Protesters gathered on July 27 outside Bothell’s Academy of Canine Behavior in response to a video showing a trainer using a plastic bat to hit a dog. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Protesters gathered on July 27 outside Bothell’s Academy of Canine Behavior in response to a video showing a trainer using a plastic bat to hit a dog. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Bothell and Kenmore’s top stories of 2018

A look back at some of the Reporter’s top stories of the year.

  • Friday, December 28, 2018 8:30am
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As 2018 comes to a close, here is a look at some of the Reporter’s top stories of the year.

“Service line letter causes confusion in Kenmore”: Kenmore residents raised concerns regarding a sewer and water line insurance company that the city entered an agreement with. Residents claimed the city was endorsing the specific insurance company Service Line Warranties of America by allowing them to use the city’s seal and logo, potentially tricking some residents into thinking the city required locals to pay for coverage.

“Nonprofit clinic helps ease the pain of acupuncture’s cost”: A Bothell-based clinic offers pain relief through acupuncture to locals. The owner and Bothell-based naturopathic doctor, Ellie Heintze, followed her dream to give people hope.

Perry Dolan, a local author and former head coach of the Inglemoor High School girls swim team. Courtesy of Perry Dolan

Perry Dolan, a local author and former head coach of the Inglemoor High School girls swim team. Courtesy of Perry Dolan

“Perry Dolan shares life stories to help comfort grieving families”: A local author writes about his life experience to offer some comfort to families who lost loved ones to war.

“Father who kidnapped son in Bothell at gunpoint in custody”: Terrance Lee-Hammond Jr., 23, turned himself in after kidnapping his 1-year-old son at gun point. The police department issued an Amber Alert but canceled it after the the son, Jahvell Scott, was found safe at Lee-Hammond’s mother’s house.

“Country Village businesses face an uncertain future”: Country Village announced it would be closing in April 2019. The village’s future had been uncertain since 2015 when the Loveless family began looking at selling the property.

“The haunting of Hell House”: A Bothell native publishes his book alongside a documentary detailing his experiences living in a haunted house. The house is still occupied and was previously featured on a reality TV show.

“Snohomish County: Claims of animal abuse against Bothell kennel not substantiated”: A Facebook video sparked controversy, showing what some claimed was animal abuse at Bothell-based Academy of Canine Behavior. Snohomish County Animal Services investigated and filed no charges.

“UW Bothell students work toward creating autonomous bicycles”: A local professor worked with his students to develop fully automated bikes. Each class of about 50 students have been expanding and improving on the previous class’s designs.

“Bothell neighbors ‘conserve’ their community with rain gardens”: The Snohomish Conservation District worked with King County and the city of Bothell to install rain gardens behind Bothell High School.

“Bothell’s smallest brewery earns ‘Best of Northshore’ award”: Local brewery, Foggy Noggin Brewing has been in the community for the past eight years and earned the Reporter’s best brewery and taproom of 2018 award.

“Snohomish County deputy shoots man after high-speed chase”: A high speed chase ended in Bothell with a Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputy shooting and killing a man. The deputy was put on administrative leave as the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team investigates.

“New hotel breaks ground in Kenmore’s Saint Edward Park”: The state park has a long history in Kenmore and the old seminary building in the park will be preserved and turned into a lodge, opening in 2020.


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