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 By Beth Bond    News    January 22, 2020

On writing the 'Thank You' note

So the packages have all been opened, wrapping thrown away, and decorations are stored. All that's left is the pine needles on the floor to remind us of Christmas. Even the holiday parties and "open...

 

Snowmageddon 2.0, round one?

Three full days without school, one late start, and then MLK Day on Monday-the students of Mukilteo are thriving. Kids flocked to 92nd Street Park, Harbour Pointe Golf Course, Mukilteo Elementary,...

 

'A Knight in Vienna'

Time to dust off the tuxedos and break out those dancing shoes. The Kamiak Orchestra will present its annual A Knight in Vienna Ball on Saturday, Jan. 25. The all-ages benefit ball will be held in the Kamiak High School Commons from 6-9 p.m. “So ma...

 
 By John McAlpine    News    January 22, 2020

Feeling guilty? Do some good!

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” — Voltaire You can do some good this way: Help a Neighbor- There is no fancy or cute way for me to describe this volunteer job. It is something we all have to do. The thing is, some of us...

 

Mayor's salary avoids reduction; city administrator to join executive leadership

The mayor’s salary in Mukilteo is $70,800 a year, as recently confirmed by a council vote in December. A city administrator will earn somewhere between $125,000 and $150,000 each year – beginning very, very soon. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson...

 

Medicinal mushrooms of the Northwest

A recent documentary by Louie Shwartzberg titled “Fantastic Fungi” explores the magical world of mushrooms. Current science reveals the intricate role fungi play in the forest ecosystem — with their extensive underground mycelial networks....

 

Wild canines causing trouble across town

Pointed ears, slender muzzle, drooping bushy tail...Is it a German Shepherd or a coyote? The coyote is a medium-sized member of the canine family, which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes. These...

 

Case of novel coronavirus confirmed in Snohomish County resident

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident yesterday. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and...

 

Irish dancer qualifies for championship in Dublin

Eli Munoz, 11, competed at the Western Regional Irish Dancing Championships in Denver, Colorado this past November and earned a coveted qualifying spot to represent the Western Region of the United...

 

Full STEAM ahead

Elementary students get smarter each year. They can computer code, build robots, and engineer moving parts. STEAM is taking over the minds of adolescents everywhere. STEAM stands for science,...

 

More noise expected at new ferry terminal

Loud noises and night construction will continue at the new Mukilteo ferry terminal as crews continue work on the wing walls. The City of Mukilteo approved another noise variance for this work....

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News    January 22, 2020

Complaint alleging racist language filed against Democratic lawmaker

Washington Asians for Equality and the American Coalition for Equality filed a complaint to the Secretary of Senate and Senate Counsels against Sen. Patty Kurderer, D-Bellevue, demanding an apology for her use of what they considered racist language....

 
 By Jim Miller    News    January 22, 2020

Monitoring solutions for loved ones with dementia

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband, who lives at home, has dementia and I worry about him wandering off and not being able to get back. Can you recommend some monitoring technology devices or any other solutions that can help me keep tabs on him? ...

 

Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex-ed in public schools

A proposed law to require school districts to implement a comprehensive sexual education curriculum emphasizing healthy relationships and consent was passed after a 28-21 vote by the state Senate yesterday.  If signed into law, Engrossed Substitute...

 

Lawmakers aim to put sweeping regulations on the vaping industry

Legislation requested by the governor's office and supported by Democratic senators aims to ban flavored nicotine vaping products and impose sweeping regulations on the vaping industry. If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine...

 

Lawmakers hear pitch to replace gas tax with a fee per mile driven 

Washington state lawmakers will consider a gradual transition from the state’s current gasoline tax to a system that would charge drivers fees based on how many miles they travel. This comes amid rising concerns over the amount of revenue...

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News    January 22, 2020

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters cite safety concerns, while opponents argue the measure,...

 

A sad day at Edgewater Beach Park

Fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars raced down the Speedway after reports that an inflatable boat capsized between the Port of Everett and the new ferry terminal Jan. 8. Sophy Math, 44, was out...

 

Mayor outlines BIG changes to Mukilteo in coming years

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson's seventh State of the City focused on housing affordability, climate change mitigation, and updates for ongoing projects. With the start of a new decade, she shared goals to...

 

Salmon restoration group opens office in Old Town

Chinook, sockeye, coho … Sound Salmon Solutions officially moved into its new location in Mukilteo Oct. 1. Now, it’s leading efforts to restore habitats and recover salmon. The staff-driven, nonprofit organization moved to Third Street in Old...

 

See something, say something

Gun violence is a topic of heavy emotion in Mukilteo. In fact, the subject has invoked a fear of safety for children as they go about their daily rituals, such as going to school. Three dead, one...

 

Celebrate MLK Day by serving the environment

“Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all people to volunteer and improve their communities. Margaret...

 

Police Blotter | Jan. 3 - 8

Jan. 3 Just lock your cars A series of six vehicle prowls took place within the same night at varying locations. The first victim reported his vehicle was prowled on the 5900 block of 103rd Pl SW between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. He was missing $300....

 

Lawmakers move to limit companies that trade your data

Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally-collected personal data and image. Senate Bill 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, would allow consumers to access, correct,...

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News    January 15, 2020

Governor talks up state's positives, notes areas to improve

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. "Washington state indeed embodies the best in America," Gov....

 

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