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Fisher Scones parent company fined for overworking teenage employees

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries found more than 1,500 instances of violations including missing meal breaks, working during school hours and more.

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Day cares, bars, dentists among small businesses that received city of Kent grants

Attorneys, hair salons, auto repair shops also recipients| Complete list

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Fire damages East Main business complex in Auburn

Site is home to Athens Pizza, Nail Master Too, Cascade Chiropractic and Salon Focus.

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Kent physical therapy company received $8.1 million from SBA program

Two other businesses obtained $5 million from U.S. Small Business Administration | Kent list

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Auburn to consider adopting B&O tax

City Council could vote on measure in early 2021

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VRFA firefighters attack the fire that torched the old Cool’s Cafe in Pacific on Dec. 1. Courtesy photo/VRFA

Fire destroys former Cool’s Café in Pacific

Three fire departments respond to Dec. 1 blaze

VRFA firefighters attack the fire that torched the old Cool’s Cafe in Pacific on Dec. 1. Courtesy photo/VRFA
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Kent-based Blue Origin announces Board of Advisors

Board features renowned leaders in the space industry

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City leaders attempted to get the U.S. government to select Kent as the site for a new U.S. Space Command headquarters. COURTESY PHOTO, Air Force

Kent strikes out on getting U.S. Space Command headquarters

Air Force narrows finalist sites to six, none in Washington

City leaders attempted to get the U.S. government to select Kent as the site for a new U.S. Space Command headquarters. COURTESY PHOTO, Air Force
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Kent City Council adds delivery fee cap to support local restaurants

The cap prevents third party delivery services from charging partner restaurants high fees

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Dick’s Drive-In to reopen in Kent after COVID-19 closure | Update

Back in business Wednesday, Nov. 11 after two employees tested positive

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Holiday event set for Nov. 28 in downtown Kent

Inside Out Open Air Dining and Marketplace to go from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.

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Jack Timmons pauses for a smoke next to his two giant smokers at Jack’s BBQ, which he opened Oct. 31 on West Valley Highway in Algona.

New restaurant in Algona serves up real Central Texas barbecue

Jack’s BBQ opens at former Royal Bear Pub location

Jack Timmons pauses for a smoke next to his two giant smokers at Jack’s BBQ, which he opened Oct. 31 on West Valley Highway in Algona.
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Dick’s Drive-In remains closed in Kent until further notice

Reopening date to be determined after two employees test positive for COVID-19

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A Hilton Garden Inn in Boise, Idaho, similar to what was proposed for Kent on the Naden property. COURTESY PHOTO, Braintree Hospitality

Hotel deal off at city-owned Naden property in Kent

Proposed Hilton Garden Inn won’t be built

A Hilton Garden Inn in Boise, Idaho, similar to what was proposed for Kent on the Naden property. COURTESY PHOTO, Braintree Hospitality
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Kent-based Blue Origin’s New Shepard successfully completes mission

Vehicle carries NASA precision lunar landing technology

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Rite Aid purchases Bartell Drugs for $95 million

First Bartell’s store opened in 1890 in Seattle

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Domino’s opens new Kent location

Near Hampton Inn on South 211th Street

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Golden Steer changes ownership in Kent after 22 years

Golden Steer changes ownership in Kent after 22 years

Jim and Suzanne Berrios bid farewell

Golden Steer changes ownership in Kent after 22 years
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Enjoy specials, deals during Kent Restaurant Week Oct. 8-22

Participating restaurants across town offer discounts

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State’s 2021 minimum wage to reach $13.69 on Jan. 1

Increase to impact overtime, salaried execs

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