Julie Muhlstein

Dr. Suzanne Poppema’s horse, Lochinvar takes a treat from her hand, Friday at a Snohomish riding facility where she keeps him and rides him regularly. Poppema, 71, was an abortion provider before retiring five years ago. She has been a long-time advocate for womens’ access to abortion. She is worried about rights currently threatened. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Then and now, Edmonds doctor a defender of abortion rights

Some states’ strict laws worry Dr. Suzanne Poppema, who performed the procedure for 20-plus years.

Dr. Suzanne Poppema’s horse, Lochinvar takes a treat from her hand, Friday at a Snohomish riding facility where she keeps him and rides him regularly. Poppema, 71, was an abortion provider before retiring five years ago. She has been a long-time advocate for womens’ access to abortion. She is worried about rights currently threatened. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘We Are Culture’ brings food, fun and frank talk to Mukilteo

High school students in the Leadership Launch program organized the event to break down barriers.

Marine Corps veteran Michael Reagan, creator of the Fallen Heroes Project, presents a folded American flag to Yee Hang Vang Tuesday in honor of Vang’s uncle, Say Chao Thao, who served in the CIA’s secret army in Laos during the Vietnam War. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Honors for Hmong man who served with CIA secret army in Laos

Vietnam veterans and Gold Star parents attended an unofficial ceremony at the Hero’s Cafe in Lynnwood.

Marine Corps veteran Michael Reagan, creator of the Fallen Heroes Project, presents a folded American flag to Yee Hang Vang Tuesday in honor of Vang’s uncle, Say Chao Thao, who served in the CIA’s secret army in Laos during the Vietnam War. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Pete Cameron, general manager of Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery watches over View Crest Abbey Mausoleum, where some of his ancestors are entombed. The interior, with skylights and vast marble surfaces, is stunning. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A soldier’s kin tell his story — and that of abbey mausoleum

Ownership is unclear for the final resting place of many Everett notables. Some died in World War II.

Pete Cameron, general manager of Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery watches over View Crest Abbey Mausoleum, where some of his ancestors are entombed. The interior, with skylights and vast marble surfaces, is stunning. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Troy Rimstad’s replica 1934 Ford three-window coupe will be part of Cruzin’ to Colby, the annual celebration of vintage and specialty cars this weekend in downtown Everett. Rimstad’s street rod has a history — it once belonged to his friend’s dad. He remembers riding in it at car shows years ago. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Showy and special, street rod is ready for Cruzin’ to Colby

New at this weekend’s 20th annual event will be a beer garden and a display of vintage hydroplanes.

Troy Rimstad’s replica 1934 Ford three-window coupe will be part of Cruzin’ to Colby, the annual celebration of vintage and specialty cars this weekend in downtown Everett. Rimstad’s street rod has a history — it once belonged to his friend’s dad. He remembers riding in it at car shows years ago. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Emotions ran high Monday night as Don and Jan Jensen presented Joseph Hofman with a lovingly adorned lei and the Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship for $10,000. The Rotary Club of Everett presented more than $227,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors.. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett Rotary’s gift to scholars: nearly a quarter-million

“We saw something special,” the club president tells high school seniors at annual scholarship event.

Emotions ran high Monday night as Don and Jan Jensen presented Joseph Hofman with a lovingly adorned lei and the Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship for $10,000. The Rotary Club of Everett presented more than $227,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors.. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
E.J. Silva, 57, foreground, and Clinton Jones, 69, both of Marysville, relax in lawn chairs and enjoy a little fishing Wednesday at the South Lake of Gissberg Twin Lakes county park, which is open year-round to all legal anglers. A $5 parking fee will be required there June 15 through Labor Day. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

$5 parking fee coming to Gissberg, Twin Rivers county parks

“Clean, safe and open” is the goal, but anglers and other visitors are unhappy about the new cost.

E.J. Silva, 57, foreground, and Clinton Jones, 69, both of Marysville, relax in lawn chairs and enjoy a little fishing Wednesday at the South Lake of Gissberg Twin Lakes county park, which is open year-round to all legal anglers. A $5 parking fee will be required there June 15 through Labor Day. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

At 90, Zonta Club of Everett keeps on changing women’s lives

Part of an international organization, the group awards scholarships and helps locally and globally.

At 85, some challenges come every day. On a particularly tough day, Everett’s Patricia Browning says she met “angels” who helped her through. One was a young man who changed her tire and graciously refused payment. Browning, who lost her daughter Peggy Strain (in photo on table) to cancer Friday, remains a believer in goodness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

On a dark day, 85-year-old’s spirits were lifted by ‘angels’

A flat tire was fixed, a kind word was said. She recounts kind acts as her daughter neared death.

At 85, some challenges come every day. On a particularly tough day, Everett’s Patricia Browning says she met “angels” who helped her through. One was a young man who changed her tire and graciously refused payment. Browning, who lost her daughter Peggy Strain (in photo on table) to cancer Friday, remains a believer in goodness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Dianna and husband Mike Biringer’s charming 1910 farmhouse on Spencer Island will soon be history, but the “Strawberry Lady” is still in the berry business. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Strawberry Lady’ will miss life and home on Spencer Island

Biringer Farm still grows berries in Arlington as port project prepares to return old site to marsh.

Dianna and husband Mike Biringer’s charming 1910 farmhouse on Spencer Island will soon be history, but the “Strawberry Lady” is still in the berry business. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘A place to turn for solace’ when addiction kills a loved one

The GRASP support group — Grief Recovery After Substance Passing — is starting a chapter in Snohomish County.

Following a training session Tuesday, Rachael Doniger, the Everett Fire Department’s public education coordinator, snaps a photo of firefighters and onlookers, including John Estie and William Vincent (second and third from left) with interest in the old Scout Shack, former home of Everett’s Troop 1. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Scout Shack’ serves firefighters after Troop 1’s demise

Born in 1914, the Everett Boy Scout troop, founded by the Elks, didn’t have enough members.

Following a training session Tuesday, Rachael Doniger, the Everett Fire Department’s public education coordinator, snaps a photo of firefighters and onlookers, including John Estie and William Vincent (second and third from left) with interest in the old Scout Shack, former home of Everett’s Troop 1. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

All the way home: Burial in Everett for Pearl Harbor sailor

Daniel Guisinger Jr., identified by DNA, was serving on USS Oklahoma when he died in the 1941 attack.

As Mary Elaine Burgess, an Assistance League volunteer for 50 years, walks to receive the group’s Circle of Honor Award, Thursday, everyone in the Everett Golf and Country Club stands and applauds. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Assistance League member has 50-year history of helping kids

The nonprofit also honored a fire agency for helping students get clothes through Operation School Bell.

As Mary Elaine Burgess, an Assistance League volunteer for 50 years, walks to receive the group’s Circle of Honor Award, Thursday, everyone in the Everett Golf and Country Club stands and applauds. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
In the north Everett home where she and her sister Margaret “Mugsy” Duryee grew up, Maureen Duryee sorts through photographs of their mother Mary Duryee. This portrait was Mary’s Everett High School 1935 graduation portrait. She died April 22 at age 100. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett loses one of its ‘great ladies,’ Mary Duryee, at 100

She kept the D.A. Duryee real estate business going while her husband served during World War II.

In the north Everett home where she and her sister Margaret “Mugsy” Duryee grew up, Maureen Duryee sorts through photographs of their mother Mary Duryee. This portrait was Mary’s Everett High School 1935 graduation portrait. She died April 22 at age 100. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Crystal Nelson is a UW Bothell grad who’ll soon attend Seattle University School of Law. A recovering addict, she dropped out of school after eighth grade and spent 17 years on the streets. (Photo by Dan Bates / The Herald)

From the streets to law school, now she’s on the Husky 100

The UW Bothell grad’s goals grew from her struggle with substance abuse and losing her children.

Crystal Nelson is a UW Bothell grad who’ll soon attend Seattle University School of Law. A recovering addict, she dropped out of school after eighth grade and spent 17 years on the streets. (Photo by Dan Bates / The Herald)
Vicci Hilty (left), executive director of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, at the nonprofit’s new South County Advocacy Center with Debra Bordsen, deputy director of the agency. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Abuse victims have a new place to find help in south county

It’s not a shelter, but the Domestic Violence Services site in Lynnwood can point the way to safety.

Vicci Hilty (left), executive director of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, at the nonprofit’s new South County Advocacy Center with Debra Bordsen, deputy director of the agency. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
With the help of family, Daniel Fletcher is raising 4-year-old Harrison. And it appears he has the right stuff. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘We honor her memory,’ says widowed father raising little boy

Emily Fletcher lived with cerebral palsy and battled brain cancer. Her husband’s focus is their son.

With the help of family, Daniel Fletcher is raising 4-year-old Harrison. And it appears he has the right stuff. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Jessica Pavish at the Notre Dame Cathedral earlier this month. The Everett woman and her husband, Jim Arrabito, have visited Paris many times. Pavish said the cathedral, which burned Monday, has weathered many disasters. (Photo Jim Arrabito)

Notre Dame’s remaining foundation signals hope for the church

Snohomish County people who visited the Paris cathedral remember what was lost in Monday’s fire.

Jessica Pavish at the Notre Dame Cathedral earlier this month. The Everett woman and her husband, Jim Arrabito, have visited Paris many times. Pavish said the cathedral, which burned Monday, has weathered many disasters. (Photo Jim Arrabito)
Dozens of relatives and friends gathered Monday to wish LaVerne Bunney a happy 110th birthday at Brookdale Arbor Place in Everett. Her grandson, Doug Ware, watches Gideon Oravetz, 7, and Oden Roehl, 3, help blow out candles. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Pretty amazing’ LaVerne Bunney parties on her 110th birthday

She was born in North Dakota in 1909. Surrounded by family on her special day, she keeps on smiling.

Dozens of relatives and friends gathered Monday to wish LaVerne Bunney a happy 110th birthday at Brookdale Arbor Place in Everett. Her grandson, Doug Ware, watches Gideon Oravetz, 7, and Oden Roehl, 3, help blow out candles. (Dan Bates / The Herald)