Former Newcastle resident has ducks, and Seahawks, in a row

February 4, 2014

NEW — 4:10 p.m. Feb. 4, 2014

Contributed Mikie Coffman, formerly of Newcastle, general manager of Ride the Ducks, stands near one of the business’ 17 duck tour vehicles.

Contributed Mikie Coffman, formerly of Newcastle, general manager of Ride the Ducks, stands near one of the business’ 17 duck tour vehicles.

An estimated 300,000 people are expected to line the Seattle streets to watch the Super Bowl champion Seahawks parade through the city Feb. 5. Read more

Liberty hosts teen marijuana forum

February 4, 2014

NEW — 12:10 p.m. Feb. 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.

It begins with a teen panel from 7:30-8 p.m., followed by an audience discussion featuring special guest speaker King County Sheriff John Urquhart and Jerry Blackburn, the director of the Bellevue College Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, until 9 p.m. Read more