Mukilteo

Rick Winter (left) and Gary Yang, the founders of the former UniEnergy Technologies, stand with one their latest batteries, the Reflex, August 10, 2022. (Dan DeLong/InvestigateWest)

‘Chaotic mess’: Clean energy promises imploded at Mukilteo battery maker

UniEnergy Technologies absorbed millions in public funds, then suddenly went dark. The company is accused of providing tech to China.

 

Genghin Carroll, 8, walks up and high fives his mom Andria Carroll after riding the ferry over to meet her for a dental appointment on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Welcome aboard, kids! Ferry rides are free for those 18 and under

The move to let children ride ferries for free is the latest result of Move Ahead Washington legislation.

 

All ears: Mukilteo couple provides surgery for kids born without ears

Dr. Prabhat and Trish Bhama are part of a HUGS volunteer team providing treatment for microtia in Guatemala.

 

Drivers pick out their helmets before hitting the track at Traxx Indoor Raceway on Friday, Sep. 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Vroom! Traxx Indoor Raceway in Mukilteo is for sale

The race track running for 24 years needs a buyer and new site. The deal includes 32 karts, Corvette couches and more.

Drivers pick out their helmets before hitting the track at Traxx Indoor Raceway on Friday, Sep. 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Members of the Tulalip Tribes perform a blessing and acknowledgement at the dedication of the replacement bronze plaque for the 1855 treaty between local tribes and the U.S. government in Mukilteo, Washington on September 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mukilteo ceremony dedicates replica of stolen treaty plaque

The focus Friday was moving forward, with respect to a past deemed as unjust, as exemplified by the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott.

Members of the Tulalip Tribes perform a blessing and acknowledgement at the dedication of the replacement bronze plaque for the 1855 treaty between local tribes and the U.S. government in Mukilteo, Washington on September 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Replacement Point of Elliot Treaty marker on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo restores stolen plaque at site of fateful Point Elliott Treaty

The Tulalip Tribes chair said it “would’ve been nice” if Mayor Joe Marine consulted with the tribes to make the plaque more “appropriate.”

Replacement Point of Elliot Treaty marker on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
This Tuesday photo shows a sign by the Mukilteo waterfront parking lot that says the lot opens Sept. 2, however the lot’s opening has been delayed. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

99 parking stalls at the Mukilteo waterfront get stalled

The lot operated by the Port of Everett had been slated to open Friday. It faces delays of 30 to 120 days due to permitting issues.

This Tuesday photo shows a sign by the Mukilteo waterfront parking lot that says the lot opens Sept. 2, however the lot’s opening has been delayed. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Heavy traffic northbound on 1-5 in Everett, Washington on August 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Roads, seas, skies will be busy for Labor Day’s last hurrah of summer

Leave early. Or leave late. Avoid peak times. Pack your patience. Prepare to wait. Have fun. Repeat.

Heavy traffic northbound on 1-5 in Everett, Washington on August 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The former ferry holding lanes are repaved and getting ready for cars in Mukilteo, Washington on August 16, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mukilteo adds overnight, long-term parking to redeveloped waterfront

The lot in the former ferry holding lanes is “the first little piece” of a 26-acre plan built around a new ferry terminal.

The former ferry holding lanes are repaved and getting ready for cars in Mukilteo, Washington on August 16, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jason Moon, new member of Mukilteo City Council and the first Korean American. He was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Joe Marine, who was elected mayor.
(Submitted photo)

Free food, fun at Korean American Appreciation Day in Mukilteo

City Councilmember Jason Moon organized the Aug. 13 event to connect people of all cultures.

Jason Moon, new member of Mukilteo City Council and the first Korean American. He was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Joe Marine, who was elected mayor.
(Submitted photo)
The new Mukilteo Police Department’s traffic Tesla, in Mukilteo, Washington on July 28, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mukilteo police’s new tricked out Tesla is a real traffic stopper

The black patrol car looks like just another Tesla, until the lights and sirens come on.

The new Mukilteo Police Department’s traffic Tesla, in Mukilteo, Washington on July 28, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Snohomish County, cities announce $9.6M for mental health, shelter

Projects span from Edmonds to Sultan. Each city is using American Rescue Plan Act money, with the county contributing, too.

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Initiative promoter Tim Eyman talks to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Tim Eyman forced to sell Mukilteo house to pay campaign finance fines

A federal court order compelled the anti-tax initiative promoter to sell his share of the home to help pay debt.

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman talks to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Andrew Gobin of the Tulalip Tribes greets members of NOAA before the playing of a welcome song during a ceremony Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the decommissioned NOAA building on the waterfront in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Ahead of demolition, tribes lament loss of Mukilteo research center

The spot “has huge importance to us,” one Tulalip tribal official said. Now, its future is largely up to the Port of Everett.

Andrew Gobin of the Tulalip Tribes greets members of NOAA before the playing of a welcome song during a ceremony Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the decommissioned NOAA building on the waterfront in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Alabama “'Bama” Nightmare holds her clipboard while sitting for a portrait Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Everett, Washington. Nightmare is running to be the Democratic candidate for Precinct Committee Officer in her precinct. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

In this electoral corner, it’s Alabama “’Bama” Nightmare vs. Jack Lockhart

Precinct Committee Officers are grassroots party races at the bottom of the ballot, maybe. The storylines are no less interesting.

Alabama “'Bama” Nightmare holds her clipboard while sitting for a portrait Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Everett, Washington. Nightmare is running to be the Democratic candidate for Precinct Committee Officer in her precinct. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A gray whale has lingered around Possession Sound in July 2022. (Sara Montour Lewis / Our Wild Puget Sound)

Scientists: Gray whale spotted at Mukilteo waterfront was a newcomer

The whale has lingered around Possession Sound. It’s unclear if it will join a group of regular visitors known as the Sounders.

A gray whale has lingered around Possession Sound in July 2022. (Sara Montour Lewis / Our Wild Puget Sound)
Maria Rios, a ferry worker of 13 years, helps Frank and Fran Butler, both of Washington, D.C., check out as the couple purchases food on Thursday, July 21, 2022, aboard the MV Suquamish ferry between Mukilteo and Clinton, Washington. Rios said food service returned to the Suquamish about three weeks prior. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Drink up! Happy hour on the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry is back

More galleys are reopening as pandemic restrictions scale back. Get out of your car for concessions just like at the ballpark.

Maria Rios, a ferry worker of 13 years, helps Frank and Fran Butler, both of Washington, D.C., check out as the couple purchases food on Thursday, July 21, 2022, aboard the MV Suquamish ferry between Mukilteo and Clinton, Washington. Rios said food service returned to the Suquamish about three weeks prior. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Passengers aboard the MV Suquamish ferry watch as a motorboat passes in front of the vessel as it approaches Clinton on Thursday, July 21, 2022, in the Possession Sound between Mukilteo and Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Boaters behaving badly, boldly are making ferry crews crabby

Crab pots are another hazard on ferry routes. An entangled encounter can put a ferry out of service.

Passengers aboard the MV Suquamish ferry watch as a motorboat passes in front of the vessel as it approaches Clinton on Thursday, July 21, 2022, in the Possession Sound between Mukilteo and Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Gray whales dazzle visitors to Mukilteo waterfront

At least two whales have become like regulars near Ivar’s this week. “They’re both young, with no barnacles,” a server said.

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A quilt titled “Wheel of Fortune” hangs on the fence at one of the Mukilteo garden-quilt tour homes on Thursday, July 7, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Garden tours are blooming in Mukilteo, Edmonds and Mill Creek

The July tours feature quilts, artists and musicians in addition to pretty plants galore.

A quilt titled “Wheel of Fortune” hangs on the fence at one of the Mukilteo garden-quilt tour homes on Thursday, July 7, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)