Business

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
Hexcel lays off 160 at Kent aerospace manufacturing plant

Hexcel lays off 160 at Kent aerospace manufacturing plant

Impacts of Boeing 737 MAX grounding, COVID-19 pandemic

Hexcel lays off 160 at Kent aerospace manufacturing plant
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
Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers

Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers

State Insurance Commissioner Kreidler issues request

Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers
Amazon.com still has listings for medical equipment, but the website includes a caveat and other protections to ensure equipment is supplied to those who need it. Screenshot

Five businesses warned for price gouging

Ferguson sent cease and desist letters to five businesses, including one in Issaquah.

  • Apr 1, 2020
Amazon.com still has listings for medical equipment, but the website includes a caveat and other protections to ensure equipment is supplied to those who need it. Screenshot
Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn extends closure through at least April 14

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn extends closure through at least April 14

Tribe had hoped for March 31 reopening

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn extends closure through at least April 14
Sound Publishing operates the following titles in King County: Federal Way Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent-Covington Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Kirkland Reporter, Bellevue Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter and the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.

Auburn Reporter to suspend print publication

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly evolve across the globe, the Auburn Reporter must also adapt in order to ensure the continuation of high-quality… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2020
Sound Publishing operates the following titles in King County: Federal Way Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent-Covington Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Kirkland Reporter, Bellevue Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Mercer Island Reporter and the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.
COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

For one funeral home owner, the confusion came to a head after a recent service.

  • Mar 25, 2020
COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals
Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

To the relief of anxious employees, the company said it will shut down factory operations for two weeks.

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies
Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Retail establishments get the green light to remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

New unemployment claims increased over 116 percent during week of March 8-14

During the week of March 8-14, 14,154 new claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Employment Security Department (ESD) which was an increase of… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020