Business

Michelle Hankinson stands in front of the Renton Area Youth Services office in downtown Renton. While RAYS is merging with two other nonprofits, much of it remains the same. Courtesy photo RAYS.

Local RAYS joins nonprofit Childhaven

Renton Area Youth Services has been working with local families for 50 years.

Michelle Hankinson stands in front of the Renton Area Youth Services office in downtown Renton. While RAYS is merging with two other nonprofits, much of it remains the same. Courtesy photo RAYS.
New Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma to open June 8

New Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma to open June 8

$400M, 310,000-square-foot facility will open with COVID-19 precautions

  • Jun 2, 2020
New Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma to open June 8
Photo courtesy of Gyros House Mediterranean Grill.

Gyros House Mediterranean Grill closes Friday

The restaurant, which like many has been hit hard by the impacts of the closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, is now moving to catering-only after 26 years.

Photo courtesy of Gyros House Mediterranean Grill.
Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn to reopen May 26

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn to reopen May 26

Face masks to be required of guests and employees

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn to reopen May 26
Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo
Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Regional effort in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

  • May 11, 2020
Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey
Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update

Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update

Brown Bear opens locations May 8

Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update
NASA selects Kent-based Blue Origin to help return humans to the Moon

NASA selects Kent-based Blue Origin to help return humans to the Moon

Goal to land the first woman and next man on the surface by 2024

NASA selects Kent-based Blue Origin to help return humans to the Moon
Find restaurants open for takeout/delivery in Puget Sound area

Find restaurants open for takeout/delivery in Puget Sound area

Interactive map provides details

  • Apr 28, 2020
Find restaurants open for takeout/delivery in Puget Sound area
Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Inslee gives construction a green light

It was unclear when sites would re-open, but employees will have to have PPE and stay six feet apart.

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo
Report shows severity of COVID-19 impacts on hotels nationwide

Report shows severity of COVID-19 impacts on hotels nationwide

70% of employees laid off or furloughed, eight in 10 hotel rooms empty

  • Apr 24, 2020
Report shows severity of COVID-19 impacts on hotels nationwide
10 mayors from South King County ask Inslee to reopen construction industry

10 mayors from South King County ask Inslee to reopen construction industry

Take safeguards, but economy needs boost

10 mayors from South King County ask Inslee to reopen construction industry
State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits

State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits

Employment Security Department had challenges with the volume

  • Apr 20, 2020
State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits
Cantwell calls for nationwide support for local media hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

Cantwell calls for nationwide support for local media hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

Remarks come on Senate floor: ‘We need the media. …and need to help them’

  • Apr 20, 2020
Cantwell calls for nationwide support for local media hurt by COVID-19 pandemic
Gyms, fitness centers must allow members to cancel memberships or face legal consequences

Gyms, fitness centers must allow members to cancel memberships or face legal consequences

State attorney general responds to consumer complaints during COVID-19 outbreak

Gyms, fitness centers must allow members to cancel memberships or face legal consequences
Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

More than 27,000 employees are expected to return to work at the Everett campus starting Monday.

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week
Initial state claims for unemployment benefits remain at historical highs
Initial state claims for unemployment benefits remain at historical highs
Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

The Brewmaster’s Foundation weekly Community Supported Agriculture box includes fresh produce from local farms and beers from Washington breweries.

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic
Fred Meyer limits number of customers in store at one time

Fred Meyer limits number of customers in store at one time

Steps taken to allow social distancing

Fred Meyer limits number of customers in store at one time
Three Blue Origin employees in Kent test positive for COVID-19

Three Blue Origin employees in Kent test positive for COVID-19

At new headquarters that opened in January

Three Blue Origin employees in Kent test positive for COVID-19