Business

New food safety rating system coming to Kent in July

It has been two weeks since Public Health – Seattle & King County launched its food safety rating system. Have you seen the new restaurant… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

Machinists at Kent’s Hytek Finishes to get pay raises

Machinists Union members who work at Hytek Finishes in Kent will see pay increases as the result of their new union contract. Union members at… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2017

Record 2016 passenger travel vaults Sea-Tac Airport to 9th busiest in U.S., up from 13th

For the sixth year in a row, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has set passenger travel records, making it the ninth busiest airport in the U.S. The… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017

Jacksons Food Stores helps fight against domestic violence | Video

Partnership raises $168,361 in six states

  • Jan 27, 2017

Reichert responds to President Trump’s executive action to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership

Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA), chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, released the following statement Monday in response to President Trump’s executive order… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2017

OMAX receives 2016 Tibbetts Award for Micro abrasive waterjet technology

Kent-based OMAX Corporation was one of 37 companies to receive the Tibbetts Award at the White House on Jan. 10. The U.S. Small Business Administration… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2017

What ‘Trumponomics’ could mean for businesses in 2017

New president poses good, bad and ugly policies

  • Jan 22, 2017

RAM Restaurant and Brewery raises nearly $8,000 for the American Cancer Society

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The RAM Restaurant Group partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise nearly $8,000. All company locations offered… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2017

Rampathon accepting applications for free ramps for families struggling with mobility

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, through its Rampathon program, is accepting applications for free ramps for families struggling with mobility within… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2017

State unemployment hits new low in December

Lowest rate since May 2008

  • Jan 19, 2017

Costco to pay $11.75 million settlement for lax pharmacy controls

Costco Wholesale will pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that its pharmacies violated the Controlled Substances Act when they improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances.… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2017

King County unveils new food safety program, signs for restaurants

Public Health – Seattle & King County has unveiled new signs that food inspectors will place in restaurant windows - part of its broader strategy… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2017

Kent Downtown Partnership to lobby state legislators to raise B&O tax incentive cap

Representatives of the Kent Downtown Partnership will head to Olympia on Jan. 25 in an effort to get legislators to increase the state cap on… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2017

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College

Community members can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College. Households that make… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

WGU Washington Chancellor Jean Floten to retire

WGU Washington Chancellor Jean Floten, who has led the nonprofit, online university since its launch in May 2011, will retire on Jan. 31, after more… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2017

Don’t Drip & Drive program returns to help local drivers and Puget Sound

Free inspections, discounted solutions encourage drivers to fix leaks

  • Jan 10, 2017

Columbia Bank Warm Hearts raises more than $31,000 in donations in King County

Columbia Bank announced Monday that $209,335.96 and 8,140 items were raised for 54 local homeless shelters across the Northwest during the second annual Warm Hearts… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2017

Kent real estate broker honored

Kent real estate broker Mark Thorne has been named a Five Star Real Estate Agent for 2016, Coldwell Banker Bain announced Wednesday. “We are extremely… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2017

Kent’s Amazon center ships more than one million items in one day

Business boomed over the holidays at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Kent. Employees shipped more than one million items in a single day from the… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2017

Help local foster children sleep cozy; Sleep Train hosts pajama drive

When foster children enter a new and unfamiliar home, simple comfort items can make the transition a little easier. To help, Sleep Train is hosting… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2016