Issaquah native among injured at Boston Marathon

April 23, 2013

As the nation watched in horror while two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon on April 15, killing three and injuring about 180, Issaquah residents and natives were among those affected.

According to the official registration site of the race, nine people who ran listed Issaquah as their place of residence. While one local man had a relatively calm experience, native Adrianne Haslet suffered a life-changing injury.

According to various news reports, Haslet and her husband Adam Davis ran in the marathon, only to be knocked off their feet from the second bomb that exploded a few blocks away from the finish line. She lost her left foot and hearing in her left ear from the shrapnel and impact of the explosion. Davis suffered broken bones and lacerations throughout his body.

Contributed Brian Maher had already finished the Boston Marathon, earning his best time for the 26.2 miles, when the bombs exploded April 15. It was not until he saw the empty streets and heavy military presence that he realized the severity of the situation.

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Brian Maher had already finished the Boston Marathon, earning his best time for the 26.2 miles, when the bombs exploded April 15. It was not until he saw the empty streets and heavy military presence that he realized the severity of the situation.

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Beware: Fake fundraisers are feeding on Boston tragedy

April 23, 2013

Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman warned people not to fall victim to fake fundraisers using the Boston Marathon tragedy to scam people into making bogus contributions.

“My heart goes out to those killed and injured in the explosions at the Boston Marathon — as well as to their friends and families,” Ferguson said. “It’s unfortunate that in this time of national mourning, there are those who would exploit our compassion for their own personal gain — but we want to remind people to be careful with their money and make sure your donation helps those who really need the help.”

Wyman joined Ferguson in cautioning Washington donors to exercise judgment as they respond to the bombings in Boston.

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