Julie Muhlstein

Local United Way adopts two-generation approach to helping

At its first-ever Spirit Summit, United Way of Snohomish County aims to start a conversation about serving whole families. With new President and CEO Allison… Continue reading

On Decoration Day, the past becomes present

My grandmother called it Decoration Day, not Memorial Day. When I was small, it was observed every May 30, which rarely made for a three-day… Continue reading

Terrorism in London doesn’t put crimp in their travel plans

The Union Jack flies at half staff in a photo of the Palace of Westminster, home of Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Another picture shows a… Continue reading

Robert Nord, longtime CEO of Everett door company, dies

Robert Nord was the scion of a family whose business was once among Everett’s biggest employers. By the 1960s, the E.A. Nord Co. was the… Continue reading

Susan Russell remembered as a visionary artist, role model

Susan Russell was an acclaimed artist and longtime Snohomish High School art teacher. She was a wife, mother, mentor, and mighty influence on the local… Continue reading

No money, no date, no problem at school’s first-ever prom

Joslyn Spradley became a mother last month. Andrew Anthony works as a mechanic. His girlfriend, McKayla Olson, looks forward to community college.… Continue reading

Writer speaks about mom’s experience in Japanese internment camps

Mayumi Tsutakawa’s parents, both U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry, had vastly different experiences during World War II. Her father, George Tsutakawa, a renowned sculptor who… Continue reading

Former owner will live on land that’s set to become a park

Marge Curtis looks out over a gorgeous expanse of grassy land, a horse farm that slopes down to Highway 9. The place known as Carousel… Continue reading

Best-selling author Terry McMillan says life, success take time

Terry McMillan has a message for young people, or any of us striving for a better life: It takes time. She was 14, growing up… Continue reading

EvCC panel discussions get real over fake news

We get our news primarily from social media. That assertion, by an Everett Community College journalism instructor, was aimed at students, not my demographic. Even… Continue reading

Program allows children with disabilities to play baseball

Matthew Irish plays third base with Lakewood High School’s Cougars. Noah, his 11-year-old brother, is a second baseman and center fielder on a Stilly Valley… Continue reading

When it comes to food banks, Postal Service delivers

Circle May 13 on your calendar. Put a bag of food out that morning for pickup by your mail carrier. In helping your neighbors, you’ll… Continue reading

Bob Heirman, who died Saturday, was advocate for outdoors

When members of the Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club recently planted 20,000 small coho salmon in area creeks, it was their first such project without… Continue reading

Man plans road trip to the past in original Model T

Custody battles are nothing new, and from 1906 to 1910 Lake Stevens was the scene of a whopper. This tangled tale begins with Annette Fitch-Brewer,… Continue reading

Young heart recipient ‘lived every day to the fullest’

Jacob Peterson had it all ahead of him. With a degree from Seattle University and a job lined up, he was primed for a happy,… Continue reading

Everett’s first-ever quilt show set to open this week

They’re part of a needlework tradition passed down through generations, but today’s quilters create contemporary art as well as time-honored patchwork masterpieces. Stunning quilts —… Continue reading

Cascade High students meet at corner of English and history

Those who don’t believe in time travel, or its value, have never met Atsushi Kiuchi, Jamie Ford or Scott Loucks. Fortunate students in an English… Continue reading

Focus is on kindness at annual Human Services Breakfast

It takes kindness, collaboration and money. Those are building blocks for a community that cares. Former Snohomish County Executive Bob Drewel delivered that message Thursday… Continue reading

Today’s political climate stokes woman’s chilling memories

After 53 years, Doris Sinclair hasn’t shaken her memories of barbed wire, dogs and Soviet interrogators, or of the fear that she might not see… Continue reading

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