Julie Muhlstein

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

Author David Sheff to speak on son’s addiction at Everett event

David Sheff may be the best-known member of a heart-wrenching club. The author is one of countless parents whose children have battled drugs. His riveting… Continue reading

With KOMO out of Frontier’s line-up, is it time to cut the cord?

With all the football I watched over the holidays, there wasn’t time for channel surfing. I didn’t notice until this week that despite the hefty… Continue reading

Hero’s Cafe: A gathering place veterans can call their own

It’s a bond like no other. Veterans will soon have a place in Lynnwood to find the sort of camaraderie they shared while serving their… Continue reading

‘Historic Homes of Everett’ calendar benefits preservation

It’s a 116-year-old beauty with four fireplaces, original windows, gorgeous hardwood floors and a storied past. The featured house on the 2017 Historic Everett calendar,… Continue reading

Marysville church runs coffee shop as community gathering space

In front of a toasty fireplace, Lynn Devoe crocheted a Christmas gift. Chloe Wilcox sat next to her on the couch, embroidering a cover for… Continue reading