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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

China now driving car market

“Nine out of 10 electric vehicles sold [in China] are made by Chinese automakers.”

Puget Sound Training Center celebrates 20 years

The center provides skills training and employment services to immigrants, refugees and low-income residents.

Puget Sound Energy is upgrading its fleet of 40 vehicles, converting them into cleaner-burning gas/electric hybrids. COURTESY PHOTO

Puget Sound Energy fleet gets cleaner

New hybrid vehicles will reduce carbon emissions

  • Mar 18, 2018
Puget Sound Energy is upgrading its fleet of 40 vehicles, converting them into cleaner-burning gas/electric hybrids. COURTESY PHOTO
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On the road for spring break? Include a review of your insurance on your packing list

NW Insurance Council encourages residents to consider reviewing insurances before going on vacation.

  • Mar 15, 2018
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Celebrating the 10,000th 737

Boeing reached a significant milestone — it produced its 10,000th 737 jetliner. Hundreds of Boeing employees gathered at the 737 plant in Renton on the… Continue reading

Two-time “American Ninja Warrior” contestant LaTaunya Witherspoon has opened a gym in Renton. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

‘American Ninja Warrior’ contestant opens gym in Renton

LaTaunya Witherspoon is the owner of the new gym SpoonFed Training located at 2000 Benson Road South.

Two-time “American Ninja Warrior” contestant LaTaunya Witherspoon has opened a gym in Renton. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

Learning from Ireland: Cleaner, greener and more prosperous

“The Irish learned that not only do visitors want good entertainment and welcoming people, but they want uncluttered communities, shores, and country side as well.”

Washington state Parks to hire aides for summer

Applications are open now through August.

  • Mar 5, 2018
Raina Labrum plays with her dog, Riven, right, as well as Daisy, center, and Poby, left, at Piper’s Playground indoor dog park in Federal Way. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

Piper’s Playground offers indoor play space for dogs

Federal Way’s first indoor dog park opened Jan. 18.

Raina Labrum plays with her dog, Riven, right, as well as Daisy, center, and Poby, left, at Piper’s Playground indoor dog park in Federal Way. Heidi Sanders, the Mirror

South Korea success goes beyond Olympics

“Give the South Koreans credit for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to pull the games off.”

Resume-writing rules to break — and ones you should not

King County Career Fair set for March 5 in Bellevue.

King County Career Fair set for March 5 in Bellevue

The free event will feature dozens of top employers from region.

Military leaders can transform education

“They are good at sizing up situations, take calculated risks and work to find plausible solutions.”

25th annual Rampathon accepting free mobility ramp applications

MBAKS members and community volunteers head to home sites to build ramps during May for free.

  • Feb 16, 2018