Julie Muhlstein

‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

Mill Creek workers helped deliver her big donation. Experts see a critical need for food assistance.


Set example for adults, Ruby Bridges tells new school’s kids

As a girl, she broke down a racial barrier. An elementary in the Northshore district is named in her honor.


Once ‘Hitler Youth,’ Herr Brockmann was an acclaimed teacher

At Everett schools for 50 years, he taught German, history and culture, and was a popular substitute.


‘You can’t imagine the joy,’ vet says of war’s end 75 years ago

Marysville’s Farlan Dubarry fought on Okinawa. Before the pandemic, he was invited to Hawaii ceremony.

Working parents’ dream: Care and schooling, all in one place

Programs by the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs will include paraeducators and mental health support staff.

Museum does more than imagine, plans four-story expansion

Children are the winners as Murdock Trust’s $500,000 adds to fund drive aimed at raising $25 million.

Hilton name and gift store to live on after sale of pharmacy

Marysville druggist sells portion of century-old business to Rite Aid, but her shop’s getting a reboot.

Dad watched her birth from Iraq, now she’s an online student

Digital link was a first for Everett’s Providence hospital. Now, technology lets kids learn from home.

Shouts and joy: After 75 years war’s end still unforgettable

Machias native, author of “Pilchuck Reflections,” was watching a movie in Everett when the news came.

Glacier Lanes won’t be spared: Owners decide to close forever

Bowlers statewide are rallying to open venues shut by COVID rules, but this Everett business isn’t waiting.

The virus hits close to home — my mom’s Spokane care center

Vacation was fine despite social distancing and masks, but the image of her alone is hard to bear.

Salon founder is retired as a hairstylist, not as a seeker

Devastating loss of her daughter led Cynthia Mitchell to turn to reading, writing about eternity.

For Everett Lions, time for book giveaway and a big birthday

The club is celebrating its 100th anniversary by donating books for Little Free Libraries.

COVID anxiety? The fears aren’t unfounded, and there is help

Stay-home and distancing measures may be worsening problems with panic, social phobia, agoraphobia.

Defying the norm, Bethany adds wings for skilled nursing

The need is great at a time when many care facilities are closing due to low reimbursement rates.

Confederate signs still on graves as history is re-examined

Civil War re-enactor, former state lawmaker disagree as protesters seek removal of monuments, flags.

Carol Thomas, Everett’s cultural arts manager, says goodbye

She has worked on projects that fostered artistry and community. Her position has been eliminated.

It’s a musical night in this neighborhood, thanks to teacher

From his deck in Everett, Jake Bergevin and talented friends have been putting on Thursday night gigs.

Black authors, racial justice focus of YWCA’s little library

“This will maybe start some courageous conversations,” says one woman at the ribbon cutting in Lynnwood.

Whittier Elementary’s music man gets royal, rolling send-off

A car parade around north Everett neighborhoods is an end-of-year goodbye for teachers and students.