Mill Creek: Today the vaccines are closer-in

The drive just got a little bit shorter, for Mill Creek residents ready to vaccinate for COVID-19. Vaccine eligibility opened up on April 15 to include everyone older than 16, and... — Updated 4/21/2021

Vaccine watch: 16 and older are all eligible

Editor's Note: This is a pro-vaccine story that is regularly updated April 20 at 7 a.m. The writer had one of two Pfizer shots and it went well. Check back for updates. Bookmark,... — Updated 4/21/2021

Snohomish County case rates spike

A fourth wave is possible for COVID-19 with case rates climbing at an alarming rate, and hospitalizations increasing near the level considered unsafe, to maintain acceptable... — Updated 4/21/2021

Mill Creek passes ordinance on drug law

Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the new drug law in Mill Creek. A new law in Mill Creek is cracking down on possession of illegal drugs – and in a little... — Updated 4/20/2021

J&J emergency meeting is Wednesday

Editor's Note: This story was last updated at 8:15 a.m. April 20. Check back for updates. The J&J vaccine is paused due to a rare form of stroke that occurred in fewer than a dozen... — Updated 4/20/2021

City manager due for annual review

Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino is due for a performance review in May, an action that was pushed up last year due to competing priorities. Last year's article is here:... — Updated 4/16/2021

City of Mill Creek opens slowly

The City of Mill Creek will reopen, but not quite yet. A full opening of City Hall with onsite services, a return of employees to City office space, and public meetings is planned... — Updated 4/16/2021

Phase 2 rollback in three counties

Three counties are rolling back to Phase 2, but so far Snohomish County remains in Phase 3 with the bulk of Washington state. Snohomish County officials warned in the past Joint... — Updated 4/16/2021

Social gatherings to blame for infection-rate spike

For the third week in a row, Snohomish County's case rate has continued its climb in the wrong direction. The rolling two-week case rate now sits at 121 per 100,000 for the period... — Updated 4/16/2021

Everett Public Schools test for COVID

As Everett Public Schools prepare or April 19, when high school students return to onsite classes, they are also preparing for another change: testing for asymptomatic COVID-19.... — Updated 4/16/2021

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City council needs more than anecdotal stories | Darn Wright

During a recent Mill Creek City Council Zoom meeting Councilwoman Stephanie Vignal put forth that the city should research the pros and cons of hiring a city social worker. She... — Updated 4/19/2021

Editorial cartoon | Joe Heller

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The best revenge | Editor's Note

Revenge is for the weak. I cannot offer a claim that revenge has never crossed my mind. I understand the math of justice. When a wrong has occurred, we crave the right. We want... — Updated 4/16/2021

A Day at the Museum, at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

Museums are open again! During a recent visit to Cascadia Art Museum, we were among the carefully monitored visitors who felt comfortable enough with COVID protocols and that we... — Updated 4/16/2021

Over the river and out of the woods, finally | Chuck's World

In the years after his retirement and before he passed away, I noticed that my father had aged into a cliché. He was always social, but he'd become garrulous, happy to engage in... — Updated 4/16/2021

They are now oh, hum stories | Darn Wright

On March 23 when I finished reading an article in our Snohomish County area newspaper my civic-opinionated brain and my fingers went to work on my computer keyboard. Eight days... — Updated 4/20/2021

Things we can't live without | Off Kilter

There are a couple of basics that humans could not live without. Chief among them are air, water, and food. Studies have shown that a person could not live more than a couple of... — Updated 4/16/2021

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Edmonds Waterfront Center explores arts, culture

The Edmonds Waterfront Center's second Waterfront Forum is "How Arts and Culture Shape the Identity of Edmonds." Following on the heels of EWC's first forum, "Edmonds From the... — Updated 4/16/2021

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