Business

Former Kent bar owner receives prison sentence for tax evasion of $800,000

A former Kent bar owner received an eight-month prison sentence last Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle and must pay $800,000 in restitution for… Continue reading

Bowen Scarff Ford-Lincoln hosts Drive One 4UR Community event

Communities In Schools of Kent has teamed up with Bowen Scarff to raise some money on April 23. For every valid test drive taken in… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2017

Kent promotes West Hill site for new Dick’s Drive-In

Kent’s West Hill could be just the spot for a new Dick’s Drive-In. That’s what city economic development staff plan to tell Dick’s Drive-In owners.… Continue reading

Boeing 737 celebrates 50th birthday at Museum of Flight on Sunday

The Museum of Flight in Tukwila will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 737’s first flight on Sunday, April 9. A panel presentation at… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2017

Kent Tractor Supply hosts backyard poultry event Sunday

The birds are back in town. The Tractor Supply Co. store, 8420 S. 228th St., Kent, hosts a backyard poultry event on Sunday, from 10… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Many homes selling within first 30 days in Puget Sound housing market

Housing prices in the Puget Sound market continue to go up and inventory remains tight. “It’s straight up a crazy, frenzy market in King and… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Mattress Firm’s Pajama Bowl raises $114K for foster kids

Mattress Firm’s 12th annual Pajama Bowl was a striking success, raising more than $114,000 to ensure local foster kids can participate in the life-shaping extracurricular… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

McLendon Hardware announces acquisition by Central Network Retail Group

The transaction is set to finalize in April.

Nonthaveth joins HomeStreet Bank in Kent

HomeStreet Bank has hired Douang Nonthaveth as a commercial lending officer in its Kent Commercial Lending Branch. He will be responsible for expanding relationships including… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

Veterans Resource Fair seeks providers, volunteers

Event returns to Tacoma Dome on May 13

  • Mar 30, 2017

Kent-based Blue Origin releases photos of capsule that could carry people into space

Kent-based Blue Origin released photos on Wednesday of its flight capsule that it expects to one day carry people into space atop its New Shepard… Continue reading

Kent in the running for new Dick’s Drive-In

Kent’s in the running for a new Dick’s Drive-In. Voters on Dick’s online poll for a new location south or east of the company’s current… Continue reading

Kent’s SKIS Painting wins industry award

SKIS Painting, Inc., of Kent, recently received a Picture it Painted Perfectly Industry award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America at an exposition… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

Red Cross calls for type O negative and AB blood donors

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2017

Unemployment rate hits nine-year low in Washington

Washington’s economy added 6,100 jobs in February and the state unemployment rate fell from 5.1 to 4.9 percent – the lowest report since March 2008,… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2017

Project Feast launches Ubuntu Street Cafe in Kent

Project Feast, a non-profit dedicated to empowering immigrants and refugees to secure sustainable employment in the food industry, has opened Ubuntu Street Cafe, 202 W.… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2017

Rita’s Italian Ice of Kent hosts grand opening Monday

Rita’s Italian Ice of Kent celebrates its grand opening on Monday, March 20. Fifty lucky guests who sign up for the Rita’s Birthday Club and… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2017

Alaska USA contributes more than $60,000 to community nonprofits

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has donated $60,250 to support nonprofit organizations as part of its annual grant program. This year 73 nonprofits in the… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2017

Gourley named new CEO of Children’s Therapy Center

Children’s Therapy Center, one of the state’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit pediatric therapy programs with centers in Kent, Tacoma and Burien, has announced the… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Could Kent land a Dick’s Drive-In? Votes to help decide

Seattle-based Dick’s Drive-In announced plans last week to build a new restaurant either east or south of their current locations. Kent is one of the… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2017