Julie Muhlstein

Jury duty scam a costly lesson for small business owner

Michael Gardner was suspicious, but fear took over. Part of him thought the call he got late last month could be a scam. Yet with… Continue reading

Everett Library offers free reads for the road

Here’s what I learned at Everett Station: Muhammad Ali, when he was Cassius Clay, spent his first money as a professional boxer on a gift… Continue reading

Glenda Lynch has a vital message about fireworks

The smoke has cleared, big booms are less frequent, and dogs have come out of hiding. Yet for Glenda Lynch, the aftereffects of fireworks go… Continue reading

At Project Homeless Connect, neighbors help neighbors

Cookies are no cure for homelessness, but the sweet treats deliver a message: Someone cares. With the annual Project Homeless Connect event coming up later… Continue reading

Couple faithfully renovating historic 1899 Bush House in Index

The Bush House stands, at age 118 a proud survivor, below the majestic granite of the Upper Town Wall in Index. Its paint is fresh,… Continue reading

‘Coast to Coast’ host brings talk of aliens, UFOs to Everett

Here’s an admission: I listen to George Noory. It’s not every night. As a bit of an insomniac, I’m just an occasional listener, not some… Continue reading

Pride goes countywide: First LGBTQ festival planned

For decades, Phoenix Benner has joined the crowds in the Seattle Pride Parade, which last weekend marked its 43rd year. After a move to Snohomish… Continue reading

Ron Williams, 84, visits friends on his twice-daily walks

Ron Williams suits up, in jeans and a Seahawks sweatshirt. At 7:30 a.m., he tightens the laces of well-worn size 11 New Balance walking shoes.… Continue reading

2 generations, 2 success stories rooted in AIM High School

Crystal Scholl was 17, pregnant and determined when she started at AIM High School. Once her daughter was born, the exhausting demands of motherhood, studies… Continue reading

Last call: Bartender retiring after more than 50 years on job

Sue Brauch entered the workforce 60 years ago, at 15, behind the counter of a Kress store soda fountain. At 76, she’s retiring this week… Continue reading

Carrying forward on Father’s Day after a devastating loss

Three little redheaded superheroes climbed on their dad. They tussled over which one got to wear the Hulk Hands. When their turns came, they put… Continue reading

Marysville grad at US Capitol reflects on racist hate mail

Six years after reigning as Marysville Strawberry Festival queen, Louie Vital is walking the halls of Congress. The 22-year-old, a graduate of Marysville Getchell High… Continue reading

United Way summit recognizes people, organizations

Kristina Jorgensen graduated Sunday from Shoreline Community College. She now plans to attend Seattle University and perhaps law school. “I want to be a social… Continue reading

Seniors share graduation joy with elementary school visits

A day before graduating from Monroe High School, Ethan Medlin walked back in time. When he leaves for Harvard University in August, he’ll remember one… Continue reading

Ed Stocker, Snohomish Valley’s ‘Corn King,’ dies at 90

Ed Stocker was a lifelong farmer, a Snohomish Valley institution dubbed the “Corn King,” and a community-minded man. His many contributions included serving the local… Continue reading

Principal Cobbs honored for 44 years of service to schools

Gas cost about 40 cents a gallon. The World Trade Center opened in New York. And the last U.S. combat troops had just left Vietnam.… Continue reading

An injury abroad brings together a cadre of caregivers

For students who visited the Dominican Republic with Rotary Club of Everett members, spring break was a fun and educational chance to help others. One… Continue reading

Local United Way adopts two-generation approach to helping

At its first-ever Spirit Summit, United Way of Snohomish County aims to start a conversation about serving whole families. With new President and CEO Allison… Continue reading

On Decoration Day, the past becomes present

My grandmother called it Decoration Day, not Memorial Day. When I was small, it was observed every May 30, which rarely made for a three-day… Continue reading

Terrorism in London doesn’t put crimp in their travel plans

The Union Jack flies at half staff in a photo of the Palace of Westminster, home of Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Another picture shows a… Continue reading