Business

Initial state claims for unemployment benefits remain at historical highs

Third week in a row of record numbers

 

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

The Brewmaster’s Foundation weekly Community Supported Agriculture box includes fresh produce from local farms and beers from Washington breweries.

 

Fred Meyer limits number of customers in store at one time

Steps taken to allow social distancing

 

Three Blue Origin employees in Kent test positive for COVID-19

At new headquarters that opened in January

Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers

State Insurance Commissioner Kreidler issues request

Amazon.com still has listings for medical equipment, but the website includes a caveat and other protections to ensure equipment is supplied to those who need it. Screenshot

Five businesses warned for price gouging

Ferguson sent cease and desist letters to five businesses, including one in Issaquah.

  • Apr 1, 2020
Amazon.com still has listings for medical equipment, but the website includes a caveat and other protections to ensure equipment is supplied to those who need it. Screenshot

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn extends closure through at least April 14

Tribe had hoped for March 31 reopening

Sound Publishing operates the following titles in King County: Federal Way Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent-Covington Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Kirkland Reporter, Bellevue Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter and the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.

Kent-Covington Reporter to suspend print publication

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly evolve across the globe, the Kent-Covington Reporter must also adapt in order to ensure the continuation of high-quality… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2020
Sound Publishing operates the following titles in King County: Federal Way Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent-Covington Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Kirkland Reporter, Bellevue Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter and the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

For one funeral home owner, the confusion came to a head after a recent service.

  • Mar 25, 2020

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

To the relief of anxious employees, the company said it will shut down factory operations for two weeks.

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Retail establishments get the green light to remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

Westfield Southcenter mall in Tukwila closes because of coronavirus

Reopening date remains to be determined

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

Companywide, Boeing reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Boeing will equip more employees to work remotely, but for now factory workers will stay on the line.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Lakepointe project in limbo

Developers must wait for road projects halted by passage of I-976

Multicare saves Covington Days Parade

Multicare and the Chamber of Commerce dedicated $12,000 to event

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Maple Valley Crockett’s Public House was packed with Maple Valley residents and IRONMAN enthusiasts alike for the announcement of the triathlon’s premiere in Maple Valley, and King County, for the first time in six years.

IRONMAN 70.3 races into Maple Valley

The city will host the world-famous triathlon in September

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Maple Valley Crockett’s Public House was packed with Maple Valley residents and IRONMAN enthusiasts alike for the announcement of the triathlon’s premiere in Maple Valley, and King County, for the first time in six years.

Contentious fireworks ban adopted in Covington

Council, residents debate the advisory vote and law enforcement