Julie Muhlstein

Crystal Nelson is a UW Bothell grad who’ll soon attend Seattle University School of Law. A recovering addict, she dropped out of school after eighth grade and spent 17 years on the streets. (Photo by Dan Bates / The Herald)

From the streets to law school, now she’s on the Husky 100

The UW Bothell grad’s goals grew from her struggle with substance abuse and losing her children.


Holding a broom, Graham Kerr explains Monday how he saved a bird that had become trapped in his greenhouse. He plans to tell the story at the YMCA prayer breakfast April 19. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Former TV chef Graham Kerr has a different message now

As the “Galloping Gourmet,” he made rich recipes and sly jokes. Life and faith prompted a turnaround.


The U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Star, a heavy icebreaker, during its 105-day deployment to Antarctica. The icebreaker returned to its homeport of Seattle on Monday. (Photo Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)

Icebreaker is home from Antarctica, and ex-Coastie reflects

An Everett man served aboard the Staten Island. The Polar Star now is one of just two U.S. icebreakers.