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 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

 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... — 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


Back in the routine: Your vital health checklist | Health and Wellness

As it looks like we are coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of us may be realizing that we have put off routine appointments and exams over the last several years. Now is a gr... — Updated 3/16/2022

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Seattle is on the Stanley Cup. Not the Kraken, yet | History Files

I call Skykomish my home away from home. But due to COVID-19, I haven't gotten there as often in the last two years as I would have liked. Fortunately for me and others, there is a... — Updated 3/9/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Beware the clock strike at midnight | Moment's Notice

“When the clock stands at 100 seconds to midnight, we are all threatened. The moment is both perilous and unsustainable, and the time to act is now.” – Bulletin of the Atomic... — Updated 3/9/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Masks off: What happens next? | Moment's Notice

“When people build up walls, they keep other people out but end up keeping themselves in.” – Karamo Brown Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced that the majority of restrictions... — Updated 3/2/2022


Paraeducators – Co-pilots in our classrooms | Mukilteo Schools

Today’s classroom teachers are revered as some of the most influential persons in the lives of our youth and that extends far beyond their schooling days. On many occasions,... — Updated 3/2/2022


Nightshades: Have they gotten a bad rap? | Health and Wellness

I have been noticing that nightshades have been in the news lately. Like many, I have believed that nightshades can negatively impact inflammation and arthritis. There has actually... — Updated 2/23/2022

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Super cheap smartphone plans for scrimping seniors | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you direct me to some really cheap wireless smartphone plans for seniors who don’t use much data? I use my smartphone primarily for texting and talking but... — Updated 2/23/2022

 By Judy Schwab    Opinion

Behind the scenes of district summer work | Mukilteo Schools

Do you ever wonder what happens before we open our school doors? Before I began as a school board director 24 years ago, I had a small idea about the important work that happens... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Not just a brewpub: The sinking of MV Diamond Knot | History Files

The name Diamond Knot is familiar to many residents of southwest Snohomish County. Many are acquainted with the brewpubs in Mukilteo and Mountlake Terrace, but few know the origin... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Rage: It's all the rage | Moment's Notice

“Rage,” from the Latin meaning “frenzy” or “madness,” is a noun referring to explosive anger or furious intensity, and a verb meaning “to act or prevail... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

A great place to live: Perception as reality | Moment's Notice

We live in a pretty remarkable place. Having grown up and lived in many other states and countries, I cannot imagine living anywhere else in America. Washington is beautiful ... — Updated 8/12/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

And I could really care less | Moment's Notice

“I could care less” is one of those commonplace and misquoted phrases. Many other colloquialisms may be more egregious, such as the painful overuse of “literally” to... — Updated 8/6/2021


The gun dilemma in America | Boomer Zoomer

Paul: So, Chris, guns are on my mind this week. Over the weekend, a 6-year-old girl was shot to death, an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting in Washington, D.C. Also,... — Updated 7/29/2021


Old column revived with new hire | OK Boomer Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Christopher Kim are at opposite ends of the generational gap. Archipley is a Baby Boomer (an odd designation for a senior citizen);... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Waterfront could use some budget-friendly improvements | Reality Check

The city has begun the 2021 budget discussions. Considering the obvious impact the coronavirus will have on the budget, this month I thought I’d take a crack at suggesting some... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Masks, social distancing in short supply on the waterfront | Reality Check

The coronavirus is still very much with us and impacting Mukilteo’s waterfront and those of us who live here in many ways. This month we’ll touch on the current status of... — Updated 8/26/2020


Letters to the Editor: It's political season!

I support Gregerson Our mayor, Jennifer Gregerson, is running for the Snohomish County Council seat District 2, vacated by Brian Sullivan, who was another of this City’s best mayors. In the past few months, she has held her head... — Updated 7/31/2019 Full story


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