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Articles from the September 13, 2017 edition

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 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

PHOTOS: Festival scenes | MukFest

The 52nd-annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival attracted crowds on all three days, Sept. 8-10. Here are scenes from around the festival grounds. See Gallery (31)... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

PHOTOS: Fishing derby and pancake breakfast | MukFest

Once again, Mukilteo's Boys & Girls Club held its annual fishing derby on the pier between Ivars and the ferry terminal while Boy Scout Troop 189 hosted the community for a... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

PHOTOS: Parading through Harbour Pointe | MukFest

Marching bands, political candidates and fire trucks, among many others, paraded down Harbour Pointe Boulevard on Saturday morning, Sept. 9, during the 52nd-annual Mukilteo... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up the Sound | MukFest

Two fireworks shows lit up Possession Sound during the 52nd-annual Lighthouse Festival. Here are scenes from those shows. See Gallery (11)... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

Winners emerge in Beauty of the Northwest show

Though the judging of Gallery North’s 2017 Beauty of the Northwest exhibit is complete, the show goes on. The gallery in downtown Edmonds is hosting the 8th-annual show through... — Updated 9/13/2017


See 3 decades of portraits at Russell Day Gallery

A Seattle photographer’s black-and-white portraits from the past three decades will be on display beginning Monday, Sept. 18, at Everett Community College’s Russell Day... — Updated 9/13/2017


Assistance League dresses students for success

As students return to school this month, an all-volunteer nonprofit in Everett is ramping up for its 52nd year of providing new clothes at no cost to those in need. Last year, the... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Mukilteo scientists plan for new building

Scientists at the Mukilteo Research Station are more than ready for a new, state-of-the-art research facility. Since the 1970s, they’ve been making due with a WWII-era Air Force... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Mayoral challenger's complaint based on hearsay

Dan Matthews admits he doesn’t have all the facts, but he’s convinced Mayor Jennifer Gregerson has violated campaign laws. That’s why the mayoral challenger filed a complaint... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By David Pan    Sports

Knights can’t keep up with Vikings | Football

Kamiak scored the first and the last touchdown in its non-conference football game against Oak Harbor. Unfortunately the Knights struggled in between those two scores, losing 48-14 to the Wildcats Friday, Sept. 8, at Oak Harbor... — Updated 9/13/2017 Full story

 By David Pan    Sports

Mariner dominates Marysville-Getchell | Football

Mariner focused on the little things in its week two matchup against Marysville-Getchell. That attention to detail produced much better results with the Marauders cruising to a 35-6 victory over the Chargers in a non-conference... — Updated 9/13/2017 Full story

 By David Pan    Sports

New-look Marauders upbeat about upcoming season | Volleyball

The Mariner volleyball roster underwent a significant turnover. The Marauders graduated six seniors, including their two setters and some of the team’s top offensive players. “We have a younger team this year,” third-year... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By David Pan    Sports

Kamiak relying on experience | Volleyball

An experienced Kamiak volleyball team is hoping to create some lasting memories this season. The Knights’ four returning seniors would like nothing better than to wrap up their high school careers with an appearance at the 4A... — Updated 9/13/2017


Letter: County’s effort to censor political speech is B.S.

On November’s ballot is a Mukilteo-only sales tax increase called Proposition 1. I wrote the statement against it for the voter’s pamphlet. I encourage you to vote no. Why? Because politicians only know what we tell them. And... — Updated 9/13/2017 Full story


Letter: Why vote yes on sales tax? Here are 5 reasons

Here are the reasons I am going to vote yes on Proposition 1, which would impose a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to fund street, sidewalk and bike lane projects. First, it is undisputed that the city needs added revenue to ensure... — Updated 9/13/2017


Letter: Zieve supporters march in festival parade

My family enjoyed the 2017 Lighthouse Festival. This is the biggest event of the year in Mukilteo. We didn't see Bob Champion at the festival. Nor did we see Bob Champion at the City Council meeting on Sept. 5. Nor did we see... — Updated 9/13/2017 Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Which cars are a good fit for older drivers, and why? | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I are both in our late 60s and looking to buy a new car. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us evaluate and choose a good car for... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

I know what you’re thinking | Chuck's World

A friend of mine is expecting, but she doesn’t know what. Let me rephrase. A friend of mine is about to become a grandparent. This is not a surprise, or remarkable. She surely... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Historic places have plenty of stories, real or not | Taking Stock

Many people associate me with ghost towns, especially Alpine, Washington. My interest is in historic towns. Some – like Monte Cristo, Alpine, Bordeaux and Franklin – are ghost... — Updated 9/13/2017


School district OKs budget, employee contracts

The Mukilteo School District has approved its budget for the year, as well as collective bargaining agreements with district employee groups. During its Aug. 28 meeting the school board adopted operating budgets for the 2017-18... — Updated 9/13/2017 Full story


Police beat (Sept. 1-7)

Sept. 1 Truck and trailer A reporting party advised of a truck and a trailer parked in the 5300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard. Officers tried to contact the registered owner but were unsuccessful. Both vehicles were towed as... — Updated 9/13/2017 Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

County finishes Lake Serene bypass ahead of rainy season

Snohomish County Public Works has completed a project aimed at keeping water levels in Lake Serene down during the rainy season. Together with local and regional partners, the county has completed the design, permitting and... — Updated 9/13/2017


Larsen announces 2017 app challenge, hackathon

State Rep. Rick Larsen has launched of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge & Hackathon – an opportunity for students to learn key computer science skills by creating their own original applications. The competition – which... — Updated 9/13/2017 Full story


Mark storm drains on Day of Caring

With the United Way of Snohomish County’s annual Day of Caring coming up on Friday, Sept. 15, the city of Mukilteo has partnered with WSU Beach Watchers to reduce stormwater pollution in the city. Join the Beach Watchers from 9... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

City seeks feedback on draft parks plan

The relative lack of city parks, such as baseball fields, in south and mid-Mukilteo is a result of the community’s failure to approve two bonds in the 1990s. “It is this track record of not supporting park bonds at the ballot... — Updated 9/13/2017


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