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Editorial cartoon for week of May 27

 — Updated 5/29/2020


The beach is open! | Travel Sketcher

It was so nice to get out and do a sketch on location. Kids playing. Kites in the air. Folks just sitting on logs. Just a bit of normal feels so right. Stay safe as things open up.... — Updated 5/29/2020


Letter to the editor: No common sense on what is deemed an essential service

I read with interest Mayor Gregerson’s feelings about having no regrets in reporting alleged business violations. It seems she thinks that it is fair to have the government decide what is essential and what is not. There... — Updated 5/28/2020


Letter to the editor: Preserve Mukilteo's postcard presents incomplete picture

I recently received a mailing from Peter Zieve’s group, Preserve Mukilteo. This group claims that Mukilteo will soon be changing zoning to encourage construction of low-income housing, resulting in an uptick in crime and drugs.... — Updated 5/27/2020


Letter to the editor: Affordable housing needed in Mukilteo

Do I belong in Mukilteo? Several years ago we received a postcard attempting to create fear and hostility towards the building of a mosque in Mukilteo. With the city logo on it, it deceptively implied that it came from city governm... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion 

Mukilteo needs to address waterfront, Paine Field issues | Guest View

With the arrival of spring in a COVID-19 pandemic, the Mukilteo waterfront is experiencing higher than normal usage. As construction resumes on the new ferry terminal and... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Peter Anderson    Opinion 

Our Japanese Cultural Heritage | Muk Revisited

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the dedication of a monument commemorating the harmonious relationships between early Mukilteo residents and families of Japanese workers... — Updated 5/27/2020


Housing Action Plan will reflect community values | Mayor's Message

The City of Mukilteo is required to adopt a comprehensive plan (and we have a great one, it is award winning and reads like a story instead of a government document!). That plan... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Dean Ridings    Opinion 

Newspapers have your back| Guest View

We're in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America's communities is local. First responders are our neighbors helping our neighbors, rushing to addresses just down... — Updated 5/27/2020


Letter to the editor: Time to speak up about reopening state

Now we have done it! A recent Bloomberg survey indicates 52% of U.S. small business owners “expect to be out of business within six months.” These are the same small businesses that employed 7 out of 10 people in our nation.... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

Look at the church, look at the steeple | Chuck's World

I was thinking about Vaughn Meader the other day, so my unconscious appears to be totally in charge now. I won't tell you about my dreams. Vaughn Meader was one of the most famous... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion 

A Reminder of what really 'Matters' | Worship

The recent coronavirus has caused many to experience feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, and even fear — which makes the quest for inner happiness and contentment challenging, to... — Updated 5/27/2020


Letter to the editor: Time to end the lockdown

It’s time to flatten the curve of already catastrophic and worsening unemployment, of government-caused business closures and personal bankruptcies, of spiraling domestic abuse, of soaring crime, of suicide that is in some... — Updated 5/26/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The meaning of folk music | Off Kilter

I’ve written about music before. This week I thought I’d look into folk music. Sometimes folk music was music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music... — Updated 5/26/2020


Letter to the editor | Data supports opening state with strategic targeting

Governor Inslee announced a four-phased approach to reopening Washington State, starting May 4 and running possibly 12 weeks before completion. His decisions are to be “based on data and science.” His website,... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor: Governor, local leaders lauded for COVID-19 actions

We, members of Snohomish County Indivisible, part of National Indivisible, commend Governor Jay Inslee and local leaders for making tough choices to keep people safe. We appreciate their commitment to follow the science, make... — Updated 5/13/2020


What motivates you to pray | Worship

During regular circumstances what motivates you to pray? In the past, have you found yourself connecting to God during stressful times? For many of us the answer to the second... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor | Harbour Pointe Golf Course is a gem in our community

I have the good fortune to live less than a 10-minute walk from our beautiful Harbour Pointe Golf Course. Not being a golfer, the only time I had ever walked on any of it, before its current closure to golfing due to the COVID-19,... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor: Mask up or shut up

I am seeing a lot of chatter about COVID-19-naysayers like Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, who questions the lethality of the virus and has chosen not to carry out any enforcement of the Governor’s stay-at-home order. He... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor: You've got the time – provide input to your government

I’ve been hanging around the old homestead for the past eight weeks, like many of the rest of you. It only recently occurred to me that this was a great opportunity to get more involved with the local community. Maybe we could... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor: Hiring of new city administrator not a sound financial decision

Mayor and elected: I am appalled that the majority of you decided that it was a good idea in the uncertain times we are in, to hire a city administrator. I am also appalled that the salary for an “at will” employee is $147,504.... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor | Seattle-area Sikh community offering assistance to community

The Seattle-area Sikh community leans on core values to help those in need during coronavirus pandemic. Sikh Center of Seattle, SOCH, United Sikhs, and Deg Teg organizations offered these services unitedly. 1) Provide food,... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor: Pen pals can help you shelter in place

May I share a suggestion for the “Shelter In Place” we are experiencing?  As a child, due to circumstances beyond my control, I experienced social isolation. It appears in a myriad of ways and creates various individual... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor | Stay-at-home orders for the healthy undermine health of our society

COVID-19’s lethality, and our response to it is being hotly contested. Since the CDC has comingled the deaths of those with COVID-19 with the deaths of those caused by COVID-19, COVID-19’S potency (killed divided by infected)... — Updated 5/13/2020


Letter to the editor: Snohomish County Sheriff should stick to upholding law

The Facebook rant posted by Sheriff Fortney on April 22 regarding Gov. Inslee and the state “Stay at Home” order is unprofessional and puts the lives of the very citizens he is sworn to protect at risk. As the head of our... — Updated 5/13/2020


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