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Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Retail establishments get the green light to remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

New unemployment claims increased over 116 percent during week of March 8-14

During the week of March 8-14, 14,154 new claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Employment Security Department (ESD) which was an increase of… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020

AG Ferguson warns of scams related to COVID-19

Washingtonians should be skeptical of claims about virus

  • Mar 19, 2020

Westfield Southcenter mall in Tukwila closes because of coronavirus

Reopening date remains to be determined

SBA to provide small businesses impacted by coronavirus up to $2M in disaster assistance loans

Administrator: ‘SBA will continue to provide every small business with the most effective and customer-focused response possible during these times of uncertainty’

  • Mar 17, 2020
A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

Companywide, Boeing reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Boeing will equip more employees to work remotely, but for now factory workers will stay on the line.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

What’s open, closed at Kent Station

Several businesses remain open at shopping center

  • Mar 17, 2020

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

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

  • Mar 4, 2020
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

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

  • Feb 25, 2020

Kent’s Blue Origin opens rocket factory in Alabama

Facility to employ more than 300

  • Feb 20, 2020

Spicers Paper finds new Kent location

At Bridge Point Kent facility

  • Feb 19, 2020

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

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

Pacific Raceways hosts swap meet Saturday, Sunday

Track reaches concession deal with Four Horsemen

  • Feb 5, 2020

KDP announces Main Street Tax Incentive Program

Businesses can apply for credit

  • Feb 5, 2020

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

Offering a form of alternative medicine know as energy healing