March 3, 2015
Emily and Lori Kargl sat down in an Issaquah coffee shop last Friday and started rattling off names.
First, a grandmother, and then a soccer coach. Next, a neighbor, followed by a family friend. All of them, acquainted or not, were connected through a shared battle of a debilitating disease.
February 24, 2015
Emilia Kettman, 7, has a new tool to help her manage her diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes — Reggie.
Reggie, a 1 ½-year-old black Labrador, is a diabetic alert dog in training to scent when Emilia’s blood sugar levels are too far above or below the norm. Emilia’s parents Julie and John said it was important to acquaint her with a D.A.D. as soon as possible.
February 17, 2015
For Issaquah native Abigail Houck, now 23, the news arrived in the summer following third grade: At the age of 9, she was suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
And while it seems highly unlikely Houck will ever say being diagnosed with a childhood cancer was a good thing, it certainly has influenced her life.
January 13, 2015
New movie shines new light on old ailment of Alzheimer’s disease
A new movie debuting this weekend is sure to get people talking about an all-too-common disease more and more families are experiencing.
“Still Alice” stars Julianne Moore as a brilliant professor who experiences the downward spiral of early-onset Alzheimer’s.
January 13, 2015
When Arjun Narayan began researching search engine concepts, he discovered the humongous profits he could tap into.
Google alone makes about $50 billion per year from advertising, money that trickles in from millions of online searches taking place every day.
January 6, 2015
So you are a teenager and have free time on the weekend; what do you do with the time? Watch sports? Go to the movies? Play video games?
How about volunteering to interact with young adults with disabilities or do household chores for senior citizens? That’s what a group of Issaquah High School seniors called Dream Catchers does with its time.
December 16, 2014
The stereotypical math classroom evokes images of students taking dreary quizzes with bored or frustrated looks on their faces.
Walk into the multipurpose room at Pine Lake Middle School on a December afternoon, however, and the picture changes drastically. Students are cheerfully sharing problem-solving techniques and appear to be learning at an exponential rate.
December 3, 2014
Regulars to the Issaquah Brewhouse may have noticed a few new selections among the 40 brews it has on tap.
The member of the Rogue chain of breweries has been brewing up its own IPAs with locally grown hops and was selected to brew its own ciders.
November 26, 2014
More than 2,100 nominations poured in and judges were moved — sometimes to tears — by stories of physicians who give out their cell phone number, attend school meetings to advocate for children and personally pay for medications for families who can’t afford them.
Choosing seven contest winners was difficult. (Those on the board of advisers were not eligible.) Each received $1,000 to donate to a child-focused charity, and the parent who nominated each winner got a $500 gift card to Walmart, courtesy of Desitin. (Some doctors were nominated by more than one parent; the nominator awarded the gift card submitted the most convincing nomination.) Among the seven doctors whose kindness and commitment blew the judges away was Rebecca L. Partridge, M.D., of Issaquah, who was nominated by Chelle Johnson.
November 26, 2014
Did you ever think the ickiest, slimiest creature in your yard might be beneficial? I have to admit I thought the slug’s negative points far outweighed anything positive. But I found out that the brown, slimy critter that eats your best plants, hides on the handles of your recycle bin and even climbs up your windows just might deserve some latitude.