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Keiser bill would provide additional $500 million in tax relief to businesses

Aid to small businessses impacted by pandemic

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Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)

Former Seahawks player Cassius Marsh cashes in on trading cards

Marsh and his friend open physical and online trading card store as collectibles boom amid pandemic.

Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)
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Grocery store workers seek hazardous pay hike from Kent City Council

Asking for an ordinance to increase pay by $5 per hour due to COVID-19

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First large-scale, human composting facility in the world will open in Auburn

“It’s what nature meant us to do. We just do it faster.”

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Gigantic mixed-use development to begin in Tukwila

Segale Properties markets 250 acres just north of Kent; first deal signed

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The Easter Bunny will be at Kent Station for photos by appointment only on March 20, 26 and 27. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Station

Kent Station offers egg hunt, Easter Bunny photos

Restrictions due to COVID-19, but events are on

The Easter Bunny will be at Kent Station for photos by appointment only on March 20, 26 and 27. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Station
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Auburn to consider hazard pay for grocery workers at large stores

Seattle, Burien among cities that adopted pay hike due to COVID-19

Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo
Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)

King County considers grocery store worker hazard pay for those in unincorporated areas

The King County Metropolitan Council will vote during its next meeting on whether to grant hazard pay to grocery store workers employed by large stores… Continue reading

Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)
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City of Kent seeks urban manufacturing center for Naden property

Developer to work with city to find tenants that could include wineries, other small businesses

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Café Elite, which features coffee and smoothies, had its grand opening Feb. 17 in Kent, 24530 Russell Road. COURTESY PHOTO, Cafe Elite

Café Elite adds Kent location to growing chain

Features coffee, smoothies at corner of Russell Road and West Meeker Street

Café Elite, which features coffee and smoothies, had its grand opening Feb. 17 in Kent, 24530 Russell Road. COURTESY PHOTO, Cafe Elite
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REI to RIP: Demolition begins of former Kent headquarters

Two warehouses will replace office buildings

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Duke Realty plans 268,000-square-foot warehouse in Kent

Purchased property in the 7400 block of South 202nd Street for $23.5 million

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WA Democrats consider new tax on billionaires

Plan could raise $5 billion from fewer than 100 taxpayers. Detractors fear it could drive Washington’s wealthiest out of state.

  • Feb 4, 2021
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Pacific Coast Fruit Co., with distribution warehouses in Kent and Portland, recently purchased Northwest Specialty Produce of Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Pacific Coast Fruit Co.

Kent’s Pacific Coast Fruit Co. buys Northwest Specialty Produce

Pacific Coast Fruit has large distribution warehouses in Kent and Portland

Pacific Coast Fruit Co., with distribution warehouses in Kent and Portland, recently purchased Northwest Specialty Produce of Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Pacific Coast Fruit Co.
Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership

Restaurant reprieve: State to relax some indoor restrictions

On Monday, area restaurants and certain entertainment venues may resume indoor service, the governor said.

Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership
Looking east from Weyerhaeuser Way S. to where Warehouse B will be situated, this area will have a 50-foot buffer from the road and the remaining trees in the background will be removed. Photo courtesy of Cindy Flanagan

Weyerhaeuser campus clash in Federal Way continues over warehouse plan

Proposal may remove 132 forested acres to allow for 1.5 million square feet of new development.

Looking east from Weyerhaeuser Way S. to where Warehouse B will be situated, this area will have a 50-foot buffer from the road and the remaining trees in the background will be removed. Photo courtesy of Cindy Flanagan
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State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

Targets relief to the most affected businesses; helps low-wage workers by raising their benefits

  • Jan 28, 2021
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The vendor was located at the Southeast corner of Military Road S. and S. Star Lake Road.

Unlicensed food vendor shut down for selling tamales from ice chest

King County Public Health shut down the Federal Way vendor on Monday, Jan. 25.

The vendor was located at the Southeast corner of Military Road S. and S. Star Lake Road.
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Christopher & Banks retail store to close at Kent Station

Company closing all stores nationwide

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2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to certain car models they seem to come, and go, and come again. That’s certainly the case with… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo