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 By Jim Miller    Opinion 

Ways to pay for long-term care without insurance or savings | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of financial resources are available to help seniors pay for long-term care? My 86-year-old mother will need either an assisted living facility or... — Updated 11/23/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion 

Thanks for … everything | Moment's Notice

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson Thanks (n) 1: kindly or grateful thoughts : GRATITUDE 2: an expression of gratitude /... — Updated 11/23/2022


Let There Be Light! | Muk Revisited

On the morning of May 1, 1906, Lighthouse Keeper Peter Christiansen and Assistant Keeper David Kinyon of the U.S. Lighthouse Service were very busy making sure the inner workings... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Matt Nienhuis    Opinion

Help prepare your neighborhood for fall weather | Mukilteo Public Works

Fall is in the air and your City's Public Works Department is busy preparing to handle the deciduous leaves along city streets. If left on the streets, these leaves risk clogging... — Updated 11/2/2022


Safety is a community effort | Mukilteo Schools

Safety has always been at the forefront of school efforts, but it has never reached the level of concern that it is now. The frequency of public venue and school-related crimes, as... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Some suggestions for solving jury duty summons problems | Darn Wright

People not responding to jury duty summons is just another major problem for our justice system. But there may be some simple solutions we can use to correct this problem. Both... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Keep on rockin' in a free world? | Moment's Notice

Neil Young wrote the song “Rockin’ In a Free World” in 1989 after a bandmate nonchalantly uttered the line (or “We’ll have to keep on rockin’ in the free world,” to... — Updated 7/27/2022


Prescription costs: There's help | Health and Wellness

I know that it is no surprise to hear that prescription drug prices are out of control. Even with insurance, many people have difficulty affording their medications. Some even have... — Updated 7/20/2022

 By Kelli Wilson    Opinion

The importance of passing time | Student View

Most people don't think about the importance of time in between classes. In fact, it is so overlooked that we keep cutting it down, especially in middle schools. Previous... — Updated 7/13/2022

 By Austin Wright    Opinion

The solace of summer vacation | Student View

People often equate high school graduation as very freeing. To some extent, yes. The final few days were very happy, if not bittersweet, as final exams made way for yearbook... — Updated 6/22/2022

 By Adam Fortney    Opinion

Here's why the Sheriff's Office is reassigning deputies to the streets | Guest View

In 2019, the residents of Snohomish County gave me the opportunity to lead the Sheriff's Office and deliver police services to unincorporated Snohomish County and our contract... — Updated 6/22/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Highway 20: The ride of your life | Darn Wright

A drive on the longest state highway, 436 miles across the northern areas of Washington, can only happen on Highway 20, the Cascade Loop. After traveling east on the Cascade loop,... — Updated 6/22/2022

 By Fred Obee    Opinion

Constitution tested by silos of belief, spread of lies | Guest View

Much is lamentable in our political discourse. It can be senselessly coarse, wildly inaccurate, insulting and cruel. But it also can be inspirational and move us to courageously... — Updated 6/15/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Who is a law-abiding citizen? | Darn Wright

“If you pass gun laws, you’ll be taking away guns from law-abiding citizens.” That is the common mantra from many who do not want any common-sense gun safety laws. This... — Updated 6/8/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Never the last laugh | Moment's Notice

“He who laughs last, laughs longest.” – English proverb Why on earth would someone want the last laugh? Laughing last and alone, to show victory over someone else, well, that... — Updated 6/8/2022


Nurses are district's 'first responders' | Mukilteo Schools

In my March column I referenced the dawn of every school year for students and families, more specifically at Pathfinder Kindergarten Center, and the first welcoming to school for... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Austin Wright    Opinion

The future adults are talking | Student View

As I now talk with Kamiak High School senior class president Nahoum Giles, it is evident that this is a far cry from the same person who did the splits a couple of weeks ago at our... — Updated 5/18/2022 Full story


Sun, vitamin D, and you | Health and Wellness

If you are like me, you are lamenting the lack of sun and warmth this spring in the Pacific Northwest. I feel as if the sun comes out with its shining rays and warmth to tease me a... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

When home is not a home | Moment's Notice

“Homelessness is not a choice, but rather a journey that many find themselves in.” – Dr. Asa Don Brown Like many of us, travel is a magical escape, an opportunity to see the... — Updated 5/12/2022

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Mother's Day | Managing Editor's Note

I wasn't going to write a Mother's Day story. But this year was different. It's hard to appreciate Mother's Day when you're a little kid. It's only as you age that, if you're lucky, you get to appreciate the love between a mother... — Updated 5/11/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Where we find hope | Moment's Notice

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Bishop D. Tutu Hope (n) 1a: desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment... — Updated 4/27/2022


Emerging from our COVID cave | Health and Wellness

Several weeks ago, soon after the mask mandate was lifted by Gov. Jay Inslee, I was having dinner with a dear friend. It was the first time we had seen each other in several... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Embracing the existential angst | Moment's Notice

"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion." – Simone De Beauvoir A friend recently... — Updated 4/6/2022


Pathfinder Kindergarten Center - littles, firsts, and thanks

The dawn of every new school year is ripe with anticipation for students and families, but none more so than the first day at Pathfinder Kindergarten Center (PKC). Nestled behind... — Updated 3/30/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Second chances, for all of us | Moment's Notice

Recently, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, brought a team of staff and volunteers to Hickman Park in Edmonds to release a rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wild... — Updated 3/30/2022


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