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 By Jana Hill    News 

Defense of state Capitol in photos

Hundreds of law enforcement were deployed to the state Capitol, to safely usher in the start of the Legislative Session. Defense of the Capitol in Washington state is shown in... — Updated 1/23/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News 

Crash leaves light pole dangling over a wetland

The oddly placed evening glimmer dangling over a wetland off Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek is going to shine from above again, in about a month. That glow is from a light... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

A little strength

The Aguilera family hopes to celebrate at home on July 3, like they did on Christmas. July 3 is Penelope Aguilera's second birthday, but if things go as they are now they may be at... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Leaders respond to rioting and violence in Washington D.C.

The storming of the nation's Capitol on Jan. 6 has created indelible images in the minds of all who saw them. Local leaders are being contacted, and their comments collected from... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News 

Storm water compliance issue coming up in March

The $10,000 per day violation fee that could be charged to the City of Mill Creek for storm water compliance issues is unlikely to happen, but it could be a consequence of... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News 

Cul-de-sac on 138th Street SE will undergo construction this summer

Plans are in motion to install a new entry and update a sanitary lift station on 138th Street SE in Mill Creek at the end of a cul-de-sac. A memorandum of understanding was... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Martin Luther King Day recognized by council

Martin Luther King Day was recognized in Mill Creek by city government and the local chamber of commerce. Today is the national holiday that honors his contribution to civil rights... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News 

Through our lens

Outdoor dining options are often available in pedestrian-friendly Mill Creek. This seating at the Town Center Starbucks is open and available, rain or shine. In Olympia, businesses... — Updated 1/22/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion 

Hey, what's new? | Editor's Note

The past six months have been a blur as I reach out remotely, most days, and on others get to know Mill Creek at street-level, walking Town Center as well as the other pedestrian... — Updated 1/22/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News 

Point in Time homeless count reduced in scope

The annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count will not collect its usual of data, in 2021, due to the risk of COVID-19 spread and the limit on available volunteers. The count determines... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News 

Power outage in Mill Creek was less than in some cities

Downed trees and branches littered the streets of Snohomish County, blocking roads and leaving 11,951 PUD customers still without power the evening of Jan. 14. Mill Creek was hardly... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News 

What type of hawk is it?

When Martin Finney saw a bird through his East-facing window in Mays Pond, he immediately took photos and went to work figuring out what kind of hawk he was seeing. "They're... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek gym re-opens with lifting of state restrictions

Mill Creek residents can get back to their workout routines, now that gyms were cleared to re-open. Planet Fitness, in the Gateway area near 128th Street, was one of many gyms that... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Crash leaves light pole dangling over a wetland

The oddly placed evening glimmer dangling over a wetland off Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek is going to shine from above again, in about a month. That glow is from a light... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek staffing changes continue

The City of Mill Creek is in the process of a reorganization that has appointed a former finance director to work alongside the city manager, and reorganized to omit the chief of... — Updated 1/17/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Schools

Archbishop Murphy prepares for hybrid launch

Archbishop Murphy High School is preparing to bring back students to a hybrid model on Jan. 4, after spending time easing into the practices around onsite schooling, during COVID-19... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

Can you breathe yet?

It’s hard for me to avoid a metaphorical view of 2020 because I was a poet. To me, 2020 is a year that circles around oxygen and the fluid motion of waves, and 2021 is in the... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Leaders respond to rioting and violence in Washington D.C.

The storming of the nation's Capitol on Jan. 6 has created indelible images in the minds of all. Local leaders are being contacted, and their comments collected from social media.... — Updated 1/13/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Year in Review: A look back at 2020

January Terry Deggs identified – known as 'Jerry' before he died The skeletal remains of Nathaniel Terrence "Terry" (Davies) Deggs, found in a shed near North Creek, were... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    Opinion

2020 was empathy training | Editor's Note

It is almost 2021. A new year. A shift in the calendar will at first seem inconsequential. Most of us will live the same life we were living before the new year: obsessive... — Updated 1/4/2021

 
 By Jana Hill    News

For the New Year holiday, sing outside

Singing Auld Lang Syne tonight is best done remotely, or outdoors. With people who have quarantined for 14 days. Six feet apart. While wearing masks. Mill Creek businesses and... — Updated 1/2/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Health officials advise continued distance, masking

One more winter holiday is coming up and health officials are sending a message that has been consistent since March, when a worldwide pandemic was first announced: distance and... — Updated 1/1/2021 Full story

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek man makes a business of his art

Scott Loveless spends his free time archiving one part of a day. "Every sunset, northern lights event, or even urban image I capture only happens once, and I like to think I'm... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Cold weather shelters open in Snohomish County

As the temperatures drop, the levels of homelessness become more evident and more dangerous, for the unsheltered. In 2019, just under 600 people in the county were "unsheltered," me... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Jana Hill    News

Year in Review edition coming up

It has been an amazing year, this year of 2020, and it will soon come to a close. Here are some highlights to the upcoming Year in Review, to publish on Dec. 28 in print and... — Updated 12/27/2020 Full story

 

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