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 By Emily Gilbert    News 

Public Works Director resigns from the City

Mill Creek's Public Works Director, Gina Hortillosa, has resigned. She becomes one of many to leave the City in the past year. "It was a personal decision for me to resign. There's... — Updated 7/7/2020

 

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

 

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

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News 

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

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News 

City lays off four employees amid coronavirus-induced revenue shortfalls

City Council members learned that the City will need to lay off four employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic – and it was the first time some of those staff members had learne... — Updated 6/19/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News 

Mill Creek parade celebrates graduating seniors

Graduating high school and college seniors, their families and friends, and community members came out to celebrate the Class of 2020 June 13 during the City's graduation parade.... — Updated 6/19/2020 Full story

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools 

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

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News 

Acting Police Chief's views on 'defunding the police'

Police officers' use of force has been called into question across the nation after the video of the death of George Floyd while a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck in... — Updated 6/19/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News 

Does Mill Creek need a racial equity council?

George Floyd's death and the ensuing protests across the nation, and right here in Mill Creek, have galvanized people to seek change in the way we do law enforcement in the United... — Updated 6/19/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News 

Business adapts to Phase 2 of reopening

There's been a noticeable uptick in foot traffic on Main Street in Mill Creek since Snohomish County entered Phase 2 of Gov. Inslee's coronavirus reopening plan earlier this month,... — Updated 6/19/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Another Main Street business, Anko, closes

Another business with ties to Mill Creek announced it will permanently shut down – housewares store, Anko – effective immediately, according to its website as of Monday... — Updated 6/12/2020 Full story

 
 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

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

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Pier 1 Imports closing in Mill Creek

You'll have to look elsewhere for sassy decorative pillows and cozy accent rugs when shopping in Mill Creek. Pier 1 Imports, a major fixture of Main Street in Mill Creek, announced... — Updated 6/5/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

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 had... — Updated 6/5/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Young people lead peaceful protest in Town Center

About a hundred peaceful protestors, the vast majority of them young people, gathered at the intersection of Bothell-Everett Highway and 164th Street SE on Tuesday, June 2, to show... — Updated 6/5/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Local man describes Seattle protests, and why he went

The nation has been rocked by the video of the death of George Floyd, a black man, who died at the hands of four white Minneapolis police officers May 25. One of the officers put... — Updated 6/5/2020 Full story

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

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

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Graduation parade, Heron Park construction, and restricted City Hall | City Briefs

Parade for 250 graduates on June 13 Schools have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and many graduations will be performed without traditional, in-person,... — Updated 6/5/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Scenes from peaceful protest in Mill Creek

Hundreds of peaceful protestors gathered at the intersection of Bothell-Everett Highway and 164th Street SE on Tuesday, June 2, in response to the death of a black man named George... — Updated 6/4/2020 Full story

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

City facing projected losses of up to $3 million from COVID-19

The City's finance director, Jeff Balentine, warned City Council members of multimillion-dollar losses at their meeting on May 12, although he and the city manager warned the... — Updated 5/26/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

City Briefs

Here's what's going on in the city. Editor's note (5/19): this has been updated with new times from the City for the Memorial Day "reverse parade." It will be held from 10 a.m. to... — Updated 5/19/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

2020 Mill Creek Festival postponed until September

The popular summertime favorite, the Mill Creek Festival, has been postponed. It was scheduled for July but has been moved to September 12-13 because of the threat of COVID-19.... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Opening a business amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Opening a business is difficult during "normal" circumstances, but imagine opening a business during a pandemic.  Mill Creek had two new businesses open in March, one right before... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

Mill Creekers running for state, county office

Five people are running for office in the 44th Legislative District, which covers Mill Creek. Three of them happen to also be Mill Creek residents: Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) and April Berg of the Everett school board for... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News

City Briefs

Plans for Memorial Day At the City Council meeting on April 28, city staff shared two potential plans for Memorial Day celebrations. One idea is to hold a ceremony with no more... — Updated 5/1/2020

 

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