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Union files charges against QFC, Fred Meyer over Black Lives Matter button ban

Grocery store workers condemn ban; QFC spokesperson says wristband options available to employees

 

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

The companies will also each donate $1 million to the Eastrail

 

200 Mill project still expected for downtown Renton

Despite the economic difficulties with COVID-19, only main difference is uncertainty of hotel

 

The pandemic’s roots: UW Bothell team models the coronavirus

A team of computational scientists has developed web-based software that maps the virus’ protein spikes.

New bookstore in downtown Renton hopes to appeal to local readers

Owner of Apparition Books hopes it will become the cozy neighborhood used bookstore.

Chamber offering PPE kits for small businesses

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday will be distribution days for the kits of masks and hand sanitizer.

  • Aug 25, 2020

Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations

Stores to distribute 750,000 purchased by King County starting Aug. 24

  • Aug 24, 2020

Renton resident uses TikTok to sell her message of kindness

Just Be Kind co. has been a way for the Bella Wolfe to explore her passions for design and spreading positivity

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LA Fitness to reopen all locations Aug. 10

Gyms will follow state guidelines

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New program to help ensure safe start compliance in restaurants, taverns

Launched by Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Aug 6, 2020
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Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020

City offering ways for businesses to expand outdoors during pandemic

An emergency ordinance passed July 13 offers permits for sidewalk and parking lot use and increased temporary advertising outside businesses

  • Jul 17, 2020
2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT. Courtesy photo

2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT | Car review

OK folks, buckle your seatbelts. This week’s tester is the 2020 Dodge Charge SRT Hellcat Widebody, the most powerful, and fastest mass-produced sedan in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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BMW X3 xDrive 30e | Car review

With forces like BMW pushing, it’s only a matter of time before hybrid, then electric, technology replaces the gas combustion engine just like it replaced… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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A young chef carefully spreads sauce onto pizza dough during a cooking class at Young Chefs Academy of Covington. Courtesy photo/YCA Covington

Kids culinary school opens in Covington

The school takes the unknown out of cooking for kids, owner Deb O’Brien said.

  • Jun 25, 2020
A young chef carefully spreads sauce onto pizza dough during a cooking class at Young Chefs Academy of Covington. Courtesy photo/YCA Covington
A new measure from the King County Council could increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas of King County. File photo

County measure would increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas

Staff report Legislation the King County Council passed June 23 could lead to increased flexibility for restaurants, retail shops, and providers of certain personal services… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2020
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The Landing open in Phase 2 for businesses

Individual retailers determine reopening and operating hours

  • Jun 23, 2020
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Photo from March 2019, when the Hi-Lands Shopping center first stood vacant. A developer wants to move forward with demolition but states it can’t due to a city moratorium. File photo/Haley Ausbun

Hi-Lands Shopping Center purchased, but project, demolition on hold

The city placed an emergency moratorium on land use applications in Sunset neighborhood until October 2020. The new developer for Solera has appealed the decision and spoke out against it.

Photo from March 2019, when the Hi-Lands Shopping center first stood vacant. A developer wants to move forward with demolition but states it can’t due to a city moratorium. File photo/Haley Ausbun

Comcast to continue 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible customers

Low-income monthly options also available

  • Jun 18, 2020

24 Hour Fitness to close clubs in Kent, Auburn, Renton

Panther Lake Kent location scheduled to reopen next month