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Family of victims file suit in deadly 2013 bus accident Washington State Patrol recommends charging Sound Transit driver driver, Everett resident Aleksandr G. Rukhlin, 54, of operating the bus in a “negligent or reckless fashion” and also alleges negligence of his employer, First Transit, Inc., for failing to properly hire, train and supervise Rukhlin. The complaint is seeking compensation for past and future medical expenses, as well as other damages but did not name a specific amount. First Transit Inc., based
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Sound Transit bus driver, who is facing possible charges for vehicular homicide, is also being sued by the family of the victims involved in the May 2013 accident in Kirkland. The accident resulted in the deaths of a couple from Bellevue. Filed in January, the complaint accuses the bus
in Ohio, is contracted through Community Transit of Snohomish County to operate Sound Transit’s Snohomish County routes. The family is also suing First Transit, Inc.’s, insurance company. A response to the complaint dated Feb. 28 filed by First Transit, Inc., denied both claims but did not provide any further details other than [ more BUS page 10 ]
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Sixteen states have voted in favor of a Constitutional amendment to limit corporate donations in elections, and Ben Cohen wants to make Washington the 17th. The former CEO of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream visited the Kirkland store on Lake Street Tuesday to help gather signatures for Initiative Measure No. 1329. If approved by voters the initiative would have Washington join the other states in declaring support for a Constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In the decision the F TO D BESRKLA4N TER I 01 OR
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the proposed amendment. In Citizens United, a lobbying group wanted to air a film about Hillary Clinton and to advertise the film during television broadcasts. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the group was prohibited under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act from advertising the film or paying to have it shown on television within 30 days of the 2008 Democratic primaries. The Supreme Court overruled the decision, prohibiting the federal government from limiting political independent expenditures by corporations, associations or labor unions.
Police Blotter The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter police blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Kirkland, which average about 1,000 per week. Between May 9 and 16, the Kirkland Police Department reported 325 traffic violations, seven DUIs, two animal calls, 31 alarm calls, two noise complaints, seven calls of disturbance, 23 thefts, three car prowls, eight traffic accidents, 11 calls of civil disturbance, two reported burglaries, 10 domestic violence calls, six calls for harassment, two noise complaints, one underage drinking violation, three hit and runs, two abuse cases, one alleged assault, seven acts of fraud, six malicious mischief reports and one sex offense. At least 28 people were arrested.
May 14 Assault: 1:15 p.m., 12200 block of 82nd Ave NE. A 16-year-old boy was arrested after hitting his mother during an argument about him taking apple cider without permission.
May 14 Assault: 4 p.m., 41400 block of 4th Ave S. A 35-year-old woman was arrested after assaulting her 38-year-old husband.
fight he grabbed her and slammed her against the garage door. The man then locked himself inside the house. When the police arrived the man allowed them to come in and he was taken into custody.
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Prostitution: 12:30 a.m., 12000 block of 120th PL NE. A 31-year-old woman was arrested on charges of prostitution after agreeing through text messages to perform sexual acts for money.
May 11 DUI: 2:30 p.m., 12000 block of Slater Ave NE. A 32-year-old man was arrested after being pulled over in traffic. He also provided a false identity. A breathalyzer test showed he had a blood alcohol level of .261. He also was found to have a no-bail DUI warrant from the Kirkland Police Department and another one out of Redmond. He was booked and the vehicle was impounded.
May 10 Theft: 5:50 p.m., 92000 block of 128th Ave NE. A 15-year-old girl was arrested after taking her parent’s Honda sedan without permission. The vehicle was later located and returned to the owner. The girl was found and arrested for investigation. Domestic Violence: 10:15 a.m., 12600 block of Market Street. A 31-year-old woman was charged with violating an anti-harassment order after her ex-boyfriend complained she was writing blog entries about him. The order stated for her to not post anything online about him. Charges were forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.
May 12 Assault: 4:08 p.m., 18200 block of 4th St. A 56-year-old man was arrested after he attempted to kick his wife out of the house. During an ensuing
Obstruction: 10:06 p.m., 11100 block of Central Way. A 64-year-old man was cited after being told to leave a bar by a bouncer. When confronted, the man provided a false birth date. He was cited and given a one-year trespass letter from the bar.
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A Victor, Mont. woman has plead not guilty to breaking into a Kirkland man’s house and attempting to install spyware on his computer. According to the charging papers filed by the King County Sheriff’s Office, Brenda Kay Jurgens, 57, allegedly broke into her exboyfriend’s Kirkland home in the 3100 block of 8th Ave. W on April 30 while the victim was out of town, according to charging documents. The victim’s adult son was checking his father’s residence at around 9 p.m. when he allegedly saw her inside and called the police. When the police arrived, they allegedly found Jurgens
on the victim’s computer. When questioned, she allegedly claimed she heard the victim had been arrested in Montana and was checking on the dog. She allegedly claimed to have entered the house using a garage door opener in her vehicle. When the police asked what she was doing at the computer, Jurgens allegedly said, “Looking to see what was up on email,” the documents continue. After she was advised of her constitutional rights, Jurgens allegedly admitted she was in the process of installing a spyware software on the victim’s computer and produced a five-page document of screenshots on how to install spyware that could not be detected. According to the charging papers, Jurgens
had moved out of the victim’s house in January and also filed a temporary protection order against him out of the
Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office in Hamilton, Mont. Jurgens is charged with residential burglary domestic violence and computer trespass in the first degree. Bail has been set at $30,000. Her next court date is set for May 27.
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Kirkland Frisbee player chosen to play on national team BY CASEY MALONE UW News Lab
risbee is making its way to Italy, and Julianna Werffeli is going along
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The King County Historic Preservation Program and the Landmarks Commission honored two sites in Kirkland on May 15 during a ceremony held at the VFW Keewaydin Clubhouse on Mercer Island. The John D. Spellman Historic Preservation Awards were presented to members of the Kirkland ferry clock restoration committee and Barbara Loomis for her 1889 Victorian home near Market Street. The Captain Anderson Ferry Clock was designated a Kirkland Landmark after a citizens’ committee and the Kirkland Heritage Society worked to restore the 79-year-old icon. Kirkland resident Sue Contreras spearheaded the project
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and Loita Hawkinson, Vic Newhard, Loomis, Mark Padgett, Matt McCauley and many others worked on the project located at the corner of Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue. Captain John L. Anderson donated the ferry clock to the city in 1935 and it stopped working in 1945. It
read 1:33 o’clock for nearly 70 years. The restoration included a new light standard and, of course, a repair of the mechanics inside the clock to get time moving again. Loomis also received a Historic Designation Award for her Kirkland home turned bed and breakfast. The Kirkland resident moved into the home in 1973 and worked to restore the landmark during a 20 year period. She opened the Loomis House Bed and Breakfast on a part time basis in 2008 and then full time early last year after lobbying the Kirkland City Council to change city ordinances to allow her business in the residential neighborhood.
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tryouts for Ultimate that they stress is being very spirited,” she said. “It’s a really interesting dynamic because you are competing against everyone there, though everyone is cheering for you and wanting you to do well at the same time.” In the end, 45 athletes including Werffeli were invited to join the two national
excited I am for her,” he said. “It’s just a lesson about having a goal and working relentlessly towards that goal, quietly and humbly, day after day despite setbacks and injuries.” A college senior, Werffeli’s frisbee aspirations will not stop in Italy. Attending Dartmouth in the fall, she will continue to play well into the future. For now, Werffeli couldn’t be more excited about her team’s potential in July. “I’m excited to represent my country and to play at such a high level,” she said, “and have it mean something for not just me, but for everyone in the ultimate community.”
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teams. “I kind of didn’t believe it at first, but then I was like ‘wait, this is actually happening,’” she said. Moses Rifikin, one of Werffeli’s University Prep coaches as well as a coach for the U.S. National Team says the selection team saw something special in Werffeli. “She is an incredibly versatile player, she’s able to play great defense and her offensive skill-set is superlative,” he said. “I’ve never coached a player who wants to win everything more. No matter how tired she was she wanted it more than other people.” Werffeli’s drive is noticeable to her family as well. Her father, Claude Werffeli, said he couldn’t be more proud of his daughter. “Words can’t express how
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ello ladies and gentle (or not so) men. Since I am new to this newspaper, though not new to journalism, an introduction of sorts seems to be in order. My name is TJ Martinell. I am the new reporter for the Kirkland Reporter. For some of you whose attention span is confined to that of a Twitter message, this may be a sufficient introduction. Those of you who prefer a more thorough description and greater elaboration, please feel free to continue reading. I will be covering pretty much everything in Kirkland, including City Council, education, politics, wonderfully confusing controversies, and all other sorts of trouble that make life enjoyable. You may see me around town with my notepad tucked in my back pants pocket, a camera slung around my neck and a lost look about me, probably because I am actually lost. They say journalism is a lifestyle - I actually have no idea if anyone said that, but I said it, so I guess that’s technically somebody. It’s also been a true statement for my life. Growing up on a nutritious entertainment diet of 1940 Max Fletcher Superman cartoons, the Superman Animated Series, and the occasional black and white film, I developed an unhealthy interest in being a newspaper reporter and superhero. Unfortunately, after several repeated attempts at flying that resulted in a bloody nose, I was forced to hang up the cape forever. The reporter part, on the other hand, fit well with my incessant proclivity for asking questions that needed to be answered right away. Think of that annoying kid from the film Home Alone (Does this have four-wheel drive? Do these vans get good gas mileage? How many people can this carry?). Now think of him grown up, slightly less socially aware, and asking the exact same questions for a living. Of course, a more accurate description of me would be more along the lines of a 27-year-old going on 87. I am the not-so-proverbial young curmudgeon who still answers calls on his “dumb” phone while those, who were around when phones were still confined to the kitchen wall, engage in conservations with Siri on their iPhone that are slightly more intelligent and thought-provoking than a presidential debate. I love technology. I really do. But I’ll adapt to TJ Martinell
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change when I’m good and ready. I got my first gig in reporting at the Sammamish High School newspaper in my hometown of Bellevue. I was a writer and then the news editor, wandering about hallways and in awe of my newly-found power to pull kids out of class to interview them, while confronting teachers during lunch hour in the hopes of uncovering a salacious scandal. Fast forward to college, where in the midst of my sophomore year I realized that I actually needed to get a job once I graduated. Somehow, I decided getting a journalism degree was the sure-fire path to a viable career. As they say, it sounded like a good idea at the time. I wrote for an independent student newspaper on campus and then for the official student paper, where I cemented my desire to become a newspaper reporter and probably drove half the university insane in the process. Whether that had anything to do with my joy for reporting remains off the record. After graduating, I spent two years at Sound Publishing’s newspaper in Maple Valley, Covington and Black Diamond. Inasmuch as the cities contrast greatly with Kirkland in just about every way, some things never change. They grappled with people wanting to sell marijuana despite a city moratorium, and school bonds that fail. Apparently it’s a Washington thing.
In addition to reporting, penning columns and editorials has always been a special joy of mine. Expect to see them often. On a side note, I also have a far worse obsession with writing fiction, an addiction I developed in college. I recently signed a book contract with a Spokane publisher for a science fiction novel I wrote. It deals with - surprise newspapers in an age where information on the Internet is completely controlled and monitored. Some of you are probably wondering “How is that science fiction? It happens every day!” Last year, I left journalism for a while and wasn’t certain if I would return. In the meantime, the hiatus gave me the chance to step away from stories I had immersed myself in for months and reflect on them from a distance. Sometimes, stepping away and examining something, whether it be a moment in life or a situation you’re in, gives you a better perspective on it and greater clarity. If you stare at a mountain too closely all you will see is rock. But enough of the philosophizing. I’m here and eager to write stories that I’m sure will have you jumping out of your bed every Friday morning and picking up that newspaper before you’ve even had the chance to fill up that coffee mug.
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I seldom agree with the “political bias” that permeates the Kirkland Reporter; however, the bias and hypocrisy on display in Michael Nelson’s letter, published in the May 16, 2014 issue, is astonishing. He takes the Reporter to Mike Main, Kirkland task for publishing a previous letter-writer’s comments, portraying them as demonstrating bias. Then reveals his own bias by insisting that the Reporter refuse to publish any letter that does not satisfy his own As a Metro rider for many years bias. Perhaps the pious Mr. Nelson KIRKLAND for commuting and getting around, should take a close look at the first Metro does some things right. The amendment to the Constitution he so routes I ride have good schedules, vigorously defends, which guarantees most are on time with good capacity. the rights of the citizens of this country Metro sometimes does it wrong. to freedom of speech. If Mr. Nelson is ofWrong - Priority for service cuts. The fended by another reader’s opinion, no one is service cut priorities are backwards because
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they do not take into account the impacts to people or places served. Wrong - Service cuts eliminate service from so many places. Unless you live in Seattle, Metro is no longer an option. Kirkland will lose service to the Lake Washington Institute of Technology for example. Fix this. The priorities should be: Priority 1: Maintain service to as many areas as possible (2-3 times daily service is better than no times a day service). Priority 2: Maintain commuter service. Priority 3: Eliminate Rapidride. Priority 4: Restructure a network only in Seattle (more buses going most places would be the biggest opportunity for route efficiency. I have to ask - when was the last time some of our elected leaders actually rode Metro?
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PSE faces pushback, lawsuit on new transmission line plans new power lines to be able to meet the growing demand for energy in the region. Going back more than 100 years, Eastside residents claim the rail line property was only ever granted easements for railroad purposes. However, it is also allowed to be used as a recreational trail under the Trails Act since the rail was abandoned, which residents strongly support over the Energize Eastside project. King County is already working on a design for a trail there that would provide linkage to other larger trails like the Sammamish River Trail in Redmond and Woodinville and the I-90 Trail in Bellevue. Residents further claim the Port of Seattle only acquired a surface easement for railroad purposes, and property
owners along the line are the true owners of those subsurface and aerial rights through fee interest in the right of way. The lawsuit seeks judgement declaring the port, county and PSE only have a surface easement for a hiking and biking trail and verifying residents’ claim the energy company has neither subsurface nor aerial rights. “There’s been a lot of research done on the past titles for all of these folks, so people go back to a variety of different deeds and variances that have been made over the years,” said attorney Rick Aramburu, who is representing the 74 residents in the lawsuit. PSE has until later this month to file an answer to the complaint, stating its case for why it should be allowed to complete its Energize Eastside
project there. Andy Wappler, PSE vice president of corporate affairs, said the energy company isn’t commenting with specifics to the litigation, but reiterated that route is one of two being considered, and PSE has not made a final decision. The energy company is using this year to focus on public outreach and input that is to be used when making its final determination, said Wappler, and won’t be seeking construction permits until early 2015. “If our community advisory group can reach a clear consensus on which routes work best, that’s the way we’ll go,” Wappler said. “… Right now, what we’re looking at with Energize Eastside is potential route segments and everything is still just that. Every route is still on the table and still
equal.” PSE is also facing opposition from the Somerset neighborhood in Bellevue, which opposes its other eastern route being proposed for the transmission line project and does not believe the Energize Eastside project is being done for the benefit of Eastside residents. Bellevue is currently running on a system that was put in place in the 1960s, said Wappler, and the need is real when facing immense job and population growth by 2040. PSE also estimates it could begin seeing capacity issues by 2017. “The legal questions don’t really change the basic facts that our community is getting bigger and can’t continue to rely on the same electric infrastructure that it has for the past five decades,” Wappler said.
Aramburu said PSE does have the power of condemnation, which it can use through filing its own lawsuit to continue the “L” segment along Lake Washington. The energy company would need to prove the project is necessary and a beneficial public use. “If PSE does decide to condemn and the court allows them to proceed with condemnation, then the property owners would be paid the fair market value of the land, but the point of this litigation is to have them not do it, to not put the power lines in,” Aramburu said. Wappler said while PSE does have the option for condemnation, “Clearly that’s not a preferred step or the first step.”
May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C. to participate in a number of planned events which honor those who The Metropolitan King have paid the ultimate County Council joined sacrifice. municipalities across the King County is home country in proclaiming May 12–18 National Police to nearly 3,100 commissioned law enforcement Week in recognition of personnel who serve and those men and women protect the residents who have fallen in the and businesses of line of duty. cities, the Port “It is an honor regional 39 of Seattle, three to take part in this Tribal governrecognition and ments, the Univerpay tribute to our sity of Washington fallen heroes,” said and the 250,000 residents Councilmember Reagan of unincorporated King Dunn, the sponsor of County. the proclamation. “The In 1853, Deputy Wesley men and women of law Cherry was the first enforcement deserve our recorded law enforcement utmost respect and gratideath in King County. A tude for all they do.” Police Week was created total of 95 King Countybased law enforcement in 1962 when President personnel have made the John F. Kennedy signed a ultimate sacrifice, with proclamation designating
16 of these officers being members of the King County Sheriff ’s Office. There are approximately 900,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States. The first recorded death took place in 1791, and since that time almost 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have died in the line of duty. As part of the yearly celebration of Police Week, the names of officers lost in the line of duty are added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. This year, two officers from Washington State will be added to the memorial: Washington State Patrol member Sean O’Connell, Jr., and Deputy James Franklin Chatfield of the Whatcom County Sheriff ’s Office who passed away in 1921. Patrolman O’Connell’s name was also added to the Washington State Law Enforcement
Memorial in Olympia on May 2. In 2013 the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously passed legislation to study the creation of a King County Sheriff ’s Office memorial. The memorial is now in the planning stages and a design is being chosen for eventual installation in the King County Courthouse.
River trails, and parks such as Big Finn Hill, Five Mile Lake, Lakewood, Skyway and others to provide parks patrons with information about proper conduct, including posted speed limits, leash laws and other rules that are intended to keep everyone safe. “Trail use is at its highest during the sunny days of spring and summer, and now is the right time to remind everyone about the basic rules of conduct,” said King County Parks Director Kevin Brown. Deputies are patrolling the sites to inform patrons on parks rules and regulations and also issue either a warning or fine for observed violations. Some of the most frequently observed violations include cyclists and other wheeled trail users greatly exceeding the trail system’s 15 mph speed limit, failure to follow pet leash laws that lead to accidents, and alcohol use. Sheriff ’s deputies will also be distributing copies
of the trails code of conduct, which is also posted at locations along trails. The enhanced enforcement effort will continue along selected portions of the parks system through the Labor Day weekend. The cost of this safety program is estimated at about $140,000 and is funded through the King County Parks budget. This effort dedicates approximately 1,500 hours of patrolling and park patron interaction from April through October, with additional contingency hours to address concerns in the winter months. Deputies also work closely with park employees to help parks and trails patrons enjoy their visit. The King County Regional Trail system is a network of approximately 175 miles of multi-use trails used by bicyclists, pedestrians, runners, skaters, equestrians and others. Regional trails are popular for recreational use and for commuting.
The fight to stop Puget Sound Energy from running an 18-mile transmission line from Redmond to Renton continues, with 74 Eastside residents claiming the power company has no legal right to do so along the Eastside Rail Corridor. A lawsuit in Snohomish County Superior Court filed last month by those residents — spanning waterfront properties from Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton to Newcastle Beach Park in Bellevue — claims PSE was granted the right to subsurface and aerial rights along the old BNSF south rail line by the Port of Seattle and King County through a land deal; however, the port had no right to do so. The utility needs the
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Deputies patrolling in county parks, along trails King County Parks and the King County Sheriff ’s Office are joining forces to ensure the continued safety of all visitors to the County’s regional trail system and various parks sites during the busy summertime months. Sheriff ’s deputies are now patrolling stretches of regional trails including the Burke-Gilman, Sammamish River and Cedar
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avy veteran Matt Isenhower (DRedmond) and small-business owner Joel Hussey (R-Redmond) will be challenging Sen. Andy Hill (R-Redmond) and Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland) respectively for their seats representing the 45th Legislative District. With the filing period for candidates running in the fall election taking place between May 12-16, both Hill and Goodman filed for reelection. Hill currently serves as chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, where he was appointed in 2012, and is a leader in the bipartisan majority coalition in the state Senate. Isenhower is running as a Democrat and is a former Amazon employee and Redmond High School graduate. He received a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy. Goodman holds Position
No. 1 and has represented the 45th District since 2006. He won re-election in 2012 against Hussey after dropping out of a congressional race. Hussey is running as a Republican and is the owner of Tailwind Capital LLC. According to Public Disclosure Commission website, Hill has raised $242,202 and spent $33,550, while Isenhower has raised $62,876.47 and spent $12,088.25. Goodman has raised $27,751.50 and spent $3,655, while Hussey has raised $5,250.00 and spent no money. Rep. Larry Springer (DKirkland), who currently holds Position No. 2, will run against Brendan Woodward (R-Woodinville) according to King County Elections. Rep. Luis Moscoso (DMountlake Terrace) from the 1st District is being challenged by Edward J Barton (R-Bothell) and Dave Griffin (D-Woodinville). Moscoso has raised $29,205 and spent $17,498 as of May 19, while Barton and Griffin have raised no funds, according to
the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission website. Because there are three candidates running for the seat there will be a top-two primary held. The other 1st District seat is held by Derek Stanford (D-Bothell). According to the Public Disclosure Commission website he being challenged by Brian Travis (RBothell) but the King County Elections does not have Tavis listed as having filed to run. Sanford has raised $20,839 and spent $1,485, while Travis has raised no funds, as of May 19, according to the website. Candidates filed at the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia or at county auditor offices. Filing fees are 1 percent of a year’s salary for the position sought. Congressional filings are $1,740, Supreme Court $1,675, Court of Appeals $1,595, Superior Court $1,518 and Legislature $421. The primary will be Aug. 5 and the general election Nov. 4.
BRIEFS Home prices rise 8.5 percent Home prices in Kirkland were up 8.5 percent during March according to Redfin’s Real-Time Home Tracker. The numbers only reflect transactions on the Multiple Listing Service, a local or regional database of available real estate for sale by member brokers. The company also states that the median home price was $477,500. Sales in Kirkland were down 18 percent in March with only 113 homes sold, but homes sold 18 percent faster, spending just nine days on the market.
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economy continues to improve, taxable retail sales were up in the fourth quarter of 2013 by 5.8 percent. Taxable retail sales between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013 reached $31.1 billion – a $1.7 billion increase over the same period in 2012, according to the Washington State Department of Revenue’s quarterly analysis. Fourth quarter retail trade purchases increased by 4.9 percent over the same time the previous year, to $14.7 billion. Retail trade is a subset of total taxable retail sales and includes purchases of clothes, home furnishings, books, cars and general merchandise but excludes sales in industries such as manufacturing and construction.
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Most categories saw increases in fourth quarter taxable sales: • E-commerce grew
by 19.7 percent, to $599 million • New and used car sales increased by 11.4 percent, to $2.5 billion • Lawn care supplies rose by 11.4 percent, to $119 million • Manufacturing was up 10.6 percent, to $611 million • Health and drug stores rose 8.1 percent, to $461 million • Home furnishings were up 7.4 percent, to $551 million
Two Kirkland residents named to WOU honor roll Kirkland residents Abagail Storey Oswald and Annie Elizabeth Poulson were recently named to the honor roll at Western Oregon University for the fall term. Students must earn a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.99 to be named to the list.
Report shows mental health, drug programs reducing costly jail and hospital stays Rod Dembowski, prime sponsor of the motion. “These programs are starting to make a dent in the overall problem, but King County still has work to do in ensuring everyone with mental health and chemical dependency challenges receive the care they need.” In 2005, the Washington state Legislature authorized counties to implement a one-tenth of one percent sales and use tax to support new or expanded chemical dependency or mental health treatment programs and services and for the operation of new or expanded therapeutic court programs and services. “This report shows that focusing our resources on preventive measures is an effective way to break the cycle of arrests and hospitalization,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Our combined efforts to help treat
those who suffer from mental illness and chemical dependency make our communities safer and healthier. King County became one of 19 counties in the state to create this new fund source in 2007, using the tax revenue to fund a range of programs and services to prevent and reduce unnecessary involvement with criminal justice and emergency medical systems and promote recovery for people with mental illness and chemical dependency. “The resources provided by the MIDD tax have allowed us to build creative and humane alternatives to jail for people arrested for
low level offenses who have underlying mental health and chemical dependency issues,” said King County Prosecuting Attorney and MIDD Oversight Committee Co-Chair Dan Satterberg. “Our investments in these programs will make our community safer and healthier, and have reduced our reliance on the more expensive and less effective avenue of incarceration.” The report shows significant success during the past year. Highlights including the following: • $53.9 million was spent during 2013 on MIDD strategies and on County programs funded through the MIDD. • A total of 35,828 individuals (23,299 adults and 12.529 youth/children) received one or more MIDDfunded services, compared with 32,112 served in 2012. • At least 1,059 MIDD clients reported that they
had served in the U.S. military. • 40 of 45 strategies with performance measurement data met at least 85 percent of their annual target for one or more key targets in 2013 • By increasing access to community mental health treatment, the average number of emergency visits to Harborview Medical Center was reduced 22 percent in the short term and 38 percent in the long term. • The average number of days in jail for MIDD participants was reduced between 79 percent and 80 percent, depending on the particular MIDD program. • A reduction in average days hospitalized for MIDD participants ranged from 66 percent to 34 percent. Clients served by MIDD funds come from across King County, including
greater Seattle (34 percent), south King County (31 percent), east King County (17 percent), north King County (8 percent), and elsewhere (10 percent). While the original state legislation did not allow the one-tenth of one percent sales tax revenues to be used for existing programs, subsequent changes to the law by the State Legislature currently allow counties to use a portion of the funds to support existing mental health, substance abuse and therapeutic court services, making it possible to sustain programs through the recession.
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Improving access to treatment services for people with mental illness and chemical dependency is proving successful in reducing costly emergency response and criminal justice services and helping people achieve healthier, safer and more stable lives in the community. The Metropolitan King County Council today accepted the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Sixth Annual Report, which includes information on the youth and adults who received a range of treatment services in 2013 through programs supported by Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) funds. “Investments in our mental health and chemical dependency programs have paid dividends in the form of reduced jail time and psychiatric hospital stays,” said Councilmember
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A protest of 20-30 people was held Thursday in Kirkland against the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), as it voted to make changes regulating Internet Service Providers (ISP). The protest was part of a nation-wide event held at other FCC regional offices
throughout the country pushing for net neutrality. The protesters in Kirkland gathered outside of what was believed to be the FCC Regional Office at 1410 NE 122nd Way, but several individuals in the building’s lobby stated that the FCC no longer has an office there. The lobby directory did not have the FCC listed. According to a spokes-
person at the FCC’s Office of Media Relations, the regional office in Washington no longer exists. Thursday the FCC voted 3-2 to move forward with a set of proposed changes, among which would ban ISP from blocking or slowing down access to websites, but it would allow them to charge more for faster and more efficient delivery of content.
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“defendants are without knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth” of the respective allegations. A trial for the complaint has been set for March 30, 2015. Last week, the Washington State Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) released the conclusions of their investigation of the accident, which according to Sound Transit is the first fatality involving one of their express buses since they first started in 1999. The MAIT investigation determined that Rukhlin was responsible for the crash by failing to stop at a red light and have asked the King County Prosecutor to consider charging him with two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular assault and one count of hit and run with death. Dan Donohoe, press secretary for the King County Prosecutor’s Office, wrote in an email that the case is currently under review and it will be several weeks before they decide whether or not to file any charges. According to MAIT, Rukhlin did not noticeably slow the bus down as it traveled northbound on I-405 and up onto the transit ramp to Northeast 128th Street. The report
This SUV was hit by a Sound Transit bus in May of 2013 on the I-405 carpool overpass in the Totem Lake neighborhood of Kirkland. The accident took the lives of Robert and Elizabeth Rotta of Bellevue. A recent Washington State Patrol report recommends charges against the bus driver. REPORTER FILE PHOTO said the bus was traveling approximately 45 mph when it entered the intersection and struck the SUV carrying the victims. The MAIT concluded that despite passengers telling Rukhlin to stop the bus following the collision, it continued moving for one minute and 13 seconds, driving nearly threequarters of a mile and into the carpool on-ramp to northbound I-405. Passengers finally intervened to get Rukhlin to stop the bus. The MAIT report said the SUV was going approximately 23 mph when the vehicle was struck. Robert H. Rotta, 76, died at the scene, and Elizabeth E. Rotta, 75, died from her injuries early the next morning at an area hospital. Both were Bellevue residents. Kendall L. Rotta, 51, a Kirkland resident, suffered a concussion and a fractured rib and was transported to Harborview Medical Center. Rukhlin was cooperative throughout the investigation and agreed
to perform a drug influence evaluation, as well as a blood test. Both the evaluation and blood test results were negative for any signs of drug or alcohol impairment. He told investigators following the crash that the brakes had failed, but a follow-up investigation concluded in June 2013 that the brakes had been operating fine at the time of the crash. Rukhlin was put on paid administrative leave following the accident. According to an email statement sent by First Transit, Inc., Ruhklin is currently on unpaid administrative leave. “The safety of First Transit passengers, as well as those with whom First Transit shares the roads, is a responsibility that First Transit takes very seriously,” the statement said. “First Transit has cooperated fully with the Washington State Patrol investigation of this accident. First Transit continues to offer our full cooperation with all parties involved with the judicial process.”
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Quadrant Homes, Dave Mozzone, 14725 SE 36th St Bellevue, WA 98006, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Vintner’s West, is located at 13007 136th Ave NE in Kirkland in King county. This project involves 5.6 acres of soil disturbance for Residential construction activities. Stormwater will be discharged to City of Kirkland Storm System. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water
quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published in Kirkland Reporter on May 16, 23, 2014. #1053061
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Rebels bounce Bellevue from postseason, miss state tourney
Correction Emerson High School junior Gabriella Nitschke was among the 18 STEM scholars honored in math by the Kirkland-Redmond Branch of the American Association of University Women at an April 23 presentation at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center. The Reporter regrets the omission and strives for accuracy in all reportage.
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the shot at a state tournament game, and the legacy left behind from more than a dozen seniors, will have a lasting impression on the program and entire student body. “We had a lot of pride,” he said of his own prep days as a Rebel. “I’m trying to instill that back in the school. It brings everyone up.” Cosgrove echoed that sentiment, and said the opportunity of reaching the state tournament is not lost on a group that considers themselves a family. “He’s the best coach I could possibly have,” he
After a down period on the diamond, the Rebels appear to have turned a corner under Peterson, himself an alum. Bellevue coach Pete Wilkinson, a longtime baseball instructor and coach in the area and with collegiate programs around the country and also in his third year in 3A KingCo, said the win was long due for a program he sees as an up-and-comer in the league. “It’s tremendous what he’s doing,” Wilkinson said. “He and his team absolutely deserved what they got tonight.” Peterson said he hopes
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ndy Cosgrove ripped the glove from his hand and fired it at the wall of teammates rushing toward him from the dugout, pumping both fists and exclaiming a Rebel yell of worthy of the feat he and his Juanita teammates had just completed. The Rebels beat Bellevue 1-0 in the second loser-out game of the day at Bannerwood Park May 14, sending the regular season champions packing behind a combined shutout from Cosgrove and starting pitcher Adam Miller. “Every game in this tournament has been close, has been a pitcher’s game,” head coach Mark Peterson said. I told them we just had to keep battling.” Juanita lost to Lakeside on May 17, 1-0, at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center. The loss eliminated the Rebels from the post season one win from berth in the state playoffs. Miller and Cosgrove made sure the KingCo tournament’s final game held to form, holding the Wolverines to only five base hits and working out of a handful of potentially game-turning jams. Bellevue moved its leadoff man to third base in the top of the first, before Miller induced a fly ball to end the inning. The Wolverines had two runners on base when the Juanita defense answered the call, throwing out a runner at the plate when he tried to take home on a fielder’s choice for an inning ending double play. But the most pressing threat came in the bottom of the sixth, when Cosgrove loaded the bases with no one out, prompting a visit from Peterson. Three strikeouts later, the Rebels were back in the
dugout celebrating. “He can play anywhere on the field and be great,” Peterson said of Cosgrove, who began the game behind the plate. “I’ll take him any day of the week.” Bellevue put the leadoff man on base again in the seventh, but again Cosgrove worked his way off the hook, keeping alive his team’s hopes of advancing to the state baseball tournament for the first time in 15 years. “I know I have the best team behind me,” he said. “We don’t want to go home yet.”
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Peter Edmund Engwall, age 42, of Kirkland, Washington, formerly of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, died unexpectedly in Kirkland on May 14, 2014. Predeceased by his father, N. Jerome Engwall of Minnetonka, MN. Peter is survived by his son, August James Engwall, and Auggie’s mother Christina Malone of Kirkland. Additional survivors include, Mother Kay (Curtis) Botko’ and brother Michael (Julie) Engwall, niece and nephew Lauren and Johnathan Engwall, stepmother Lynne Gorlinsky, aunt, uncles, step-siblings, cousins, and a host of friends in the Eden Prairie and Seattle communities. Peter was an ‘Iron Man’, a gentle man and a sweet soul who left us all too soon. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lake Little League, P.O. Box 82893, Kenmore, WA 98028. A memorial gathering will be scheduled at a later date.
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Mary W. Neal Born January 28, 1926 Returned to the Lord April 6, 2014 Mary W. Neal passed from this life to join her Lord in Heaven early Sunday morning, April 6, 2014, from her Kirkland home. Born to Dicie and David Caldwell in Wheeling, Arkansas, Mary spent her childhood in the Midwest, moving from Arkansas to Oklahoma and Illinois. She graduated from Altamont High School in Altamont, Illinois in 1944. Following high school she moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she worked as a keypunch/teletype operator. It was during her time there that she met and married Roy E. Neal. Traveling to Washington on their honeymoon, they decided to stay and make Kirkland their home. Mary is survived by her four children, Dave (Sheree) Neal, Cindy (Frank) McComb, Shelly (Greg) Luerding and Molly Wing; 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and mother who adored her family and cherished her grandchildren, rejoicing in each of their accomplishments. Known for her cheerfulness, thoughtfulness, generosity and deep love for children, she had many friends and never knew a stranger. Her friends and family will miss her greatly until we meet again.
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Local talent to perform at Kirkland Kiwanis pancake breakfast As the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland gears up for its May 24 Pancake Breakfast to be held at the Peter Kirk Community Center from 7 a.m. until noon, local musicians are tuning up for the occasion. This is the second year this Kiwanis event has featured musicians as part of the fun. Lined up to perform are six separate musical acts. All funds made at the breakfast are donated to KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing) www. kithcares.com. Zach Boyd - 8:30-9 a.m.: A cello teacher at Kirkland Music Academy, Zach is 19 and has been playing cello since he was 4 years old. He plays “all things strings” from fireside banjo
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he 2014 EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland annual ride will bring a show of color and almost 2,000 bicycles to Kirkland between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 26. The event will start and end at Kirkland’s Marina Park. Known for 14 years as Seven Hills of Kirkland, this premier regional cycling event has gained its first title sponsor. EvergreenHealth, dedicated to helping King and Snohomish County residents to live their “healthiest best,” has stepped up for a five year commitment to help grow the event. EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte will ride with a team of EvergreenHealth employees and encourages all health-seeking, community-minded cyclists to register and invite their friends to create a team. “We’re proud to sponsor the 2014 EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland,” Malte said. “The men and women who participate become stronger and create a healthier community for all with each mile, as the proceeds support KITH.” KITH is a local 501(c)(3) celebrating 25 years of serving homeless families from King County, stabilizing them in housing and supporting them with services while they work to attain housing and selfsufficiency. Since its inception in
Bicyclists register and prepare for the ride at the 7 Hills of Kirkland during last year’s event. Reporter file photo 1996, the event attracts riders from all over the Seattle/King County Metro area, Pierce and Snohomish counties, British Columbia, California and throughout the west coast, and as far away as France and the United Kingdom. The first registered rider in 2014 is coming from Wisconsin for the event. Renowned for its scenic and challenging routes, delicious food, community support, and Bagpiper for All Memorable Occasions Neil Hubbard, the EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland is a challenge not to be missed. Registration fees range from $30 to $60 and teams are welcome and encouraged. The volunteer 2014 7 Hills Event Committee, chaired by Bill Fores, predicts a
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The senior year achievements of softball pitcher and Kirkland resident Sara Aasness have been recognized with her selection as Pacific University’s Outstanding Senior Athlete.
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ake Washington High School starting pitcher John Lyon has frustrated batters all season. He is not known for high strikeout totals but he is known for getting batters out. Nothing changed Saturday except the importance of the game, as the senior threw a complete game six-hitter to beat the Seahawks in Anacortes, 5-1, helping the Kangs win the district title. “He is so consistent,” Kangs head coach Derek Bingham said. “He keeps the ball down and in the zone. He just gives us a chance to win. We also played tremendous defense behind him.” The Lake Washington offense got on the board early, taking a 2-0 lead during the first inning with RBI singles by Lyon
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The Kirkland Woman’s Club held its annual scholarship luncheon, honoring three Kirkland high school students, on May 1. Tara Toman and Paula Vianca Pabustan from Juanita high school and Jane Hyun Jin Jung from Lake Washington High school attended with their
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Kirkland students make SPU dean’s list Twelve Kirkland residents made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 winter quarter dean’s list. Students on the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average. The students include: Jessica Marie Butler, Hannah Jiamin Chong, David George Downs, Amber N Givens, Mollianne Elizabeth Grager, Praew Hemrathiran, Annemarie Christyna Henesy, Emma Ruth Elise Holm, Michelle Kalynne Johnson, Laura Nicole Moore, Johanna Alyssa Oldenburger and Leah Ashlan Sands.
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Thank You for Caring If you are reading this special breast cancer section of the Kirkland Reporter, you clearly care about the impact of breast cancer on our community. Thank you. More women in Washington State are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other form of cancer. Indeed, our state has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in our country. Who knows why the incidence of breast cancer is so high in our state? One theory is it might be a relative lack of vitamin D. This is why I am excited about the Komen funded study on obesity and vitamin D that was just completed by Dr. Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This research is discussed in another article in today’s paper. It is one of eight local breast cancer research studies together totaling $3.7 million dollars in Komen global medical research funding spent right here in Puget Sound. Personally, I would like to see more study into the unique factors affecting breast health in our Northwest region. Beyond the statistics, we care about breast cancer because so many of us know someone whose life has been touched by this disease. It might be a mother, a daughter, an aunt, a sister, a wife, a close friend or you. For me, the matriarch of my family, my Aunt Judy, is a breast cancer survivor. And, now that I am a part of a Komen Puget Sound family, I have become close to the many Komen staff, donors and volunteers who have either survived breast cancer or are currently battling this disease. I am inspired by their stories every day, and they reinforce within me a personal sense of urgency regarding our mission. If a woman has to decide whether to pay for her family’s meals or her breast cancer treatments, she needs our support today. With 100 women in our state diagnosed with breast cancer every week, we need find a cure for breast cancer now. When lives are at stake, there is no time to lose. If you also feel this sense of urgency, I invite you to visit komenpugetsound.org and register for the Race for the Cure on June 1. Join me and others who share your desire to make a difference. We can win the battle against breast cancer. All we need is you. Thank you,
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The Boob Blog By Linda Ball
Last September I published my first book. I called it “The Boob Blog” because it started out as a blog. I started the blog to keep family and friends up to speed on my progress and what was happening to me as I dealt with breast cancer. I realized what was happening was so unreal I had to expand on it — thus the book. When you’re given a diagnosis of cancer, it’s frightening. Emotions and thoughts swell up that are hard to explain. Why me? I’m always been very healthy. I work out. I eat pretty healthy, except when I crave sweets. I used to be a body builder (30 some years ago). How could this happen? It’s because cancer has its own agenda. And in the case of breast cancer, if you’re female, you are a target. Think of seven women you love dearly. One of them will get a diagnosis of breast cancer. I moved to Seattle over the Labor Day weekend of 2009 to start a new life, not really knowing anyone in this area. My diagnosis came one year and four months
for chemotherapy and radiation treatment because there was no treatment readily available for her in Shanghai. The Kirkland native was treated at numerous hospitals in the area, including Swedish Medical, the University of Washington and EvergreenHeatlth. In the meantime, while undergoing treatment she also had to organize her daughter’s wedding. “That is hard to do by yourself,” she said. Fortunately the wedding, and the treatments, went well. She said during the six months she was treated she never got sick and just “felt a little cold.” “I was one of the lucky ones,” Loveland said. “But they wanted to really attack it.” Not only did her family live in the area to provide support, but her husband flew back to Kirkland from China every three weeks while she underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments. “My whole family was here,” she said. “My sisters were wonderful. My daughters and I did a lot together. They were
all emotionally supportive.” Loveland also had to undergo very strong chemotherapy treatments because although the cancer had not reached the lymph nodes yet, the doctors informed her it was an aggressive cancer strain. “I really wasn’t worried,” she said. Yet, aside from a fever and a brief trip to the hospital, the treatments did not prevent her from helping to plan her daughter’s wedding. She also learned that her cancer is not genetic, which came as a relief to her sisters and daughters. So far, Loveland has been cancer-free since last August. She did have to have a mastectomy, from which she is currently recovering. Nevertheless, Loveland said she considers herself lucky to have found her cancer early enough to have it treated. Having lived in Michigan, New Jersey and even India, Loveland said she and her husband are back here in Kirkland to stay for good. “I wouldn’t be doing what I do now if it weren’t for getting tested,” Loveland said.
later. I was pretty much on my own, except when one of my friends from Alaska, my home state, or Idaho, where I moved here from, would come to help. I now realize how strong I was because I had to deal with this pretty much on my own which, I’ve come to learn, is not the norm. But I didn’t know any different. I dedicated “The Boob Blog” to survivors, current and future patients and anyone who has had their life touched by any kind of cancer. In the book I talk about how I’ve always had a pretty wicked sense of humor, and that is what kept me going. In chapter three, “Fact Finding,” I said “tomorrow is my brain scan. It will be interesting to see if there’s anything in there.” Well, there wasn’t (meaning, no tumors)! I talk about chemo. It’s hell. There’s really no other way to describe it. I did chemo first, which is called neoadjuvant therapy. You can’t think straight. You are tired all the time. And I thought, okay, at least I’ll lose some weight with cancer. NO! You gain weight because they give you steroids to counteract the side effects of the chemo, so you want to eat more, and you gain weight. Great, I thought. Fat and bald. Then, for a little extra fun, when I had one of my first MRIs, a tech called to say there was a “spot” on my appendix. My oncologist told me not to worry about it. On the evening of May 25, 2011, I knew something was terribly wrong. You guessed it. Appendicitis. So, it had to come out. That set me back a little from the chemo schedule. I am very much a planner and in control of my life, so for me all of this was really hard because I was not the one in control. The disease was. Once I was back on track, I went into phase II of the chemo, which was the hard stuff. It was a combination of two drugs, adriamycin and cytoxan; adriamycin is also referred to as the red devil, and it didn’t take long to figure out why. That’s when my
hair really started to go, and tired took on a whole new meaning. What made my journey unique is that I really did my best to try to keep it normal. I continued to do things I enjoyed as much as I could. I went zip-lining and kayaking after I had a unilateral mastectomy. And it kept me strong, physically and mentally. I don’t forget my medical team in the book at all. They were all so wonderful. My medical oncologist, Dr. Kaplan, my surgeon, Dr. Beatty, my plastic surgeon, Dr. Isik, and the oncology nurses and all the nurses were nothing short of angels. My final day of chemo was bittersweet, because I had to say goodbye to those wonderful nurses. Many women don’t bother with reconstruction. But I felt I was still too young not to do it. I opted for a tramflap, which was another long journey. The tram-flap is an amazing procedure, but had I known how painful it would be, I might have re-thought it. I was in rough, rough shape for a good month after the surgery. I had to have constant care for three weeks, so thankfully I had three different
Elaine Loveland and her granddaughter at a Seahawks rally in Kirkland. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
girlfriends come in one-week shifts to care for me. I am healed now, but I still have occasional twinges of pain, from nerves reconnecting I suppose. By December 2012 I moved into my very own little condo in West Seattle. I bought at the bottom of the market and I love my place. I have a view of Puget Sound, which was my priority. I love being able to sit on my deck in the summer and see the Sound and the Olympic Mountains and to walk along the shore. I participated in my first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure last June, and I will be doing it again this year. I’m also the PR chair for this year’s American Cancer Society, West Seattle, Relay for Life. The fight can’t end until cancer is eradicated forever. “The Boob Blog” is available on Amazon. com or for Kindle. It’s also available at the Issaquah Library, and at Swedish Medical Centers in Issaquah, Seattle First Hill and Edmonds in the cancer education centers. Sometimes reading someone else’s journey can help you make key decisions.
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By TJ Martinell or a mother, planning a daughter’s wedding can be stressful. Try planning one while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for breast cancer. Kirkland native Elaine Loveland is living proof that it can be done. When Loveland was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, she was living in Shanghai with her husband, Ralph Loveland, a general manager at Dow Corning. A short return home during the summer resulted in a life-changing event. Loveland had a mammogram after discovering a lump while she was in China. The mammogram results showed she had Stage 1 breast cancer. Although the cancer was detected early, Loveland said it was hard news to process because she was the first woman in her family to be diagnosed. “It was pretty shocking,” she said. “I am an extremely healthy person. For me to get sick - it was a surprise, a shock.” Loveland returned home to Kirkland
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hen Anna heard the news she was pregnant, she and her husband were overjoyed. Up to this point they had devoted their lives to providing a safe, nurturing home for foster children. While they had a large family of six foster children, they welcomed the news of another child in their lives. But then, shortly afterwards, Anna also received the news that she had breast cancer. After the baby was born, Anna underwent surgery to have the cancer removed, and then she began chemotherapy. Overwhelmed by the unexpected medical expenses, she turned to her mother who put her in touch with one of Cancer Lifeline’s financial navigator’s. The navigator worked helped with the application for aid from the Komen Puget Sound Patient Assistance Fund. Support from the Komen fund helped to keep the heat on in Anna’s home as well as provide meal support for her and her family. Once Anna’s financial situation was stabilized, she was able to address her medical needs and is now doing well. Both financially and emotionally, Cancer Lifeline helped Anna move from hopelessness to the survivor she is today. Forty years ago, Cancer Lifeline began service as a 24-hour phone line designed to offer information and provide emotional support to patients and families affected by cancer. Over the years of carefully listening to the needs of cancer patients and survivors,
the organization added other programs to provide all people touched by cancer with high-quality emotional, financial, and health and wellness services. For the past nine years, Cancer Lifeline has administered the Komen Puget Sound Patient Assistance Fund (KPAF) to provide low-income breast cancer patients like Anna with financial and emotional support to help stabilize their lives and allow them to remain in treatment. The organization is Komen Puget Sound’s second largest grantee, after the Washington State Department of Health. With the ongoing economic downturn, KPAF and Cancer Lifeline’s patient financial assistance program has been particularly vital for vulnerable breast cancer patients. It is one of the few programs in the Puget Sound area that helps patients at risk of losing housing, utilities or other basic essentials due to the expense of cancer treatments, loss of employment and/or insurance needs due to illness. “Cancer Lifeline has truly been a lifeline for patients who have nowhere else to go,” says Elisa Del Rosario, Komen Puget Sound Director of Grants, Education and Advocacy. “They meet a critical need for women and families in our community, with staff and volunteers who exhibit the utmost caring for patient’s wellbeing.” In addition to addressing the health and financial needs of cancer patients, Cancer Lifeline also
provides important mental well-being programs, including classes in artistic expression. These Creative Expression workshops are open to all people living with cancer – patients, survivors, family members, friends and co-workers. Lead by trained facilitators, classes may include card making, painting, collage, fiber arts or writing. By tapping into their creative skills, participants learn to cope while navigating through their cancer experience. “Our programs are based on the needs of people living with cancer,” said Joseph Yurgevich, Cancer Lifeline program director. “We offer you choices and encourage you to take control. Most of all, we provide the environment where you have the freedom to express feelings without being judged.”
Investing in Research to Find a Cure for Breast Cancer – Worldwide and Right Here at Home By Dr. Anne McTiernan, MD, PHD. Thirty years ago, Susan G. Komen was founded on a promise to end breast cancer forever. Since then, the organization has worked towards fulfilling that promise by investing more than $790 million into breast cancer research. That makes Komen the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research in the world. Did you know that Komen is currently investing over $3.7 million of their global breast cancer research program right here into active medical studies in the Puget Sound region? One Komen grant recipient is Dr. Mary-Claire King at the University of Washington. King is working to uncover new genes that will better identify women at risk for inherited breast cancer. Other Komen grant recipients include some of my colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. For example, one Komen grantee is working to uncover a simple, noninvasive blood test that, when done in combination with a mammogram, will significantly increase accuracy in detecting breast cancer at an early stage, when it is most curable. I am working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on an exciting Komen funded study that looks at vitamin D insufficiency and weight, two interrelated risk factors for breast cancer. We have such an epidemic of obesity and lack of exercise in our country. This is why I believe a study into these areas can have a significant impact on better understanding these risk factors for breast cancer.
Many of you may be aware that vitamin D comes from the sun and helps build better bones, but there is evidence that it might also help in prevention of breast cancer. This is particularly important for us living in the Northwest where, unfortunately, many of us are not getting enough vitamin D due to a relative lack of sunlight, and other factors like body weight. Overweight individuals are at increased risk of low vitamin D levels. That’s possibly because excess fat absorbs and holds onto vitamin D, making it unavailable to the body. Vitamin D may be helpful in reducing the risk of breast cancer in a number of ways. It could reduce production of fat tissue, which would result in lowering breast cancer risk factors related to obesity. Vitamin D by itself has also been associated with a reduction in the initiation of cancer in laboratory experiments. We have recently completed a study that enrolled 218 women who were overweight with low Vitamin D levels in a year-long, nutrition and exercise based weight loss program. Participants met regularly with a study nutritionist to learn strategies for healthy eating and weight loss, and worked closely with our exercise specialists on a moderate-intensity aerobic exercise program. As a part of this study, half of these women were randomly assigned to receive a daily dose of vitamin D. We found that women whose vitamin D levels rose to what is considered a healthy level lost significantly more weight and body fat, and they lost significantly
more inches around their waist. This means that women should have their blood levels of vitamin D tested by their medical provider. If their levels are too low, they should work with their provider to ensure that any vitamin D pills they take are raising their vitamin D to a healthy level. These results were recently Anne McTiernan, MD, PHD is a researcher, Public Health Sciences, published in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. To our knowledge, there are no prior studies on the effect of vitamin D and weight on breast cancer prevention. So, this study is highly novel. If positive results follow, as we hope, this research will translate into clinical and public health practices that will provide women and physicians additional options for reducing risk for breast cancer. In the meantime, there is one thing we do know. When it comes to breast cancer, exercise and weight control are like wearing a seat belt. They reduce your risk, and might even save your life.
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Join QFC and the Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure as we raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Ensuring that all women have access to breast cancer early detection and quality treatment support is the ultimate goal, and QFC is committed to seeing this happen. Understanding the facts about the disease and knowing the warning signs can help protect you and your loved ones. Here are some useful tips: • Talk to your family and learn about your family health history • Complete monthly breast self-exams • Be alert to any changes in your body • Notify your doctor immediately if you notice any changes or have any concerns • Have yearly check-ups and mammograms, as recommended • Spread the word by talking and sharing with mothers, sisters, family and friends. Love and knowledge are powerful weapons in this battle.
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