Julie Muhlstein

Madison fifth-graders selling cookbooks to raise money for camp

Fifth-grader Jaimy Moreno is learning door-to-door sales. With her teacher at Everett’s Madison Elementary School, Jaimy and her classmates have been out selling cookbooks. “Camp,… Continue reading

Snohomish gears up for annual Easter parade, bonnet contest

In a stylish scene from the golden age of Hollywood, Judy Garland walks arm in arm with Fred Astaire to the tune of “Easter Parade.”… Continue reading

Senior citizens hope to bridge generations with card game

They’re competitive. They’re focused. They’re friends. And they’re putting out the welcome mat for more bridge players. Members of the bridge club at Everett’s Carl… Continue reading

Kindness, courage endure 2 years after devastating accident

With a weight lifter’s grimace, Todd Duitsman focused on exercising his arms. Like most everyone else using the Marysville Family YMCA’s fitness equipment Wednesday, he… Continue reading

Oh, how we’ll miss our ‘conversations’ with Forum’s Judyrae

Judyrae Kruse gave Herald readers so much more than homespun recipes. With the Forum, her longtime column, she connected local cooks as Snohomish County neighbors.… Continue reading

Home from war 50 years ago, he met his love and bought a car

Bob Banks needn’t go far to see cherished reminders of April 1967. The Marysville man will mark several 50-year anniversaries this month. On April 11,… Continue reading

David Dilgard, Everett Public Library’s ‘Mr. History,’ retires

Wisecracking comedian Groucho Marx once bought a Studebaker from an Everett dealership. In the 1920s, the Paddock and Fowler car business was on the northeast… Continue reading

Cruzin’ in reverse: Everett car show will return after all

Classic car aficionados learned bad news late last year, but there’s been a turnaround. Shiny hot rods and other vintage rides will cruise downtown Everett… Continue reading

Gonzaga basketball is just the icing on Spokane’s cake

Remember why you left. It was advice from one Spokane native to another. The late Stan Strick, a former executive editor of The Herald and… Continue reading

Photo-collecting Everett woman ‘rescues’ faces of the past

Lorna Donadio doesn’t care about Snapchat or Instagram. The photos tugging at her heartstrings aren’t selfies on Facebook. What interests her are faces from another… Continue reading

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