A Dino for Congress sign is placed outside of a board meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018, at the Issaquah Sportmen's Club in Issaquah. 
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A Dino for Congress sign is placed outside of a board meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018, at the Issaquah Sportmen's Club in Issaquah.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Issaquah shooting range in crosshairs as newcomers move in

Why is there a shooting range next to Issaquah Middle School?

Tess McMillan really likes hiking around what is called the Issaquah Alps: Poo Poo Point, Tiger Mountain, Cougar Mountain. 

These are all hiking trails easily accessible from Issaquah but on her hikes, McMillan would often hear gun fire. She learned that there’s a gun range nearby.  

McMillan was concerned. She’s not a fan of guns and didn’t like hearing those loud blasts. But the real shock came when she learned that the gun range is right next door to Issaquah Middle School.  

So McMillan asked us: Why is there a gun range next to a school?

On this episode of SoundQs, we'll answer Tess' question by exploring a clash of cultures on the Eastside and how that could impact who is in charge of Congress next year. 

Listen to the episode by clicking the play button above or on your favorite podcast app. SoundQs is a weekly podcast where our KUOW reporters tackle questions submitted by our listeners.

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