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 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion 

Ramadan offers chance for reflection, growth | Worship

Ramadan, the month of fasting, begins at sunset today for Muslims in Mukilteo and around the world. Its concept and meaning can have benefits for everyone seeking a positive impact... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion 

Power plants bring/brought electricity to Puget Sound | History File

My mother's parents lost their farm in the southeast corner of Montana, near Ridge, in 1924. They packed up everything they could, like "The Beverly Hillbillies," and left... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion 

Comfortably numb? | Moment's Notice

Desensitization: noun. The process of reducing or eliminating sensitivity; the act or process of desensitizing, of dulling or reducing sensation. I have always said I want to... — Updated 3/22/2023


Letter to the Editor: Old Town safety enhancements are appreciated by resident

I would like to thank the City for finally installing the pair of Rapid Flashing Beacons (RFB) at the intersection of Fifth and Lincoln. The countless near-misses at this... — Updated 3/22/2023


Letter to the Editor: Proposal to swap Chamber of Commerce building for Keeper's Quarters not a good idea

A couple of weeks ago, I learned of Mayor Joe Marine's proposal for swapping the use and occupants of the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center Building with that of Keeper's Quarters... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Jim Miller    Opinion 

New RMD rules for 2023 | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the new rules on required minimum distributions from IRAs and 401(k)s? I will turn 72 this year and want to be clear on what I’m required to do. ... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Michael Gold    Opinion 

A speck on the wall inside the Grand Canyon | Off Kilter

Whenever I find myself becoming too involved in all the trivia of day-to-day living, I find myself ”Up on the Roof.” Look at the first stanza’s words: … When this old world... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

A disability is when one loses spirit | Darn Wright

As he was growing up, he played baseball, football, fished, and enjoyed Frisbee. He skateboarded, rode a bike, and scuba dived. During that period, his call to fame was that he... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Pam Miles    Opinion

Saint and Sinner | Worship

As we are heading toward St. Patrick's Day this Friday, I thought I'd take a moment to talk about how Martin Luther shared that Christians are both "Saints and Sinners." Often we mi... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Donating your body to science | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in possibly donating my body to science when I pass away. What can you tell me about this, and what would I need to do to set it up? – Getting... — Updated 3/15/2023


Protein, and why it is important as we age | Health and Wellness

We all hear how vital protein is for building and maintaining muscle strength as well as a healthy weight. A 2018 study by The Journals of Gerontology suggests that having adequate... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Demystifying Helen Keller | Darn Wright

Women's History Month began March 1. As we focus on this topic, let's take a realistic look at one prominent woman who society has bestowed heroification. "Would you reject me if... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Buying a car, part 2 | Off Kilter

Last year I wrote about some of the decisions one has to make in buying a car. I covered both new cars and used cars. This week, I write about some of the things that you should... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Will the City and Port formalize their partnership? | Reality Check

First, I want to congratulate the cast and crew of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” on their success at this year’s Acadamy Awards. Our son Zak was the visual effects super... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Everyone has something they can contribute | Worship

What is your talent or passion? What do you like to make? God can use it! We read in the Book of Exodus 31:1-5 that “the Lord said to Moses, ‘See, I have chosen Bezalel son of U... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Mansplaining: You know what you need to do | Moment's Notice

”Men explain things to me, and facts do not get in their way” – Rebecca Solnit Molly Tuttle, one of the most extraordinary bluegrass singers, composers, and guitar players,... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Old Amtrak Cascade bistro car ready for viewing | History Files

Talgo 6 trainsets traveled through Edmonds on a daily basis as the Amtrak Cascades for more than two decades. And the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie was able to acquire a Ta... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

If HB 1670 passes, plan on paying more taxes| Darn Wright

What the heck is House Bill (HB)1670, now in committee in the Legislature? It’s a tax increase bill. Here is some history around the no more than 1% property increase. In 2001,... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Computers – A necessary evil? | Off Kilter

Now the title of this column might make you think that I have something against our computer-based society. In fact, it is the exact opposite. I am a 100% committed computerphile.... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Caitlin Duff    Opinion

FYI upcoming Medicaid changes | Guest View

On April 1, the Washington State Health Care Authority anticipates returning to normal operations and will begin to mail renewal notices to confirm the eligibility of Medicaid (Apple Health in Washington state) recipients in... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

You know you're a senior when … | Off Kilter

OK, we all dread growing older. However, there really is no alternative, at least none I’ve ever discovered. A lifelong friend sent me a photo taken when he and I were first... — Updated 3/4/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Safety improvements should be coming to waterfront soon | Reality Check update

In this Reality Check update, we’ll take a look forward to the busy season at Mukilteo’s waterfront area and what we might expect. It looks like the SR 525 bridge eastside... — Updated 3/1/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Turning back our channels to the 1950s | Darn Wright

It’s the beginning of 2023 and the calendar pages are turning as fast as we can use our remote to change channels. Let’s now use our mental creativity remote and return to those... — Updated 3/1/2023


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