Julie Muhlstein

Fun for all, Festival of Trees focuses on children’s needs

With the theme “Angels Among Us,” Providence General Foundation event will honor Tulalip Tribes.

 

He had Hansen’s Towing, big work ethic and love of community

A procession of tow trucks is planned for Saturday’s funeral honoring Everett business owner Ron Hansen.

 

Army veteran Jason Biermann, now director of Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, was once part of the Honor Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The sterling silver badge is worn down from the constant polishing Biermann did to make sure it shined brightly on his uniform. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

County leader served at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Jason Biermann describes duty with the Honor Guard, at sacred site where the standard is perfection.

 

Alright already, we voted, so take the campaign signs down

Everett’s rules give candidates some slack. City code says to remove placards within 15 days.

Seated next to the Everett Massacre plaque and dressed with a vintage look, history buff Christopher Summit talks about the events that took place Nov. 5, 1916, from a little different perspective. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Massacre’s details not fully known, but new sources may help

Digital information is more available, says a history buff who worked at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

Seated next to the Everett Massacre plaque and dressed with a vintage look, history buff Christopher Summit talks about the events that took place Nov. 5, 1916, from a little different perspective. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
After the verdict is handed down, Sneezy the Wolf (Sophie McDonald) is handcuffed by Sheriff Kaleigh Stull. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Wolf’ found guilty as kids learn and a federal judge laughs

U.S. District Judge John Coughenour was an honored guest at Hazelwood Elementary School’s mock trial.

After the verdict is handed down, Sneezy the Wolf (Sophie McDonald) is handcuffed by Sheriff Kaleigh Stull. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Everett’s Will McMahan has spent the past three weeks as a Red Cross volunteer in Panama City, Florida, a community devastated by Hurricane Michael. (Randy Vance photo)

Life’s fragile, Red Cross helper sees in Florida after storm

Everett’s Will McMahan spent three weeks in Panama City, a place devastated by Hurricane Michael.

Everett’s Will McMahan has spent the past three weeks as a Red Cross volunteer in Panama City, Florida, a community devastated by Hurricane Michael. (Randy Vance photo)

Jewish community and neighbors to take a stand against hate

Faith groups are planning a vigil at the Snohomish County campus in remembrance of Pittsburgh victims.

From left, friends from Everett High’s class of 1955, Jack Holl, Victor Hirakawa, Jerry Solie, Wally Hall, and Larry O’Donnell have lunch at Arnies’ in Edmonds Sept. 19, 2007. Victor Hirakawa died Oct. 7.

The remarkable journey of Everett High’s 1955 class president

Victor Hirakawa, who died this month, came by himself from Japan at 15 and won classmates’ hearts.

From left, friends from Everett High’s class of 1955, Jack Holl, Victor Hirakawa, Jerry Solie, Wally Hall, and Larry O’Donnell have lunch at Arnies’ in Edmonds Sept. 19, 2007. Victor Hirakawa died Oct. 7.
While emcee Bob Drewel and panelists Cameron Calder (right) and Kathy Coffey listen, panelist Janice Green (center) speaks Wednesday night at the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County’s Civil Discourse Forum held in the Wilderness Room of the Jackson Center at EvCC. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Be civil, panel says, but don’t avoid the hard conversations

A League of Women Voters event brings together a diverse group to talk civility and political discourse.

While emcee Bob Drewel and panelists Cameron Calder (right) and Kathy Coffey listen, panelist Janice Green (center) speaks Wednesday night at the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County’s Civil Discourse Forum held in the Wilderness Room of the Jackson Center at EvCC. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Anna Marie Laurence holds up an outfit that belonged to her mother, Helen Jackson, whose favorite color was yellow. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Jackson home stays in family, but many treasures to be sold

Items ordinary to extraordinary will be found at an estate sale organized by the Assistance League.

Anna Marie Laurence holds up an outfit that belonged to her mother, Helen Jackson, whose favorite color was yellow. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Community loses a giant, 30-year library director Mark Nesse

Everett Public Library’s longest-serving leader was also active in Rotary and served on the school board.

Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year showed pictures and delivered her message of inclusion at a public event Monday at South Whidbey High School. Manning teaches at the Newcomer Center at Ferris High School in Spokane. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Wherever they’re from, kids come first for national teacher

Mandy Manning, who teaches at Herald columnist’s alma mater, spoke Monday at Sno-Isle program on Whidbey.

Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year showed pictures and delivered her message of inclusion at a public event Monday at South Whidbey High School. Manning teaches at the Newcomer Center at Ferris High School in Spokane. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Following 3 brothers, he’s living a family legacy at Murphy

Anthony Damitio, 17, plans on STEM studies after graduating from the Catholic school that’s now 30.

Postal workers and other supportive union members take part in an informational picket in downtown Everett Monday. They oppose possible privatization of the U.S. Postal Service, which is being explored by the Trump administration. (Photo Bob James)

Postal workers rally, raise concerns about privatizing mail

In downtown Everett and across the nation, letter carriers make their case as White House pushes change.

Postal workers and other supportive union members take part in an informational picket in downtown Everett Monday. They oppose possible privatization of the U.S. Postal Service, which is being explored by the Trump administration. (Photo Bob James)
“A Deadly Wind,” John Dodge’s new book about the Columbus Day Storm, has on its cover a photo of the collapse of the Campbell Hall bell tower at the Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University, in Monmouth, Oregon, north of Corvallis. (Oregon State University Press)

Columbus Day Storm revisited in new book, ‘A Deadly Wind’

Author and people here remember Oct. 12, 1962, when a big blow born of a typhoon claimed 46 lives.

“A Deadly Wind,” John Dodge’s new book about the Columbus Day Storm, has on its cover a photo of the collapse of the Campbell Hall bell tower at the Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University, in Monmouth, Oregon, north of Corvallis. (Oregon State University Press)
Patti Soper-Roodzant, a longtime employee at Everett’s Safeway on Broadway, died Sept. 12 in a car accident. (Family photo)

I knew her only as ‘Patti,’ the always-smiling grocery checker

Patti Soper-Roodzant, who died in a crash last month, was a tireless bright light at a Safeway in Everett.

Patti Soper-Roodzant, a longtime employee at Everett’s Safeway on Broadway, died Sept. 12 in a car accident. (Family photo)
Everett writer Richard Porter has a new book, “Smokestackers!” The short book is about what he calls the “common folklore” of Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett’s tenacity celebrated in new book of real-life tales

Blogger Richard Porter looks to the past, finds stories of characters who exemplify city’s grit.

Everett writer Richard Porter has a new book, “Smokestackers!” The short book is about what he calls the “common folklore” of Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Photographer who spent hours with Ted Bundy awaits TV show

“I was just photographing a person named Ted,” says the Pulitzer Prize-winner, who lives in Everett.

A teen’s anti-bullying message: ‘Weigh it before you say it’

Cruelty in sixth grade stuck with her, but a student from Lake Stevens turned it into a positive.