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Fire causes damage to condo building

A typically sleepy night in Mukilteo quickly turned chaotic when a small fire erupted at the Longwood Village Condominiums last Wednesday. Members of the Mukilteo Fire Department, along with crews...

 

Newest WSF ferry, Suquamish, makes debut in Mukilteo

Washington State Ferries has begun to carry passengers aboard the newest state ferry, Suquamish, which made its debut sailing from Clinton to Mukilteo last Thursday, Oct. 4. The Suquamish completed...

 

Ferry terminal project steadily moving forward

The new Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project reached a key milestone recently, as crews wrapped up work on the concrete foundation for the future passenger building. The new terminal is getting...

 

Running for a good cause

The inaugural Lungbuster 5k/10k run drew a large and enthusiastic crowd of runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters Sunday, Oct. 7, to Kamiak High School and the streets of Mukilteo. The run was...

 

And they’re off!

Tony Parker, “The Lungman” and Amie Parker, getting the kids started at the Lungbuster 5k and 10k on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Kamiak High School. The race helped raise money for lung cancer research....

 
 By David Pan    Sports    October 10, 2018

Kamiak edges Cascade for first victory of season | Football

On a night when Kamiak honored its seniors, two of them and a sophomore quarterback making his first varsity start gave the Knights reason to celebrate. Senior defensive lineman Cameron Osbjornsen rec...

 

Prime Living | Empowering Women

SharonAnn Hamilton, MBA, CFP®, MSFS is a fiduciary, consultant, coach, and author. She facilitates The Council for Women, a faith-based group of women professionals whose mission is education for...

 

Things we did in high school l Worship

As I write this, I’m aware that the President of the United States has asked for a comprehensive investigation of his nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. There are multiple and credible reports of serious misconduct, harassment and...

 

Join a focus group to help shape the city’s clean water stewardship campaign l Mayor's Message

We are entering the rainy season. When rain falls on parking lots, streets, and roofs it doesn’t soak into our soil. Instead, it runs along these surfaces collecting oil, grease, fertilizer, and other pollutants before entering a storm drain and...

 

The month of October is all about fire prevention

A candle on a nightstand next to the window. An overloaded extension cord. A pan of grease on the stove. An unattended grill. Children with matches playing under a bed. All of these have the potential to start a fire in our home; a place we want to t...

 

The world according to Jeff l Chuck’s World

“The rabbit died” is an expression that I assume is meaningless to most people, although maybe not you. It would probably not be meaningless to my mother, for example. From the 1920s until the...

 

Time to stand up for a free press: We’re not the enemy l Guest View

Enough already. The last couple of years have been an unending barrage against the freedom of the press and the practitioners of this noble trade. From being called “liars,” “fake,” and “sick” by irate politicians to enduring capricious...

 

Journalism matters because democracy matters l Guest View

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the...

 

Police Beat: 9/29-10/4

Sept. 29 Darn cat An officer responded to a complaint regarding a cat. 4600 block of Camden Place. DUI An officer responded for a collision. A driver was arrested for DUI. 4600 block of Harbour Place. DUI An officer responded for a collision. A...

 

School Briefs

Petting zoo at 5th grade instrument fair is a hit Fifth grade students lined up one after the other recently to try out musical instruments at the third annual 5th Grade Instrument Fair held at the Sno-Isle Skills Center. The instrument fair is a...

 

Mukilteo Firefighters Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Mukilteo Firefighters will be held this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Station 25 (10400 47th Place West). The firefighters are volunteering their time to flip pancakes, grill ham and serve e...

 

First Kamiak Regatta a big hit with students, staff

The stands at the Kamiak High School swimming pool were packed with students and staff cheering on the competitors on Friday, Oct. 5. No, it wasn’t a swim meet. It was the first-ever Kamiak...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    October 10, 2018

Second quarter turnovers sink Marauders’ hopes against Mount Vernon | Football

Two turnovers in the second quarter by Mariner offense and the defense’s inability to shut down Mount Vernon turned a tight game into a blowout loss. The Bulldogs scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter to defeat Mariner 42-14 in a...

 

Old Town residents combating antenna

A potential wireless communication facility in Old Town has some residents upset with the city and T-Mobile. The antenna will be atop an apartment building at 716 3rd Street, and will add 10 feet to...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    October 10, 2018

Scrappy Marauders rally to beat Bruins | Volleyball

Mariner’s scrappiness and confidence were put to the test. Down 2-0 and trailing by eight points in the decisive third set against Cascade, the Marauders staged the comeback of the season. Mariner pulled out the third set and won the next two to...

 

You CAN take charge of your own affairs

Dear SharonAnn, I’m just so angry I could scream! We KNEW my husband was going to go soon. The path of disease was clear. But WHY did we not talk about what I needed to know about our business? Although I’d been a partner since the beginning, I...

 

Being too helpful to a friend in need can backfire

Dear SharonAnn, I am 72, a widow and estranged from my only child, retired from my profession and am feeling alone and bored. I like to help people when I can. Someone suggested renting out some of my extra space on Airbnb or hosting exchange...

 

Take your time, plan wisely when you inherit

Dear SharonAnn My favorite aunt passed away last year, and I inherited $2,500,000 after her probate. The check came last week. It has been a nightmare! I am a pharmacist and know a lot about medicines but very little about managing money. I am...

 

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