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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

 

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

 

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)
Courtesy Photo, Amazon

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

Merle and Marti Reeder. COURTESY PHOTO
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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Kent aircraft parts supplier to lay off 46 employees

Kent one of four U.S. locations for Germany-based Hydro Systems USA

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Wienermobile makes stop in Kent

Visited Kent Station to help promote need for blood donations

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People take advantage in 2020 in downtown Kent of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets on Saturdays in the summer. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Downtown Partnership

Downtown Kent open air dining and marketplace set for this summer

On Saturdays July 10 through Aug. 28 on First Avenue South

People take advantage in 2020 in downtown Kent of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets on Saturdays in the summer. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Kent Downtown Partnership
Safeway at 101 Auburn Way South. FILE PHOTO

Auburn debates hazard pay ordinance for grocery workers, delays vote

City Council study session planned for May 10

Safeway at 101 Auburn Way South. FILE PHOTO
Owner Reginald Robinson sits in front of his deli (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasoning and Spices thrives during pandemic

Shop and deli owner says his authetic cajun products sourced from Louisiana are what sets him apart.

Owner Reginald Robinson sits in front of his deli (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
The Fred Meyer store on the East Hill of Kent. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

Kent City Council declines to move forward on pay hike for grocery workers

Majority says city shouldn’t play role in telling businesses to raise pay

The Fred Meyer store on the East Hill of Kent. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter
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Terreno Realty acquires Kent property for $10 million

4.4-acre site in Kent Valley along 68th Avenue South

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Kent-based Blue Origin conducts astronaut rehearsal for future customer flights

Company completes another successful mission April 14

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Kent’s Blue Origin plans to hire 80 technicians, machinists

Aerospace company employs more than 2,500 in town

Courtesy Photo/Blue Origin