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SPIO Inc. manufactures orthotics for children with special needs. COURTESY PHOTO, SPIO

Kent small business honored with highest national export award

SPIO Inc. makes children’s medical orthotics

SPIO Inc. manufactures orthotics for children with special needs. COURTESY PHOTO, SPIO
Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo

Floyd Little, football legend and former Federal Way businessman, dies at 78

Little died on Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer.

Floyd Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 after a 30-year wait. File photo
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State Department of Commerce awards grants to more than 7,800 small businesses

Newest $100 million grant round prioritized restaurants, fitness centers

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Sound Publishing

Sound Publishing offers grants to local businesses

Sound Publishing has launched a local business stimulus program to help businesses adapt in a rapidly evolving economic environment. Sound Publishing, based in Everett, is… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2020
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Nana’s Southern Kitchen in Kent gave away 400 meals on Christmas Day. COURTESY PHOTO, Nana’s Southern Kitchen

Nana’s Southern Kitchen in Kent gave away 400 meals on Christmas Day

Donation by Jamal Crawford inspired contributions from others

Nana’s Southern Kitchen in Kent gave away 400 meals on Christmas Day. COURTESY PHOTO, Nana’s Southern Kitchen
A rendering of the planned warehouse development to be called Bridge Point Kent 300 at the former site of the REI headquarters, 6750 S. 228th Street. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Bridge Development Partners

Former REI headquarters in Kent to be demolished for industrial facilities

Bridge Development Partners purchase 15.8-acre site

A rendering of the planned warehouse development to be called Bridge Point Kent 300 at the former site of the REI headquarters, 6750 S. 228th Street. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Bridge Development Partners
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Bezos pledges an additional $25 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts

In matching funds to help All In WA campaign assist Washingtonians

  • Dec 21, 2020
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NASA selects Kent-based Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket for launch services catalog

Company to compete for missions through launch service task orders

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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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