Kira Millage and Matthew Cox are thrilled to announce their engagement and plans for a June 27 wedding. Kira, eldest daughter of Andra and the late Clayton Millage of Bellingham, graduated from Squalicum High School and Boston University and is The Bellingham Herald education reporter. Matt, eldest son of Stephen and Mary Cox of Ferndale, graduated from Ferndale High School, served 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and is an electrician student at Bellingham Technical College. The couple met through mutual friends in January 2007. Matt proposed Mother's Day 2008 with a ring crafted from electrical wire and a battery-operated LED light.