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Umpqua names future leader

A CEO succession plan for Umpqua Bank was announced today, with high profile Ray Davis stepping down at the end of 2016.

June 2016

Unions claim victory at Green River CC

Union proclaims victory, pledges cooperation, after the resignation of Green River Community College president.

June 2016

Company looks to move opioid clinic to Kent

According to an announcement from the State Department of Social and Health Services, WCHS, Inc. is looking to move its opioid clinic from Renton to Kent, at 1851 84th Avenue South.

June 2016
Green River college faculty on strike

Green River college faculty on strike

Administrators at Green River Community College have not said how classes are being affected by today's beginning of a three-day strike by faculty members and instructors. Union officials planned to have picket lines at both Auburn campuses as well as at Kent Station and in Enumclaw.

May 2016

Top Places to Work: ‘Lift' & Improve

Top Places to Work program recognizes companies and organizations where staff members are valued and included, even to the point of offering learning so each can grow individually. Torklift Central in Kent believes that approach is part of its 40 years' success. United Way in Lewis County has a 55 year history that also highly values its small staff.

May 2016

Kent construction firm fined

An unlicensed contractor that bilked a Kent customer for work never completed has been ordered by a judge to repay the victim and undergo two years probation.

April 2016

Union, Columbia Distributing agree on five-year deal

Union members and Columbia Distributing in Kent have come to terms, signing a five-year collective bargaining agreement that effectively avoids a strike and guarantees “labor peace” for the foreseeable future.

April 2016
Kent Amazon facility now shipping

Kent Amazon facility now shipping

More than one thousand new workers have opened Amazon's newest shipping facility in Kent.

March 2016

REI to leave Kent for Bellevue

City of Kent learned today that it will be losing a major corporate headquarters in the years ahead, as REI announced plans to camp in Bellevue about four years in the future.

March 2016

Kent aerospace supplier planning expansion

According to a permit application with the City of Kent, Exotic Metals Forming Company is looking to build a new 127,163 square-foot manufacturing facility.

March 2016
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