Archive of: Kent

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Week-long concrete drivers' strike ends

A new labor agreement between concrete suppliers and their union delivery drivers operating in the greater Seattle market reached this morning ended a week-long strike, ending the threat to half King County's building boom.

August 2017

Bank awards 7 scholarships to staff children

A significant employee benefit can include post-secondary education scholarships for the next generation, according to the plan of a local financial institution.

June 2017

Teamsters secure contract for Kent

Labor negotiators have apparently resolved a dispute that was threatening a possible strike by crews that collect recycling and yard waste in Kent, Bellevue, Seattle and Lynnwood.

June 2017

Pickleball Central opens indoor facility dedicated to sport

Pickleball Central has opened a new facility in Kent, offering pickleball courts open to the public, lessons and a pro shop for enthusiasts of the sport.

June 2017

State regulator fines movers

Unregistered moving companies operating locally, including two with Auburn and Kent bases of operation, have been fined by the state.

June 2017
Family-owned McLendon sells

Family-owned McLendon sells

An announcement this morning from the fourth-generation family leader of McLendon Hardware stores disclosed that the group is being sold to a nationwide retail conglomerate. Gail and Mike McLendon reportedly will continue as corporate managers.

March 2017

South Sound has most affordable rentals

The South End of Puget Sound metropolis continues to have the most affordable rental housing options, according to a new analysis released today.

March 2017

State proud of ‘Good To Go’ results

More and more cars and trucks are paying to travel the state's highways and toll bridges, bringing a big increase in collections. Tacoma Narrows take is up about 12 percent year-over-year.

February 2017

Water partnership group honored

A regional cooperation for managing water supplies serving Central and South Puget Sound communities earned a national award for its work.

January 2017

Amazon will hire 100k more by 2018

The world's largest retailer will get even bigger in the next year-and-a-half, as Amazon plans to hire 100,000 additional employees over 18 months.

January 2017
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