September 16, 2015
NEW — 6:25 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015
There was a time when Issaquah’s young people ran free all summer — as long as they got their chores done first. At least that was the recollection of Jake Jones Jr., who recorded an oral history that is now in the collections of the Issaquah History Museums.
Jones recalled the summers of the 1890s when he and his half-brother Pierre Joseph Settem went fishing, camping and exploring, and no one knew where they were. At the time, the boys were about 12 and 14 years of age, respectively.
April 28, 2015
Several communities around Issaquah were the recipients last month of numerous grassroots grants given by the office of King County Executive Dow Constantine to support community or neighborhood activity.
All in all, 36 grants were given out countywide. The communities are all in unincorporated areas of the county. Grants ranged up to $5,000 for a total of $60,000 and are part of King County’s Community Service Area Program.
December 18, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 18, 2013
Marijuana operation regulations in King County received approval Dec. 9.
During its regular meeting, the King County Council unanimously adopted legislation modifying county building codes and development regulations for the placement of recreational marijuana businesses licensed by the state Liquor Control Board. The regulations would only apply to unincorporated areas.
Outdoor and greenhouse growing would be available in agricultural and rural areas. Indoor growing would be available in business and industrial zones. As per state guidelines, operations cannot exist within 1,000 feet of childcare centers, schools, parks, libraries, recreation centers or in residential areas.