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Kent business owner takes over as Impact Washington board chairman

Craig Hanela, president of Buyken Metal Products, replaces Joe Heim

 

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Grocery store workers have right to wear Black Lives Matter buttons

National Labor Relations Board ruling against ban by Kroger-owned QFC, Fred Meyer

 

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Westfield Southcenter to hold job fair Sept. 25 in Tukwila

More than 20 businesses looking for employees

  • Sep 9, 2021

 

Lewis Rudd, co-founder of Ezell’s Famous Chicken. COURTESY PHOTO, Ezell’s

Ezell’s to offer grants to Black-owned businessses in the northwest

DoorDash contributes $40,000 as part of partnership

Lewis Rudd, co-founder of Ezell’s Famous Chicken. COURTESY PHOTO, Ezell’s
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Fireworks ignite fire that destroys Kent market on East Hill

KK Market at 23805 104th Ave. SE

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Justice Department seeks to shut down Kent tax return preparer

Allegedly filed federal income tax returns that underreport tax due

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Papa John’s will host job recruiting events next week at its Kent location and 17 other locations around the Seattle area. COURTESY PHOTO, Papa John’s

Papa John’s plans hiring event in Kent as labor shortage continues

Hiring, retention bonuses part of deal as company seeks employees

Papa John’s will host job recruiting events next week at its Kent location and 17 other locations around the Seattle area. COURTESY PHOTO, Papa John’s
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Kent Station reaches highest retail occupancy since opening in 2005

55 tenants push rate to 91%; Daiso to open store this fall

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A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa

Puget Sound Darigold workers on verge of strike amid contract negotiations

Workers cite lack of medical leave, outsourcing and bad-faith negotiations as reason for strike.

A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa
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Two new murals decorate downtown Kent businesses exterior walls

Colorful art along West Meeker Street and West Harrison Street

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Saar’s Super Saver Foods opens on Kent’s East Hill

Along 104th Avenue SE across from Home Depot

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Dave and Buster's restaurant and entertainment venue looks to hire 130 people to staff its Bellevue venue, set to open in August. Photo courtesy Dave and Busters.

Dave and Buster’s hiring 130 for August opening in Bellevue

Dave and Buster’s restaurant and entertainment venue opens in downtown Bellevue on Aug. 30 and is now looking to find 130 people to join the… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
Dave and Buster's restaurant and entertainment venue looks to hire 130 people to staff its Bellevue venue, set to open in August. Photo courtesy Dave and Busters.
State Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, will be one of the speakers at the second annual PNW Economic Equity Summit virtual event on June 23. COURTESY PHOTO, House Democrats

Local chambers of commerce to present PNW Economic Equity Summit

Virtual event at 11 a.m. on June 23 offered by Kent, Renton, Seattle Southside groups

State Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, will be one of the speakers at the second annual PNW Economic Equity Summit virtual event on June 23. COURTESY PHOTO, House Democrats
The winning bid hit $28 million for a seat on New Shepard’s first human flight into space by Kent-based Blue Origin. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin

It took $28 million for winning bid on Kent-based Blue Origin’s space flight

Winner’s name to be released later; nearly 7,600 people from 159 countries placed bids for seat

The winning bid hit $28 million for a seat on New Shepard’s first human flight into space by Kent-based Blue Origin. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin
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State Sen. Keiser disputes that unemployment pay hampers hiring

Says ‘unemployment benefit is not keeping people from work’

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Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)

Facebook page promotes minority-owned restaurants across Puget Sound region

Miya Nazzaro used to be a member of Facebook pages that were intended for people to promote and support restaurants around the Seattle area by… Continue reading

Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)
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Amazon hiring in Kent and across the nation

Open roles offer an average starting pay of over $17 per hour

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Merle and Marti Reeder. COURTESY PHOTO

Merle Reeder joins Kent’s Team Marti of John L. Scott real estate

Husband to work with wife as operations manager and broker-partner

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The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

King County fire marshals offer regulatory relief to food trucks

39 fire authorities have reportedly agreed to standardize fire codes and inspections.

The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo
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Federal Way approves $3 hazard pay raise for grocery store workers

The city ordinance was passed with a 5-2 council vote on May 4.

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