King County prepares for weekend heat wave

July 11, 2014

NEW — 4:25 p.m. July 11, 2014

The mercury could reach 90 degrees in the days ahead, and as temperatures rise, so do the risks for heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

State public health officials recommend people seeking relief from high temperatures to visit air-conditioned places, such as public libraries, shopping malls or movie theaters. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help people stay cooler once they get back into the heat.

State Department of Health officials remind people to stay indoors and in air-conditioned environments as much as possible, and to drink plenty of fluids — but not beverages containing alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar.

For residents headed outside in the heat, plan strenuous outdoor activities for early or late in the day, before the temperature rises. Remember to take frequent breaks when working outdoors. Read more

Notes from Newcastle: Summer at the library

July 11, 2014

NEW — 11:30 a.m. July 11, 2014

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Kelcy Tiger

My favorite childhood memories from summer are ones where I got to experience something out of the ordinary. This usually meant my parents packing my sister and me into our car, enduring an hour drive in traffic (are we there yet?), trying to find parking (are we there yet!) and finally making our way to the museum, exhibit or center we planned on visiting. This summer you can save yourself a trip downtown and still visit a museum, center or aquarium, just by coming to the Newcastle Library! Read more