LocalMarijuana grower eyes budding industry despite moratorium
Issaquah’s future marijuana economy could start with one man.
Despite a six-month moratorium on the production and retail of marijuana passed by the City Council in September, Issaquah-resident Lance Blanchard has applied for a state license to produce marijuana in the city.
“It’s been a long time coming, that this legislation was going to happen,” Blanchard said about the passage of Initiative 502 last year. “There is an opportunity here to become a different type of business. Small business is the backbone of our economy, and Issaquah is just perfect for that.”
SportsLongtime Issaquah baseball coach inducted into hall of fame
Rob Reese knows there are some impressive names that make up the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Heck, he’s coached against many of them in his 20 years at the helm of Issaquah High School’s program. He just never figured he would join their ranks before he retired.
Reese was inducted into the hallowed halls Nov. 24.
SchoolsClark, Creekside honored as schools of distinction
The Issaquah School District had two schools — Clark Elementary and Creekside Elementary — earn 2013 School of Distinction awards in October.
The awards were given to 55 elementary schools, 24 middle/junior high schools and 23 high schools throughout the state.
To attain the honor, schools must demonstrate outstanding student performance and improvements over a five-year period. Student achievement in both reading and math must be above the state median. Both math and reading improvements must be among the top 5 percent of the state’s schools.