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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

Courtesy Photo, Christopher & Banks
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
2021 Lexus RX 350L. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a good day when a Lexus lands in my driveway. The latest example was the 2021 RX 350L crossover… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
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Blue Origin mission New Shepard-14 successfully demonstrates crew capsule upgrades

Kent-based company launches rocket in West Texas

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BECU Foundation offers student scholarships

High school seniors, college undergraduates can apply

  • Jan 13, 2021
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State to receive $2.36 million federal grant for Shared Work Program

U.S. Department of Labor announces funding

  • Jan 8, 2021
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The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury

By Larry Lark, contributor With apologies to Oldsmobile, “the 2020 CT4 Premium Luxury sports sedan is not your father’s Cadillac.” Smallish in size, the CT4… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor Mercedes-Benz occupies rarified air in the automobile pantheon. And the E-Class series is rarer still. With more than 14 million units… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck lands in my driveway. The latest iteration,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Boeing fined $2.5 billion for deceiving aircraft safety regulators

The Boeing Company has agreed to pay the Department of Justice over $2.5 billion after conspiring to defraud FAA regulators evaluating Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane.… Continue reading

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Federal Way Macy’s store to close in 2021

The location at The Commons mall has served the Federal Way community for 43 years.

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Stimpy’s Bar & Grill in Kent temporarily closed for allowing indoor dining

Public Health - Seattle & King County announces COVID-19 violation

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