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Editor's Note

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TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2017 brings 11 ideas to the stage

There are 11 new ideas in the Sno-Isle Libraries collection. On Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 speakers shared themselves, their perspectives and ideas in TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2017. “Welcome to the library,... Full story


Special needs residents find loving home at Harbour Pointe Senior Living’s new ‘In the Moment’ support program

Whether it’s the sight of Elvis, the Beatles and other symbols of yesteryear decorating the hallways, the smell of freshly baked cookies drifting through the air, or the sound of Frank Sinatra...

 By David Pan    Sports    November 8, 2017

Kamiak’s Anderson, Clark drop times at 4A state meet | Cross country

Kamiak’s Alicia Anderson and Leah Clark both made major jumps in the standings at the 4A State Girls Cross Country Championships. Anderson finished 17th overall with a time of 18 minutes, 39.00 seco... Full story


Local student raises money for vaccinations through trick-or-treating

Throughout Mukilteo and, for that matter, throughout the entire country, children donned their costumes, held on to their plastic pumpkins and went door-to-door trick-or-treating in the hopes of...


Police Beat: 10/29-11/4

Oct. 29 Welfare check The reporting party requested a welfare check of a female at the 4500 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard. The female was contacted and it was determined that she did not pose a danger to herself or others. Suspicious The... Full story


Dream Greener program launched in Japan and U.S.

Snohomish County’s Paine Field airport launched the Dream Greener Program with Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, Japan on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Paine Field is excited to exchange ideas and technology with Centrair, since both airports... Full story


Free lunch or dinner for veterans and active duty military

To honor those that have served our country, Ivar’s and Kidd Valley are offering veterans a complimentary meal of its legendary seafood and hamburger fare during both lunch and dinner this Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, all day during normal...


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Snohomish County is encouraging residents of Snohomish County to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of...


Kamiak arts boosters to host first mattress fundraiser

Most people know of the “traditional” fundraisers that students do to raise money for extracurricular activities. There’s been cookie dough, popcorn, wrapping paper and many more that usually...


Hello Mukilteo, glad to still be here I Editor's Note

To say that my life has changed drastically over the last month would be an understatement. I went from waking up at 3:30 every morning and driving to a warehouse in Ballard, to driving from my apartm...


End of 2017 tax planning I Insightful Investing

Here are a few end of year tax planning ideas. Some of these ideas are very familiar and perhaps some are not. My primary business is investment advice, and not taxes, yet I do know some tax strategies that may help you keep more of your own money....


Waiting for the laughter I Chuck's World

I’m a skeptic about memories, particularly my personal memories. There are 50 years of dust between today and my childhood, and I assume that my recollection is at least suspect, if not completely m... Full story


Letter: Thank you Mukilteo!

As the campaign season ends, I want to express my sincere thanks to my neighbors and friends for their kindness and support during this time. Jan and I have enjoyed meeting with many people and “digging deep” into the concerns and issues facing...


Letter: Exemplary trick-or-treaters

Having lived in the same home in Mukilteo for over 18 years, I still marvel at the courteous and upbeat behavior of the 200 to 300 trick-or-treaters that ring our doorbell every Halloween. This is true for all ages, especially the teens. In the...


Letter: Do not take health care away

I am still an 87-year-old male and have sent to some of you above [multiple politicians and newspapers] several letters several times. This time, I have added some more because of the seriousness of the executive order that our so-called president (n...


Letter: Zieve is a good Jewish man

As a non-denominational Christian, I have come to know Peter as a genuinely and astutely reverent man. Before I met Peter, I had strongly assumed that he was a Caucasian Christian; I couldn't have been more presumptuous. His ethnicity is...


"In prayer there is a mingling of stations..." I Worship

In times of troubles, large and small, I’m finally learning to immediately bring in The Heavy Guns: prayer and trust. I cleave to prayer because of its efficacy. Like science, the results that I enjoy from it are consistently repeatable. Like...


Locals gather to buy and sell homemade goods

Joe Hart and Theresa Hutchinson pose behind their booth at Mukilteo School District's 24th Annual Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 4 at Mariner High School. The duo were selling tissue box covers, many were themed after local sports teams such as the...

 By David Pan    Sports    November 8, 2017

Kamiak denied by Vikings | Girls soccer

After scoring eight goals in their first two district playoff games, Kamiak was shut out by Lake Stevens in its final contest of the season. The Vikings defeated the Knights 1-0 in a winner-to-state/loser-out Northwest District girls soccer game... Full story


Kamiak’s season comes to an end at district tourney | Volleyball

Kamiak came up just short of advancing to the state volleyball tournament. For the second time in less than a week, Jackson defeated the Knights to take the second and final district berth to the 4A tournament. The Timberwolves prevailed 25-16,...


Knights claim district championship | Girls swimming

Kamiak won its seventh straight Northwest District girls swimming and diving championship in record-breaking fashion. The Knights took home the team trophy, scoring 451 points, to finish 95 points ahead of Jackson, which had 356. Lake Stevens (330)...


Mayor's salary a hot topic at council meeting

What started as a fairly typical Mukilteo City Council meeting turned testy Monday with a proposal to immediately slash the mayor’s salary and make the position part time. Councilmember Scott... Full story


2017 election results as of 11/9/17

The initial waves of votes have been tallied and released through Snohomish County’s website. Below are some of the races as they stand. These results are as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. It should...


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