Andy Nystrom

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.

Karlinsey to succeed Stouder as Kenmore’s city manager

When Robert Karlinsey showed up for his interview for Kenmore’s city manager job, he had a big notebook in his hand containing research he’d done on the city.

Bothell City Council unanimously votes to put annexation back on the ballot

James Olson of Citizens for a Better Bothell is excited that voters will get a second chance to help annex 22,000-plus unincorporated Snohomish County residents into the city.

Northshore YMCA rallies big time for its Partners with Youth campaign

When the Northshore YMCA fund-raisers want to rally, they take their duty to the hilt. During their Feb. 22 meet-up to discuss the 2012 Partners With Youth Annual Giving Campaign, Erv Desmet stood in front of the group and, with arms and voice raised, fired them up with a “boom shakalaka” chant.

Northshore volleyball coach charged with attempted child rape

A man affiliated with the Northshore Juniors Volleyball program has been charged with attempted rape of a child in the second degree and communication with a minor for immoral purposes, according to King County Superior Court documents.

Kenmore, Bothell city council newcomers are set to make a difference

When Brent Smith attended Kenmore City Council meetings as an outsider, he didn’t always see things running smoothly. From his spot in the crowd, the longtime resident often witnessed a lack of communication between the elected officials and bits of dysfunction creeping into the gatherings.

Officer tases man on the scene of interstate accident in Bothell

What started out as a minor collision on Interstate 405 in Bothell ended with a police officer tasing a man and restraining him to a backboard.

McMaster winner Adman likes connecting with people

Once Staci Adman started volunteering in the Kenmore community, she couldn’t stop. There’s the Arts of Kenmore, St. Edward State Park playground project, Northshore Fire Station Public Art Committee and much more. “It just kind of snowballed — you get involved in things,” she said. “I’ve gotten good at juggling whatever the biggest priorities are.”

Family, friends launch T-Mac Award for former Inglemoor teacher, activity coordinator

Alex Acacio and her family were tight with Tina MacRae. For more than a decade, they were friends in the community and at Inglemoor High.

Bothell boy who succumbed to cancer lives on with family and friends

Brandon Brauns was a caring, selfless boy. He organized holiday toy drives for Children's Hospital patients and paired up with Skyhawks sports camps to present Kids Kickin' 4 Kids benefit soccer events to raise money for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Secondary Academy for Success garners Lighthouse honors

Let there be Lighthouse at Northshore’s Secondary Academy for Success (SAS). Because of its strong focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, small teacher-to-student class ratio for effective instruction and partnerships with organizations like 21 Acres, Brightwater and McKinstry to solidify environmental awareness into students’ minds, SAS will receive a $20,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Bastyr University is a hotbed for national award winners

Leanna Standish gives a slight smile when discussing her recent Natural Products Association Clinician Award. It’s fine, she notes, but the Bastyr University clinical researcher has her sights on the big picture: “I don’t feel as though we’re even close to having our work done. There’s so much we don’t know, there is so much work to do.”

Westhill Care Team honors former principals

Ron Belcher and Stacy Murphy were voracious readers, and they invited students and staff members to follow them along that path. “That’s why we’ve chosen this statue for both principals — to remind us of them,” said Westhill Elementary second-/third-grade teacher Kathy Easton while pointing to a picture of a bronze statue featuring two children sitting on a bench and reading a book.

Tackling the traffic on SR 522 and other local roads | Editor’s Notebook

Which way do you go? Some mornings, I’ll drive from my north Seattle home along Lake City Way through Kenmore and Bothell en route to the Reporter’s office in Kirkland. Other days, I’ll horseshoe it around Interstate 5 to Interstate 405 and blast up to Totem Lake.

Arts of Kenmore grants benefit schools

Since the opening of this school year, the Arts of Kenmore has provided 17 grants to Kenmore schools to enhance arts education for local students. The grants -- totaling $3,200 -- help cover the cost of supplies, field trips, guest artists and other activities that expand arts, music and drama education.

Two drivers injured in Interstate 405 early morning collision in Bothell

Washington State Patrol troopers closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 405 just north of Northeast 195th Street in Bothell this morning because of a collision.

Singing with soul for Martin Luther King Jr. at Kenmore Junior High | Slideshow

After singing the first verse of “Amazing Grace,” Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of the Total Experience Gospel Choir had some words of wisdom for the Kenmore Junior High students: “Don’t be ashamed to sing it in front of your classmates. It will give you strength for the rest of your day — strength for the rest of your life.”

Students get free heart screenings: ‘I want to be young forever,’ junior says

As she watched students flow through the doors of the Bothell High gym to get their free heart screenings, Darla Varrenti shook her head and smiled.