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Articles from the August 10, 2016 edition

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Guns don’t kill people – but does the NRA? | Guest View

I recently returned from Egypt – where I felt safer than in my own backyard. And tonight I am returning from New Jersey, horrified by what has happened in Mukilteo. My heart is seated in sorrow for...

 

SkyFair crowd watches from below | Through Your Lens

Reader Joe Kunzler took this photo while flying in the Historic Flight Foundation’s Douglas DC-3 vintage airliner of the crowd at the Flying Heritage Collection’s SkyFair held July 30. The third...

 

Firefighters rally to Fill the Boot Aug. 12-13

The Mukilteo Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will kick off the firefighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraiser this week. The International Association of Fire...

 

The key to loving others | Worship

Our world seems to be full of complex issues that require a lot discussion to determine the proper course of action. Jesus, however, was a master of taking incredibly complex ethical issues and...

 

Eagle Scout helps restore Japanese Gulch

It’s sort of ironic how James Ramirez earned his Eagle Scout rank: He had to push through a lot of legal issues to remove illegal BMX jumps in Japanese Gulch. James, a senior at Cascade High...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 10, 2016

Ortiz-Self leads in August primary

Sen. Marko Liias has lost the race for state treasurer. Duane Davidson and Michael Waite have the lead in the treasurer race in the primary. Davidson has 25.21 percent of the vote, while Waite...

 

Accused shooter: Everything was about ex-girlfriend

After last week’s shooting at a Mukilteo house party, Allen Christopher Ivanov admitted to police: “Everything that went on tonight was about a girl.” A gathering of recent Kamiak High School...

 

Library adds music to the mix for Edmonds Art Walk

The Edmonds Library is adding a little music to Art Walk Edmonds. The Edmonds Arts Commission and the library are partnering on a new series in the Plaza Room above the library to coincide with Art...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Aug. 10 | Around Town

Aug. 10 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....

 

2 local students graduate from Montana State | School brief

Two students from Mukilteo have graduated from Montana State University. Clay Harris and Alexander Pearson have earned bachelor’s degrees. They were among the 1,437 undergraduates who received degrees this year. The university’s 124th...

 

7 local students make Central Dean’s List | School brief

Seven students from Mukilteo have been named to Central Washington University’s Dean’s List. Maddie Bogart, Madison Duskin, Katy Hamill, Mochamad Jaelani, Barbara Quelch, Marcus Ray and Natalie Tento were recognized for their academic excellence...

 

Middle schoolers recognized for high test scores | School brief

Seven Mukilteo middle school students were honored at an awards ceremony as some of the brightest students in the world. Yohan Cho, Hansol Choi and Jonghun Lee of Harbour Pointe Middle School and Collin Dong, Zachary Durocher, Sargun Handa and Angie...

 

Mukilteo student graduates from University of Washington | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has graduated from the University of Washington. Emilie Boettger has earned a bachelor’s degree in public health. She was among more than 5,500 graduates to receive degrees this year. She attended Kamiak High School. The...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Aug. 10 | Police Beat

July 26 Assault 4 – 5300 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. A caller reported that her boyfriend assaulted her during an argument. Officers attempted to contact the boyfriend without success. The case will be sent to the prosecutor. Fraud – 5400 blk H.P. Blv...

 

Here’s a fun Police Beat game to try | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: So many Pokémon Go related incidents [“Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Aug. 3,” Police Beat,” page 7]. But, you know so many more of these could use the same excuse. Try reading these as if Pokémon Go was...

 

Kudos to Chuck for last week’s column | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to Beacon columnist Chuck Sigars: "The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight." As much as I read, I've never heard that phrase before [“I have no title for this,” Chuck’s...

 

Kids upset with media coverage of tragedy | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This line in your column right here got me: “I was overwhelmed by the responsibility I held to cover the tragic event [The toughest story to tell,” Editor’s Note, page 4, Aug. 3].” The kids are definitely upset with media...

 

We need to reach out to kids in trouble | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Almost two weeks have now passed since the terrible shooting and murder of Anna Bui, Jake Long and Jordan Ebner and the injuring of Will Kramer. As a Mukilteo resident and parent of a student from the Kamiak High School Class of...

 

We are a community in recovery | Mayor's Message

Just after midnight on July 30, our community was changed forever. We lost three beautiful lives – Jordan Ebner, Jake Long and Anna Bui. Will Kramer was seriously injured, and dozens of young people went through something no person should ever...

 

My biggest fan | Chuck's World

The piano player was late. My uncle, Ron Sigars, liked to stay at this particular resort, and visit this particular lounge, and most nights he’d sit by the piano with a glass of wine and listen....

 

Workshop on applying for Snohomish County tourism grants

The Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department is offering workshop on applying for tourism grants. The two-hour informational workshop covering the Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant application process will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday,...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 10, 2016

County Council denies neighbors' appeal of Picnic Point development

A neighborhood group’s appeal of a hearing examiner’s decision to allow a developer to build homes in a Picnic Point gulch has been denied. The Snohomish County Council on Aug. 8 affirmed with a 3-2 vote Hearing Examiner Peter Camp’s decision...

 

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