Julie Muhlstein

Everett's Christopher Sembroski during centrifuge training at the NASTAR Center in Pennsylvania. (John Kraus/Inspiration4 photo)

Everett’s own spaceman thrilled to join all-civilian mission

Christopher Sembroski is in training to be part of a three-day SpaceX Dragon flight funded by a billionaire.

 

Brian Baird, a former congressman who lives in Edmonds, hopes to create a National Museum and Center for Service in Washington, D.C. (contributed photo)

‘The time is right’ to honor helpers, says former congressman

Brian Baird, of Edmonds, is working to establish a National Museum and Center for Service in D.C.

 

Jeanne Metzger, who retired from the Herald in 1990, works with film as editor of the newspaper's Panorama magazine. Metzger died Wednesday at age 89. (Herald archives)

Jeanne Metzger’s Herald career was start of a lasting legacy

Longtime editor, who has died at 89, became a force for hospice care and community philanthropy.

 

Dongyue Zhuang and Hong Li do tai chi fan at Harborview Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tai chi at Harborview Park is a beautiful way to start a day

A retired couple from China practices “the best medicine” most mornings at the Everett park.

Dongyue Zhuang and Hong Li do tai chi fan at Harborview Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Timothy Beuca of Redmond is one of the newly chosen for WSU's new Internal Medicine Residency Program in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New medical residents in Everett are ‘from all walks of life’

WSU program is based at Providence hospital, with an emphasis on boosting health care in rural areas.

Timothy Beuca of Redmond is one of the newly chosen for WSU's new Internal Medicine Residency Program in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)

40 years of Sundays: Herald’s seen changes, mission remains

The newspaper’s first Sunday edition was published April 5, 1981, and this columnist was on the job.

The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)
Heather and Michael Wallace, owners of the Milk House Coffee Co. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

There’s a cuppa new brew at former home of Walt’s Milk House

Everett couple’s Milk House Coffee Co. is opening where Snohomish dairyman once sold local products.

Heather and Michael Wallace, owners of the Milk House Coffee Co. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kevin McKay, who for the past year has been playing Taps from his Everett deck every evening, marks the pandemic year by playing Taps on his horn from the Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge on Monday, March 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

365 nights of ‘Taps’: A bugler’s mournful tribute will continue

Kevin McKay, who’s in a rock band, marked the pandemic year by blowing his horn at Grand Avenue Park.

Kevin McKay, who for the past year has been playing Taps from his Everett deck every evening, marks the pandemic year by playing Taps on his horn from the Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge on Monday, March 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Japan Bazaar, an Everett shop at 1410 Hewitt Ave., is shown in this 1907 photo. Its proprietor was Charles Kan, who was Chinese.(Everett Public Library/Everett Community College Archives)

Anti-Asian acts and policies are an ugly part of our history

Leaders are speaking out against hate as the Georgia killings raise awareness of growing violence and bias.

The Japan Bazaar, an Everett shop at 1410 Hewitt Ave., is shown in this 1907 photo. Its proprietor was Charles Kan, who was Chinese.(Everett Public Library/Everett Community College Archives)
Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘We could be no prouder’ as veteran gets WWII Victory Medal

“Bob Peterson Day” was declared in Marysville as the 93-year-old Navy vet was honored.

Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
DeJohn Ward (in cellphone photo) died by suicide in 2015 at age 19. His parents, Steve and Sabrie Taylor, shown here in 2016, are starting a Love Don’t Judge scholarship in his memory for Marysville Pilchuck High School students. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

$2,000 MPHS scholarship memorializes a teen suicide victim

The parents of DeJohn Ward, who died in 2015, have been helping kids through their “Love Don’t Judge” effort.

DeJohn Ward (in cellphone photo) died by suicide in 2015 at age 19. His parents, Steve and Sabrie Taylor, shown here in 2016, are starting a Love Don’t Judge scholarship in his memory for Marysville Pilchuck High School students. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Berinda Wolitarsky gets her second vaccine shot Saturday morning at Snohomish High School on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

COVID survivor, teacher, walker, she’s grateful for each step

“I almost died, but people prayed for me,” says Berinda Wolitarsky, who’s back in Snohomish schools.

Berinda Wolitarsky gets her second vaccine shot Saturday morning at Snohomish High School on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Isaac Howard stands outside of oil refineries along March Point Road on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Anacortes, Washington. Howard changed careers after losing an eye in a  training accident while working as a firefighter 20 years ago. He now works for Life Rescue, Inc., a Bellingham-based company, he became an industrial safety and emergency services consultant.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Blast took firefighter’s career and an eye, but didn’t stop him

It’s been 20 years since an explosion in a mobile fire training unit injured Gold Bar’s Isaac Howard.

Isaac Howard stands outside of oil refineries along March Point Road on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Anacortes, Washington. Howard changed careers after losing an eye in a  training accident while working as a firefighter 20 years ago. He now works for Life Rescue, Inc., a Bellingham-based company, he became an industrial safety and emergency services consultant.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Frances McDormand in "Nomadland." (Searchlight Pictures) 20210304

Masked in a nearly empty theater, a movie outing at last

Just four of us were in the audience for a matinee showing of “Nomadland” at Stanwood Cinemas.

Frances McDormand in "Nomadland." (Searchlight Pictures) 20210304
Amy Perusse, who has worked as the Everett School District's Kids in Transition coordinator for seven years, has been recognized by Education Week as one of 11 "Leaders to Learn From." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Quite an honor’ for district’s champion of homeless students

Once a teen mom, Everett’s Kids in Transition coordinator wins national recognition by Education Week.

Amy Perusse, who has worked as the Everett School District's Kids in Transition coordinator for seven years, has been recognized by Education Week as one of 11 "Leaders to Learn From." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jeanette Ho Shin Weddell, 96, died of COVID-19 on Dec. 29, 2020. (Contributed photo)

Marysville grandmother, 96, was one in half a million lost

In a week when the president took time to mourn COVID deaths, local families were grieving, too.

Jeanette Ho Shin Weddell, 96, died of COVID-19 on Dec. 29, 2020. (Contributed photo)
A driver waits at the COVID-19 mass vaccination site Feb. 9 at the Arlington Municipal Airport. (Julie Muhlstein / The Herald)

Getting Dad, 98, the shot was more than he could do alone

Helped by technology, I managed to get a shot in Arlington. For many, online scheduling is a barrier.

A driver waits at the COVID-19 mass vaccination site Feb. 9 at the Arlington Municipal Airport. (Julie Muhlstein / The Herald)
"Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" is the selection for the One Everett One Book initiative, which will include an online program with the authors on Monday. (Everett Public Library)

One Everett One Book: ‘Stamped’ a historical look at racism

A discussion will draw hundreds as Everett’s library, EvCC, WSU and the school district join in reading.

"Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" is the selection for the One Everett One Book initiative, which will include an online program with the authors on Monday. (Everett Public Library)
Aaron Perkins, who was trained in the HopeWorks program, is now a maintenance technician for Housing Hope. Here, he waves at one of the children in the Tomorrow's Hope day care while replacing outdoor light fixtures on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As HopeWorks turns 10, a worker shares his success story

Once homeless, Aaron Perkins found housing, skills and a way out of poverty through the agency’s training.

Aaron Perkins, who was trained in the HopeWorks program, is now a maintenance technician for Housing Hope. Here, he waves at one of the children in the Tomorrow's Hope day care while replacing outdoor light fixtures on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Principal Blythe Young, whose school will start a dual-language program this fall, at Emerson Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Emerson kindergartners will start on path to being bilingual

An optional dual-language Spanish immersion program will be a first in the Everett School District.

Principal Blythe Young, whose school will start a dual-language program this fall, at Emerson Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)