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Share your budget priorities

You might remember reading or hearing last year that Mukilteo School District had to make significant budget reductions. Our district and many other districts are still experiencing several factors …

A personal reflection on living in a segregated South

Editor’s note: Community leader Wally Webster spoke at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony Jan. 15 at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. Here is part one of that speech, with part two …

Per the Jan. 31 Seattle Times article “Gravel yard warns Snohomish County school to stop speaking out – or else,” a non-permitted mining company/gravel yard is making so much noise …

Forever cemeteries: The case for recycling

Toss it, bury it, or burn it. Human history has remained constant in our history of getting rid of our garbage. While solid waste removal has improved over the years, change is inevitable and …

Acts of service

Since my mother passed away almost four years ago, my father has had a difficult time adjusting to life without her. Thankfully, he had family living nearby in Hawaii, so that helped him …

Believing in the same God | Worship

Did you know the Vatican declared Muslims and Christians believe in the same God? It’s thought-provoking – a Muslim-Christian relationship – suggesting we have something in common. …

What once was | Muk Revisited

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant,” meaning that life cannot go on without change. That is just the way it is. With change, how fun it is to …

Auto safety advances through the years | Off Kilter

This column will be about the tremendous advances made in auto safety – just during my lifetime. I’ll start with one day while I walked to grammar school. I came upon an accident in …

Real estate: New year, new laws | Guest View

Year over year, in this ever-changing real estate market, I’ve come to expect ever-changing laws and forms. This year is no different. In real estate you’ll often hear, …

The new year and the gospel | Worship

W e are a little over the halfway mark of January 2024. How are those New Year’s resolutions going? The gym is a little bit emptier than a few weeks ago, reading has been pushed to the next day …

There’s always more to learn | Moment's Notice

Many in America – and the world – watched, riveted, to the dramatic scene in the musical “Hamilton” when Alexander Hamilton decides to vote for Thomas Jefferson to be …

Hats off to you | Darn Wright

Lewis Caroll’s 1865 “Alice Adventure in Wonderland” met the Mad Hatter at a tea party, but hats have always taken us into a wonderland. On the second floor and riding on a …

Happy New Year! | Council Corner

A s we enter 2024, it’s clear that this year holds great promise for our city. We have successfully staffed all our City departments with directors, including the latest addition to the …

Which side of the road do we drive on?

A  bout 10 years ago, I happened to find myself driving in Fiji. Now the Fiji islands were settled by the British – so one of the things you will find there is you drive on the …

Civility during such a time as this

O n a recent ferry ride from Mukilteo to Clinton, I found myself yet again in awe of the glorious setting in which we live. Blue-green waters and little white caps. The pine tree skyline. …

D ear Savvy Senior, How do I go about canceling a person’s social media accounts when they die? My wife passed away a few months ago and her social media accounts are still active. …

Thank you, from Habitat for Humanity | Guest View

A  s we start the new year, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the countless ways you have participated in our journey to foster housing stability and build hope within our …

Egg & quinoa power bowls | Chef Dez

Do you have a New Year’s resolution of eating healthier? If so, maybe this will help. “Power bowls” are simple and hearty customizable meals in a bowl that are packed full of …

I have not stopped telling people about a bakery I recently discovered right here in Snohomish County, so I suppose it is not surprising that I, too, learned about it through word of mouth. …

A new year: Start with forgiveness | Guest View

W hew, it’s a new year. The ink is probably still wet on your New Year’s resolutions. I have never been a big fan of resolutions. I do like to focus on a public commitment to change …

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