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Articles from the June 21, 2017 edition

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Teen lounge to stick around with summer hours on Tuesdays | Worship

The Mukilteo Youth Coalition – a group of parents, counselors, teachers and others concerned about teens in Mukilteo – had the really good idea of creating a safe place where teens could just hang... Full story


Car lovers to come together for Mukilteo’s big show

On his walk home from school each day in the late ‘50s, a wide-eyed Ron Osborn would peer into dealership windows and watch cars cruise by on Everett’s Rucker Avenue, or “Auto Row.” “I...


ACES grads mark a milestone

ACES Principal Marcie Polin has been called many things over her 40 years in education. “Nice, fair, funny, strict, scary, understanding,” she listed while holding a trophy that her class of 2017... Full story


Mariner grads step fearlessly into adulthood

Admittedly, Class Speaker Michael Barbee can’t dance. But he didn’t come this far “to stand around and look pretty.” “Will you step onto the dance floor?” he asked his 507 fellow Mariner... Full story


Kamiak grads ready to keep climbing

Graduates in Kamiak’s class of 2017 might have thought they were done with all those stairs. “On the contrary,” Student Speaker Maryevva Craggs told her 479 fellow Kamiak High School graduates...

 By Beth Bond    Features    June 21, 2017

Skip the gimmicks; buy that grandchild a memorable gift

When is a “toy” not just a toy? When it offers a chance to learn something, too. Webster’s Dictionary defines a “toy” as a trifle for amusement, or entertainment. But parents and grandparent...


Educational series, new residential community help ease challenges of dementia

Perhaps our biggest fear as we age is about loss – losing our independence, our physical abilities, and, especially, our minds. And, of course, we don’t want to be a burden on anyone. The experts...


Letter: Battle’s story shows value of young people in politics

The story of Niko Battle and Sarah Kneller is inspirational from both sides (“The campaign kid: 16-year-old pursues passion for politics,” June 7). Niko shows young people how to take part in our government, while Sarah’s example of trust... Full story


Letter: Want safety? Repeal ‘welcoming’ resolution

On June 4, Mukilteo City Council members Emery, Cook, Lord and Champion passed a “welcoming city” resolution – also known as a sanctuary city resolution – over the objections of council members Whelpley and Wheeler, and an apparent majority of... Full story


Letter: Graduates may leave, but won’t some return?

In this period of June, many students are graduating. A lot them are looking ahead to moving out of state for their career or college study. But will any of them look back? My daughter, Laurena Lau, former President of the Honor Society (2010-2011)...


Letter: Zieve’s record doesn’t reflect family values

Peter Zieve has announced that he is running for Mukilteo City Council. I think it is critical that you know a little about him before you cast your vote in August. There is a 64-page police record – public record – describing many domestic...


Letter: Beacon carrier helps deliver lost dog

I was a little black and tan dog who was low to the ground. I am older, shorter and well round. Where I started from only I know, having found a smell and off on a busy street I go. Here walked a strange lady watching me as I smelt. I went to this...


Letter: Electoral districts good for democracy

After considerable study and discussion, the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County adopted a position in support of bringing more representative government to the city of Everett. We believe that democracy is best served by having a City...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 21, 2017

The DNA of a dying medium | Chuck's World

My 27-year-old son has developed interesting musical tastes, although probably not in the way you’re thinking. We’ve all been there and done that, for any number of reasons. Our tastes tend to...

 By Tim Raetzloff    General    June 21, 2017

Unlisted: Did Fortune forget Fortive? | Taking Stock

Fortune Magazine has released its 63rd Fortune 500 list of the biggest companies in the country, as measured by sales. The magazine says its Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP, or growth domestic product. To my great...

 By Cheol Kang    Opinion    June 21, 2017

Partner with your police for a safer community | Guest View

This month, we welcomed new officers to our ranks, which is always a good time to reflect on our core values as a department: professionalism, integrity and community. The expectations we set for our new officers will shape their careers in law...

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    June 21, 2017

Kamiak’s ‘Footloose’ takes home top honors

Kamiak High School’s spring musical production of “Footloose” took top honors June 12 during the 15th-annual 5th Avenue Awards at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. “When they read the name, the Kamiak section of the audience erupted,” Theatre Direc...


Hometown students graduate from college, earn top marks

College students from Mukilteo are graduating and earning top marks around the country while local high school students are receiving scholarships to begin their own college careers. Below is an incomplete roundup of those hometown students and...


Police beat (June 12-15)

June 12 Apartment fire Officers were dispatched to assist the fire department with the report of a commercial fire in the 12100 block of Greenhaven Lane. The apartment building’s structure was not damaged. The Snohomish County Fire Marshall is...


Want a long, happy life? Volunteer!

You may have seen the statistic: baby boomers are retiring at an average rate of 10,000 per day. Tired of work, but not tired of living, many are seeking satisfaction by turning their interests to...


Volunteering – It’ll cure what ails ya!

In this initial column I thought I’d write a little bit about why I’m qualified to write this column. Kind of a “getting to know you” article. I have been recruiting and placing volunteers my whole time with Catholic Community Services, in do... Full story


Social Security Advice for Soon-To-Be Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services that help pre-retirees decide when to start drawing their Social Security benefits? My wife and I are approaching retirement age and want to carefully weigh our options to make sure we’re...


Seniors calendar

Mill Creek Senior Center, 15720 Main St., Mill Creek, 425-948-7170 There’s a wide range of programs and opportunities provided by the Mill Creek Senior Center. Here’s a sampling: Opioid Awareness What are opioids? Are they helpful or harmful?...


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