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The true cost of oil | Earth Matters

In 2024, energy costs will be a major political topic. The United States set records last year for the extraction of both oil and natural gas. Our country produced a greater volume than we used. …

Madison Avenue | Off Kilter

When you first read the title of this column, how many of you thought of the advertising business and Madison Avenue in Manhattan? Madison Avenue has long been the catchphrase for the “ad …

Lessons from the orca | Moment's Notice

Recently, we learned that our Puget Sound pod of resident orcas, J Pod, had welcomed a new addition. Baby J60 was seen swimming with his mother (orca watchers have confirmed the new calf is a …

We choose what controls us | Darn Wright

“You need to just stop hating.” How often does one hear or give out this so-called stopgap advice? For those of us who are trained to do mental health treatment, more often than not several of …

The Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension (light rail to Lynnwood) is scheduled to open later this year yet there’s been no City Council discussion of how riders will get between the Mukilteo …

The beginning of a new year is often a time of reflection. It certainly was for me this year. Near the end of 2023, I visited the location on Maury Island where the Verona and Calista were built …

Using our senses to better ourselves | Worship

It has always fascinated me how much scripture uses and calls for the use of our senses in our reading. We hear winds blow over creation waters. We hear the very waters themselves trickle or …

Get off the sidelines | The View From Here

Happy New Year! I write those words with some trepidation. After all, when the annual calendar switches over, many of us are happy to see the termination of the passing year, and look forward to a …

A look at the concept of time | Off Kilter

We lost one of the most brilliant minds in 2018. Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76. This genius spent his entire academic career trying to explain the Universe – why it is, where it …

TikTok trend: Crinkle pie | Chef Dez

There’s a TikTok trend that’s very popular in the culinary world. This trend is all about scrunching up thin phyllo pastry sheets into a baking dish, pouring a custard over the top, and baking it …

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I turn to for caregiving help? I help take care of my 80-year-old father and work too, and it’s wearing me out. – Worn Out Wendy Dear Wendy, Taking care …

On Friday morning I heard a news report about the low vaccination rate this season for flu, COVID, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). Though the hospitalization rates are not as high as last …

How do you see Jesus? | Worship

It’s three days into the New Year. Is Christmas packed away? For Christians who also follow a church year calendar, Christmas ends Jan. 6 with Epiphany, the arrival of the Magi – foreign wise …

How's my hair looking? | Worship

During worship a few Sundays ago I ducked out and really gave myself the “bed head” look; then came back. Immediately, I got all kinds of comments, especially snickers and those “helpful” …

Editor's note: Edmonds School District board President Nancy Katims, along with Edmonds Education Association President Andi Nofziger, sent the following letter to the state legislators Dec. 9. Among …

Thanks to David Cook for his Dec. 13 letter (bit.ly/41tYBGr) regarding parking in Old Town. I live on the same street in Old Town. We have a situation here on our street I don’t see on Second, …

City should push WSDOT for waterfront improvements

This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. And in case you haven’t noticed, the combination of staff shortages, maintenance problems associated with …

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Just before the turn of the 20th century, 8-year-old Virginia Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. Lead …

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