Andy Nystrom

Kirkland businesswoman DeAndrea-Kohn stands tall with life stories

Diana DeAndrea-Kohn's writing was ready for a breakout.

Sikh community holds candlelight vigil in Bothell for shooting victims

They held candles, some placed their arms around each other and wrote notes on a sign that read, “Sikhs for Peace.” When darkness fell, all in attendance often bowed their heads and closed their eyes and listened intently to the speeches made in honor of the six people who were killed on Aug. 5 during a shooting rampage in Oak Creek, Wis.

Man linked to Kirkland car prowl, sentenced to 60 months in prison

Redmond police recently concluded a long investigation of a car prowler, who was sentenced on Dec. 18, 2015 in King County Superior Court.

Gov. Inslee, community leaders hold Washington STEM Summit | Education

Brad Smith eyed the crowd, stretched his arms out, opened his hands and smiled.

45th Legislative District Senate race heats up between Hill and Isenhower

With general election voting set to close less than a week from now, the 45th Legislative District race for state senator continues to heat up.

Lake Washington teachers vote to walk out over state funding

Classes will be canceled on May 6 for Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students as teachers will participate in a walkout due to a Lake Washington Education Association (LWEA) strike against the Legislature to protest the lack of state education funding.

Running helps make your body and mind happy | Health and Wellness

Whether Kelsey Dunn is running on the rough terrain of a cross country course or the smooth surface of the track, she’s pleased with her surroundings.

Lawmakers attend OneRedmond’s 2014 Legislative Reception

OneRedmond’s 2014 Legislative Reception on Nov. 12 featured lawmakers — who were leading in the general election at press time — Cyrus Habib (state Senate, 48th District), Ross Hunter (state House, 48th District), Larry Springer (state House, 45th District) and Andy Hill (state Senate, 45th District). Joan McBride (state House, 48th District) sent a representative to the event and Roger Goodman (state House, 45th District) was invited but didn’t attend the event at Microsoft’s Cafe 34.

Medical Teams International’s Pinneo meets Syrian refugees during journey to Greece, Lebanon

Jeff Pinneo experienced an up-close glimpse into what Syrian refugees are going through in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley and the Greek islands of Chios and Samos.

Crossfire prepares youth for college, pro ball — and life

Cheryl Manao and her son, Justin, sport the same facial expressions and inflection in their voices when reminiscing about when 2014 USA World Cup player DeAndre Yedlin honed his skills with the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club, which serves the Northshore area.

Tragedies affect everyone | Editorial

I drove to work on Tuesday morning, but I don’t recall many details of what transpired on the way there.

Niners lose, sadness wins — but we’ll be back next year | Nystrom

I remember waiting for the dreaded phone call from my schoolmate, Tony.

Concert in Kirkland raises funds for Issaquah girl dedicated to helping others

Rachel Beckwith is pictured on a donation jar outside Liquid Lime in Kirkland. People from around the area gathered at the restaurant July 28 for a benefit concert to support the family of the girl who died in an accident on Interstate 90 last week. But the amazing part is how much impact one little girl has had on one charity. At post time, businesses and individuals had contributed about $13,000 for the family’s hospital bills and other expenses. The concert alone raised more than $5,000. The family attends Eastlake Church in Bothell.