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At one of Washington’s oldest newspapers, deep cuts and an uncertain future

At  123 years old , The Daily Herald is tightly woven into the fabric of Snohomish County, its reporters and readers knitted together through generations. There’ve been presidential …

Donate blood July 8 at Mukilteo Library

Bloodworks Northwest is stopping by with its Bloodmobile from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 9. Call 800-398-7888 or go to www.bloodworksnw.org/giveblood to book a one-hour appointment. A photo ID is …

State voters want more child care investments, new poll finds

Washington voters want more money invested in child care and support more taxes on wealthy people and businesses to pay for it.  And, in a poll released last week, 87% of those surveyed …

Kamiak valedictorian: ‘High school is really where you can find yourself’

Like many other members of the Class of 2024, Kamiak senior Lindsey Ehrlich was a late bloomer. A worldwide pandemic in March 2020 disrupted Ehrlich’s life and the lives of students …
Kamiak’s Ella Kunz is excited to receive her diploma.

Celebrating the Class of 2024

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As leaders within the LGBTQ+ community, we celebrate the tremendous progress made in advancing equality, justice, and inclusion in the 55 years since the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. We …
Summer is in the air, and Mukilteo has some great events planned that I wanted to highlight in this edition of Mayor’s Message. Touch a Truck Touch a Truck will be held at Lighthouse …
For this week’s column, I thought I’d write about the general types of people one comes into contact with during a lifetime. I always think of the famous Barbra Streisand song …
We recently needed some plumbing work done at our home. When the plumber, Zach, arrived to fix our problem, he was not alone. He brought along his apprentice Caleb. I was quite impressed to …
Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I had our estate plan – including a will, power of attorney and advance directive – drawn up about 10 years ago but have recently read that our plan …
I think we all know that people seem more angry today than in the past. We experience it from others, or we ourselves are angry. Anger is a powerful emotion that can profoundly impact both our mental …
I have to say I am pretty shocked by the recent uproar about a new name for Speedway. In as much as this is such a simple idea, it’s not surprising that City leaders have a tough time making …
To Mukilteo City Councilmembers: As long-time residents, we strongly support the ban on short-term rentals! We highly value our quality of life living in Old Town and in the past have fought for …
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Police and Fire
June 11 Theft 13500 block 42nd Ave. W. A resident found a stolen license plate. Police seized the plate and booked it into evidence. Welfare check 600 block Front St. A caller …
June 6 False alarm 4700 block 116th St. SW. An alarm was accidently tripped. Disturbance 900 block Front St. Two people in the ferry line got into an argument. The argument was …
May 30 DUI 11700 block Mukilteo Speedway. An officer contacted a driver who was slumped over in a vehicle. The engine was on and there was drug paraphernalia in sight. The driver was …
Schools

Audrey Stewart – STEM Student of the Month

Audrey Stewart has demonstrated exceptional dedication and diligence in her STEM coursework at Kamiak High School. As a quiet but highly focused student, she has excelled in her upper level courses …
Maia Vazquez – Drama
Maia Vazquez – Drama
Maia is currently a senior and is member of both Kamiak Choir and Drama. She is also the public relations representative for the Kamiak Drama Club creating posters and running club social media …
Araduates from ACES High School celebrate receiving their diplomas at Rosehill Community Center.
Cheers to ACES' Class of 2024
Mukilteo School District photographer Bill Trueit attended ACES High School's graduation at Rosehill Community Center. Good luck, graduates!
Ethan Park – Band
Ethan Park – Band
Ethan is a senior and the head drum major for the Kamiak Showband. He is multi-talented and a part of the orchestra, band, jazz band, show band, the spring musical orchestra, and Tri-m Honor Society. …
Jeremiah Pineda (freshman), Eshan Ahmed (freshman), Brianna Tejeda Robles (sophomore), Miriya Morse (sophomore), Ava Alexy-Liu (junior), Harrison Poisel (junior), Jordan Menken (senior), and Seyedermia Alavishirazi (senior).
Kamiak honors Students of the Month for May
Kamiak’s Students of the Month for May are Jeremiah Pineda ( freshman ), Eshan Ahmed ( freshman ), Brianna Tejeda Robles (s ophomore ), Miriya Morse ( sophomore ), Ava Alexy-Liu ( junior ), …
Taya Marshall – Dance
Taya Marshall – Dance
Taya, a senior dancer on the Kamiak Dulcineas Dance Team, has been dancing since the age of 2. When asked about her most memorable moment in dance she responded, “Back in middle school.... I …
Kamiak's Students of the Month for April were: Jaxen Edwards (freshman), Leah Bahre (freshman), Jonah Swardstrom (sophomore), Jesus Mejia Morales (sophomore), Frances Famatiga (junior), Alexander Will (junior), Ella Kunz (senior), and Daniel Lim (senior).
Kamiak honors Students of the Month for April
Kamiak High School’s Students of the Month for April are Jaxen Edwards ( freshman ), Leah Bahre ( freshman ), Jonah Swardstrom (sophomore ), Jesus Mejia Morales ( sophomore ), Frances …
Arts & Entertainment
Ben Cruz brought his 6-person bicycle and took a ride around the Mukilteo Memory parking lot. The Cobi conference bicycle is supposed to be an alternative to a sit-down meeting. Cruz said it’s like having an outdoor conference room.
Mukilteo Memory Care’s annual Car Show and BBQ drew an enthusiastic crowd of classic car fans and community members eager to show their support for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s …
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The taco from La Terraza  on Highway 99. (Photo courtesy Maria A. Montalvo)
Potato, Potato, Potato: Part 1
What is better than a potato? The humble potato is versatile, transformable, and delectable. Potatoes can be the base of a dish, a side, or the star of the show. Potatoes can be covered and …
“Growing Things: An Exhibition of Student Art” is on display at the Edmonds College Art Gallery.
Students in charge of Edmonds College spring exhibit 
The Edmonds College Art Gallery’s spring exhibition is “Growing Things: An Exhibition of Student Art,” featuring students’ drawings, paintings, designs, and photography. The …
Angela Banduka’s “Edmonds Glee.” (Photo courtesy Cole Gallery)
Battling long COVID: ‘Coming Back to Life’ at Cole Gallery
Cole Gallery is now featuring the art of Angela Bandurka and Ron Stocke through July 2 in an exhibit titled “Coming Back to Life.” The opening reception is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at …
Obituaries
Jacqueline Marie Specht: 1955-2024
Jacqueline Marie Specht (nee Warren) passed away on April 15, 2024 in Everett, Washington. Jackie was the eldest of nine children, born to Janet Warren and Corneilus Warren on September 1,1955 in …
Marlise Smaalders Dole: 1993-2024
Marlise Smaalders Dole, a writer, advocate, and optimist who believed in dreaming big, died peacefully of heart failure due to Friedreich’s ataxia on April 2, 2024. She was born on the summer …
Taytem White: 2007-2024
Taytem White was born in Kalispell, Montana on January 5th, 2007. She passed away on January 5th, 2023, at the age of 17. She is survived by both of her parents, her older sister Alexis Solomon, as …
Bonnie Margaret Brown: 1943-2024
Bonnie Margaret Brown (née Remus), born on July 4, 1943, in Wellington, New Zealand, peacefully passed away in her home in Mukilteo, WA, on February 1, 2024, at 80, following a two-year illness. Her …
Mary Margaret Knoll: 1947-2023
Mary Margaret Knoll, beloved mother, died surrounded by family on Oct. 12 in Everett, Washington. Mary was born in Minot, North Dakota, on May 30, 1947, the eldest daughter of Vincent and Nina …
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Saying a final goodbye to Willie Mays, baseball’s ‘Say hey’ kid

Mays, who died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93, was not only the greatest baseball player of the last 80 years, and quite possibly ever, but he was an enormously important figure in American sports, culture and history. …

Enjoy a Fruit-Infused Fourth of July

(Family Features) Fourth of July fun calls for favorite snacks that complement the excitement. Whether you're a pyro or prefer to leave the fiery entertainment to the experts, one thing you can take charge of is the dessert table with recipes like Apple and Berry Cream Cheese Tarts and Patriotic Apple "Donuts."

Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Canine Osteoarthritis and Available Treatment Options

(BPT) - Has your dog been acting differently? Do they seem to be slowing down? What many pet owners don’t realize is that changes in behavior can also mean your four-legged friend is in pain. …