Business

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
Customers buy vegetables at the North Bend Farmers Market opening day in 2019. File photo

Local farmers adapting to changing world

As the pandemic set in and economy struggled, local farmers evolved their business models.

  • Apr 22, 2020
Customers buy vegetables at the North Bend Farmers Market opening day in 2019. File photo
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
Bear markets and financial planning

Bear markets and financial planning

A monthly business column by a Mercer Island financial adviser.

  • Apr 16, 2020
Bear markets and financial planning
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
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
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