Julie Muhlstein

Every national tragedy is someone’s personal grief

Karen Van Horn was already working at The Herald when I arrived as an intern in 1978. “I grew up here. I started here when… Continue reading

Volunteers turn out for United Way’s Day of Caring

It was a day of reading, painting and building. On United Way’s annual Day of Caring, volunteers all over Snohomish County did their best to… Continue reading

Snohomish County Sea Hawkers support several local charities

They came in old-school Seahawks jerseys, T-shirts with the team logo, and the Hawks’ bright new “Action Green,” worn boldly by one up-to-date fan from… Continue reading

A baby girl’s story continues after her life is complete

In just one year, Marysville’s Stephanie and Jeff Reid tasted life’s greatest joy and endured its cruelest loss. The Reids learned crushing news, filled their… Continue reading

3 years after Edmonds teen’s death, a reason to celebrate

This Sunday, which would have been her son Matthew’s 20th birthday, Melinda Truax is missing the young man who wanted to follow his big brother… Continue reading

Everett Recovery Cafe helps people deal with addiction

Jance Groff lost his job. He lost his apartment. Alcohol and drug abuse took a punishing toll, but on his way to sobriety the Everett… Continue reading

Gold Bar boy’s photo chosen for Down syndrome society video

Three-year-old Braeden Hurley lives in Gold Bar, but Saturday his smiling face will shine down from a big screen in New York’s Times Square. A… Continue reading

Edmonds cousin of 9/11 victim vows to never forget

Dennis Buckley. When Patricia Mackey read that name to a gathering of thousands in 2012, it was painful and personal. Buckley was a 38-year-old husband… Continue reading

Snohomish High class of ’42 celebrates lifelong friendships

Clyde Glenn Fields took a weeklong deer hunting trip and was kicked off Snohomish High School’s football team. His favorite high school memory is graduating.… Continue reading

Closed at 8 p.m.? Everett park hours come as a surprise

As this summer of Pokemon Go winds down, I see fewer phone-toting players on my nighttime walks. What were late-night crowds have dwindled to small… Continue reading

DNA test and the web uncover tawdry story of missing dad

Bette Hults grew up without a father and with a mystery. Where was her dad? Why had he disappeared without a trace? Now 93, she… Continue reading

Cocoon House leaders camp outside to honor agency’s 25th anniversary

At 26, Tanya Ocampo is the picture of accomplishment. She’s a medical assistant for an orthopedic surgeon in Everett. She serves on the board of… Continue reading

Trump, Clinton supporters practice politics at the fair

Cellphones in hand, they lined up to snap selfies and snag items that will someday be pieces of history. They came for yard signs, political… Continue reading

Care and community were Wally Walsh’s passions

Living life.” That has long been a motto at the Delta Rehabilitation Center. Known locally as the Snohomish Chalet, the facility cares for people who… Continue reading

Mariner grad vows to use D.C. fellowship to help next generation

Griselda Guevara-Cruz once felt lost in school. She didn’t speak English. She didn’t speak Spanish. She didn’t see the value of education. “I was so… Continue reading

ALS diagnosis doesn’t stop determined sisters from Everett

For Leslie Mincks, life is divided into before and after. She was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2014. Yet throughout… Continue reading

Celebrate ubuntu at Edmonds Community College on Saturday

Ubuntu. It’s a good word. Techie types know it as software. Ubuntu is a version of the Linux operating system. That use is borrowed from… Continue reading

Growing older has its rewards if you want to get away

It doesn’t seem so many summers ago that, jammed with my young family in a 1983 Nissan Sentra wagon, I sat at the entrance to… Continue reading

Undaunted by disabilities, kids dive into summer fun at Camp Prov

Tots to 10-year-olds, the kids were clapping their hands, shaking their heads, and “marching, marching” like dinosaurs. Jamarious Carpenter, though, was in his wheelchair. The… Continue reading