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OMAX’s GlobalMAX 1508 features a 0.8-by-1.5-meter cutting bed size. Like other OMAX abrasive waterjets, the GlobalMAX can cut almost any material and a wide variety of material thicknesses without any heat-affected zone. COURTESY PHOTO, OMAX

Kent-based OMAX to showcase full range of waterjets at FABTECH 2019

Show set for Nov. 11-14 in Chicago

  • Jul 24, 2019
OMAX’s GlobalMAX 1508 features a 0.8-by-1.5-meter cutting bed size. Like other OMAX abrasive waterjets, the GlobalMAX can cut almost any material and a wide variety of material thicknesses without any heat-affected zone. COURTESY PHOTO, OMAX

Muckleshoot Casino expansion project reaches milestone

Project scheduled for completion in early 2021 and includes an 18-story, 400-room luxury hotel

  • Jul 22, 2019

Kent’s Blue Origin visualizes future of people living, working in space

Head of advanced development programs talks about goals, rockets

Former Mayor White gets a star

For role in bringing Kent Station shopping center to downtown

  • Jul 19, 2019

State adds 6,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate holds steady at 4.6 percent

Washington’s economy gained 6,000 jobs in June and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for June was unchanged at 4.6 percent, according to the… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

City of Kent, Blue Origin reach development agreement on roadwork, stormwater facility

Deal part of aerospace company’s large expansion

Public invited to nominate Washington businesses that go the extra mile

Each year, the Office of the Secretary of State calls for nominations for the Corporations for Communities Award. Now in its tenth year, the Corporations… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2019

Sysco Seattle plans to expand food distribution center in Kent

Warehouse along 54th Avenue South near South 228th Street

Berry good

Season pickings: strawberries, raspberries and more from a Kent patch

  • Jun 24, 2019

Kent dentist offers free exams, teeth cleanings for kids and veterans on Fridays

Kent dentist Mike Hsieh is offering free exams and teeth cleanings for children and veterans in the community from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2019

Payroll hiring moderates slightly in May

State’s unemployment rate stays at 4.7 percent

  • Jun 19, 2019

Founder, co-owner of The BoxMaker, a Kent company, passes away

David Hill driven to ‘do something different’ as innovative leader

  • Jun 18, 2019

50 electric buses coming to local transit agencies; $13.3M from VW settlement used to reduce diesel pollution

The number of electric buses rolling through Washington communities will more than double in the months ahead as the Washington Department of Ecology invests $13.3… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Washington’s average wage tops $65,000 in 2018

Washington’s average annual wage grew by 5.5 percent in 2018 to $65,301, according to the state Employment Security Department – representing the largest percentage increase… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Group buys Kent’s Bryson Square Apartments for $43.2 million

198-unit complex built in 1988 on East Hill

  • Jun 11, 2019

Makerspaces essential solution to job gap | SBA

By Jeremy Field, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) When it comes to finding skilled workers to fill the estimated 7.5 million job openings in the… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2019

Farmers market season opens

Lisa Rasmussen, owner of Designs by Lisa, Inc, above, displays some of her shirts at the Kent Farmers Market, which opened its season last Saturday… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2019

Companies purchase Kent’s Waterford at the Lakes Apartments for $83.2 million

344-unit complex in Kent Valley built in 1989

  • May 31, 2019

Tukwila H&R Block franchisee elected to national council

Virgil Knedlik, an H&R Block franchise owner in Tukwila, has been elected to the H&R Block Franchise Leadership Council (FLC). The FLC is a representative… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019