The Beat — Student survey reveals driving habits

May 27, 2015

Whether sneaking a glance at your phone screen during a red light or blasting the latest single on the radio, most students can admit that they have been exposed to distractions while driving.

Megan So Liberty High School

Megan So
Liberty High School

It is also likely that such distractions were present with passengers in their cars.

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Marijuana category (first place) — ‘Dare’

April 22, 2015

Liberty High School student Ashton Herrild earned first place in the marijuana category for this “Dare” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

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Marijuana category (second place) — ‘Influence the Choice Marijuana’

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Autumn Maddux earned second place in the marijuana category for this “Influence the Choice Marijuana” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

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Marijuana category (third place) — “Artificial Happiness”

April 22, 2015

Skyline High School student Bennett Lees earned third place in the marijuana category for this “Artificial Happiness” video. Learn more about the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition video contest here: http://bit.ly/1Hm2q3B.

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Schools seek lessons from new Healthy Youth Survey

March 31, 2015

Results from a new survey show Issaquah School District students aren’t very different from students around the state when it comes to using alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and other behavior.

At a March 25 study session, district officials shared results of the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey with Issaquah School Board members.

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Student athletes and the consequences of drugs

March 25, 2015

Among student athletes, the pressure to do drugs, both recreational and performance-enhancing, may seem to run high.

Marissa Secreto Eastside Catholic         High School

Marissa Secreto
Eastside Catholic
High School

However, the opposite is actually true. The pressure not to take part in drug use, due to strong punishments and repercussions, keeps athletes clean and less liable to the harmful effects of drugs.

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The Beat — Teen Talk

March 25, 2015

What do you think about the legalization of marijuana?

Ryan Nguyen, LHS junior “I believe that incrimination based on drug-possession is wrong; addiction to drugs is a medical problem, and one should not become a criminal because of it. Therefore, I believe that the legalization of marijuana can change society’s view toward drug-users as not criminals but as people with a health issue.”

Ryan Nguyen, LHS junior
“I believe that incrimination based on drug-possession is wrong; addiction to drugs is a medical problem, and one should not become a criminal because of it. Therefore, I believe that the legalization of marijuana can change society’s view toward drug-users as not criminals but as people with a health issue.”

Rachael Russel, LHS senior “I think it’s pointless that marijuana has been legalized because people had access to it before, so legalizing it really didn’t change much.”

Rachael Russel, LHS senior
“I think it’s pointless that marijuana has been legalized because people had access to it before, so legalizing it really didn’t change much.”

Kalyn Crickmore, IHS senior “I think that marijuana should be legalized for medical use, but I don’t really see the necessity of having it for recreational use.”

Kalyn Crickmore, IHS senior
“I think that marijuana should be legalized for medical use, but I don’t really see the necessity of having it for recreational use.”

Dylan Martorano, IHS junior “I think it’s great that marijuana has been legalized! As long as the drug is being used safely, I’m happy to see that it could be of importance to so many people in Washington.”

Dylan Martorano, IHS junior
“I think it’s great that marijuana has been legalized! As long as the drug is being used safely, I’m happy to see that it could be of importance to so many people in Washington.”

Claire Wright, ECHS junior “I don’t care because it doesn’t really affect me. I don’t really think it matters what other people do.”

Claire Wright, ECHS junior
“I don’t care because it doesn’t really affect me. I don’t really think it matters what other people do.”

Marek Kossik, ECHS senior “It’s good because it takes business away from drug cartels and gives money to the state government.”

Marek Kossik, ECHS senior
“It’s good because it takes business away from drug cartels and gives money to the state government.”

Angela Shi, SHS freshman “I don’t approve of it, and I feel like marijuana should still be illegal because it can cause lifelong consequences that are detrimental to your health.”

Angela Shi, SHS freshman
“I don’t approve of it, and I feel like marijuana should still be illegal because it can cause lifelong consequences that are detrimental to your health.”

Manu Sharma, SHS junior “I feel that legalization is fine as long as it doesn’t affect others. To smoke marijuana is a choice that someone makes, and it is necessary to be respectful of that choice.”

Manu Sharma, SHS junior
“I feel that legalization is fine as long as it doesn’t affect others. To smoke marijuana is a choice that someone makes, and it is necessary to be respectful of that choice.”

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Issaquah marijuana store opens for business

February 3, 2015

Issaquah’s only recreational marijuana shop drew a crowd of exactly one when doors opened on the store Jan. 30.

Tucked away in a corner of Issaquah, the Issaquah Cannabis Co. more resembles a doctor’s office or a jewelry store than what one might think of as a marijuana store. The main counter consists of highly polished glass cabinets displaying different strains of marijuana buds or flowers, as well as oil concentrates.

Edibles, vaporizers and glass bongs, some of which resemble works of art, line the back walls of the carpeted, quiet store.

By Greg Farrar Issaquah resident Randolph Grove (left), a retired Marine and Vietnam veteran and Issaquah Cannabis Co.’s first paying customer, expresses surprise at the price of a package of marijuana offered Jan. 30 by general manager Clifford Gehrett. See more photos from the store’s opening day in the slideshow.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah resident Randolph Grove (left), a retired Marine and Vietnam veteran and Issaquah Cannabis Co.’s first paying customer, expresses surprise at the price of a package of marijuana offered Jan. 30 by general manager Clifford Gehrett. See more photos from the store’s opening day in the slideshow.

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Marijuana Store Opens in Issaquah

February 3, 2015

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Recreational marijuana store could open by month’s end

January 13, 2015

Due to state rules, Issaquah can be home to only one recreational marijuana store and that could open by the end of the month, according to store manager Cliff Gehrett and others.

In a Notice of Decision dated Jan. 8, city officials conditionally approved a site permit for the Issaquah Cannabis Co., which is aiming to open in second-floor retail space at  230 N.E. Juniper St.

By Greg Farrar A sign marks the future location of Issaquah’s only approved recreational marijuana store, the Issaquah Cannabis Co.

By Greg Farrar
A sign marks the future location of Issaquah’s only approved recreational marijuana store, the Issaquah Cannabis Co.

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