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Firefighters on Tuesday donated $1,000 to Athens Pizza and Pasta to help the restaurant continue to pay its employees until it can reopen after effecting necessary repairs following the December fire. Photo courtesy city of Auburn.

Firefighters step up for Athens Pizza

Union donates $1,000 to help owners pay employees while repairing restaurant.

 

2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to certain car models they seem to come, and go, and come again. That’s certainly the case with… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021

 

2021 Lexus RX 350L. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a good day when a Lexus lands in my driveway. The latest example was the 2021 RX 350L crossover… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021

 

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State to receive $2.36 million federal grant for Shared Work Program

U.S. Department of Labor announces funding

  • Jan 8, 2021
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The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury

By Larry Lark, contributor With apologies to Oldsmobile, “the 2020 CT4 Premium Luxury sports sedan is not your father’s Cadillac.” Smallish in size, the CT4… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor Mercedes-Benz occupies rarified air in the automobile pantheon. And the E-Class series is rarer still. With more than 14 million units… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck lands in my driveway. The latest iteration,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
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737 MAX 7 Reveal - February 5, 2018. File photo

Boeing fined $2.5 billion for deceiving aircraft safety regulators

The Boeing Company has agreed to pay the Department of Justice over $2.5 billion after conspiring to defraud FAA regulators evaluating Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane.… Continue reading

737 MAX 7 Reveal - February 5, 2018. File photo
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State Department of Commerce awards grants to more than 7,800 small businesses

Newest $100 million grant round prioritized restaurants, fitness centers

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Sound Publishing offers grants to local businesses

Sound Publishing has launched a local business stimulus program to help businesses adapt in a rapidly evolving economic environment. Sound Publishing, based in Everett, is… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2020
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This bronze skull is one of the fascinating items for sale at Antique Marketplace at the site of the former Joanne’s Fabrics on Howard Road. Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter

Antique store opens its doors in Auburn

Owner Carly Willis wants it to be a fun place.

This bronze skull is one of the fascinating items for sale at Antique Marketplace at the site of the former Joanne’s Fabrics on Howard Road. Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
Photo courtesy of Fisher Scones

Fisher Scones parent company fined for overworking teenage employees

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries found more than 1,500 instances of violations including missing meal breaks, working during school hours and more.

Photo courtesy of Fisher Scones
Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
John Gronowski makes his usual brewskie stop at Rail Hop n’ Brew on West Main, undeterred by having to drink al fresco under Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest order forbidding indoor service at bars and restaurants to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Downtown bars and restaurants reeling under Inslee order

City of Auburn offering $2,000 grants to qualifying businesses without drive -through windows.

Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
John Gronowski makes his usual brewskie stop at Rail Hop n’ Brew on West Main, undeterred by having to drink al fresco under Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest order forbidding indoor service at bars and restaurants to stem the spread of COVID-19.
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Fieldhouse House has reworked the former Sam’s Club at the Outlet Collection Mall into a mega sports-play-training complex.

FieldhouseUSA waiting on COVID-19 to fully open complex

Multimillion-dollar facility located at site of former Sam’s Club.

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Fieldhouse House has reworked the former Sam’s Club at the Outlet Collection Mall into a mega sports-play-training complex.
Jack Timmons pauses for a smoke next to his two giant smokers at Jack’s BBQ, which he opened last week on West Valley Highway in Algona.

New restaurant in Algona serves up real Central Texas barbecue

“Deeeeelicious,” “sooo gooood,” “aaamaaazing.” When the man under the straw hat talks barbecue, he tends to slow-mosey his vowels, Texas style. And 60-year-old Dallas native… Continue reading

Jack Timmons pauses for a smoke next to his two giant smokers at Jack’s BBQ, which he opened last week on West Valley Highway in Algona.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Kuljit Singh and wife Malika celebrated the grand opening Dhotson's grocery at the site of the former Lea Hill Market last Wednesday. Photo by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter.

Auburn couple opens mom-and-pop grocery store

Dhotson’s sets up at site of former Lea Hill Market.

Kuljit Singh and wife Malika celebrated the grand opening Dhotson's grocery at the site of the former Lea Hill Market last Wednesday. Photo by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter.
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Developmentally disabled still a vital part of workforce

Auburn-based company’s job-finding mission is a win for businesses.

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