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 By Madeline Coats    News    November 13, 2019 

Updated 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 County had 475,871 people register to vote in this election. The total voter turnout was 42.43%....

 

Election results: 11/5

Format is as follows: name, number of votes, and the percentage of votes. Mukilteo Prop. 1 (form of government) For: 811, 30.26% Against: 1,869, 69.74% Mukilteo City Council Position 4 Richard C. Emery: 1,412, 54.71% Scott Whelpley: 1,164, 45.10% Muk...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    November 13, 2019 

Beloved Pilates instructor retires from the YMCA

Karen Carriker has been teaching Pilates for nearly 40 years. The fitness junkie retired Nov. 7 after 17 years of flexibility, strength, and endurance training at the YMCA in Mukilteo. After her last...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    November 13, 2019 

Approval of I-976 already stirs controversy, Eyman prepares to fight

Former Mukilteo resident Tim Eyman has finally found success in decreasing car tab taxes to $30 after the General Election Nov. 5. Eyman declared victory before all ballots were even counted Tuesday night. “I love being a political activist. I...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    November 13, 2019 

Mukilteo is rich with funds for City improvements

The Mukilteo City Council accepted two grants at its Nov. 12 meeting, one to improve water quality and the other to maintain pedestrian safe routes to school. The City was awarded $50,000 from the Department of Ecology to implement and manage...

 

Community Transit service to grow 5% in 2020

Community Transit’s proposed budget would increase service 5% in 2020 as the agency continues is expansion of bus service for Snohomish County residents. The agency is seeking comment on its proposed budget through Nov. 8. The service increase...

 

WSDOT: Prepare now for winter snow and ice

With winter fast approaching, now is the time for travelers to make sure they’re prepared for driving in inclement weather. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    November 13, 2019 

Endeavour Elementary celebrates local veterans

Endeavour Elementary school celebrated past, present, and future veterans at an assembly Nov. 8. The event began with Pack 8 Cub Scouts, who raised the colors and lead the auditorium with the...

 

County seeking citizen advisors for Marine Resources Committee

Protecting and restoring the marine and estuarine environment of the county is one of the core roles of Snohomish County Surface Water Management. Snohomish County is seeking three to four new advisors motivated and eager to learn about marine conser...

 

Mukilteo gateway beautification projects

The Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission convened Nov. 7 to discuss a landscaping, aesthetics, and beautification proposal from HBB Landscape Architects. The architects provided the revised proposal to develop landscape and sign concepts, including...

 

Safety always comes first in Mukilteo

Studies show Mukilteo is ranked the 35th safest city in Washington. The analysis found that Mukilteo (population 21,662) emerged on the list with a safety score of 76.51 out of 100. The city has a violent crime rate of 1.34 per 1,000 people and a...

 

Deputies investigate threats at Glacier Peak High School  

An anonymous threat made against Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish prompted the school to evacuate and close the campus today while the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation. The threats, which were sent by email to a...

 

Police Blotter | Oct. 30 - Nov. 7

10/30 Mail theft A caller reported that someone tried to pry open community mailboxes on the 11100 block of Chennault Beach Rd. The officers collected vehicle surveillance of the mailboxes and it does indeed show a male at approximately 4 a.m. hours...

 

Lynnwood fire on 196th claims lives of two Shoreline children

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has identified 7-year-old Mardoqueo Jimenez Lopez and 15-year-old Victoria Jimenez Lopez, both of Shoreline, as the victims of a Lynnwood apartment fire Sunday, Nov. 2. Both died from smoke inhalation. Fire...

 

Westgate Chapel serving 25th annual Thanksgiving dinner

Turkey with all the trimmings is on the menu for Westgate Chapel’s 25th annual Thanksgiving dinner. The church will host a free community dinner Thursday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are not req...

 

Vitamin E acetate may be primary culprit in vaping injury cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new study Nov. 8 on the association between vitamin E acetate and vaping-associated lung injury. In light of this new information, the...

 

Community raises $38K for Children's Therapeutic Center

"An Evening at Emory's" raised over $38,000 for Tomorrow's Hope Child Development Center at Housing Hope. This event hosted over 100 supporters, with proceeds going to support children and parents...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    November 13, 2019 

Snohomish County rejects affirmative action

About 54.5% of Snohomish County voted to reject Referendum 88 in the General Election Nov. 5. Washington voters also elected to reject the measure, with a very tight margin of 50.36% to 49.64%. Ref. 88 was designed to require a statewide vote on...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    November 13, 2019 

CORRECTION: Prop. 1 rejected by voters

This correction is in response to an incorrect fact stated in the election results story posted Nov. 13. Snohomish County Fire District 7 will not restore its fire levy to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The proposition intended to increase...

 

False noise complaints filed under Paine Field director's name

An account using Paine Field Director Arif Ghouse's name has filed hundreds of false noise complaints against Paine Field over the last few months, many of which have been filed through third-party se...

 

Cemetery serenity

Pioneer Cemetery is often described as being one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Mukilteo. That certainly seemed to be the case Monday, Nov. 4. This photo was taken at the cemetery as...

 

Council makes first major changes to 2020 budget

It’s that time of year again. While many are planning for the upcoming holiday season, the City of Mukilteo is in arguably its most important time of the year: budget season. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson announced her 2020 preliminary budget Oct. 7 wit...

 

Police Beat: Oct. 25 - Oct. 30

Oct. 25 Scoot in The officers responded to the location for a vehicle that was sticking too far out in the roadway. An officer spoke with the owner and she agreed to move the vehicle. 4400 block of 75th Street Southwest. Theft The reporting party...

 

Peter 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. 23, candidate forum, Peter Zieve snapped off some...

 

Local heroes honored for saving woman's life

Linda Surface was being a good grandmother the night she almost died. She was attending her grandson Quinn's curriculum night at Olympic View Middle School with her daughter Tonya Morris on Sept. 24....

 

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