Julie Muhlstein

Emily Dagg, assistant director of the Everett Public Library, on Tuesday shows reusable bags the city of Everett is giving out at the downtown library and Evergreen Branch while supplies last. (Julie Muhlstein / The Herald)

Shoppers, it’s once again time to break the plastic bag habit

Everett is providing free reusable sacks. The state’s single-use plastic bag ban will kick in Oct. 1.

 

Essie Klopfenstine hands off one of her birthday presents Tuesday afternoon in Marysville on July 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After no-show party, a birthday parade helps heal a hurt

Drivers surprised an 8-year-old with gifts. “It’s just amazing what a community can do,” her Marysville mom said.

 

Cindy Buchan, 60, recently won a most-inspirational award in a weightlifting competition in Oregon, where she lifted 319 pounds. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘It’s my thing,’ says powerlifter, 60, who runs ice cream shop

With a lighthearted spirit, Cindy Buchan can deadlift over 300 pounds and is qualified for a world event.

 

A sketch of Everett Community College's future Cascade Learning Resource Center, to be built on the east side of Broadway. (Mithun Architects)

Coming soon: EvCC crossing Broadway for new student building

The Cascade Learning Resource Center, which will house the library, carries on a tradition of noting area peaks.

A sketch of Everett Community College's future Cascade Learning Resource Center, to be built on the east side of Broadway. (Mithun Architects)
Pat Colyer with her 44-star American flag at her home on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo woman’s 44-star American flag is a history mystery

On July 4, 1891, a year after Wyoming’s statehood, the nation’s Old Glory was again officially updated.

Pat Colyer with her 44-star American flag at her home on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sultan High School's sports teams are known as the Turks. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

As tribal-themed mascots go, should others also be dropped?

With new law calling for a change at Marysville Pilchuck, this Ferris Saxon is asking the question.

Sultan High School's sports teams are known as the Turks. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
Bri Gabel joins volunteers and Imagine Children's Museum staff as they clean the bones of a gray whale at a Mukilteo area industrial site early this month. The whale died in 2019. The bones will be part of an exhibit Gabel is designing for the museum's addition, which is due to open in 2022. (Julianne Diddle photo)

Whale skeleton will be a star attraction at children’s museum

Exhibit’s designer pitched in and shared expertise as volunteers spent a day cleaning massive bones.

Bri Gabel joins volunteers and Imagine Children's Museum staff as they clean the bones of a gray whale at a Mukilteo area industrial site early this month. The whale died in 2019. The bones will be part of an exhibit Gabel is designing for the museum's addition, which is due to open in 2022. (Julianne Diddle photo)
Kira Mauseth, a clinical psychologist, is co-lead of the state Department of Health's Behavioral Health Strike Team. (contributed photo)

‘A perfect storm’ of mixed emotions as state nears reopening

Pause before making decisions and act with compassion, says a Behavioral Health Strike Team psychologist.

Kira Mauseth, a clinical psychologist, is co-lead of the state Department of Health's Behavioral Health Strike Team. (contributed photo)
Everett's Patrick Hall was among people who put up signs in March to save the Longfellow School building.  He is now part of an advisory task force looking at options for the building, which the Everett School District had planned to tear down.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

National register listing could be next for old Longfellow

But the designation wouldn’t stop the Everett School District from tearing down the former school.

Everett's Patrick Hall was among people who put up signs in March to save the Longfellow School building.  He is now part of an advisory task force looking at options for the building, which the Everett School District had planned to tear down.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Alain Warchilde racks an e-bike available for Saturday's parking lot sale at Sharing Wheels in Everett on June 16, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Need new-to-you bike? It’s time for a sale at Sharing Wheels

The Everett nonprofit kept fixing and donating bicycles in spite of pandemic closure and challenges.

Alain Warchilde racks an e-bike available for Saturday's parking lot sale at Sharing Wheels in Everett on June 16, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
About 50 people attended the dedication of the AIDS Memorial of Snohomish County on Dec. 1, 2005. The memorial is on the west side of the Mission Building on the Snohomish County campus. (Michael O'Leary / Herald file)

HIV no longer diagnosis without hope, but so many have died

Forty years after AIDS epidemic began, those who helped fight it reflect on past and new treatments.

About 50 people attended the dedication of the AIDS Memorial of Snohomish County on Dec. 1, 2005. The memorial is on the west side of the Mission Building on the Snohomish County campus. (Michael O'Leary / Herald file)
Chris Hays, who grew up with cerebral palsy, has overcome much to become the Chancellor's Medal recipient at UW Bothell and a member of the university's class of 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

UW Bothell medalist a champion for people with disabilities

Cerebral palsy didn’t keep 2021 grad Chris Hays from achieving. “He tries, he does, and he succeeds.”

Chris Hays, who grew up with cerebral palsy, has overcome much to become the Chancellor's Medal recipient at UW Bothell and a member of the university's class of 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bin Yang leads her class Wednesday morning at Snohomish High School on June 2, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In 25 years teaching Chinese, she taught students much more

Snohomish High School’s Bin Yang is ready to pass the baton, as the Mandarin program’s legacy continues.

Bin Yang leads her class Wednesday morning at Snohomish High School on June 2, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Isaac Nabors, 9, keeps an eye on falling fabric as he and his brother Eli catch rags that float down in the Air Mazing Laboratory at Imagine Children's Museum on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington.The museum has reopened,to members only, with reservations only and masks required. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For now, members only as Imagine Children’s Museum reopens

“It’s just nice to get something back to normal,” a mom said as the Everett destination welcomed some visitors.

Isaac Nabors, 9, keeps an eye on falling fabric as he and his brother Eli catch rags that float down in the Air Mazing Laboratory at Imagine Children's Museum on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Everett, Washington.The museum has reopened,to members only, with reservations only and masks required. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Judge David Kurtz of the Snohomish County Superior Court is retiring from the bench. He has run more than 90 marathons and among his favorite roles has been presiding over adoptions during National Adoption Day.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After long run in legal field, retiring judge has new goals

Judge David Kurtz presided over major cases. He’s not done with marathons, and he aims to be a playwright.

Judge David Kurtz of the Snohomish County Superior Court is retiring from the bench. He has run more than 90 marathons and among his favorite roles has been presiding over adoptions during National Adoption Day.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Allison Kim, 10, awaits a bite as she fishes at the new fishing pier Sunday near the Mukilteo ferry terminal. (Julie Muhlstein / The Herald)

New fishing pier open in Mukilteo, and guest dock is coming

Pieces of old dock add a touch of nostalgia as anglers try out Port of Everett’s new pier near the ferry.

Allison Kim, 10, awaits a bite as she fishes at the new fishing pier Sunday near the Mukilteo ferry terminal. (Julie Muhlstein / The Herald)
Beverly Bowers, right, and daughter Lea Alejandro on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Everett, Wash. They fear for Bowers' son, who lives on the streets. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With her son on the streets, a mother’s heart is breaking

“It’s not for the lack of us trying,” says the young man’s sister. Their hope is for new supportive housing.

Beverly Bowers, right, and daughter Lea Alejandro on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Everett, Wash. They fear for Bowers' son, who lives on the streets. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett High School's Angel Lopez-Garcia was among more than 50 students awarded scholarships, totaling $239,100, from the Rotary Club of Everett during an online event Monday. (Julie Muhlstein / The Herald)

‘An amazing night’ for winners of Everett Rotary scholarships

The club’s awards added up to $239,100 as 55 college-bound students were recognized during an online event.

Everett High School's Angel Lopez-Garcia was among more than 50 students awarded scholarships, totaling $239,100, from the Rotary Club of Everett during an online event Monday. (Julie Muhlstein / The Herald)
Jerry Hilson (left) with his childhood friend, David Peterson, in West Seattle in 1945. They rekindled their friendship with a lunch meeting Wednesday after 75 years without seeing one another. (Contributed photo)

Long-lost buddies now found; their lives took similar paths

Everett’s Jerry Hilson tracked down a friend he hadn’t seen since second grade, 75 years ago at Alki.

Jerry Hilson (left) with his childhood friend, David Peterson, in West Seattle in 1945. They rekindled their friendship with a lunch meeting Wednesday after 75 years without seeing one another. (Contributed photo)
Claire Swander, 6 months old, gets an H1N1 vaccine from nurse Soon Ku at Providence Physician Group in Mill Creek on Oct. 31, 2009. The site had lines with a three-hour wait for portions of the morning. (Heidi Hoffman / Herald file)

Vaccine approval for kids a reminder of 2009 H1N1 outbreak

As swine flu scare closed some schools, parents flocked to public clinics to protect their children.

Claire Swander, 6 months old, gets an H1N1 vaccine from nurse Soon Ku at Providence Physician Group in Mill Creek on Oct. 31, 2009. The site had lines with a three-hour wait for portions of the morning. (Heidi Hoffman / Herald file)
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