Local

Heat wave triggers blood shortage, donors needed now

NEW — 6 a.m. July 27, 2014

Puget Sound Blood Center issued an appeal for donors after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the recent heat wave.

During that week, more than a half-dozen blood drives were suspended or cancelled as temperatures soared.

Drives disrupted by the heat wave typically take place in community centers or places of worship not equipped with air conditioning. It takes about 900 donors per day to maintain a sufficient blood supply for more than 80 hospitals in the Pacific Northwest served by center.

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Sports

Lakeside Recovery’s season ends at Legion district tournament

Lakeside Recovery had a largely successful regular season of Double-A American Legion baseball, but the end came surprisingly quick at last week’s Area 1 South District tournament.

Lakeside Recovery — comprised of 17-and-under players from Skyline, Issaquah and Newport high schools — opened the tourney with an 11-1 loss to Juanita, and didn’t find its groove in the next game either, suffering a season-ending 5-1 loss to the Monroe Legends on July 17 at Eastlake High School.

By Neil Pierson Lakeside Recovery pitcher Jack Rooney keeps his team in the game for five innings.

By Neil Pierson
Lakeside Recovery pitcher Jack Rooney keeps his team in the game for five innings.

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Schools

Issaquah Chemistry Club wins competition

The Issaquah High School Chemistry Club took first place in the “Imagine Tomorrow” competition.

The club created a portable shower kit intended for use in countries that lack proper hygiene. It utilizes a filter system that reuses water from the shower that is cleaned before each use.

Contributed Issaquah High School Chemistry Club members (from left) Anne Robertson, Cassidy Crickmore, Amanda Levenson and Ben Barnett won first place in two categories in the Imagine Tomorrow competition.

Contributed
Issaquah High School Chemistry Club members (from left) Anne Robertson, Cassidy Crickmore, Amanda Levenson and Ben Barnett won first place in two categories in the Imagine Tomorrow competition.

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Heat wave triggers blood shortage, donors needed now

Wooden O brings ‘Two Gentlemen’ to Pine Lake Park tonight

Donate today, tomorrow to Eastside Baby Corner to help children affected by Western Washington fires

Give input on Gibson, Meerwood park playground designs

3 Trick Pony brings the hits to Concerts in the Park series tonight

Attend local meeting about Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest roads July 24

Donate your change at Fred Meyer and QFC for fire relief efforts

Not feeding bears will help animals survive

Three vie for King County District Court judgeship

Design submitted for new skate park

$800,000 could go to protect Issaquah Creek

Issaquah, Sammamish councils hold first joint meeting in years

Police & Fire

Get your taste on at Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz Thursday night

Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center celebrates 50th year with Aug. 8 open house

Attend state public meeting July 22, in person or online, about water quality standards


Opinion

Editorial: 1,200 backpacks needed for students

Off The Press: Send in your kudos for new Press feature

To the Editor


Sports

Lakeside Recovery’s season ends at Legion district tournament

Issaquah Little League wraps up season

Grand Ridge trail run is scheduled for Aug. 2

Issaquah soccer team takes second at nationals

Tossing for a title



Schools

Issaquah Chemistry Club wins competition


Community

A royally good time

Issaquah grad heads to Cambodia with the Peace Corps

Opening the archives

Kathy Torgerson nominated for Inspire Positive Aging Award

Anne Servello named Elks district deputy

Local students get Alpha Rho scholarships


Arts & Entertainment

The Palouse provides stress free wandering