Business

Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month ago. Its city… Continue reading

 

Washington’s expensive culvert court case

While much of the media buzz over declining salmon runs focuses on dam removal and predation by sea lions and cormorants, the U.S. Supreme Court… Continue reading

 

Bad labels are tough to shed

While corporate headquarters moves are problematic, closures, businesses deciding to build elsewhere, and people losing their jobs are much more harmful.

 

This lieutenant needs lots of helping hands

“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”

The Chopped Leaf offers healthy dining alternative

Local couple opens first U.S. location of Canadian restaurant.

RenCon produces new movie, set to premier at this year’s convention

This year’s con will be held in September at Hotel Interurban.

How do we fight super wildfires?

“It is no longer just a rural issue.”

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Boeing donates $1 million to CWU

The donation was to commemorate the career of retired president, CEO and former vice chairman Ray Conner.

  • May 3, 2018
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Yogi’s wisdom we must adhere to

“How many of you have turned off your television and radio because commentators keep yelling at and over one another?”

Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy

Why is there a shortage of skilled craft workers? One reason, we’ve tended to look down on those jobs.

New Subway in Renton to open May 4

The grand opening celebration will be held 10 a.m. at the new store location, 15279 Maple Valley Hwy, Suite 600.

  • Apr 26, 2018

Hotel Interurban’s opening set for June

The hotel is the tallest building in Tukwila at 19 stories high.

Startup 425 aims to help small businesses on the Eastside

The program is a partnership between the cities of Renton, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond and the Port of Seattle.

A trade war could hit Washington state hard

“Avoiding that possibility should be our primary goal.”

City leaders joined Dick’s Drive-In owners, employees and customers, and Cool Bird, the Seattle Thunderbirds’ mascot, for an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the new restaurant off Pacific Highway South on Kent’s West Hill. Story, page 2. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Ground breaks for new Dick’s Drive-In in Kent

Popular family-owned burger joint expected to open in October on West Hill.

City leaders joined Dick’s Drive-In owners, employees and customers, and Cool Bird, the Seattle Thunderbirds’ mascot, for an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for the new restaurant off Pacific Highway South on Kent’s West Hill. Story, page 2. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
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Ivar’s and Kidd Valley seeking teacher nominations

Teachers will be awarded $500 to use toward school supplies as part of the annual Teacher of the Year program.

  • Apr 5, 2018
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A forgotten side of the Alamo

“Just as Alamo visitors often overlook important parts of history, Washington can benefit from a more complete look at the benefits of irrigated agriculture.”

Renton Community Foundation exec Lynn Bohart to retire

Bohart’s replacement, LeAnne Moss, is set to take over April 2.

  • Mar 27, 2018

More jobs added to payrolls, unemployment rate unchanged

Washington’s economy added 8,700 jobs in February.

  • Mar 25, 2018

Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9 airplane delivered

The airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air.

  • Mar 23, 2018