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An Orion Industries mentor (center) supervises participants in one of the manufacturing processes at the Auburn factory on Nov. 16. Orion Industries is an aerospace manufacturing company that trains people with barriers to employment to enter the workforce.

Orion Industries is breaking down barriers to employment in Auburn

Factory offers paid job training and more.

 

Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

How financial planners address plan uncertainty | Guest column

One of the key challenges we face as financial planners is dealing with the uncertainties around forecasts and assumptions in the planning process. I like… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2021

 

Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

Is cryptocurrency really an investment? | Guest column

Undoubtedly you have heard about the new form of money known as digital or “crypto” currencies. It is a fascinating new development in the financial… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021

 

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Grocery store workers have right to wear Black Lives Matter buttons

National Labor Relations Board ruling against ban by Kroger-owned QFC, Fred Meyer

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Carolynn Bernard, owner and operator of Bless Ewe Sheep Company pets one of the sheep on her farm in Enumclaw on Aug. 17, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID, droughts put local sheep sanctuary in jeopardy

Owner Carolynn Bernard took to GoFundMe in hopes of raising money to make it through the winter.

Carolynn Bernard, owner and operator of Bless Ewe Sheep Company pets one of the sheep on her farm in Enumclaw on Aug. 17, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa

Puget Sound Darigold workers on verge of strike amid contract negotiations

Workers cite lack of medical leave, outsourcing and bad-faith negotiations as reason for strike.

A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa
Best of Auburn 2021 contest seeks nominations today!

Best of Auburn 2021: Nominate your favorites now!

Nominations are underway for your favorite restaurants, businesses, community members and more in the Best of Auburn 2021 contest: vote.auburn-reporter.com. This nomination round will close… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2021
Best of Auburn 2021 contest seeks nominations today!
Dave and Buster's restaurant and entertainment venue looks to hire 130 people to staff its Bellevue venue, set to open in August. Photo courtesy Dave and Busters.

Dave and Buster’s hiring 130 for August opening in Bellevue

Dave and Buster’s restaurant and entertainment venue opens in downtown Bellevue on Aug. 30 and is now looking to find 130 people to join the… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
Dave and Buster's restaurant and entertainment venue looks to hire 130 people to staff its Bellevue venue, set to open in August. Photo courtesy Dave and Busters.
Smuggler’s Deli Sandwiches (courtesy of Smuggler’s Deli Facebook)

Secret sandwich ‘ghost kitchen’ sneaks into downtown Auburn

Smuggler’s Deli started as a way to keep Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro afloat.

Smuggler’s Deli Sandwiches (courtesy of Smuggler’s Deli Facebook)
Downtown Auburn. Courtesy photo

Auburn restaurants may get sidewalk permit fees waived

In 2020, the city of Auburn adopted an ordinance to provide a temporary waiver of its ordinary right-of-way use-permit fees to provide its pandemic-afflicted restaurants… Continue reading

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Auburn general contractor helps employees rebuild their lives

Mari Borrero has been a United States Marine, a Kent School District teacher, a hospice care worker and a mentor with a big heart. About… Continue reading

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Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)

Facebook page promotes minority-owned restaurants across Puget Sound region

Miya Nazzaro used to be a member of Facebook pages that were intended for people to promote and support restaurants around the Seattle area by… Continue reading

Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)
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Council approves B&O tax to generate more revenue for Auburn

The Auburn City Council approved the city’s first ever Business and Occupation Tax during its regular meeting May 17. The tally was 5-2, with Councilmembers… Continue reading

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The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

King County fire marshals offer regulatory relief to food trucks

39 fire authorities have reportedly agreed to standardize fire codes and inspections.

The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo
Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)

Former Seahawks player Cassius Marsh cashes in on trading cards

Marsh and his friend open physical and online trading card store as collectibles boom amid pandemic.

Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)
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First large-scale, human composting facility in the world will open in Auburn

“It’s what nature meant us to do. We just do it faster.”

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The 7-story apartment building Teutsch Partners LLC has been at work on for Seattle-based NW Holdings for the last two years is nearing completion at 1st Street Southeast and South Division Street. The owners are set to begin leasing apartments this spring. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter.

7-story apartment building nears finish line

The 7-story apartment building Teutsch Partners LLC has been at work on for Seattle-based NW Holdings for the last two years is nearing completion at… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2021
The 7-story apartment building Teutsch Partners LLC has been at work on for Seattle-based NW Holdings for the last two years is nearing completion at 1st Street Southeast and South Division Street. The owners are set to begin leasing apartments this spring. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter.
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A draft ordinance proposes to apply a square-footage tax on the city’s warehousing along with a possible Business and Occupation tax to help the city stave off steep deficits.

Auburn studies first draft of proposed B&O tax

Berk Consulting Agency of Seattle studied the city of Auburn’s general fund finances in 2020 and forecast that over the next decade, a gap would… Continue reading

Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
A draft ordinance proposes to apply a square-footage tax on the city’s warehousing along with a possible Business and Occupation tax to help the city stave off steep deficits.
Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)

King County considers grocery store worker hazard pay for those in unincorporated areas

The King County Metropolitan Council will vote during its next meeting on whether to grant hazard pay to grocery store workers employed by large stores… Continue reading

Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)
Dan Olmstead of Poverty Bay Coffee Company. Courtesy photo

Paying their fair share of taxes: Ad features Auburn business owner

An Auburn coffee roaster is one of four small business owners in the area who appear in a new video ad, pressing state lawmakers to… Continue reading

Dan Olmstead of Poverty Bay Coffee Company. Courtesy photo