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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

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

  • Apr 24, 2020

State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits

Employment Security Department had challenges with the volume

  • Apr 20, 2020

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

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

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

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.

DigiPen serves up hot food and more for school community with DragonDrop

The new delivery service was started in response to the COVID-19 outbreak as a way to serve students and staff amid remote learning.

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.

Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers

State Insurance Commissioner Kreidler issues request

Margaret Hansen works at the counter at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center. Photo courtesy of Brick & Mortar Books

Redmond’s Brick & Mortar Books’ story takes a pause

Co-owner Dan Ullom said, “right now [Inslee] is effectively asking people to sacrifice for the greater good.”

Margaret Hansen works at the counter at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center. Photo courtesy of Brick & Mortar Books
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.

Redmond Reporter to suspend print publication

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly evolve across the globe, the Redmond 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

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

  • Mar 25, 2020
For sale sign hanging in front of house. File photo

Open houses close due to coronavirus concerns

Northwest Multiple Listing Service halts large group home tours amid pandemic.

For sale sign hanging in front of house. File photo

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.

AG Ferguson warns of scams related to COVID-19

Washingtonians should be skeptical of claims about virus

  • Mar 20, 2020

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

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

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

Companywide, Boeing reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Boeing will equip more employees to work remotely, but for now factory workers will stay on the line.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)
A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘We’re just kind of in limbo’: Eastside businesses feeling significant economic effects amid coronavirus pandemic

Eastside chamber representatives discuss the states of their business communities.

A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Real estate: coronavirus, mortgage rates and inventory

As the virus has spread across the world the Federal Reserve has issued a surprise interest rate cut.

  • Mar 12, 2020