New Year with New Council

  • Written by David B. Clark
The Woodinville City Council bounced back into business in 2018 when they held their first meeting January 2. Before the Oaths of Office or the formal election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor took place, the council members and audience were treated to duo of special experiences. Woodinville’s Boy Scout Troup 909 led the Posting of the Colors and Flag Salute just before the floor was held by Woodinville High School’s Advanced Mixed Choir as they sang the National Anthem. The evening filled with important and weighted business, but the connectivity of the community and its eager, young participants gave a sense of youthful progress at the beginning of what is destined to be a very busy year for Woodinville.
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Despite new majority, State Democrats won’t scramble for a capital gains tax

  • Written by By Josh Kelety
OLYMPIA, Wash. — While Democrats in the state legislature have supported enacting a capital gains tax to fund public education in the past, they aren’t itching to pass one this legislative session now that they control both the statehouse and the governorship. At a Thursday morning news conference, Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson, D–Maury Island, said that while “everything will be on the table”  she doesn’t see much momentum behind passing a capital gains tax assessed on profits derived from the sale of property or other assets this session due to time constraints and concerns about the concept amongst her caucus.
“There a few members who have serious concerns about the volatility of a capital gains tax,” Nelson said, adding that the upcoming session’s short length of 60 days makes a push for the tax less likely. “Our goal is to get out on time; and time is going to fly by,” she said.
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EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care Welcomes Dr. Dustin Hayward

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is pleased to welcome neurosurgeon Dr. Dustin Hayward to its Spine & Neurosurgical Care practice. Dr. Hayward brings clinical expertise in cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery to treat structural, biochemical and electrical conditions in the brain, spinal cord or other nerves.

Dr. Hayward has performed thousands of minimally invasive endovascular surgeries to treat complications resulting from brain aneurysms, tangled cerebral blood vessels and stroke, as well as complex spine surgeries.
“The team of providers at EvergreenHealth Spine & Neurosurgical Care is guided by a collective vision to create life-changing care by combining hope and compassion with powerful medicine,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “We are proud to welcome Dr. Hayward, whose lifelong commitment to patient-centered neurosurgical care complements this approach.”

Dr. Hayward brings a wide breadth of knowledge and experience treating a range of neurological disorders. He began his career pursuing the most intense educational and clinical training programs possible to best benefit his future patients. As a result, Dr. Hayward is now among a select group of nationally recognized neurosurgeons who are dual capable of treating cerebral aneurysms and strokes with both open and minimally invasive endovascular techniques.

Dr. Hayward received his medical degree from University of San Diego, and pursued his neurological surgery residency at Loyola University. There, he also completed an intra-residency senior fellowship program in minimally invasive endoscopic brain tumor and skull base surgery. Following his residency, Dr. Hayward received fellowship training at Seattle’s Swedish Neuroscience Institute.

Record Setting Year for Development in Woodinville

  • Written by Courtesy of The Woodinville Wire.
Project planning and building permits continues to set record levels in the City of Woodinville.
As of the end of September, the Department approved $127,043,074 in new permits - project valuation. Last year at that time, the total permit valuation stood at $11,192,694. This represents an increase in new building construction in Woodinville of 1,035.05%.
Prior to this, the largest yearly permit valuation in Woodinville history was in 2007 when $89,408,997 was issued.
The permit totals also reflect huge increases. In September 2017 there were 217 permits issued (compared to last year's 123). The largest yearly total prior to this year was back in 2005 when 183 permits were issued.
At the end of September there were 236 new multi-family units issued and 64 new single-family units issued.


EvergreenHealth Pain Care Welcomes Pain Specialist Dr. Jennifer Lee

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is pleased to welcome pain medicine physician Dr. Jennifer Lee to the EvergreenHealth Pain Care team.
Dr. Lee is board-certified in both pain medicine and anesthesiology, and comes to the Kirkland-based health system with specialized experience in epidural injections, facet joint injections, neurolytic blocks, spinal cord stimulators, and medication management with an emphasis on non-opioid options. As a leader in her practice area, Dr. Lee’s clinical research has been featured in a number of scholarly publications.
A lifelong resident of the Northwest, Dr. Lee began her career as an acting instructor at Seattle Children's, and later as faculty in pain management at Swedish Medical Center. There, she had the opportunity to focus on adult patients, initiating a Ketamine infusion program. Dr. Lee also taught ultrasound-guided interventional procedures to other doctors through the World Association for Ultrasound in Pain Medicine for several years, and has actively contributed to committees aiming to standardize and optimize care pathways for chronic low back pain.
With a passion for science and helping people, Dr. Lee believes medicine was always a natural career choice. She earned her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, before returning to Seattle to serve as a medical intern at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She completed a fellowship in sports medicine pain management, and her residency in anesthesio-logy at the University of Washington Medical Center.