Liberty PTSA hosts electronics recycling drive

May 3, 2013

NEW — 1:20 p.m. May 3, 2013

Newcastle residents will have the opportunity to donate unwanted items at the Liberty High School PTSA electronics recycling drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Renton Technical College, 3000 N.E. 4th St., Renton.

The collection location will be in the upper parking lot of the school.

Accepted items include working and broken electronics, appliances, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, batteries, fitness equipment, medical equipment, lawnmowers and barbecues. Computers, laptops, printers, scanners and other computer parts are also accepted.

Volunteers will collect the items, and the Renton nonprofit 1 Green Planet will haul away the collections. Donating is free, but the Liberty PTSA appreciates monetary donations as well.

The general public is welcome and encouraged to use this event to properly dispose of their electronics.

Pets face challenges, too, as temperature climbs higher

May 3, 2013

NEW — 1:00 p.m. May 3, 2013

The Regional Animal Services of King County is offering pet owners simple tips to keep pets cool as the mercury surges to 80 degrees this weekend.

Because animals cannot sweat like humans and can overheat quickly, especially as the temperature rises above 70 degrees, remember to provide plenty of fresh, cool water to pets, and shade from the sun.

Owners should not leave pets inside a vehicle, especially on warm days.

In sunny weather, the temperature inside a car can quickly rise to 120 degrees or more, even with windows left slightly open. Animals left in a hot car, even for just a few minutes, can suffer from heat stroke, brain damage or death. Read more