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Looking forward to 2018 l Council Corner

As we approach 2018 I have been asked many times, "Are you nervous, excited or are you left wondering what you got yourself into?" I always say yes to the first two. The tru... — Updated 12/27/2017

 By David Pan    Sports

Knights boosted by depth, returning talent | Boys swimming

The Kamiak boys swim team has started out the 2017-18 season with strong individual and relay performances. Two of the Knights’ relays – 200-yard medley and 200 freestyle ... — Updated 12/27/2017

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Local creates coloring book

In a time when politics are arguably more frustrating and divisive than ever, sometimes you need a good laugh. That’s what Jim Corbett, co-author of the adult coloring book, “I... — Updated 12/27/2017 Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Deserted Food Emporium to become LA Fitness

After years of vacancy and no apparent plan in sight, there appears to be new life coming to the shopping center at the south end of Mukilteo Speedway. The plan is for the old Olson’s Food Emporium to become an LA Fitness, accord... — Updated 12/27/2017


Police Beat: 12/17-12/23

Dec. 17 Abandoned vehicle The caller advised that a vehicle had been parked in front of his residence abandoned for over a month. The vehicle was registered to a neighbor. The officer advised it had a dead battery and he would get... — Updated 12/27/2017 Full story


When the lines blur between personal, public conduct l Our View

In a small town where everybody seemingly knows everybody – and everybody’s business – it’s no surprise that local elections sometimes turn personal and, consequently, unpleasant. That certainly was true in this year’s... — Updated 12/27/2017 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Snow, Sam, and finding goodness l Chuck's World

I sat in a church on Christmas Eve, wallowing in carols and the comfort of familiar voices, and I was given an assignment. The speaker asked all of us to reflect on goodness,... — Updated 12/27/2017 Full story

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Simple home modifications that can help seniors age in place l Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend to help make a home safer for aging-in-place? My 76-year-old mother wants to stay living in her own home for as long as possible, but... — Updated 12/27/2017


Christmas then, Christmas now l Worship

The ancient Biblical narratives depicting angelic visitations, shepherds with flocks by night and the adoring Magi from the east all seem quite familiar to many of us. These time-tested story elements cling to the lines of... — Updated 12/27/2017


Letter: Response to past letter

It's no secret I perceive attacks against Mayor Gregerson's character and integrity as requiring rebuttal. Like Matt Hansen, I reviewed the video of Dec. 4 with the rhetorical fireworks starting at 3:23:42, and I also take... — Updated 12/27/2017


Mayor Gregerson to be sworn-in and deliver State of the City address

Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson will be officially sworn-in for her second term as Mayor and deliver her 2018 State of the City address on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Mukilteo City Hall. “I am excited to officially... — Updated 12/27/2017 Full story


Flu on the rise in Washington

Influenza illnesses are increasing and health officials at the Washington State Department of Health urge Washingtonians to get a flu shot now. Officials also want people to avoid spreading the flu and to know when it’s okay to... — Updated 12/27/2017 Full story


School briefs

KAMIAK STUDENT IS PASSIONATE ABOUT POLITICS This has been an exciting and successful season of debating for Niko Battle, a junior at Kamiak, who has competed in three Lincoln Douglas debate tournaments. The first was the Loyola... — Updated 12/27/2017

 By Jim Hills    Schools

Sno-Isle Libraries puts levy on ballot

Sno-Isle Libraries will ask voters to maintain funding with a ballot measure in April. “Going to the voters is not a decision we take lightly,” Board of Trustees President Marti Anamosa said before a unanimous vote at the Dec.... — Updated 12/27/2017


2017 year in review: January-June

January: Everything’s coming up Kang “This boy is going to be a chief someday.” That’s what former Mukilteo Police Chief Mike Murphy said to himself 13 years ago upon hiring Cheol Kang as a patrol officer. “In my mind,... — Updated 12/27/2017


Looking back at the memorable moments from 2017

Athletes from Kamiak and Mariner high schools made quite an impression in 2017. Kamiak’s Ally de la Cruz won the first state wrestling championship in her school’s history. The Mariner girls basketball team defeated Jackson in... — Updated 12/27/2017 Full story


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