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 By David Pan    Sports    August 30, 2017

Mariner hopes to build on last season’s success | Football

The Mariner football team wants to continue to make progress in the postseason. The Marauders advanced to the first round of the 4A state playoffs for the first time since 2007. For coach Mark...

 

Let’s take a culturally inclusive approach to conflict | Worship

I am usually not that excited when I am invited to serve on another committee. But these words from our mayor’s office got my attention: “Thank you for your interest in serving on this important...

 

Join us for a drink in the garden | Chamber Corner

I just returned from a trip through the Bavarian region of Germany, so my Beer Garden expertise has increased substantially. Not being a beer drinker myself, the whole process and, dare I say,...

 

Mukilteo-born violinist finishes prestigious summer fellowship program

When she was younger, Lara Lewison of Mukilteo needed to be bribed with Beanie Babies to play her violin; now, she is an accomplished musician. Her musical abilities were passed down from her father,...

 

Through Your Lens: A crescent in the fog

Lacking both proper eye-wear and a capable camera during the Aug. 21 eclipse, Carol Richards of Mukilteo opted to walk along Mukilteo’s waterfront and take pictures of Possession Sound. “My...

 

Community Transit taking comments on simplified fares

Community Transit is proposing a policy change that would simplify the fare structure on commuter routes. If approved, this simplified fare structure would take effect in summer 2018. Community...

 

Signs of the times

Anyone who has ever run for public office will tell you that despite rules to the contrary, campaign signs will inevitably be stolen, damaged and tossed aside. Last weekend, a less common fate befell...

 

Register for soccer, volleyball, flag football programs at Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club

The Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club is accepting registration for fall soccer through Sept. 11. 4- and 5- year olds can attend a co-ed clinic ($75). Kindergarten and first grade players play in a co-ed league ($100). 2nd/3rd grade and 4th/5th grade...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    August 30, 2017

Knights hungry for victories after injury-riddled year | Football

In some ways, the Kamiak football team wants nothing more to do with the memories of the 2016 season. The young Knights suffered through one of their more difficult years, not only in terms of wins and losses, but also with injuries. A Kamiak team al...

 

Letter: US House makes bipartisan progress on education

There has been great news on the education front since my July 26 letter, “Educating every child good for everyone.” A bipartisan – yes, Republicans and Democrats – resolution (House Res. 466) was introduced by Rep. Dave Reichert and has...

 

Letter: Kneller embraces all political points of view

After living in Mukilteo for more than 30 years, I’ve seen many City Council members come and go. I’ve voted for a plethora of mayors, council members, school board members and so forth. One thing that I’ve noticed in most of our successful...

 
 By Jim Miller    General    August 30, 2017

How to help seniors addicted to opioids | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the drug but I don’t know what to do. – Concerned Da...

 

The once and future us | Chuck's World

Beginning in 1998, Benoit College in Wisconsin has produced a list every fall about incoming freshmen. These are usually playful but provocative broad strokes, fun to read and intended to help...

 

Oregon traffic jam worth the celestial view | Taking Stock

On Aug. 21, I got to see Venus and Orion before sunrise. Orion is my favorite constellation, and I seldom see it at this time of year. I usually only see Orion in the night sky in winter and spring months. It disappears from my usual viewing hours in...

 

Mukilteo’s full-day kindergarten kicks off Sept. 11

Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, the Mukilteo School District is excited to offer free full-day kindergarten for the first time, thanks in part to a new Pathfinder Kindergarten Center. Construction crews with BNCC, Inc. of Steilacoom, Washington, are...

 

Students walking to school can expect construction

Mukilteo School District students who plan to walk to school along 4th Ave. W this September can expect to come across construction activity. School walking routes won’t be blocked, but students who walk to Olivia Park Elementary, Discovery...

 

Police beat (Aug. 18-26)

Aug. 18 Barking dog An officer responded to a report of a barking dog in the 7600 block of 45th Place West. The officer located the dog and contacted the owner, who agreed to quite the dog. Not my cable A reporting party in the 5000 block of Dover...

 

County to repair pavement at Paine Field Community Park

Paine Field Community Park is one of seven sites around the county where pavement rehabilitation work will take place between Sept. 5 and Oct. 30. The Snohomish County Parks Department has awarded a contract to Superior Asphalt, Inc. of Burien,...

 

Paine Field settlement money building rain gardens

Some 30 rain gardens are planned for neighborhoods in the Swamp Creek watershed, and another dozen are up for grabs. The Sno-King Watershed Council (SKWC) is using settlement money to fund projects involving rain garden construction throughout the...

 

City updates video tour promoting Mukilteo

The city of Mukilteo has launched an updated series of videos that serve as a virtual tour of the city and its amenities. Available on the homepage of the city’s website – www.mukilteowa.gov – the series features seven videos, each about a...

 

Ferry work to start right after Lighthouse Festival

Construction of Mukilteo’s new ferry terminal is set to begin Monday, Sept. 11 – less than 24 hours after this year’s Lighthouse Festival wraps up. Crews contracted with the state Department of Transportation will install a storm water utility...

 

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