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 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 Dode Carlson    Opinion

Seniors association group dedicated to improving lives | Guest View

The Mukilteo Seniors Association has changed its focus from a social club to improving the life of seniors in and around our community. Starting in 2016, Snohomish County has given... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Mike Simmons    Opinion

Black Lives Matter: Premium for unity is high

With a very heavy heart after the murder of George Floyd, I'm taking this opportunity to reiterate to all of you that I take my role as your School Board President seriously, as... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 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

 
 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 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

 

City finances need attention, public daylight | Guest View

A month ago my letter to the editor described some areas of financial impact on Mukilteo from COVID-19 and urged the Mayor and Council to identify and analyze those impacts and... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

More challenges ahead in fight against COVID-19 | Guest View

First, I want to express my gratitude, respect, and admiration for all of the people, businesses, medical workers, and first responders for the work they are doing in response to... — Updated 4/24/2020

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion

Noise curfew needed at Paine Field | Guest View

This month we'll be discussing some health and safety issues as it relates to Boeing and passenger air service at Paine Field. Government officials in our state have done a good job... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Leslie Gregg    Opinion

Guest View: Governor needs a plan for people to return to work

What is the end state to Governor Inslee's COVID-19 lockdown, which is now extended through May 4, 2020? Is this the last extension? No one knows. The lockdown order infringes on... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

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