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SBA offers disaster assistance to Washington small businesses economically impacted by the coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2020
State’s unemployment rate drops again, falls to record low

State’s unemployment rate drops again, falls to record low

Washington’s economy picks up 6,800 jobs in January

  • Mar 4, 2020
State’s unemployment rate drops again, falls to record low
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)
Kent’s plastic bag ban begins March 1

Kent’s plastic bag ban begins March 1

Customers encouraged to bring reusable bags or must pay 8 cents per bag

  • Feb 25, 2020
Kent’s plastic bag ban begins March 1
Kent’s Blue Origin opens rocket factory in Alabama

Kent’s Blue Origin opens rocket factory in Alabama

Facility to employ more than 300

  • Feb 20, 2020
Kent’s Blue Origin opens rocket factory in Alabama
Spicers Paper finds new Kent location

Spicers Paper finds new Kent location

At Bridge Point Kent facility

  • Feb 19, 2020
Spicers Paper finds new Kent location
Comcast opens new Xfinity store in Kent

Comcast opens new Xfinity store in Kent

Comcast has opened a new Xfinity Branded Partner store in Kent to meet the growing needs of its local customers. Located in the Canyon Ridge… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2020
Comcast opens new Xfinity store in Kent
OMAX trio selected for Best Paper at Water Jet 2019 Conference

OMAX trio selected for Best Paper at Water Jet 2019 Conference

Three members of the OMAX research and development team – Michael Lo, Kevin Hay and Dr. Axel Henning – have won the Best Paper at… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2020
OMAX trio selected for Best Paper at Water Jet 2019 Conference
Pacific Raceways hosts swap meet Saturday, Sunday

Pacific Raceways hosts swap meet Saturday, Sunday

Track reaches concession deal with Four Horsemen

  • Feb 5, 2020
Pacific Raceways hosts swap meet Saturday, Sunday
KDP announces Main Street Tax Incentive Program

KDP announces Main Street Tax Incentive Program

Businesses can apply for credit

  • Feb 5, 2020
KDP announces Main Street Tax Incentive Program
Pets And You Reiki supports healthy body, spirit for people and pets

Pets And You Reiki supports healthy body, spirit for people and pets

Offering a form of alternative medicine know as energy healing

Pets And You Reiki supports healthy body, spirit for people and pets
UFCW 21 endorses Bernie Sanders; Medicare For All

UFCW 21 endorses Bernie Sanders; Medicare For All

‘Sanders has by far the most pro-worker labor agenda of any candidate’

  • Jan 29, 2020
UFCW 21 endorses Bernie Sanders; Medicare For All
United Way’s 33 free tax preparation sites to help struggling individuals, families

United Way’s 33 free tax preparation sites to help struggling individuals, families

Kent is among the locations open throughout King County

  • Jan 27, 2020
United Way’s 33 free tax preparation sites to help struggling individuals, families
Get a 19-cent burger on Jan. 30 at Dick’s in Kent

Get a 19-cent burger on Jan. 30 at Dick’s in Kent

Price rolled back to celebrate 66th anniversary

  • Jan 27, 2020
Get a 19-cent burger on Jan. 30 at Dick’s in Kent
Free income tax help at Highline College

Free income tax help at Highline College

United Way and Highline continue partnership

  • Jan 27, 2020
Free income tax help at Highline College
Report: Unemployment falls to new low in December

Report: Unemployment falls to new low in December

Washington’s economy gained 10,900 jobs in December and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for December fell slightly to 4.3 percent according to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020
Report: Unemployment falls to new low in December
Kent’s Oberto pays penalty for failing to timely report hazardous chemicals storage

Kent’s Oberto pays penalty for failing to timely report hazardous chemicals storage

U.S. EPA fines company that stores diesel, nitrogen, lead

  • Jan 24, 2020
Kent’s Oberto pays penalty for failing to timely report hazardous chemicals storage
City of Kent on mission to let people know about plastic bag ban
City of Kent on mission to let people know about plastic bag ban
Kent City Council approves property sale to hotel developer

Kent City Council approves property sale to hotel developer

Plans to build Hilton Garden Inn on Willis Street

Kent City Council approves property sale to hotel developer