Charges filed in shooting of three at Edmonds’ Boo Han Market

First-degree murder and assault charges were filed in Snohomish County Superior Court Friday against a 27-year-old Everett man who allegedly shot his estranged wife and two others at Edmonds’ Boo Han Market, located in the 22000 block of Highway 99, Sept. 230. Duy Phuong Nguyen of Everett has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a…

Reminder: Here’s where you can drop off your general election ballot

With Nov. 3 general election ballots in the U.S. mail, as of Oct. 15, to registered voters, here are a couple of reminders. First, here’s a list of all drop-box locations in Snohomish County, including those further afield in case you are out and about, as well as new drop-box locations according to the Snohomish…

Contributor close-up: Jennifer Marx, Playtime columnist

My first interaction with My Edmonds News was in December 2009, not too long after it was founded. I saw a request on social media for family Santa pictures and after the wild ride of the first six months after my youngest’s arrival, I jumped at the chance to share our first two-kid Santa picture…

Mountlake Terrace mayor selected to serve as Community Transit board alternate

Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright was selected Wednesday to serve as an alternate on the Community Transit Board of Directors, while Mukilteo City Council Member Joe Marine and Stanwood City Council Member Sid Roberts were appointed to the board. The changes come after two members recently left the transit board. Mill Creek City Council Member…

SnoPUD giving away energy-saving bundles, offering conservation tips for cold weather

With below-average temperatures forecast for this weekend and more workers and students staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping energy consumption down is more challenging than usual. Snohomish County PUD offers incentives on energy-efficiency products and easy energy-saving tips to help customers reduce usage and expenses. The PUD is currently giving away energy-saving bundles…

Washington Kids in Transition fundraiser set for Nov. 7

The 2020 Washington Kids in Transition Out of Jeopardy event is taking place via Facebook Live on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Join the event to celebrate the group’s successes in supporting students and families in the Edmonds School District. Learn how they are meeting the needs of the community in these uncertain times and…

Lynnwood police: Missing woman found

The Lynnwood Police Department said that a 25-year-old Lynnwood woman missing since last week has been found safe. Azara M. Sheikh was last seen Friday, Oct. 16.

Community Transit seeking public comment on proposed 2021 budget

Community Transit is accepting public comment on its proposed 2021 budget through Friday, Nov. 6. The budget includes an increase of approximately 4,000 hours of new service in 2021, a more moderate expansion than in previous years, the agency said. It corresponds with the “Slow Recovery” economic projection described in the agency’s draft Transit Development Plan (TDP)….

Edmonds College Foundation awards over $277K in scholarships

The Edmonds College Foundation awarded over $277,000 in scholarships to 153 students for the 2020-21 academic year. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the foundation is able to provide critical support to students who might not otherwise be able to continue their studies during this time of intense financial hardship,” said EC President…

Reminder: MLT lodging tax funds available to promote tourism in 2021

The City of Mountlake Terrace has $25,000 in lodging tax funds available to qualified applicants for projects and events that promote tourism in 2021. Lodging tax funds come from the taxes collected from Studio 6 Hotel located at 6017 244th St. S.W. Those awarded lodging tax funds must use funds for marketing or operation of…

Local drop boxes see a surge of general election ballots so far

It seems that there’s a lot of enthusiasm among general election voters so far this year, as local ballot drop boxes have been busy, the Snohomish County auditor said. County Auditor Garth Fell said that as of Wednesday, Oct. 22, Snohomish County has received a total of 68, 736 ballots through the county’s 30 ballot…

Lynnwood police ask for public help in locating missing woman

The Lynnwood Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance locating a missing and endangered 25-year-old Lynnwood woman. According to witnesses, Azara M. Sheikh was last seen Friday, Oct. 16. Sheikh is developmentally delayed and functions at about a 13-year-old level.  Police said they think Sheikh may have met someone online and that she has…

Congressman Larsen gets light rail update in Mountlake Terrace

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center Monday to receive an update on construction of Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. Over the past two months, Larsen — who represents Washington’s 2nd District that includes Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace — has toured county transportation projects in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties as…

Snohomish County residents: Get paid to scrap your old wood stove

If you have an old or uncertified wood-burning device, you may qualify for cash rewards to recycle it or get a discount on the purchase of new heating equipment. Through the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Wood Stove Program, Snohomish County residents can receive $350 for recycling their old, polluting wood stove. Eligible devices include wood stoves…

Council tackles MLT budget challenges, approves Recreation and Parks fee increases

Challenges related to the proposed 2021-22 biennial budget and approval of resolutions to increse Recreation and Parks fees and contingency funding for the ongoing Civic Campus construction project were among the items adddressed by the Mountlake Terrace City Council during its Monday, Oct. 19 business meeting. Following up on budget discussions during two work/study sessions…

1st Security Bank promotes Robert Nesbitt to position of commercial lending team leader

Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank said it has promoted Robert Nesbitt to the position of senior vice president, commercial lending team leader. Nesbitt, who is based at the bank’s commercial lending offices in Mountlake Terrace, will be overseeing a group of commercial lending relationship managers and administering the continued growth of its commercial and industrial lending portfolio….

Commentary: Edmonds College is building for the future

We are facing hard times as a local and global community, and as a college it is important, now more than ever, to continue to innovate and provide exceptional value to our students, stakeholders, and community. At Edmonds College, this is part of our mission and a top priority. We’re building for the future by…

MLT Diversity Equity and Inclusion Commission’s first meeting Oct. 21

The City of Mountlake Terrace’s new Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commission will its first meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Wedesday, Oct. 21. Due to the Governor’s proclamation prohibiting in-person meetings during Phase 2, the meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. “At the first meeting, we will focus on orientation items for the new…

Free Oct. 21 webinar on ‘Exploring Unconscious Bias’

The Washington Hospitality Association is offering a free 90-minute webinar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 on how unconscious bias influences behavior. Guest speaker is Gerry Fernandez, president and founder of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance. There is no cost to attend. Register Here Unconscious bias affects everyday life, from the treatment of clients…

Military Wire: How do we not repeat 2020 in 2021?

“How do we not repeat 2020 in 2021?” That was a question posed to me in an online speaking event several weeks ago (think about that for a moment – an “online speaking event”). My response was likely a bit unexpected, as I shared a very creative exchange between God and Gabriel that a friend…

Second round of MLT small business grants available

The Mountlake Terrace Small Business Relief Grant Program allows the City of Mountlake Terrace to award grants to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a second round of funding has been provided by the state and the Federal 2020 CARES Act. Each grant will provide a financial resource to help a Mountlake Terrace business…

Sponsor spotlight: Name change? Notify the IRS before tax season

If you were married, divorced or changed your name for any reason during the past year, do not forget to file to change your name prior to preparing next year’s tax return. The IRS automatically conducts a name match on the first few letters of your last name. The problem If the name on your…

‘Who Was Chief Seattle’ presentation set for Oct. 21

In Celebration of National Friends of the Library Week, Humanities Washington will present “Who Was Chief Seattle?” The program will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. According to an announcement from Sno-Isle Libraries, Chief Seattle was a warrior, an orator, a benefactor, and a visionary who helped found the city that bears his name, Seattle,…

236th St SW off-ramp lane closure during Sound Transit light rail work Oct. 19-23

Starting Monday, Oct. 19, Sound Transit’s contractor will begin nighttime work to install utilities for the Lynnwood Link Extension trackway. The work area is located along the curb near the sidewalk on the south side of 236th Street Southwest. The 236th Street Southwest right-turn lane from the Interstate 5 northbound off-ramp will be closed during…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering and food truck menu for week of Oct. 19

Now featuring an expanded menu of frozen entrees Fresh from the truck entrees: ** Grilled Turkey Sandwich – bacon, havarti, tomato, mayo, cranberry sauce on grilled sourdough served with french fries or soup… $11.95 ** Pesto Turkey Sandwich – bacon, swiss, tomato, spinach, pesto mayo on grilled sourdough served with french fries or soup…$11.95 ** Vegetarian Black Bean Sliders –…

MLT council hears staff proposals for ‘relatively flat’ 2021-22 city budget

The city’s next biennial budget was the main focus of the Mountlake Terrace City Council’s two work/study sessions Oct. 14-15, and budget discussions will continue as part of the agenda at the Monday, Oct. 19 business meeting. Individual departments made presentations for the upcoming 2021-22 budget, which was discussed at the last council meeting. City staff…

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