated – when officials broke ground at Paine Field to begin construction of a commercial passenger terminal. Alaska Airlines has...


Speaker nominations now open for TEDx event

Alone on a stage, standing on a red rug under blinding lights, exposing your ideas to an audience of hundreds and video cameras sending your words and image around the globe. If that doesn’t sound...

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    June 7, 2017

Teachers ready to strike if lawmakers don’t deliver

Members of the Mukilteo Education Association voted unanimously by voice Friday afternoon to consider a strike in August if state lawmakers fail to find a way to fully fund education. Nearly 300 of... Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    June 7, 2017

Peace park planning gets underway

Nearly 30 people came together Saturday, June 3, to brainstorm ideas for a peace park to honor the victims of last year’s shooting at a house party in Mukilteo as well as victims of suicide. Tim... Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    June 7, 2017

‘Welcoming’ resolution divides community

Mukilteo can officially call itself a welcoming city for all people, regardless of immigration status. In a 4-2 vote, the City Council approved a resolution Monday evening, June 5, affirming Mukilteo... Full story


The campaign kid: 16-year-old pursues passion for politics

Like most people who file for a seat on City Council, Sarah Kneller was planning to run her own campaign – until she met 16-year-old Kamiak High School sophomore Niko Battle. “I wasn't...


Special Olympians compete in Spring Games

Kamiak and Mariner both had a number of Special Olympics athletes compete in track and field at the 2017 Spring Games at Pacific Lutheran University June 3-4 in Tacoma. Kamiak’s top finishers included: Charlie Painter, first place in the mini... Full story


Kamiak, Mariner athletes earn all-league honors

Seven Kamiak golfers earned first-team Wesco 4A recognition. Annette Vo, Jane Kim, Rachel Ponting and Regina Park all were first-team girls golf honorees. Kamiak’s boys golf team members Alvin Kwak, Devin Kim and Alex Kim also earned first-team...


Our right to choose does not make all choices right | Worship

I’m so thankful that we live in a country – here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. – where freedom of choice is a value that we hold dearly. There are many countries in the world where that isn’t the case, and people find themselves living in a stat... Full story


Predicting future demands exit strategy, second opinion | Insightful Investing

This is an opinion column, so here is my opinion: don't be shy about the stock market right now. Having said that, I would add: don't be reckless, either. It seems like the stock market, at all-time highs, is as high as it will go. They say...


Letter: Let’s all pledge to run positive campaigns

This election cycle marks the first time in a long time Mukilteo has seen so much interest in municipal elections. As a resident and community activist, it is thrilling to witness in your community; as a candidate, it’s a little intimidating. One...


Letter: Gregerson, Liias made mayoral race partisan

As a concerned citizen, I am simply replying to Gregerson’s comment (“Mayoral challenger calls out Gregerson,” May 24). This is a response to her erroneous assertion that both political parties engage in their admitted misconduct. She and...


Your kitchen can be both functional and inspiring | Chef Dez

Everyday we use our kitchens to prepare meals, so it only makes sense that this area of your home should be functional and appealing if we expect to be successful. Is the environment welcoming? Do you enjoy the atmosphere of your kitchen? Let's s... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 7, 2017

Knowing your audience | Chuck's World

Caps and gowns have started to fill my newsfeed, along with various celebrity commencement speakers. This always surprises me, since I believe there’s a season for graduations and this isn’t it.... Full story

 By Tim Raetzloff    General    June 7, 2017

How my index of county companies made an impact | Taking Stock

I have been tracking Snohomish County companies since 1994, when I began the Abarim Snohomish County Stock Index. The index was a conscious attempt to publicize Snohomish County companies. We live in a Seattle-centered economy, and I believed that ou... Full story


‘Tis the season to celebrate our graduating seniors | Mukilteo Schools

The end of the school year is an exciting time for all of our students, who are looking forward to taking a break from the classroom to enjoy many summer activities. It’s especially exciting for the high school seniors and their families. For many...


Mukilteo Elementary principal resigns in first year

Mukilteo Elementary School Principal Ausencio “Cinco” Delgado has resigned after nearly a year on the job. The Mukilteo School District hired Delgado last summer for the 2016-17 school year. Kamiak High School’s former assistant principal of... Full story


Police beat (May 24-June 1)

May 24 Fraud A person in the 9700 block of Harbour Place reported an email fraud scam sent from someone asking for money. An additional report will be made to Barking dog An officer responded to a barking dog complaint in the 10100 block of... Full story


Detectives investigating body found near Picnic Point

The identity of a body found in a stream Saturday evening, June 3, near Picnic Point is unknown pending a determination by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. “Based on the fact that the body had been there for a while, I would expect it’s... Full story


Work to smooth out Boeing Freeway begins June 12

Drier conditions have paved the way for crews to begin resurfacing State Route 526 – also known as the Boeing Freeway – in Everett. Beginning on Monday, June 12, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will gr...


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