Julie Muhlstein

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)
Matt Reed (left) with his mother-in-law, Karen Alvin, remembers the day Meredith Reed died leaving behind baby Dylan, born two months premature. Meredith died of an embolism in her lungs just after Dylan was delivered by C-section April 15.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A tragic loss, a fragile new life, a mother never forgotten

Meredith Reed died of a blood clot in her lung the day her son Dylan was born three months early.

Matt Reed (left) with his mother-in-law, Karen Alvin, remembers the day Meredith Reed died leaving behind baby Dylan, born two months premature. Meredith died of an embolism in her lungs just after Dylan was delivered by C-section April 15.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
From the third floor crow's nest of its new building in the port's South Marina, Everett Yacht Club Commodore John Seger points out what will be the club's dock on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett Yacht Club, at 114, gets a new home in South Marina

Once a fancy destination, the old building will be demolished — amid many changes to the city’s waterfront.

From the third floor crow's nest of its new building in the port's South Marina, Everett Yacht Club Commodore John Seger points out what will be the club's dock on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Henri Wilson, who helped create a children's book with teens in Snohomish County Juvenile Court's detention alternatives and diversion programs, flips through "Possible Animal Athletes" with her granddaughter, Alexa Estes, 5, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In children’s book, court-involved kids show what’s possible

Artist Henri Wilson has worked for years, and through pandemic, with teens in juvenile justice system.

Henri Wilson, who helped create a children's book with teens in Snohomish County Juvenile Court's detention alternatives and diversion programs, flips through "Possible Animal Athletes" with her granddaughter, Alexa Estes, 5, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Wendy Grove, center, founder and executive director of the Recovery Cafe in Everett, speaks during the grand opening on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Safe gathering place’: Recovery Cafe shows off its new digs

A light and welcoming spot in what was once a dark bar will help those who’ve struggled with addiction.

Wendy Grove, center, founder and executive director of the Recovery Cafe in Everett, speaks during the grand opening on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Army veteran Drew James, a past commander of VFW Post 7511 in Monroe, was among the first U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan in 2001. (Contributed photo)

Feelings mixed, but vet says it’s past time to end Afghan war

During two deployments, a Machias man was in heavy combat and worked to train the army of Afghanistan.

Army veteran Drew James, a past commander of VFW Post 7511 in Monroe, was among the first U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan in 2001. (Contributed photo)
Emily Newman, here with Miranda the cat, bought Main Street Books in Monroe in 2012. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Saturday’s the time to show independent bookstores some love

The owner of Main Street Books in Monroe has been a bibliophile since a library was her second home.

Emily Newman, here with Miranda the cat, bought Main Street Books in Monroe in 2012. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett's Christopher Sembroski during centrifuge training at the NASTAR Center in Pennsylvania. (John Kraus/Inspiration4 photo)

Everett’s own spaceman thrilled to join all-civilian mission

Christopher Sembroski is in training to be part of a three-day SpaceX Dragon flight funded by a billionaire.

Everett's Christopher Sembroski during centrifuge training at the NASTAR Center in Pennsylvania. (John Kraus/Inspiration4 photo)
Brian Baird, a former congressman who lives in Edmonds, hopes to create a National Museum and Center for Service in Washington, D.C. (contributed photo)

‘The time is right’ to honor helpers, says former congressman

Brian Baird, of Edmonds, is working to establish a National Museum and Center for Service in D.C.

Brian Baird, a former congressman who lives in Edmonds, hopes to create a National Museum and Center for Service in Washington, D.C. (contributed photo)
Dongyue Zhuang and Hong Li do tai chi fan at Harborview Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tai chi at Harborview Park is a beautiful way to start a day

A retired couple from China practices “the best medicine” most mornings at the Everett park.

Dongyue Zhuang and Hong Li do tai chi fan at Harborview Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Timothy Beuca of Redmond is one of the newly chosen for WSU's new Internal Medicine Residency Program in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New medical residents in Everett are ‘from all walks of life’

WSU program is based at Providence hospital, with an emphasis on boosting health care in rural areas.

Timothy Beuca of Redmond is one of the newly chosen for WSU's new Internal Medicine Residency Program in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)

40 years of Sundays: Herald’s seen changes, mission remains

The newspaper’s first Sunday edition was published April 5, 1981, and this columnist was on the job.

The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)
Heather and Michael Wallace, owners of the Milk House Coffee Co. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

There’s a cuppa new brew at former home of Walt’s Milk House

Everett couple’s Milk House Coffee Co. is opening where Snohomish dairyman once sold local products.

Heather and Michael Wallace, owners of the Milk House Coffee Co. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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