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MLT men ‘do time’ to raise money for Shop With a Cop

MLT men ‘do time’ to raise money for Shop With a Cop

Doing “hard time” paid off for a local restaurant owner and a Mountlake Terrace teacher as they raised approximately $1,500 Sunday in a fundraiser for Shop With a Cop, a program to benefit children from abusive or under-privileged homes during the holidays. Restaurateur and Mountlake Terrace Councilmember Seaun Richards and Mountlake Terrace Elementary School teacher Richard Hollingshead spent fou... »

Man hit by train in Edmonds Friday was from Mountlake Terrace, police say

Man hit by train in Edmonds Friday was from Mountlake Terrace, police say

Responders remove the body of the man struck by the train Friday morning. (Photo by Larry Vogel)   A man who died after being hit by a freight train on the Edmonds waterfront Friday morning was 35 and last known to have lived in Mountlake Terrace, according to Edmonds police   The Snohomish County Medical Examiner took custody of the body and will be notifying next of kin, police spokesm... »

‘Shop with a Cop’ to benefit local children in need

‘Shop with a Cop’ to benefit local children in need

Children from throughout the Edmonds School District affected by domestic violence and family tragedy will again be the focus of “Shop With a Cop,” a local effort to bring some joy and gifts into their lives this holiday season. Put on by Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable arm of Red Onion Burger owners’ Seaun and LaRae Richards, “Shop With a Cop” brings together first responders from ... »

Honoring our veterans

Honoring our veterans

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What’s opened and closed on Veterans Day in Mountlake Terrace

What’s opened and closed on Veterans Day in Mountlake Terrace

Those who have served in the armed forces are being honored on Monday with the observance of Veterans Day; here is the list of what is open or operating, and what isn’t, in Mountlake Terrace and Brier on Monday: – Public and private schools: all closed – Mountlake Terrace City Facilities: all closed except for the Recreation Pavilion, which will operate on a special schedule (click htt... »

MLT welcomes halloween, harvest events

MLT welcomes halloween, harvest events

Downtown Mountlake Terrace was alive with the dead … and the scary, amusing and fun on Thursday night as Halloween and alternative holiday events were attended by many in the community. Officials from the 4th Annual Trunk and Treat event on 56th Avenue West estimate about 1,500 walked the lines of vehicles and grabbed candy and prizes at their two-hour event. Thirty-eight “trunks” were filled with... »

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Get set for MLT family-friendly Halloween events

Get set for MLT family-friendly Halloween events

Looking for an alternative to the traditional neighborhood trick-or-treating this Thursday? Mountlake Terrace has a number of events for kids and their families. Mountlake Terrace 4th Annual Trunk or Treat 5-7 p.m. Gravel lot near 56th Avenue West & 232nd Street Southwest Free — more than 40 vehicle trunks filled with candy for youngsters to trick-or-treat through Calvary Fellowship Harv... »

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Introducing NowTalk — chat live with other readers

If you’re a regular visitor to MLTnews, you’ve probably noticed the box that has been appearing on the right side of your computer screen. This feature is called “Now Talk,” and it’s an interactive way of communicating with other readers, real-time. All that’s required is for you to initially registered, either through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Linked In, or you can register directly with NowT... »

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Post office, some banks may close for Columbus Day Monday

Monday, Oct. 14, is a holiday for some; here’s what is open or operating, and what isn’t, on Columbus Day: Mountlake Terrace City Facilities – all open Brier City Facilities – all open Public and Private Schools – all open Mountlake Terrace Library – open regular hours, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Brier Library – open regular hours, noon to 8:00 p.m. Mountlake Terrace Post Office – closed; no mail del... »

Shock, pain and recovery: Hit-and-run victim from MLT tells her story

Shock, pain and recovery: Hit-and-run victim from MLT tells her story

It was the last thing that Mountlake Terrace resident Joy Tate was expecting. An honors student at Edmonds Community College and a 38-year-old single mom with three children — ages 18 months, 5 and 11 — at home, she was concluding an end-of-summer evening out with friends, a rare chance to relax before the school year begins. It was late, but she’d had a fun evening and now looked forward to going... »

Snohomish PUD offers bill-paying assistance to seniors, low-Income customers

Snohomish County Public Utility District offers assistance for many who have difficulty in paying their heating bills. In the coming year, Snohomish County PUD expects its energy assistance programs to help more than 17,000 senior citizens and low-income customers struggling with their electric bills. The programs currently provide reductions of 20 percent, 40 percent, or 60 percent off PUD electr... »

Level III sex offender moves into MLT

Level III sex offender moves into MLT

The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department is providing notification regarding a Level III sex offender who has moved into a residence located in the 22200 block of 51st Avenue West in Mountlake Terrace. Branton Robert Porter is 24 years old, 6-3 tall, 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is not wanted by the police at this time. Porter pled guilty to three counts of residential bur... »

Mayor says Sound Transit likely to choose rail alignment east of I-5

Mayor says Sound Transit likely to choose rail alignment east of I-5

The Board of Directors for Sound Transit isn’t expected to announce any decisions on rail line and station placements for the Lynnwood Link light rail extension until later this year. But according to Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith, the transit agency is likely to select a line option that runs light rail on the east side of I-5 from the King-Snohomish County line to 236th Street SW, cross th... »

Registration for MLT Pavilion swim classes starts Wednesday

Registration for MLT Pavilion swim classes starts Wednesday

Another session of the always-popular weekday and evening swimming lessons at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion is beginning next week, with registration getting underway for city residents on Wednesday Oct. 9 and non-residents on Thursday, Oct. 10. Mountlake Terrace resident walk-in registration will be available between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., with phone-in registration available from n... »

Local advocacy groups launch Obamacare outreach campaign

Local advocacy groups launch Obamacare outreach campaign

Joselito Lopez talks about losing his job and his health insurance. Joselito Lopez, 43, suffered two heart attacks within two weeks in 2007. While going through double bypass surgery, the Mountlake Terrace resident lost his job at Microsoft along with his health insurance. Unemployed and considered high risk, Lopez was drowning in $90,000 of debt. “I went through bankruptcy and moved back home wit... »

Scene in MLT: Soggy Saturday

Scene in MLT: Soggy Saturday

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I-5, Highway 99 accidents snarl Friday rush hour

I-5, Highway 99 accidents snarl Friday rush hour

Commuters trying to get through South Snohomish County during the Friday afternoon rush hour found the going slow as a couple of car accidents clogged up major north-south arterials. At least one lane of northbound I-5 was shutdown late Friday afternoon as crews responded to a rollover accident near the 220th Street overpass. The freeway was backed up for miles into Seattle at the height of the sl... »

MLT Senior Center presenting two-part estate planning seminar, starting Thursday

The death of a loved one can be a difficult, stressful time for surviving family members; being prepared for complicated issues can help make a complex, emotional time a little less traumatic. Mountlake Terrace attorney Michael W. Hall is conducting a two-part estate planning seminar at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 5605-235th St. S.W. The first session is set for Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.... »

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