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Articles from the July 10, 2019 edition

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 By Kate Agbayani    News    July 10, 2019

City Council discusses future use of Hawthorne Hall

With the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club (MBGC) in their new facility in Harbour Pointe, City officials are looking at what to do with the old Boys & Girls Club building, also known as Hawthorne Hall...

 By Kate Agbayani    News    July 10, 2019

Free flags, anyone?

Since moving to the area from the East Coast 20 years ago, local Real Estate agent Patrick Hender has stood on the side of the street, a few days leading up to the Fourth of July, to hand out small... Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News    July 10, 2019

Garden, quilt tour reflects Northwest’s artistic spirit

Featuring eight gardens and over 100 quilts, this year’s Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour celebrates creativity and color – a tribute to the artistic spirit that permeates life in the Great...


City Council candidates share thoughts on Mukilteo issues

We’re in the swing of things in election season, and the August primary is less than a month away. Here in Mukilteo, there are four City Council seats (Positions 4-7) on the ballot this year, and...


Police Beat: 6/24 - 7/4

June 24 Tall order Officers responded to a disturbance at the construction site in the below area. Upon arrival, it was determined that a male approximately 7 feet tall wearing a black sweatshirt and gray sweatpants with a ponytail came out of the...


Larger than the lunar landing

Fifty years ago this month, humankind set foot on the moon for the first time. It was one of the few times when calling an event historic was an understatement. Yet the Apollo 11 flight wasn’t the most important event in my life back in July 1969....


Letters to the Editor

WSF fares need increase, and thoughts on the campaign trail Thanks for your story on the Washington State Ferries fare increase (“Ferry riders could see fare bumps over next year,” July 3 edition). I conditionally support this, provided some...

 By Mike Gold    General    July 10, 2019

Annual physical

OK, for those of you a bit squeamish, you need not read further. I just took my annual physical exam. Let me start with the “check in procedure.” First, you fill out at least a half dozen forms,...

 By Steve Schmalz    Opinion    July 10, 2019

Let’s be clear: Mayor Gregerson violated state law

I wanted to give my thoughts regarding the investigation of Mayor Gregerson’s unauthorized power to approve employment agreements, severance agreements and separation agreements with departing City employees. Let’s be clear, no matter how some... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 10, 2019

Looking at the big picture through older lenses

We entertained a couple of friends from out of town a few weeks ago, although I’m not sure how entertaining we were. We didn’t tap dance or anything. It wasn’t unusual. A high-tech conference...


Mother Nature shines at Venetian Stone Works

People generally have one of two reactions when they walk into the Venetian Stone Works showroom. They either say, “Wow!” or conversation comes to a complete halt as they stare in awe. Row after row of polished granite, marble, quartzite and... Full story


Eyman’s latest venture falls short

As the buzzer sounded, initiative promoter Tim Eyman was on the losing end of his latest anti-tax crusade. Over the last two months, Eyman, who lived in Mukilteo for roughly two decades until... Full story


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