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Port of Everett hires new chief administrative and financial officer

The Port of Everett has hired Monique Liard as its new chief administrative and financial officer. This role manages the Port’s $83 million operating and capital budget, while also …

State rep candidate Riaz Khan arrested last March

Mukilteo Police arrested 21 st Legislative District state representative candidate Riaz Khan (R-Mukilteo) for misdemeanor assault as a result of a March 30 incident involving his wife, Ayesha Khan, …

WSF selects company for hybrid-electric vessels

Washington State Ferries has selected marine technology electrification company ABB for its attempt at zero emissions by 2050. In a news release, WSF said ABB will support the design and …

Primary ballots in the mail this week

Ballots for the upcoming primary election are scheduled to be mailed on Thursday, July 18. The voters’ pamphlet will go out a day earlier. The Aug. 6 primary will winnow the field of …

Suspended Kamiak teen charged in Alderwood Mall shooting

A Kamiak High School student suspended for fighting was charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Jayda Woods-Johnson, struck by an errant bullet at Alderwood Mall …
Opinion
I want to respond to a recent Guest View about Mukilteo’s EMS levy renewal. The writers say that there is no need to renew the levy. I disagree and speak from personal experience. Both my …
We all get tongue-tied every so often. I’ve looked into some of the worst examples of this. My neighbor was changing the oil in his car, and he would just dump the used oil down the rain …
The Mukilteo Fire Department is asking voters to renew the levy for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) during the Aug. 6 primary election. I wanted to share why this is important to me, personally. …
Thank you to the Mukilteo Beacon for last week’s informative article about the City of Mukilteo and the Harbor Grove developer losing an environmental lawsuit in Snohomish County Superior …
Voting no on the proposed EMS levy will not impact Mukilteo’s excellent EMS service. With call volumes down (Sno911 annual report), EMS expenditures decreasing (Mukilteo annual budget 2024), …
During this election year, polls and surveys break down results and findings by generation. Because just as the culture and economic realities differ within each generation, so do voting tendencies. …
I hold the deep honor of representing the residents of Mukilteo on our City Council, so I feel com pelled to say something about the tragic developments the entire world witnessed over this past …
So Russia sends its very accurate blockbuster cruise missile (designed to sink an aircraft carrier) into Kyiv’s only hospital for particularly challenged children. The United Nations condemns …
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Police and Fire
July 5 Dogs on the run Mukilteo Speedway/84th St. SW. A caller reported two yellow Labradors were running loose in the area. Officers located one of the dogs, and he was returned to his …
July 1 Warrant 40th Ave. W./SR 526. An officer stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation and discovered an occupant in the vehicle had an active DUI warrant. The man was arrested. Nuisance 11800 …
A train struck and killed a pedestrian June 26 on the train tracks near the Mount Baker Crossing and Mukilteo Lane, according to Mukilteo Police. Officers were dispatched to the collision at 1500 …
Schools

‘Gray Ghost’ fuselage training lab debuts at Paine Field

Edmonds College’s new “Innovation Lab” at the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC) at Paine Field opened July 2. The aerospace training lab is the only one of …
Spring of Life opening new Christian academy
The Spring of Life Baptist Church is registering students for a new Christian academy for grades K-5. The extension program of Academy Northwest is accredited by ACSI and is open four days a week. …
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Mukilteo Way Garden Club announces scholarship winners
The Mukilteo Way Garden Club announced that the recipients of its $1,000 horticulture scholarships for 2024-25 are Taylor Woodworth of Woodinville and Francesca Hall of Gig Harbor. Each will receive …
High school students worked with children from Pathfinder Kindergarten Center.
Youth Early Childhood Education Career program wraps up 1st year
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers last month announced that the first cohort of the new Youth Early Childhood Education Career Pathways program graduated, and the program will expand to four …
Kamiak announces Students of the Year
Kamiak High School’s Students of the Year 2024 are Calixa Weerasooriya (freshman), Gael Velasco-Osorio (freshman), Brianna Tejeda Robles (sophomore), Cole Armstrong-Hoss (sophomore), Halima …
Audrey Stewart – STEM
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 …
Arts & Entertainment
Ferry reservations to Jetty Island are now being accepted.
People can now make a ferry reservation and plan a day at the beach at the Port of Everett’s Jetty Island – the longest sandy beach in Puget Sound. Reserve seats online and catch a …
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The 32nd annual Nubian Jam Community Celebration is July 27 at Forest Park in Everett.
Upcoming Nubian Jam spotlights Black heritage and culture
The 32nd annual Nubian Jam Community Celebration is Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Black Heritage …
Adopt-A-Stream presents wildness survival event
The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation hosts a wildness survival essentials program on July 20 at 1 p.m. in the Northwest Stream Center’s Chinook room. The program features Jason Knight, author of …
Adopt-A-Stream hosts forest bathing event
The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation hosts a take a forest bathing break July 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Stream Center (600 128th St. SE, Everett). Forest Bathing is rooted in the …
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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Give Your Grilling Game a Flavor Boost: 3 tips to make summer meals deliciously memorable

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Netflix cancels cheapest plan as subscribers have to choose

Giant Freakin Robot reports that Netflix is phasing out its cheapest ad-free subscription tier for existing subscribers and asking them to choose a new plan to stay tuned into the world's largest streamer.