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Port expansion: Dreams can come true We in Snohomish County will be deciding on a proposed expansion of the Port of Everett boundaries during the August election. This presents a unique opportunity …

How deep is your love?

“How deep is your love? I really mean to learn, ‘Cause we’re living in a world of fools, Breaking us down when they all should let us be, We belong to you and me.”  …

Natural evolution

In the over 4 billion years of the age of the Earth, many species have evolved. But almost as many have disappeared from existence. In fact, over 99% of the species that have ever existed on Earth …

On being hacked

About a month ago, I discovered that somehow I had been hacked on my home computer. Now I have a highly recommended anti-virus program for which I pay an annual fee. In addition, I have a contract …

Fireworks fizzle, safety sizzles: Mukilteo's ban for brighter nights

The upcoming Independence Day holiday brings with it the excitement of celebration and the age-old tradition of fireworks displays. However, in Mukilteo ordinance (MMC 8.04.020) prohibits the sale, …

Overcoming lukewarm Christianity

In the first few chapters of Revelation, we see the letters to the seven churches. One of those was the church at Laodicea. The main issue that Jesus had with this church was that it was lukewarm in …

The time when the bald eagle triumphed over the turkey

July includes our country’s birthday, so let’s hitch a ride in a DeLorean and go back to the past to answer a question: Which bird would be elevated to one of the new nation’s …

Pride Month | Celebrating progress, working toward a brighter future

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 …

Better designed ADA ramps would improve safety

Several years ago during the expansion of the former Mukilteo Ferry holding lanes, some of the required ADA sidewalk improvements created an unintended trip hazard for pedestrians crossing SR 525 at …

Pride Month: Celebrating progress, working toward a brighter future

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 events in Mukilteo

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 …

Editorial cartoon

Types of people

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 …

Becoming an apprentice of Jesus

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 …

Do you need a digital will?

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 …

Controlling anger in today’s angry world

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 …

Different ways to make an easy dinner

Let’s face it – regardless of the season, our lives are consistently hectic, often providing a convenient excuse to avoid cooking from scratch. Incorporating quick and easy meal ideas …

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