Business

Unemployment rate hits historic low in April

The unemployment rate fell from 4.7 to 4.6 percent.

  • Jun 9, 2017

Time to test the real estate waters

Brokers suggest improving inventory may mean “season of opportunity” for weary house hunters.

  • Jun 7, 2017

OMAX to showcase new abrasive waterjet line at EMO 2017

Kent-based will showcase its newly released GlobalMAX 1530 abrasive waterjet at Sept. 18-23 EMO Hannover 2017 in Germany, the world’s premier trade fair for the… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2017

Mattress Firm’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids seeks donations

May is National Foster Care Month and Mattress Firm is making it easy for the community to give back. The mattress retailer is hosting its… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2017

College Spark grant supports new English courses at RTC

RTC was awarded a $49,994 grant to develop tailored English courses.

  • May 23, 2017

Renton Downtown Partnership organizes inaugural Wine Walk

The event, scheduled for June 9, will highlight 11 regional wines and wineries.

Hyatt Regency to host job fair

The hotel, scheduled to open in June near Lake Washington, is looking to fill over 100 positions.

  • May 12, 2017

Evergreen Market to open third store in Renton

The 3,000-square-foot store will open Friday, May 12.

  • May 10, 2017

La Hacienda reopens after potential norovirus outbreak

The restaurant was temporarily closed on April 27 after reports of people becoming ill.

Smile Power vehicle rolls into town

Charlette Shoecraft was honored during the April 25 stop in the South Seattle/Renton area.

  • May 4, 2017

Wild Willy’s in Federal Way sells work-wear at discount

Since it opened March 2016, Wild Willy’s Workwear on Pacific Highway South has received a warm welcome from customers. Not only does the store offer… Continue reading

GiveBIG event to impact Renton nonprofits

Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG event on May 10 will benefit more than 1,600 nonprofits, including some in Renton. Those include St. Stephen Housing Association, Cedar… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2017

Many homes selling within first 30 days in Puget Sound housing market

Housing prices in the Puget Sound market continue to go up and inventory remains tight. “It’s straight up a crazy, frenzy market in King and… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2017

Mattress Firm’s Pajama Bowl raises $114K for foster kids

Mattress Firm’s 12th annual Pajama Bowl was a striking success, raising more than $114,000 to ensure local foster kids can participate in the life-shaping extracurricular… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Dreamliner completes first flight

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took off for the first time in South Carolina on March 31. This plane is the newest and largest model in… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2017

Veterans Resource Fair seeks providers, volunteers

Event returns to Tacoma Dome on May 13

  • Apr 1, 2017

McLendon Hardware announces acquisition by Central Network Retail Group

The transaction is set to finalize in April.

New director discusses CISR’s role in community | COMMENTARY

All students can learn and achieve at high levels if they are given the opportunity and the support they need. This belief is the foundation… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2017

Port of Seattle offers 150 paid high school and college summer internship

The Port of Seattle is offering 150 paid summer internships for high school and college students. The internship program, which tripled the number of positions… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2017