Business

Three Blue Origin employees in Kent test positive for COVID-19

At new headquarters that opened in January

COVID-19 is straining the medical waste system | Don Brunell

Gloves and masks must be sterilized before being trashed — can America keep up with the growing amount of waste?

Insurers should consider refunds of auto premiums to Washington drivers

State Insurance Commissioner Kreidler issues request

Amazon.com still has listings for medical equipment, but the website includes a caveat and other protections to ensure equipment is supplied to those who need it. Screenshot

Five businesses warned for price gouging

Ferguson sent cease and desist letters to five businesses, including one in Issaquah.

  • Apr 1, 2020
Amazon.com still has listings for medical equipment, but the website includes a caveat and other protections to ensure equipment is supplied to those who need it. Screenshot

Coronavirus has brought the country together | Don Brunell

Even intrinsic political enemies are working together for the good of all.

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn extends closure through at least April 14

Tribe had hoped for March 31 reopening

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

For one funeral home owner, the confusion came to a head after a recent service.

  • Mar 25, 2020

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.

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Retail establishments get the green light to remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

Westfield Southcenter mall in Tukwila closes because of coronavirus

Reopening date remains to be determined

Downtown distillery plans fall through

The empty grass field on the northeastern end of the Enumclaw library will still be paved for additional downtown parking, courtesy the Thunder Dome museum.

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.)

TP shortage is the tip of the iceberg | Don Brunell

Inconsistant messages about COVID-19 are stoking people’s fears.

Enumclaw’s dairy scene is disappearing

American tastes are changing, but farms hold a valuable position in local economies.

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness | Don Brunell

Some of Washington’s biggest companies have asked employees to work at home.

  • Mar 9, 2020

Legislators must find better ways to reduce CO2 | Don Brunell

The EPA estimates 29 percent of greenhouse gasses come from transportation.

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)

Colorado River water problems worsening | Don Brunell

Warmer temperatures, growing population numbers, and an over-appropriation of water will cause big issues soon.

  • Feb 24, 2020

Local entrepreneur gives tips on successful crowdfunding

Enumclaw Councilman Beau Chevassus has learned from his Kickstarter flops, and now has had several successful money-making ventures.