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Year in Review: December 2019

What's next for Hawthorne Hall? The City Council is discussing alternatives for Hawthorne Hall after the Boys and Girls Club relocated to a new facility. In determining the future... — Updated 12/31/2019


Year in Review: November 2019

2019 local election results The polls showed wide margins and narrow victories when the first group of counted ballots trickled in during the general election Nov. 5. Snohomish... — Updated 12/31/2019


Year in Review: September 2019

Shocking: Thunder and lightning add more 'boom' to fireworks On a night when seemingly all of Mukilteo was down at Lighthouse Park, Mother Nature decided to make her presence... — Updated 12/31/2019


Year in Review: October 2019

Zieve caught with forum questions When a question about diversifying the City of Mukilteo's budget was asked to Mukilteo City Council Position 6 candidates at the Wednesday, Oct.... — Updated 12/31/2019


Travel Sketcher | Where will the roads lead this year?

What does the year hold in store for us? Doubt we can guess, but the journey will be an adventure. Happy New Year! I have been pondering the roads I have traveled and curious where... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Looking back, looking forward, looking up

Three years ago, I thought I was so smart. It was a bad year, that one. Not only did a presidential election roil us in 2016, unleashing spasms of disbelief and nastiness, but we... — Updated 12/31/2019


Letter to the Editor: Renewable energy in Mukilteo

With reference to the Dec. 18 article on the City’s renewable energy plans, may I interject some technically oriented thoughts -- speaking as one with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, 40+ years of experience, and... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Mike Gold    Opinion

Off Kilter | Being an athlete

I’m certain that every little boy envisions themselves becoming the next Russ Wilson or Tom Brady. I can recall as a young man playing touch football on an empty lot in Brooklyn.... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Mark Smith    Opinion

Worship | Breaking bad habits

With the beginning of a new year, chances are some of us have resolved to break some bad habit in our life. We human beings are creatures of habit. We like to settle down into... — Updated 12/31/2019


Year in Review: August 2019

ACT tests taken at Mariner lost in transit A few dozen students who took the ACT exam at Mariner High School during the last school year received unfortunate news last week when it... — Updated 12/31/2019


Year in Review: July 2019

Mukilteo teachers approve tentative contract agreement What a difference a year makes. Last year, Mukilteo teachers were packing school board meetings and threatening a strike for n... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Madeline Coats    News

Christine Cook says goodbye to City Council

"I think our community in Mukilteo is very civic-minded and we really take care of each other," said Councilmember Christine Cook, who decided earlier this year that she would not... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By David Pan    Sports

Club celebrates 50 years of service to soccer community

When Mike Jones founded the Mukilteo Youth Soccer Club, his primary motivation was to provide a safe outlet for his two athletically inclined sons. Jones had played American... — Updated 12/31/2019


Remembering the best of 2019 | Year in Review

Mukilteo athletes left quite an impression during the second half of 2019. Prep sports fans saw Kamiak's Ellie Straume close out her spectacular career with a state title at the 4A... — Updated 12/31/2019


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