The Chat

Everett sailor’s a poet and advocate for fellow servicewomen

Erynne Byrd’s “A Compilation of Female Truth” and her new business, She’s Her Own, are about self-empowerment.

 

A neglected donkey gets a new purpose in life: running

Sherman was rescued by writer Chris McDougall of “Born to Run” fame and his family.

 

Hear the dramatic stories behind the storm of the century

A historian tells the dramatic story of the Columbia Day Storm, which walloped the Northwest on Oct. 12, 1962.

 

Compass Health’s Megan Boyle, left, Director of Children’s Intensive Services, and Frances Wilder, Director of Snohomish County Outpatient Services at the campus on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘We are really making a difference,’ for more than 6,300 kids

Compass Health program directors talk about efforts to help children with behavioral health issues.

Compass Health’s Megan Boyle, left, Director of Children’s Intensive Services, and Frances Wilder, Director of Snohomish County Outpatient Services at the campus on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Netflix series kept rape survivor in mind, creator says

Susannah Grant was inspired by ProPublica reporting on a Lynnwood case to make “Unbelievable.”

This cop was a counter-terror expert. Now he’s written a novel.

The Edmonds officer’s book details the struggles of a single dad on a secret task force.

Stanwood’s Hannah Mac embarks on a new musical direction

The singer-songwriter formerly known as Hannah Michelle Weeks has traded country twang for indie-pop emoting.

Rae Armantrout, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2010, will read from her latest book “Wobble” June 2 at Everett Public Library. (Andrea Auge)

Tips from a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who moved to Everett

Rae Armantrout, 72, will be speak June 2 at the Everett Public Library.

Rae Armantrout, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2010, will read from her latest book “Wobble” June 2 at Everett Public Library. (Andrea Auge)

‘Frettin’ Fingers’ host fills the airwaves with guitar greats

It was 21 years ago, but Jim Hilmar can still remember the first song he played on KSER-FM.

Move over, Bill Nye: Jargie the Science Girl makes learning fun

Jocelyn Argueta, aka Jargie the Science Girl, is making a stop at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Orca expert’s love for whales goes way back

Howard Garrett, co-founder of the Orca Network, is slated to give a free talk Feb. 23 in Everett.

His fast-rising journalism career began in Mukilteo

LaVendrick Smith’s first job was at the Beacon. Now he reports for the Dallas Morning News.

Space talk: From ancient observations to latest breakthroughs

Joey Shapiro Key and Corey Gray to speak on “Indigenous Perspectives of Earth and Space” in Edmonds.

After career at sea, he’s working with the clay of the earth

The works of Andrew “Skip” Schwartz are part of the “In With the New” exhibit at Gallery North in Edmonds.

Everett calendar app designer: Minimal look, maximum clarity

Sean Wolcott’s Minimal Calendar reached the Apple App Store’s top 5 in the Productivity category.

Her advice to women working in business: Believe in yourself

Jenny Xia is the co-CEO of FreeWill, a will-planning company that helps people give to good causes.

10 years strong, Stacy Jones remains true to her bluesy roots

The Edmonds-based singer and her band have toured widely and won a guitar case full of awards.

Chatting with ace saxophonist Pete Christlieb

He played for decades in the Johnny Carson house band. Now you can hear him in Everett.

He knows the rockin’ history of the Pacific Northwest

An Everett librarian shares what he’s learned about our area’s musical past and future.

Her goal as Washington’s new CEO of Wishes? Grant more wishes

Bothell’s Melissa Arias is the president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish chapter that includes Washington.

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