Julie Muhlstein

Everett will still bloom as helpers take on flower program

Everett will still bloom as helpers take on flower program

City layoffs include a horticulturist, the “heart and soul” of the plant program.

Everett will still bloom as helpers take on flower program
Sirens, lights, wishes and hopes for boy with rare disease

Sirens, lights, wishes and hopes for boy with rare disease

Make-A-Wish and South County Fire staged a first-responder parade past the 3-year-old’s Lynnwood home.

Sirens, lights, wishes and hopes for boy with rare disease
Mount St. Helens ‘changed my life,’ says Camano filmmaker

Mount St. Helens ‘changed my life,’ says Camano filmmaker

Forty years ago, at age 20, Michael Lienau was trapped with a camera crew days after the mountain blew.

Mount St. Helens ‘changed my life,’ says Camano filmmaker
Spring cleaning during shutdown? Goodwill taking donations

Spring cleaning during shutdown? Goodwill taking donations

Cars lined up to give away stuff in Lynnwood. In masks and gloves, the nonprofit’s workers were on the job.

Spring cleaning during shutdown? Goodwill taking donations
New mom, virus survivor both feel blessed this Mother’s Day

New mom, virus survivor both feel blessed this Mother’s Day

During birth center closure at Swedish Edmonds, Providence in Everett saw a springtime baby boom.

New mom, virus survivor both feel blessed this Mother’s Day
Bears, other critters at PAWS in Lynnwood need human help

Bears, other critters at PAWS in Lynnwood need human help

A mother bear’s den was accidentally disturbed before the rescue of two cubs. Bigger bears will soon be free.

Bears, other critters at PAWS in Lynnwood need human help
2020 grads missing the pomp and friends, looking to future

2020 grads missing the pomp and friends, looking to future

With commencement ceremonies and proms canceled, schools are working on other ways to honor seniors.

2020 grads missing the pomp and friends, looking to future
The waters await, but some boat launches are already open

The waters await, but some boat launches are already open

At the Port of Everett, ramps didn’t close despite coronavirus. Many around the state open next week.

The waters await, but some boat launches are already open
An open-pit mine that wasn’t: Ridge near Glacier Peak spared

An open-pit mine that wasn’t: Ridge near Glacier Peak spared

A book by professor from Marysville chronicles the 1960s environmental battle over a planned copper mine.

An open-pit mine that wasn’t: Ridge near Glacier Peak spared
Homeless people, tents cleared at Everett park, memorial

Homeless people, tents cleared at Everett park, memorial

Free meals are no longer available at the downtown park honoring child abuse victim Matthew Parsons.

Homeless people, tents cleared at Everett park, memorial
111 students from around globe stuck in Everett dorms

111 students from around globe stuck in Everett dorms

Many EvCC and Edmonds College students are from farflung countries and can’t “stay home.” No visitors allowed.

111 students from around globe stuck in Everett dorms
Out of their classrooms, kids and teachers are both learning

Out of their classrooms, kids and teachers are both learning

As technology and creativity fill in the gaps for students, parents say teaching at home is hard.

Out of their classrooms, kids and teachers are both learning
Homes become houses of worship for Easter, Passover 2020

Homes become houses of worship for Easter, Passover 2020

“I’m not kneeling in front of a computer. I’m kneeling in front of God,” an Everett man said of online church.

Homes become houses of worship for Easter, Passover 2020
Bear hunts and encouraging words are signs of COVID-19 times

Bear hunts and encouraging words are signs of COVID-19 times

Neighbors are putting stuffed animals in windows so children can spot them during weeks out of school.

Bear hunts and encouraging words are signs of COVID-19 times
He’s playing Taps, nightly, for ‘however long I stay at home’

He’s playing Taps, nightly, for ‘however long I stay at home’

Everett’s Kevin McKay is a guitarist in rock bands, but COVID-19 pandemic has him learning the bugle.

He’s playing Taps, nightly, for ‘however long I stay at home’
Final farewells continue, but few are allowed to say goodbye

Final farewells continue, but few are allowed to say goodbye

Rules for funerals limit attendees to immediate family. In Darrington, a memorial tradition is on hold.

Final farewells continue, but few are allowed to say goodbye
Home just in time, they served abroad in S. America, Africa

Home just in time, they served abroad in S. America, Africa

She caught last plane out of Peru, while her friend in Peace Corps had to leave post in Mozambique.

Home just in time, they served abroad in S. America, Africa
A pachyderm appears to have freed himself from a fence at Everett’s Forest Park. Created by Themed Concepts, the 9 foot-long elephant, made of concrete reinforced with glass fiber, will become a climbing structure for kids in the park’s playground currently being renovated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

It’s not Rosie, but Everett’s Forest Park has a new pachyderm

Sculpture, part of playground renovations, is a reminder of elephant that lived and died in zoo here.

A pachyderm appears to have freed himself from a fence at Everett’s Forest Park. Created by Themed Concepts, the 9 foot-long elephant, made of concrete reinforced with glass fiber, will become a climbing structure for kids in the park’s playground currently being renovated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
It was Match Day 2020 when fourth-year medical student Claire Murphy (center) learned where she’ll train for her residency. Because of coronavirus, her family celebrated at home in Everett rather than at the University of Washington. From left: Claire’s brother Kevin Murphy, her dad Scott Murphy, Claire Murphy, her mom Kippy Murphy, and sister Olivia Murphy. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Future ER doctor eager to help as UW picks her for residency

The coronavirus kept classmates from being together, but Claire Murphy celebrated the big day with family.

It was Match Day 2020 when fourth-year medical student Claire Murphy (center) learned where she’ll train for her residency. Because of coronavirus, her family celebrated at home in Everett rather than at the University of Washington. From left: Claire’s brother Kevin Murphy, her dad Scott Murphy, Claire Murphy, her mom Kippy Murphy, and sister Olivia Murphy. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Distractions, tech glitches, all part of working from home

Distractions, tech glitches, all part of working from home

“It’s an adjustment for sure.” We’re out of the office as a coronavirus caution, but still on the job.

Distractions, tech glitches, all part of working from home
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