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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

 

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

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

 

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.

 

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.

Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations

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

REI CEO Eric Artz.

REI still leaving Kent headquarters but not for Bellevue | Update

Company confirms Kent closure; to focus on remote work

REI CEO Eric Artz.
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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

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2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT | Car review

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A new measure from the King County Council could increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas of King County. File photo

County measure would increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas

Staff report Legislation the King County Council passed June 23 could lead to increased flexibility for restaurants, retail shops, and providers of certain personal services… Continue reading

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Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Regional effort in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update

Brown Bear opens locations May 8

NASA selects Kent-based Blue Origin to help return humans to the Moon

Goal to land the first woman and next man on the surface by 2024

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Inslee gives construction a green light

It was unclear when sites would re-open, but employees will have to have PPE and stay six feet apart.

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Report shows severity of COVID-19 impacts on hotels nationwide

70% of employees laid off or furloughed, eight in 10 hotel rooms empty

State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits

Employment Security Department had challenges with the volume

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’