Julie Muhlstein

Kathryn Trumbull, first woman on county Superior Court, dies

Kay Trumbull was first, but would be far from the last. As the first female Snohomish County Superior Court judge, she forged a path for… Continue reading

Popular TV host had strong ties to Everett

On June 8, 1950, Robert Osborne stood before his graduating class in Everett High School’s auditorium. He delivered a commencement speech titled “Youth Views the… Continue reading

YMCA recruits ‘Love Does’ author to speak at prayer breakfast

Bob Goff has practiced law, opened schools and safe houses for children in far-flung places, and written a best-selling book. Its title, “Love Does,” describes… Continue reading

‘I just want to be me,’ says Lake Stevens transgender teen

As the courts and the Trump administration grapple with transgender rights issues focusing on bathrooms, 19-year-old Neddy DeSalvo is living his life. He wants what… Continue reading

Everett native sailing solo around the world

Andy Stephens was a young Coast Guard veteran, college student and sailboat owner when he noticed something that changed his life. While working at Seattle’s… Continue reading

EdCC exhibit tells the story of the marginalized

In a tight space, curtained off by black fabric, I shut my eyes and listened. A robotic-sounding voice from a computer’s text-to-speech system began reading.… Continue reading

Utah man dies days after moving his young family to Lake Stevens

In a new place with a new house, Maria and Jay Corcoran couldn’t wait to start the next chapter of their young family’s life. Coming… Continue reading

1942 plane crash is a reminder of a generation’s sacrifices

Rain, rain, rain and some snow, that’s been our winter. It’s dreary, but maybe we should be thankful precipitation is all that’s falling from the… Continue reading

Whidbey Island woman continues battle for Equal Rights Amendment

Forty years ago, Mary Whitmore was a single mom with a 6-year-old. It was 1977 when she showed up at the Washington State Conference for… Continue reading

From the heart: Kids make valentines for veterans

It wasn’t a typical assignment, but Machias Elementary School sixth-grader Liv Harrison put her heart into it. “To someone special,” Liv wrote. She had decorated… Continue reading

Everett dog owners hope for the best at Westminster show

Meet Zoom. He’s a Finnish spitz with a fox-like look, a persistent bark and a lively personality. Meet Hudson. He’s a field spaniel with floppy… Continue reading

Breakdancer stuns Everett students with gravity-defying moves

A Friday morning assembly beats sitting in class, but the kids who filed into Emerson Elementary School’s gym never expected a breakdancing spectacle. It was… Continue reading

Everett Boy Scout troop fundraising to renovate ‘Scout Shack’

Its history stretches back 103 years, but Everett’s Boy Scout Troop 1 is taking steps to bring its rustic meeting place into the new millennium.… Continue reading

Despite theft, Edmonds church is resolute in its inclusivity

An outward sign of welcome has been stolen, but an Edmonds church stands strong in its support for social justice and inclusion. Two weekends ago,… Continue reading

Advice from longtime journalist: ‘Challenge everything’

inquire, investigate and assess that claim. That’s a silly exaggeration, of course. Yet when… Continue reading

New group’s goal: Address bigotry, injustice in race relations

There’s a new local effort to counter bigotry and injustice. Its name is a mouthful: Alliance of Leaders Leveraging Involvement to Eradicate Discrimination. In short,… Continue reading

Local women explain why they joined march on Washington

A social worker from Everett rode a bus to Seattle. She worries about the environment and people who are struggling. A retired doctor who lives… Continue reading

Former workers recall heyday of Bon Marche in downtown Everett

At 86, Marvel Cummings doesn’t do much shopping. She certainly doesn’t do any online shopping. “I have a computer room in my house, but I… Continue reading

‘Balanced approach’ on streets by social workers and police

Staci McCole and Kaitlyn Dowd unravel tangles. They find housing and drug treatment. They handle red tape. They navigate the mazes of social services. It’s… Continue reading

Visual journaling combines art with words to express emotion

Reflect on the past year. Think about the year ahead. These were the gentle prompts Karen Dawn offered at her Visual Journaling for Women class… Continue reading