Liberty teens get candid about marijuana at school forum

March 5, 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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Community network seeks volunteer board member

September 12, 2011

NEW — 3:20 p.m., Sept. 12, 2011

The Issaquah Community Network is seeking applicants for its volunteer board of directors. Applicants should reside or work within the Issaquah School District boundaries.

The Issaquah Community Network is a state-sponsored organization that supports healthy youth, family and community.  The network has recently focused on youth suicide prevention, decreasing depression and risky behaviors among young people, increasing availability of family counseling services and using data from the Healthy Youth Survey to improve community health efforts. The Issaquah Community Network is developing a partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to help extend DVR services to youths with disabilities.

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