Mucking about in Mukilteo

Keep clam and carry prawns: The Herald’s monthly Tourist in Your Own Town series takes us to Mukilteo to stroll its beaches and farmers market, tour the lighthouse and enjoy a microbrew and a basket of fish and chips.

The story confirms that Mukilteo is a Coast Salish Lushootseed word for “good camping ground,” and not “Do not block driveway when in line for ferry.”

Stick to the nuts and berries, Yogi: Three people in Florida face fines and community service for feeding bears after a woman was mauled by a bear that had become accustomed to human food and had lost its natural fear of people.

We know some folks will continue to feed bears, so we’ll offer this one tip: Offer the bear a choice of honey, ketchup or steak sauce. Then apply it liberally to your head.

I thought I smelled patchouli: Some 10,000 members of the “Rainbow Family,” nudists and other free spirits are expected to cram into a national forest in Utah. Some, who arrived early to set up camp, crashed a nearby wedding reception and raided food platters.

Spared the fate of most bears, the Rainbow Family members, now accustomed to human food and demonstrating their natural lack of manners, were trapped, tagged and released deeper into the wild.

More in Opinion

Why Snohomish County should shoot for Amazon’s HQ2

Editorial: Not that we have a real shot at it, but because of what else we might attract here.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 22

A sketchy look at the day’s political stories.… Continue reading

Ignatius: Only creative thinking, not taunts, will deter Kim

The U.S. needs options and a coldblooded rationality, the opposite of Trump’s schoolboy taunts.

Harrop: Why Trump will likley stick with Paris climate deal

Among the reasons: The public’s support for action on climate change and Trump’s poll numbers.

Dionne: Trump’s tough talk at U.N. only leaves us weaker

In talking up “sovereignty,” Trump provides cover to the likes of North Korea and Venezuela.

States’ report puts voter fraud claims in proper perspective

Editorial: A review by the state shows questionable ballots by only 74 of 3.36 million votes cast.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Sept. 21

A pen-and-ink sketch of the day’s political stories.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 20

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 20… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Sept. 19… Continue reading

Most Read