Mukilteo

Members of PRISM close out a dance off Friday afternoon at the Stanwood-Camano YMCA in Stanwood, Washington on March 3, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gender-identity clubs face resistance in some local schools

Some Snohomish County parents have objected to supportive groups for LGBTQ youth. For the kids, the clubs can be lifesavers.

Members of PRISM close out a dance off Friday afternoon at the Stanwood-Camano YMCA in Stanwood, Washington on March 3, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Mukfest Pirates outside of their 1945 “DUKW“ vehicle soon to be “pirate ship” on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo pirates seize their flagship: A ‘Ride the Ducks’ boat

Meet the town’s new ambassadors, the Mukfest Pirates. They’re a laidback krewe of part-time buccaneers.

The Mukfest Pirates outside of their 1945 “DUKW“ vehicle soon to be “pirate ship” on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mike Gallagher, retired Kamiak High School principal. (Mukilteo School District)

Memorial service set for former Kamiak High principal

In his “retirement,” Mike Gallagher recruited workers for the Mukilteo School District. Services will be held Saturday.

Mike Gallagher, retired Kamiak High School principal. (Mukilteo School District)

Team USA Climbing coach charged with raping second teen

Alexander Fritz, 28, engaged in multiple “inappropriate relationships” with 15-year-old girls, a deputy prosecutor wrote.

Christine Frizzell, Joe Marine and Mark Holmes.

Community Transit gets new board member, chairman, executive

Lynnwood’s mayor joined the board helmed by Mukilteo’s mayor, and Mark Holmes is the new chief operating officer.

Christine Frizzell, Joe Marine and Mark Holmes.
Marysville Getchell High School (Marysville School District)

With a labor shortage, schools scrounge for substitutes

Looking for a career change? Schools in Snohomish County are emergency-certifying substitute teachers and paraeducators.

Marysville Getchell High School (Marysville School District)
Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Everett in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Former USA Climbing team member accused of child rape

Alexander Fritz, 28, was accused of inappropriate “relationships” with child athletes, police wrote.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Everett in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Tristan Lolohea, 15, reaches out to grab the flag of Keagan Howard, 14, during practice Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett 14U flag football team heading to national championship

The Everett Elite travel to Las Vegas this weekend to participate in the NFL FLAG Bowl.

Tristan Lolohea, 15, reaches out to grab the flag of Keagan Howard, 14, during practice Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 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)

Meet Jason Moon, first Korean American on Mukilteo council

Moon, 40, was selected Monday by unanimous vote after sharing his views for the city’s future.

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)

Police looking for Mukilteo bank robber, seeking tips

The man appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s, white, slender, about 5-foot-8, with dark blond hair.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

‘White saviorhood’: Mukilteo schools end ‘Mockingbird’ requirement

The book is not banned in the school district. The last book brought before the school board was by Maya Angelou.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is no longer required reading in Mukilteo

The school board on Monday voted to remove it from the list for ninth-graders, at the urging of teachers and students.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
The area subject to the tsunami advisory Saturday includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island and Camano Island. People along other coastal areas of Puget Sound are advised to stay away from the water. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System) 20220115

Tsunami advisory for nearby waters lifted after 12 hours

Officials in Snohomish County encouraged people to stay away from the shoreline during much of Saturday.

The area subject to the tsunami advisory Saturday includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island and Camano Island. People along other coastal areas of Puget Sound are advised to stay away from the water. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System) 20220115
"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Mukilteo School Board plans vote on the fate of ‘Mockingbird’

Speakers offered varying opinions on whether the novel should be required. The board is to decide Jan. 24.

"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

‘Mockingbird’ could be cut from Mukilteo school curriculum

On Monday, the board considers removing the novel from ninth-grade required reading due to racism complaint.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Mukilteo Mayor-again Joe Marine on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine moves into his old office, 8 years later

He’s the city’s first mayor elected to serve three terms. Ten people applied to fill his City Council seat.

Mukilteo Mayor-again Joe Marine on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island in August. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Speak up and listen up at virtual ferry community meetings

Officials will give updates on ferry delays and the alternate service plan.

Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island in August. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Landslide between Edmonds and Mukilteo cancels Sounder train

Riders can board special buses in Seattle to get to Edmonds, Mukilteo and Everett.

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. Mayors, county executives or even the governor would have to give their approval before police could use tear gas to quell riots under a compromise reached in the Washington Legislature. A conference committee of the House and Senate met Thursday, April 22, 2021, to reconcile versions of a police tactics bill already approved by each chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Bonuses, discontent bring wave of Seattle cops to Snohomish County

Everett increased incentives up to $30,000 for “lateral” hires — officers with policing experience — on Wednesday.

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, smoke rises as police clash with protester during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. Mayors, county executives or even the governor would have to give their approval before police could use tear gas to quell riots under a compromise reached in the Washington Legislature. A conference committee of the House and Senate met Thursday, April 22, 2021, to reconcile versions of a police tactics bill already approved by each chamber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Bothell High School. (Madeline Coats / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter file)

Students arrested, charged as school threats surge here

The latest in Snohomish County: Bothell High School’s campus was closed Friday after threatening graffiti was found.

Bothell High School. (Madeline Coats / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter file)