Julie Muhlstein

A worker unloads two-by-fours from a forklift as construction continues on the new Compass Health project on 33rd Street on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Compass Health got a $1 million grant from Sunderland Foundation, a boost to its Broadway Redevelopment Project in Everett. First phase is a five-story, 82-unit apartment building for supportive housing, second phase is a behavioral health services building to replace the 70-year-old brick building on Broadway. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

$1 million grant boosts Compass Health project on Broadway

The housing complex is the first phase of redevelopment for an agency that helps those with mental health issues.

 

Volunteers of America and Farmer Frog load food stuffs during a drive-thru distribution at Everett Mall Friday November 20, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Drive-through food pantry packs Everett Mall parking lot

“The need is just overwhelming,” VOA volunteer said as hundreds of cars lined up for groceries.

 

Richard Hanks talks about his book "Solemn, the Drums Thrill: Essays on the Fallen Heroes of Stanwood Camano: WW I to Afghanistan" outside the Stanwood Area Historical Society on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Stanwood, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Names on memorial, the stories of war dead told in new book

Stanwood-Camano historian, Lincoln scholar Richard Hanks spans decades in “Solemn, the Drums Thrill.”

 

Art Unruh, World War II veteran, celebrates a couple days before his 98th birthday with a parade and vintage warplane flyover Sunday afternoon at the Arlington Airport on November 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A high-flying thanks and happy 98th birthday to a war hero

As a gunner in B-17 “Flying Fortress,” Arlington’s Art Unruh flew 50 missions to fight Nazis in Europe.

Art Unruh, World War II veteran, celebrates a couple days before his 98th birthday with a parade and vintage warplane flyover Sunday afternoon at the Arlington Airport on November 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ashlie Belt and her year-old son, Kaiden Hoffman, were among clients who were helped by Pacific Treatment Alternatives' housing program for women overcoming addiction, ESTEEM, which is losing a basic needs grant from United Way. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stepping stone after drug treatment, home may have to close

With loss of a grant from United Way, Pacific Treatment Alternatives ESTEEM housing program at risk.

Ashlie Belt and her year-old son, Kaiden Hoffman, were among clients who were helped by Pacific Treatment Alternatives' housing program for women overcoming addiction, ESTEEM, which is losing a basic needs grant from United Way. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The gravestone of suffragist Bessie Kline covered in "I VOTED" stickers at the Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Here Lies a Suffragist’: Election Day thanks to the pioneers

A Lake Stevens woman spearheaded the placement of signs to honor those who fought for the right to vote.

The gravestone of suffragist Bessie Kline covered in "I VOTED" stickers at the Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Michelle Jeffreys shows a tattoo honoring her daughter, Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting victim Zoe Galasso, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Washington.
Jeffreys has written a book, "My Rainbow to Keep," about the 2014 tragedy and her grief journey. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mom who lost girl in school shooting writes of hurt, healing

Michelle Jeffreys has found a peaceful new life far from where Zoe Galasso and classmates died in 2014.

Michelle Jeffreys shows a tattoo honoring her daughter, Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting victim Zoe Galasso, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Washington.
Jeffreys has written a book, "My Rainbow to Keep," about the 2014 tragedy and her grief journey. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A masked passenger sits in front of an empty row of seats on an Alaska Airlines flight from Spokane to Sea-Tac Monday evening. (Julie Muhlstein) 20201026

Flying to see family, it was a risk that seemed like a must

After eight months of not seeing my 98-year-old mom, a trip to my Spokane hometown was short and sweet.

A masked passenger sits in front of an empty row of seats on an Alaska Airlines flight from Spokane to Sea-Tac Monday evening. (Julie Muhlstein) 20201026
Lynnwood's Malachi Stohr was born with spina bifida. Not yet 3, he has spent much of his life at Seattle Children's Hospital. His mom, Whitney Stohr, wants her son to be seen as the wonderful boy he is, and not only as someone with special needs, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 in Lynnwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Boy born with spina bifida turned his parents into advocates

At 2, Lynnwood’s Malachi Stohr-Hendrickson is a Patient Ambassador with Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Lynnwood's Malachi Stohr was born with spina bifida. Not yet 3, he has spent much of his life at Seattle Children's Hospital. His mom, Whitney Stohr, wants her son to be seen as the wonderful boy he is, and not only as someone with special needs, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 in Lynnwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
People in dinosaur costumes greet each other during Downtown Trick-or-Treating on Oct. 31, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Health officials have discouraged trick-or-treating this year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Halloween cloaked in caution, trick-or-treating discouraged

As Snohomish Health District offers tips for safer fun, some still plan to hand out candy to kids.

People in dinosaur costumes greet each other during Downtown Trick-or-Treating on Oct. 31, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Health officials have discouraged trick-or-treating this year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kari Cedeno-Betancourt wearing a Blue Eyes Project shirt, a project started in remembrance of her daughter Payton Beck-Glessner on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mother of teen shooting victim chooses forgiveness over hate

She’s in touch with the man who pleaded guilty. In her daughter’s honor, the Blue Eyes Project helps others.

Kari Cedeno-Betancourt wearing a Blue Eyes Project shirt, a project started in remembrance of her daughter Payton Beck-Glessner on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Volunteers with the Timber Framers Guild work Saturday to raise one of two Douglas fir portals at the site of the Oso Slide Memorial. The volunteers crafted the portals at the Monroe fairgrounds. (Snohomish County Parks photo)

Portals crafted by volunteers up at Oso Slide Memorial site

Members of nonprofit Timber Framers Guild built the structures, each “a piece of art.”

Volunteers with the Timber Framers Guild work Saturday to raise one of two Douglas fir portals at the site of the Oso Slide Memorial. The volunteers crafted the portals at the Monroe fairgrounds. (Snohomish County Parks photo)
Walt Gillette with his wife Saundra Cope at their home in Everett on October 2, 2020.  Walt was a lead engineer on the 787. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

787 will always be part of Everett story, lead engineer says

Walt Gillette and Saundra Cope are now Boeing retirees with focus on local arts, culture and children.

Walt Gillette with his wife Saundra Cope at their home in Everett on October 2, 2020.  Walt was a lead engineer on the 787. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Founding member Janet Bacon pours champagne for Kit Massengale in a 2019 celebration of the formation of the new Snohomish County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care. Despite the pandemic, the group is ready to choose another organization to support. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

100 women and more pool money, keep giving despite COVID-19

“When we got the first money, I cried,” says food bank organizer. Group ready to pick next recipient.

Founding member Janet Bacon pours champagne for Kit Massengale in a 2019 celebration of the formation of the new Snohomish County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care. Despite the pandemic, the group is ready to choose another organization to support. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
‘Residency makes you a doctor:’ New WSU program coming to Prov

‘Residency makes you a doctor:’ New WSU program coming to Prov

WSU’s medical college is starting an Everett-based internal medicine residency. New docs will come here.

‘Residency makes you a doctor:’ New WSU program coming to Prov
Running for a dream, Tulalip man helping people with autism

Running for a dream, Tulalip man helping people with autism

Tyler Fryberg and his former teacher finish 1,000-mile challenge to support Leah’s Dream nonprofit.

Running for a dream, Tulalip man helping people with autism
She fosters inclusion with crayons, paper of skin-tone hues

She fosters inclusion with crayons, paper of skin-tone hues

Color Me Important, a Lake Stevens woman’s effort, gives teachers supplies that represent diversity.

She fosters inclusion with crayons, paper of skin-tone hues
Cruisin’ on a Saturday afternoon ‘was pretty innocent fun’

Cruisin’ on a Saturday afternoon ‘was pretty innocent fun’

Vintage cars wowed neighbors in north Everett. Organizer hopes Cruzin’ to Colby will be back in 2021.

Cruisin’ on a Saturday afternoon ‘was pretty innocent fun’
‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor

‘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.

‘I know what hunger is,’ so at age 86 she’s a food bank donor
Set example for adults, Ruby Bridges tells new school’s kids

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.

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