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Oct. 14 Hay The reporting party (RP) requested contact because he found numerous items at the location left over the weekend. The items were of no value (mostly garbage). The RP suspects a homeless person sleeping on the business property in the tree...

 

There's a new bartender in town

Marc Quinn has mixed cocktails in various venues on three continents, so he’s replaced a few bartenders. Quinn is now into his second week of bartending at the Loft on Main Street in Edmonds, which... Full story

 

Mickey’s Hometown Barbershop celebrating 30-year anniversary

If you ask Mickey Rounds why he decided to become a barber, he’ll tell you about his mom and sister. “I was young and was at a point when I was trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life,...

 

Local ‘Pinball Wizard’ ranked 1st in the world

Pinball, what many people consider a simple arcade game, has taken a boy from playing games in the basement with his dad to a spot as the top pinball player in the world. Raymond Davidson began... Full story

 

Plain, brown, and wonderfully special

Yes! Another mystery-bird identified. When we moved here from Minnesota nine years ago, I had to learn the look and names of a whole new list of birds from the songs I heard. I’ve made quite a bit of progress, but there are still some that have...

 

Meeting Madeleine

Back in 1995, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with a childhood idol: Madeleine L’Engle, the author of “A Wrinkle in Time” and numerous other works of fiction and non-fiction. I had happened upon an advertisement announcing her visit to...

 

Safety in our schools in wake of shootings

Gun control and school safety have been two hot topics in the U.S., and the state of Washington, over the last month. On Feb. 14, at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a former...

 

The wisdom to know the difference l Chuck's World

Justice, simply put, is a restoration of balance, a return to symmetry, a transformation of wrong into right. We can wander all over the map when it comes to what needs to be set right, and how, but... Full story

 

A testament to changing times l Chuck's World

If for some reason you’re interested in what the world was like in 1983, you could do worse than look at movies. I mean, you could do better. But movies are interesting. That was the year of “The Big Chill,” and “Risky Business.” “Terms...

 

Mukilteo boy starred as Ralphie

If you were one of the 4.52 million viewers who watched “A Christmas Story Live!” on Fox on Dec. 17, you likely noticed a young actor with the screen name of Andy Walken starring as Ralphie...

 

Mukilteo pizzeria celebrates 20 years of business

Among small business ventures, restaurants are known to have a particularly high failure rate, meaning they close within the first few years of business. So when a non-chain restaurateur finds a... Full story

 

Letter: Letter about me full of fake news

Unpacking the letter from Liza Patchen-Short, starting with my wife, we continue to enjoy life together, and I suggest you listen to the 911 call referred to (“Zieve’s record doesn’t reflect family values,” June 21). She now understands that...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 21, 2017

The DNA of a dying medium | Chuck's World

My 27-year-old son has developed interesting musical tastes, although probably not in the way you’re thinking. We’ve all been there and done that, for any number of reasons. Our tastes tend to...

 
 By Jeff Ferderer    Opinion    June 18, 2017

Why I walk with my immigrant neighbors | Guest View

I began my walk on Sunday, Jan. 29 – the same day thousands in Seattle protested President Donald Trump’s unconstitutional travel ban. I called a few friends and we held our own march in Everett....

 

Lawmakers ban drivers from using hand-held devices

Editor's Note:April is designated by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In 2015, 167 people died in Washington in accidents involving a distracted driver.... Full story

 

Coming full circle on cultural identity

When Minh Carrico recalls his life growing up in Little Rock, he remembers responding to a specific and alarming question from other children: “Are you adopted?” Carrico was raised in Arkansas...

 

For the faithful, our Father’s plan is happiness, eternal life | Worship

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” The saying has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin. All of us plan for many things in our lives. We plan to get an education; we plan to raise a family; we plan for retirement. All these things ar...

 

Victims’ loved ones express anguish, pain over Mukilteo mass shooting

Having pleaded guilty in December, the young Mukilteo man who killed three former classmates and injured another in July 2016 was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Jan. 12.... Full story

 

Taking stock of 2016

Was 2016 the worst year ever, as many have declared on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter? The answer seems to depend on whom you ask. “It’s a crapshoot for a lot of folks because Trump won and a lot of famous people died,” said... Full story

 

Daddy-O: Burger joint opens, again, on Main Street | Art & Appetite

There's something quintessentially American about the ’50s diner. It is what it is: unambiguous, straightforward, wholesome, unpretentious, simple. Burgers, hot dogs and fries. Milkshakes and ice cream floats. It all harkens back to a simpler...

 

Fifteen years | Chuck's World

I’ve seen a lot of Bruce Springsteen lately, with his new book out and him being interviewed by everyone apparently able to borrow a microphone. It’s not that he’s been a recluse. He’s just... Full story

 

Eagle Scout delivers supplies to schoolchildren in Africa

Carson Leavitt was inspired by an African safari to start working toward his Eagle Scout rank when he was in the eighth grade. Carson, now a junior at Kamiak High School, completed all of the requirem...

 

Mukilteo boy brings awareness to veterans’ issues

There’s no moss growing on Tyee Eliason. A typical 10-year-old, he is in constant motion. He’s usually running, carrying an American flag on a staff. Tyee stopped running last week, just long enou... Full story

 

Fighting time: Father raising money for his sick son

A crippling form of multiple sclerosis struck 64-year-old Gary Fowler of Edmonds nine years ago. Last year, his son Brandon Fowler was diagnosed with an even more aggressive form of MS, one that docto... Full story

 

Centenarian was librarian for 32 years

Dorothy Larson’s birthday cake read in frosting: “A century in the making.” Larson, of Mukilteo, celebrated her 100th birthday at American Legion Hall in Marysville on Aug. 20. In a building as... Full story

 

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