Andy Nystrom

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.

Former Green Bay Packer Driver shares his story of poverty and homelessness at Hopelink luncheon

Donald Driver doesn't hold anything back. When the former professional football player tells his story to people, they get the whole deal. It's an emotional and riveting ride dotted with harsh times — experiencing poverty and homelessness — that lead to victory in the end.

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.

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.

Kirkland therapist Liz Bruno grabs honor for hauling in 1,218 rebounds at Santa Clara University

Some kids shoot baskets into a hoop lodged onto their family’s garage door. Liz Bruno had the garage thing down, but no hoop.

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

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

Local 14-year-old will represent United States at Goodwill Series in Australia

Dean South knew that his son, Grant, would be a baseball player when he just 2 years old.

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

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

Redmond florist’s flowers bring smiles to Kirkland seniors

About 720 roses. Bear Creek Florist owner Lisa Aliment’s eyes opened wide when she thought of all those roses,

Webster gives back to the game he loves

Thirty years after his LLWS triumph, he now teaches the game.

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.

Former Kirkland resident returns home for LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure Golf Tournament

When JoAnne Carner started shaping her golf game back in the 1950s, Inglewood Golf Club and the old Juanita Golf Course were her stomping grounds. Carner, now 73, didn’t possess a bag of golf clubs at first, but a pair of deft hands used for ball hunting at Juanita with her brother, Bill Gunderson.

Kirkland businesswoman DeAndrea-Kohn stands tall with life stories

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

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.

Star power: Musician and her band to rock Summer Concert Series

Still not fully awake in her Seattle abode, Star Anna answers the phone as her dog barks in the background.

Gymnast Nagashima notches NCAA nationals success

Sarah Nagashima got some television exposure when her University of Arkansas gymnastics team took fifth place in the NCAA championships in April. But she wants more TV time. First, the 2006 Juanita High graduate would like the Razorbacks to notch a return trip to the finals — and hopefully take first. Next, the apparel-studies major jokes that maybe a spot on “Project Runway” could be in the cards.