Sheriff honored as ‘Champion for Washington’s Children’

December 16, 2014

King County Sheriff John Urquhart recently received the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids “Champion for Washington’s Children” Award for his work on behalf of early learning.

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Community Service Area program hosts town halls

April 8, 2014

Residents of unincorporated King County can meet with county officials, learn about small grant opportunities for their community and be informed about current county work in their community during a series of town hall-style open houses.

The local meeting is from 7-9 p.m. April 14 at Evergreen Community Church, 20112 S.E. 152nd St., Renton. Attending will be King County Councilman Reagan Dunn, Sheriff John Urquhart and Deputy Executive Fred Jarrett.

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Liberty teens get candid about marijuana use

February 11, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy Liberty High School students (from left) Jenna Purkis, Neil Chakravarty and Ashton Herrild talk about the effects the legalization of marijuana has on teens at a Drug Free Community Coalition forum held at Liberty on Feb. 6.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Liberty High School students (from left) Jenna Purkis, Neil Chakravarty and Ashton Herrild talk about the effects the legalization of marijuana has on teens at a Drug Free Community Coalition forum held at Liberty on Feb. 6.

Not much has changed about the perception of marijuana among teens since voters elected to legalize the drug with the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012.

If anything, legalization has made the drug seem more acceptable, according to a group of Liberty High School students at the third and final forum hosted by the Drug Free Community Coalition Feb. 6.

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Liberty hosts teen marijuana forum

February 4, 2014

As cities continue to grapple with the ramifications of Initiative 502’s legalization of marijuana in 2012, communities across the state are looking inward to determine how it affects its men, women and children.

The voter-approved initiative legalized recreational marijuana use for adults, but it still remains illegal for teens and is technically a federal crime.

The Issaquah Community Network will explore how legal marijuana affects local adolescents with a teen forum Feb. 6 at the Liberty High School Performing Arts Center.

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