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Enjoy an Italian dinner; help raise funds for Kamiak dancers

Kamiak High School’s dance team is hosting a three-course Italian dinner as part of its fundraising for the school year. The event is sponsored by the Kamiak Dulcineas, who will also serve as wait...


Mukilteo's 2018 city budget in the works

Pavement preservation and the Harbour Reach Corridor project, projected at $830,500 and $16.852 million, respectively, are among the most costly items in the proposed budget for 2018. With less than...


Anna Arizona Taylor: 1919-2017

Anna Arizona Taylor of Surprise, Arizona died October 12, 2017 at Royal Oak Group Home, Surprise, Arizona. She was born in Kingman, Arizona, November 24, 1919, to Frank Lee and Anna Laura (Sawyer)...


Opening it up, after all these years I Chuck's World

As far as historical accessories go, Neville Chamberlain’s black umbrella barely warrants a footnote. Chamberlain himself doesn’t fare much better. A respected British statesman, Chamberlain... Full story


Onions: Preventing the tears I Chef Dez

Probably the most frequent question I get asked is "how do I prevent crying when cutting onions?" No one enjoys this eye burning sensation followed by what seems to be an emotional breakdown. A chemical gas that is released from the onion as...


And now you know the rest of the story I Council Corner

This is my first column to all of you, which I am hoping will shine light on what could eventually occur should we decide to not support the 0.1 percent sales tax increase on the November ballot. I’m not a fan of writing letters, but as your... Full story


Police Beat: 10/15-10/21

Oct. 15 Noise Complaint The officer responded for a barking dog at the 12400 block of 52nd Place West. The owner agreed to bring the dog inside. Suspicious Vehicle The officers responded for a report of a suspicious vehicle at the 900 block of Goat... Full story


October Kamiak students of the month

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for October 2017, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics. Bottom row from left to right are Carpenter...


School briefs

Tickets for foundation breakfast are on sale Local author Mindy Halleck will be the featured speaker at the Mukilteo Schools Foundation’s annual fundraising breakfast, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, November 10 at the Future of Flight... Full story


Mukilteo school board report

During its meeting on October 23, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Approved a revision to Board Policy 4340 (Public Access to District Records). Heard staff presentations about and discussed: a program that allows students to earn high... Full story


Family night launches October 26 at Future of Flight Aviation Center

Friends, families and Galactic Empire Stormtroopers are invited to attend the new After-Hours Family Night in the Aerospace Gallery of the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Mukilteo. General admission includes exploration of the...


Apprenti brings nation’s first registered tech apprenticeship program to Snohomish County

On Monday, Oct. 23, Apprenti announced that it will partner with Snohomish County to bring the nation’s first registered tech apprenticeship program to the area. The apprenticeship program – which was started by the Washington Technology Industry...


Sock donations needed for less fortunate

Looking around Everett, it's easy to see that there are many people in need. In an effort to reach out, we asked a few homeless folks what we could do to help them. What did they really need? Something simple? Something helpful? And the answer...


Letter: Customer (no) service

About one month ago, I approached the counter of the city of Mukilteo building department requesting information on a piece of property I have owned in the city of Mukilteo for 21 years. I dealt with a senior planner that shot down every question I a...


Letter: Time for changes now

Mayor Gregerson and Council President Champion, emphasize they have not raised taxes. 2017 storm water fees doubled and increased by 11 percent in 2018. Two months ago at a council workshop, $20 car tab fees were heavily discussed, as were property...


Letter: Thoughts on Mukilteo's election

Having attended the Candidate’s forum at Rosehill last Wednesday, talking with most of the candidates, and lived through some of the strangest recent political rhetoric in modern history, I’d like to weigh in on the Mukilteo elections. I believe...


Letter: Well-behaved women seldom make history

I met Jennifer Gregerson several years ago when I opposed her in a run for city council. I was a one-issue candidate and my opponent and now friend helped me understand the many other issues that faced the city we both love. During the campaign, who...


Letter: Let's discuss gun control

Following the tragedy in Las Vegas where 58 innocent concertgoers were gunned down, many have called for a discussion to ban pump stocks – the device used to make a semi-automatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon. Some fear such a discussion...


Letter: A return to ethical government

Pretty weak response from Mayor Gregerson, and who can blame her. Allegedly violating the separation of powers is a concern for everyone. As mayor, Jennifer Gregerson is the chief executive; whereas Council President Bob Champion, is responsible for...


Letter: Synchronized signals

Can I get a second on my motion to synchronize the signals on the Speedway? Like enabling the traffic flow outbound Mon-Fri mornings, then inbound in the p.m? I can’t tell you how many times I get caught by most of the major signals on the...


Letter: The hypocrisy of Mukilteo for all

A group of people sent Mukilteo residents a card with the message of “don’t vote for Peter Zieve”. I am surprised it does not say “no” to a proposition, initiative, or bill. They want us to say “no” to a person who is running for... Full story


Reformed and Reforming: Celebrating the Past, the Present and the Future

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation: the Past, the Present, and the Future (1517-2017). With reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, director Stephen Marshall-Ward, Skyros Quartet, composer Michael Austin Miller and trumpeter Kyle... Full story


Kamiak graduate earns college honors

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute back line, including Kamiak graduate Georgie Cromwell, was selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Oct. 22. Led by starters Megan Hanshaw, Kirsten Southan, Karina Larson and... Full story


Kamiak’s Clark takes sixth place at district meet | Cross country

Kamiak’s Leah Clark took sixth place at the Wesco Girls Cross Country Championships Saturday, Oct. 21, at Lakewood High School. The junior standout finished the 5k course in 18 minutes 49.04 seconds. Kamiak junior Alicia Anderson placed 12th...


Beatles tribute returns to ECA in Edmonds

"In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" returns to the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, part of a 125-city tour of the U.S., Canada and Australia. It’s a live musical retelling of the Beatles story through the... Full story


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