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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.

Snoqualmie Valley Record to suspend print publication

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly evolve across the globe, the Snoqualmie Valley Record must also adapt in order to ensure the continuation of… 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
Courtesy photo. Scott Brittain and his son Ryker at Blake’s Pizzeria in Carnation (before state regulations for COVID-19 mandated restaurants switch to takeout only). Scott has been a customer since he was a kid, and now he and his family are still regulars.

In Carnation, Blake’s carries on with carryout

Community supports local pizzeria during COVID-19 pandemic.

Courtesy photo. Scott Brittain and his son Ryker at Blake’s Pizzeria in Carnation (before state regulations for COVID-19 mandated restaurants switch to takeout only). Scott has been a customer since he was a kid, and now he and his family are still regulars.
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

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
AG Ferguson warns of scams related to COVID-19

AG Ferguson warns of scams related to COVID-19

Washingtonians should be skeptical of claims about virus

  • Mar 20, 2020
AG Ferguson warns of scams related to COVID-19
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
The North Bend Outlet mall. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

North Bend outlet, other malls shutting down to curb COVID-19

Simon Poperties temporary closure lasts until March 29.

The North Bend Outlet mall. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)
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
Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

Bellevue skyline. File photo
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)
Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column

Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column

A monthly business advice column by a Mercer Island financial adviser.

  • Feb 27, 2020
Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column
People enjoying the view of Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge Spa in the sunshine on Feb. 19, 2020. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Snoqualmie mayor, tribal chairman spar over House bill

HB 2230 would amend tribal property tax exemption.

People enjoying the view of Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge Spa in the sunshine on Feb. 19, 2020. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Resolution time 2020! | PAID CONTENT

Resolution time 2020! | PAID CONTENT

Spotlight on Business article.

  • Feb 5, 2020
Resolution time 2020! | PAID CONTENT
Courtesy photo                                Dr. James Stirrett at Bluewater Medical, his new business on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Bluewater Medical opens on Snoqualmie Ridge

New clinic offers naturopathic regenerative medicine.

Courtesy photo                                Dr. James Stirrett at Bluewater Medical, his new business on Snoqualmie Ridge.
Courtesy photo                                New Snoqualmie Casino Interim CEO and President Stanford Le.

Meet Snoqualmie Casino’s new interim CEO and president

Stanford Le brings international casino management experience into the position.

Courtesy photo                                New Snoqualmie Casino Interim CEO and President Stanford Le.
Business perspective for the new year

Business perspective for the new year

A monthly business column from a local financial adviser.

  • Jan 22, 2020
Business perspective for the new year
Eager buyers plentiful but choices were meager

Eager buyers plentiful but choices were meager

The real estate market by the numbers for December 2019.

  • Jan 13, 2020
Eager buyers plentiful but choices were meager