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Julie Muhlstein

Julie Muhlstein

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October 7, 2015

Everett man grows more than 150 types of apples on 25 trees

EVERETT — The afternoon was golden. Guests didn't wait for drinks to be poured at the Hilsons' backyard party Saturday. Fresh-pressed apple cider was flowing. One only needed to hold out a cup.

An apple-pressing party is an autumnal rite for Jerry and Helga Hilson, whose home in the Boulevard Bluffs neighborhood includes a carefully tended orchard.

In the early 1800s, when most apples were used for hard cider, John Chapman changed the landscape of the...

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October 4, 2015

Auto shop students’ passion for learning inspires a $55K grant

"Hot Rod High School" sounds like a retro movie title, but at Meadowdale High it's the name of an advanced automotive class. With a $55,000 grant to buy and complete six Model T Deluxe Roadster kit cars, it's been called "the greatest auto class of all time."


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October 2, 2015

‘Selma to Snohomish’ begins with movie ‘Selma’

“Selma” is more than a movie. It’s more than a history lesson. The film is an unflinching look at the price people paid — in this country and in my lifetime — to exercise their right to vote. Seeing the courage that required in the ugly face of racism and brutality, it’s baffling why more of us don’t vote today.

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