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State Department of Commerce awards grants to more than 7,800 small businesses

Newest $100 million grant round prioritized restaurants, fitness centers

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Sound Publishing offers grants to local businesses

Sound Publishing has launched a local business stimulus program to help businesses adapt in a rapidly evolving economic environment. Sound Publishing, based in Everett, is… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2020
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Fisher Scones parent company fined for overworking teenage employees

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries found more than 1,500 instances of violations including missing meal breaks, working during school hours and more.

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Ways to shop small on the Eastside

The city of Bellevue has developed a quick list of easy ways to support local businesses

  • Nov 20, 2020
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Artists Sunday, following Black Friday, puts out call for participants before Nov. 29

The movement has a website that offers a free directory of artists and art organizations that participate

  • Nov 5, 2020
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Best of Kirkland Contest Winners are here

Read the results for the Best of Kirkland 2020

  • Nov 2, 2020
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Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

The local popular burger chain is looking for public suggestions on possible properties

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location
PSE offering four businesses an energy upgrade

PSE offering four businesses an energy upgrade

You can nominate your favorite business by Oct. 18

  • Sep 28, 2020
PSE offering four businesses an energy upgrade
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Local shop owner donates face shields to The Sophia Way

In an effort to make a difference, a local business owner has donated 25 face shields to The Sophia Way, an organization working to end… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2020
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Union files charges against QFC, Fred Meyer over Black Lives Matter button ban

Grocery store workers condemn ban; QFC spokesperson says wristband options available to employees

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Co-owner Yuie Wiborg and her daughter, Kyla. Soi Kirkland offers kids under 14 a free bowl of egg or rice noodles with steamed chicken. Courtesy photo/Suzi Pratt for Soi Restaurant

Soi Restaurant opens, brings new Thai tastes to Kirkland

Chef and Co-Owner Yuie Wiborg’s menu focuses on Thailand’s north eastern region of Isan

  • Sep 17, 2020
Co-owner Yuie Wiborg and her daughter, Kyla. Soi Kirkland offers kids under 14 a free bowl of egg or rice noodles with steamed chicken. Courtesy photo/Suzi Pratt for Soi Restaurant
Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

The companies will also each donate $1 million to the Eastrail

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters
Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

The office space for an additional 10,000 jobs, making it 25,000 coming to downtown, is expected to complete in 2023.

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2
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Eastside businesses prepare for economic uncertainty with regional summit event

The Regional Business Summit, hosted by the Issaquah Chamber Sept. 10, will be held virtually due to COVID-19

  • Sep 4, 2020
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The pandemic’s roots: UW Bothell team models the coronavirus

The pandemic’s roots: UW Bothell team models the coronavirus

A team of computational scientists has developed web-based software that maps the virus’ protein spikes.

The pandemic’s roots: UW Bothell team models the coronavirus
Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations

Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations

Stores to distribute 750,000 purchased by King County starting Aug. 24

  • Aug 24, 2020
Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations
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LA Fitness to reopen all locations Aug. 10

Gyms will follow state guidelines

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Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington
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2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT | Car review

OK folks, buckle your seatbelts. This week’s tester is the 2020 Dodge Charge SRT Hellcat Widebody, the most powerful, and fastest mass-produced sedan in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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