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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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Photo courtesy of Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main
Photo courtesy of Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main
‘Yes, I opened in a pandemic,’ says owner of Boujee Botanika and The Octopus Opal
‘Yes, I opened in a pandemic,’ says owner of Boujee Botanika and The Octopus Opal
New Auburn bakery Pie Style captures magic of family tradition

New Auburn bakery Pie Style captures magic of family tradition

‘World still needs good food,’ says owner.

New Auburn bakery Pie Style captures magic of family tradition
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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

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Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

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

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters
The pandemic’s roots: UW Bothell team models the coronavirus

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.

The pandemic’s roots: UW Bothell team models the coronavirus
Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations

Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations

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

  • Aug 24, 2020
Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations
Don Brunell

Why we should reconsider nuclear power | Brunell

If Americans are to receive all of their electricity without coal and natural gas by 2035, they will need nuclear power. Even if Washingtonians, who… Continue reading

Don Brunell
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Auburn businesses plug along in teeth of pandemic

You see an empty store front, an empty warehouse. A COVID-19 closure, you wonder? Maybe, maybe not. Fact is, it’s hard to pin down the… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main
Best of Auburn 2020: There’s still time to vote!

Best of Auburn 2020: There’s still time to vote!

Voting has begin for the Best of Auburn 2020! Visit the Auburn Reporter’s website and check out the ballot (https://auburnreporter.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-Auburn-2020/). Vote for your favorite community… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2020
Best of Auburn 2020: There’s still time to vote!
Don Brunell

Coronavirus comeback for Alaska Airlines?

It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a promising year quickly went south. The COVID-19 outbreak has… Continue reading

Don Brunell