Andy Nystrom

Studying + socializing = The Homework Club for Bothell children, adults

As third-grade helper Esther Nguyen leaned over the desk and adult tutor Kay Smith-Dechenne glanced over from one side, youngster Adrian Perez announced: “Seven times nine is 63.” Laughter erupted as Perez, also a third-grader, beamed with pride at the correct answer.

UW-Bothell, city of Bothell benefit from Gov. Gregoire’s $1 billion stimulus plan

Thanks to Gov. Chris Gregoire signing a supplemental capital budget last month, the city of Bothell and the University of Washington, Bothell can put to use a good chunk of money to fund a medical project and build a science facility. The stimulus plan, signed at Tacoma Community College on April 23, will invest $1 billion into a projected 18,000 family wage construction jobs across the state.

Green Ribbon Award: ‘SAS students and staff have truly embraced environmental stewardship and sustainability,’ Francois says

Bothell's Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) is in good company with 77 other schools nationwide who have received a green thumbs up from some higher-ups in Washington, D.C. On April 23, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the first-ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools that span 29 states and D.C.

Kenmore resident lends a hand in solving a major crime in Bothell

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan started out in a serious tone, noting that two Romanian nationals were part of an ATM "skimming" ring that compromised bank accounts and evaded law-enforcement officials in Sweden, Germany and Canada.

Bothell man is top bidder for liquor-license rights at two state-run stores; Bothell, Kenmore stores’ rights auction for combined $535,800

Biniam Habte saw the opportunity and went for it. The Bothell resident is the winning bidder in a month-long online auction — which ended April 20 — for the rights to apply for a spirits retail liquor license at two Washington state-run liquor stores. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) successfully auctioned those rights to licenses at its 167 stores.

Earth Heroes: Northshore teacher, students to receive awards

One teacher and a crew of sixth-grade students may have been singled out to receive King County Earth Heroes at School awards, but it turns out that school-wide environmental-conservation efforts catapulted these people into the spotlight.

Bothell student scores Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth honor

Merun Subhas’ eyes light up when he chats about spelling and math. The 9-year-old Bothell boy’s voice also oozes with excitement when swimming, singing and dancing swing into the conversation. The Shelton View Elementary third-grader is a well-rounded child, said his mother, Meena Pandian.

‘No’ votes lead the way in special election | Bothell proposed annexation

"No" voters strengthened their lead by 655 for Bothell's proposed annexation after Snohomish County Elections released its second round of results Wednesday in the special election.

A serving of food — and friendship — at Kenmore church

Meeting people — really connecting with them — is what Becky and Ryan Kent are all about. And lending others a hand during tough times is a crucial aspect of these friendships. “It’s in my blood. I want to go help people,” said Becky, a member of Cedar Park Northshore Church in Kenmore.

Bothell fastpitch Cougars are ‘hitting the ball like crazy’

Just like they do on the fastpitch field, Bothell High’s girls support each other when they’re up to bat at the interview plate. Last Thursday at practice, seniors Kendra Heyer and Savannah Rose and junior Sammy Morris shared the load while describing their Cougar team to the Reporter. They all fed off each other’s comments and often finished each other’s sentences when talking fastpitch and friendship.

People brave the weather to participate in Can-Do event | Slideshow

As the rain splashed down on the runners during the final race of the day, Susanna Smith gave it her all from start to finish. Sporting a multi-colored raincoat, she pumped her arms and legs to the hilt and closed out last Saturday’s Can-Do kids’ dashes with a smile that received a cheer from the crowd.

As the annexation vote gets closer, ‘yes’ and ‘no’ sides speak out | Editor’s Notebook

In last November’s election, Bothell annexation failed by the count of 3,767 “no” votes to 3,359 “yes” votes. In the April 17 special election, citizens of the North, East and West of Bothell Annexation (NEWBA) area will vote again on whether they want to become Bothell residents or stay residents of unincorporated Snohomish County.

Lights, camera, action at Bastyr University’s chapel | Slideshow

While the director and camera crew set up a scene, Edward Furlong brushed back his hair and gazed upward at the striking stained-glass windows inside the Bastyr University chapel in Kenmore.

Vikings ready to rise to the Kingco challenge | Inglemoor baseball preview

Tyler Beahan doesn’t mind the pressure of playing in the tough 4A Kingco baseball league. The Inglemoor High senior rose from the junior-varsity ranks last year to help the varsity club notch a 15-9 record and fall just short of making the state tournament. When coach Bryan McNaghten brought the junior up to varsity for the fifth game because he was on a hitting hot streak, Beahan was ready.

Annexation Update: Bothell signs interlocal agreement with Fire District 7

Prior to answering a string of questions about Bothell's proposed annexation last night, Mayor Mark Lamb held a mail card in his hand that featured a Monopoly photo on one side and a message on the other: "No Agreement to Keep Local Fire Station 73 Open."

Bothell boy honored for his bravery following car accident

After her car took a hit, spun across the highway and flipped onto its roof, all Tina Fischer could think about were her two young boys, Will and James. When the car settled, Tina at first couldn’t hear the boys in the back seat, but Will, 9, was already in action: he calmly reached over and unbuckled James’ seat belt and put the 5-year-old in a safe position. Tina’s hearing soon kicked back into gear and she then knew that everyone was safe after their early evening accident on Interstate 405 in Bothell last Dec. 7.

Kenmore, developer terminate agreement for Village project

One of Nancy Ousley’s first duties in her new job as assistant city manager in 2007 was to attend a council meeting. That evening, Kenmore and Urban Partners signed a development agreement for the Kenmore Village by the Lake Project.

Fire Station 22 is hot topic of potential Bothell annexation

Fire District 1 Commissioner Richard Schrock knows full well that the city of Bothell has the right to put annexation back on the ballot, and thousands of unincorporated Snohomish County residents have the right to vote on it in the April 17 special election.

Update: Female driver dies in Kenmore accident Tuesday morning; two Bothell residents injured

A female driver died Tuesday morning after her vehicle struck another one on State Route 522 in Kenmore.

A high-five for school unity at Rachel’s Challenge assembly

Toward the end of this morning's Rachel's Challenge assembly at Skyview Junior High, presenter Jonathan Oliver asked students to close their eyes, bow their heads and focus for a minute on their lives.