City of Mill Creek slapped with unfair labor practice complaint, again

The union that represents certain employees at the City of Mill Creek has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Public Employment Relations Commission of Washington (PERC)... — Updated 7/8/2020

Police seeking information about shooting Tuesday night

The Mill Creek Police Department is asking for the public's help investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday night around 6:14 p.m. The incident may have occurred within or near the city limits of Mill Creek, or near... — Updated 7/7/2020 Full story

Health District: What to do if a customer refuses to wear a mask

The Snohomish Health District came out with more guidelines for businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, including steps of how to respond to a customer not wearing a... — Updated 7/7/2020 Full story

Church demolition on City property, room rentals paused, parks open again | City Briefs

Here's what's going on in City Hall. City demolishing St. Francis Episcopal Church, house on City property The City of Mill Creek will begin demolishing the old St. Francis... — Updated 7/7/2020

Black bear spotted near Willis D. Tucker Community Park

A black bear was recently seen crossing Puget Park Dr. near Willis D. Tucker Community Park on June 6. Eagle-eyed Mill Creekers who spotted the animal documented the encounter and... — Updated 7/3/2020

State announces two-week pause on all counties moving forward with reopening

Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a two-week pause on all counties moving forward in the phases until at least July 16. This is to allow more time to see where the numbers are heading, and to give... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

Celebrate safely this July 4 weekend

The summer season is in full swing and with the July 4 weekend just around the corner, local authorities are calling for an increase in public awareness about fireworks safety ... — Updated 7/7/2020

County exec: No retreat to Phase 1

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers said that he has no intention of taking the county back to Phase 1 during the coronavirus pandemic. "I support the phased re-opening of Snohomish County," he said in a news release on July... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

Masks required statewide beginning Friday, June 26

People statewide will be legally required to wear a mask when indoors or outdoors in public space if they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance to help slow the spread of... — Updated 6/23/2020

Father helps preteen son in stabbing of 12-year-old at Heatherwood Apartments

Update 06/13/20 at 12:09 p.m. – The suspect's father, Martinez D. Mitchell, who is accused of holding the 12-year-old victim while his son stabbed him, was arrested after turning... — Updated 6/19/2020 Full story

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Chuck's World: The smoker in the store

I have a funny story about Father's Day and this newspaper column, although it's possible I've told it before. It's also possible it's not funny. I'm pretty sure about the holiday. Eighteen years ago, I decided to write a column... — Updated 6/19/2020

Off Kilter: Insanity

The number of columns I have written is not really so interesting, but the things I’ve seen and heard while I’ve been writing newspaper columns really have, on occasion, brought me up short. Albert Einstein used to say,... — Updated 6/19/2020

Mayor's Corner: The virus is a disaster

As we wait for Phase 3, this virus is a medical and financial disaster.   Graduates Parade Thank you to City Manager Michael Ciaravino, his staff, and the many parents who helped put together the car parade to celebrate the 2020... — Updated 6/19/2020

Darn Wright: Why are there no graduation cards?

Let us visualize together a highly frustrated male wandering around several local community shops, and then doing so throughout most of the “all service” stores. As he does, he chastised himself, “You must have overlooked... — Updated 6/19/2020

Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer: Thoughts on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer; she is a member of Generation Z. In this regular feature, they share their thoughts on issues of the... — Updated 6/25/2020

Letter to the Editor | Mill Creek Rotary helping with food donations

Many people are now aware that the food bank has about a one-day supply of food (rather than the three or more weeks in normal times). That means they are in constant need of donations. The Mill Creek Rotary is conducting Drives... — Updated 6/10/2020 Full story

Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer | An editorial debut

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer (an odd designation for a senior citizen); she is a... — Updated 6/25/2020 Full story

Chuck's World | What the children know

I can revisit my childhood anytime I wish, dropping in at a moment’s notice, connecting with my earliest memories on a whim. I lived on Google Street, just two clicks from you. That’s where I find the past, anyway. I hop... — Updated 6/5/2020

Off Kilter | Stir Crazy

Okay, so how are we all managing with this coronavirus lock-down? For this family, rather well. My wife returned from Fred Meyer the other day with (wait for it!) toilet paper! I, on the same day, had a conversation with a... — Updated 6/5/2020

Darn Wright | With his eyes wide-open

What would all the finger-chattering be by Twitter, if a successful community high school soccer coach was hired to be our Olympics swim team’s head coach? Now be realistic. What should we be asking if one of our elected... — Updated 6/5/2020

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Where to find free meals for students this summer

The number of locations that students can receive free meals from has grown, thanks to new locations offering meals through the annual Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP provides children with nutritious meals during the... — Updated 6/19/2020

Archbishop Murphy shares reopening plans for next year

This tumultuous school year is over for most students, but administrators are already thinking about when – or if – they will return to campus in the fall.  The state superintendent, Chris Reykdal, released his office’s... — Updated 6/19/2020

Jackson High School student named school board rep

Terra Pilch-Bisson, the incoming student representative on the Everett school board, said she thought school officials could have handled the COVID-19 response better. Officials did the best they could given the resources they... — Updated 6/5/2020

Local alums producing Class of 2020's virtual graduations

This time last year, high school seniors were inching closer to a day that was the summation of their school careers: graduation. They ordered cap and gowns, graduation... — Updated 6/5/2020

Information for parents: returning to childcare amid COVID-19

Some child care centers have remained open so that essential workers and health care workers can go to work. With summer coming, the Washington State Department of Health has just updated guidance on how child cares, summer day... — Updated 6/5/2020 Full story

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Mill Creek Garden Club donates 1,000 pounds to Mill Creek Community Food Bank

The economic impact of COVID-19 has increased the number of families needing assistance from the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. Wishing to be a good neighbor, Mill Creek Garden... — Updated 7/3/2020

Book Club Corner | Readers have adapted to the times

The Mill Creek Library's Fiction Book Club is still meeting, although in a different format. Their meeting time is the third Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m. but the meeting is... — Updated 6/5/2020

Sew helpful: Volunteers make 2,400 masks for medical workers

The need for personal protective equipment – especially masks – has brought the community together in multiple ways during the coronavirus pandemic. Medical workers and first... — Updated 6/8/2020 Full story

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