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Show your support for vital services provided by schools | Guest View

"You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you," says the angel Clarence to Jimmy Stewart's George Bailey in "It's A Wonderful... — Updated 1/26/2022

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

What if Galileo were a modern climate scientist? | Guest View

One of the great revolutions in our history was the invention and, after lots of turmoil, adoption of the scientific method. Galileo is called by many the "father of the scientific... — Updated 1/12/2022


Sno-Isle budget includes updates, express lockers | Guest View

The end of the year is swiftly approaching, and with it a flurry – maybe with snow? – of library activities to get ready for the start of 2022. At the Sno-Isle Libraries... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Kim Voetberg    Opinion

Mukilteo Kiwanis names 2022 board | Guest View

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo has been serving this community for decades, having been initially sponsored by South Whidbey Kiwanis Club. With a rough nearly two years, we... — Updated 12/15/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Where the rubber meets the road | Guest View

It is interesting to pick something that we use as part of our daily lives and take a look at the impact of that use. The car tires that we all ride on need to be made, they wear out, and they need to be thrown away. About 20% of a... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Shopping that won't melt the North Pole | Guest View

‘Tis is the season to shop. It might seem early, but all the broken links in the supply chain could mean now or never. Guys’ shopping day, Christmas Eve, is going to be way too late this year. Are there ways to buy that reduce... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Rick Larsen    Opinion

What the infrastructure bill means for Washington state | Guest View

Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen released the following about the $1.2 trillion U.S. House infrastructure package that will bring more than $8.5 billion to Washington state. So what does that mean for Mukilteo and the... — Updated 11/17/2021

 By Terry Preshaw    Opinion

Get ready for breakthrough COVID cases | Guest View

I've just returned from a four-day trip to New Jersey that stretched into a four-week hell-ride because of COVID-19. My fully vaccinated immediate family had gathered in New Jersey... — Updated 10/20/2021

 By Matt Nienhuis    Opinion

Let's keep our storm drains clear | Guest View

As we approach fall, your City's Public Works Department is busy preparing to handle the thousands of leaves that will fall on City streets. If left unattended these leaves risk... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Jane Martin    Opinion

New Mukilteo Ferry Terminal needs to address numerous problems | Guest View

Editor's note: The following is a letter by a Whidbey Island resident that was sent to Washington State Ferries and state legislators about issues related to the Mukilteo Ferry... — Updated 9/8/2021

 By Ayesha Khan    Opinion

Paine Field should enact a quiet zone after 10 p.m. | Guest View

Airport-related activities always have a bigger impact on small cities. Living near a small airport still poses the same risk and nuisance a big airport does. It might be in... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Some flights out of Paine Field take off when tower is closed | Guest View

Despite the MRD (Mediated Role Determination) adopted by Snohomish County in 1979 that paved the way for residential development around PAE (Paine Field) with the county's... — Updated 6/30/2021


$4.6 million not for pet projects | Guest View

This large distribution to Mukilteo from the Feds' American Rescue Plan Act is said to be for negative economic impacts of COVID-19 and for the provision of government services to... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Strom Peterson    Opinion

Legislative update: House Democrats focused on 4 objectives | Guest View

We can all agree that this past year has been one like no other, and the same can be said for the 2021 legislative session. The House of Representatives, which I am proud to be a... — Updated 5/12/2021


Answered: Your top COVID vaccine questions | Guest View

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has accelerated across the country, including in Washington state, where vaccine eligibility expanded to all Washingtonians over the age of 16... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Brenda Werth    Opinion

Supported Living workers deserve our support and a living wage | Guest View

When I started as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) 15 years ago with Volunteers of America (VOA), I was given the opportunity to work with clients who had disabilities, and... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Ramya Arumilli    Opinion

Bill would help menstruating students by providing needed period products | Guest View

Period poverty – let's talk about it. One in five teens in the U.S. have struggled to afford period products or were not able to purchase them at all. More than 4 in 5 students... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Speed humps: A bumpy ride for residents | Reality Check

This month we’re discussing speed humps and why they’re so difficult to get in Mukilteo.   In 2013 (my last year on the council) we were successful in getting two... — Updated 7/22/2020


City Council needs to ask tough questions about budget, revenues | Guest View

The Mukilteo City Council Agenda Bill 2020-61 refers you to the Budget pages xiii-xv and says "The City's Gap Closing Policy outlines specific reporting requirements dependent upon... — Updated 7/19/2020

 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

City failed to address residents' concerns about ferry traffic | Guest View

This month I'm adding the political impact to our ongoing discussion of Mukilteo's waterfront area to help explain some of the decisions made by local government officials. The... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Duane Leonard    Opinion

Racism in housing happened here too | Guest View

The murder of George Floyd is a tragedy, but the social unrest and demonstrations that have resulted are long overdue and are the result of issues long unaddressed. The real... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Frank Workman    Opinion

Just for a moment: A sense of what it's like | Guest View

Publisher’s note: The Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by recent police killings of Black citizens, has led to widespread discussions on racism. In the following columns, two... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Kelvin Thomas    Opinion

Conversations about race still necessary in America | Guest View

Publisher’s note: The Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by recent police killings of Black citizens, has led to widespread discussions on racism. In the following columns, two... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Eliza Kirk    Opinion

Mukilteo should stand up for Black Lives | Guest View

Police violence against people of color, particularly Black people, is nothing new. It has been woven into the fabric of American life since the nation's birth, and it continues to... — Updated 6/10/2020

 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 6/10/2020


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