Washington StateSeattle Times

Despite Washington’s labor shortage, thousands on long-term unemployment can’t find a job

Like hundreds of thousands of other Washingtonians, Priscilla Bell, a personal trainer in Seattle, lost her job during the first chaotic weeks of the pandemic last year. But unlike many of those laid off due to COVID-19, Bell hasn’t been able to find work since, despite an intensive job search that started when gyms partially reopened for the first time last August.
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Kent, WAkentreporter.com

Construction remains halted on Kent West Hill apartment complex

Construction on a 285-unit apartment complex on Kent’s West Hill along Military Road South remains halted after the company building the project declared bankruptcy. Work stopped in June on the Alexan Gateway Apartments and hasn’t started up again as Dallas, Texas-based developer Trammell Crow Residential tries to determine its next steps after Texas-based Katerra Construction Services walked off the job.
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Woodinville, WAwfxrtv.com

Unassuming home selling with entire ‘authentic 1800s Western town’ in backyard

(NEXSTAR) — It’s got three bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an entire Wild West ghost town. A unique listing in Woodinville, Washington, is generating interest from multiple prospective buyers after hitting the market only a few weeks ago, thanks in part to the “authentic 1800s Western town” conveniently located just across a creek in the property’s backyard.
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Check out these homes on the Seattle market now

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Do-It Yourself/Investor: Spacious 1/2 acres lot prime Lake Forest Park location is ready for your future homesite or remodel the present building. 4 bedrooms/1.5
Washington StateSeattle Times

In Washington’s life sciences sector, a streak of companies going public

Washington’s life science companies are going public in record numbers, a trend that is also playing out nationally across the sector. In the first half of 2021, nearly 50 U.S. biotech companies went public, raising nearly $9 billion, according to BioPharma Dive, a life sciences publication. That’s on track to break 2020’s IPO total of $15 billion, which already more than tripled 2019’s IPO total of $4.7 million.
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Financial World

Seattle’s Amazon hit with record EU data privacy fine on charges of alleged breach

Amazon.com Inc, the Seattle, Washington-headquartered American multinational e-commerce company, had been hit with a major stumbling block on Friday as EU anti-trust regulators had slapped the world’s largest online retailer with a record €746 million in punitive measures for alleged violation of the 26-member bloc’s GDPR rules, suggesting a further stiffening of EU privacy regulators’ stance on US-based mega-cap tech conglomerates.
Seattle, WAMyNorthwest.com

‘People are coming back,’ but downtown Seattle needs leadership

Over the last year-plus, downtown Seattle has grappled with numerous challenges, from shutdowns driven by the pandemic, to an ever-escalating homeless crisis. With businesses finally beginning to reopen, Downtown Seattle Association President Jon Scholes is highlighting how the neighborhood has taken the first steps on its long road to recovery.
Seattle, WASeattle Times

Develop personal rules to better control your portfolio

Simplifying your finances isn’t so simple. That was clear from the response I got to a recent column on cleaning up a portfolio, consolidating accounts, getting rid of extraneous dribs and drabs of money and clearing out the clutter. And I got that big response without ever going into the nitty-gritty of investment performance, and closing out positions in investments that don’t deserve your money.
Seattle, WAsouthseattleemerald.com

Intentionalist: Enjoy a Summer BBQ at These Seattle BIPOC-Owned Businesses

Intentionalist is built on one simple idea: where we spend our money matters. We make it easy to find, learn about, and support small businesses and the diverse people behind them through everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop. #SpendLikeItMatters. This summer has been hot, but the grills...
Everett, WAmltnews.com

MLT man uses newly acquired woodworking skills to help others

C.J. Monaghan discovered a new passion for woodworking during the pandemic and recently found a way to use his skills to help other people. Using a slab of donated wood, Monaghan custom crafted a large table, approximately 6 feet in length, and in turn presented $1,000 from its sale to the Everett Recovery Café which helps people struggling with substance abuse and related mental health challenges.
Seattle, WAseattlepi.com

Remember these? 28 Seattle brands worth remembering

The Seattle area has seen its share of hits, brand-wise. From UPS and Boeing to Costco and Amazon, the region has birthed dynamic, influential companies that have shaped the nation and the world. Microsoft is practically an industry unto itself. Some smaller entities have made their mark. Jones Soda, Filson...
Federal Way, WAfederalwaymirror.com

Hometown Hero: Federal Way’s finance director retires

After a 35-year career in finance management, city of Federal Way Finance Director Adé Ariwoola is cashing out. Ariwoola was hired by the city in 2014. For seven years, Ariwoola has navigated the city through successes and strains, including the COVID-19 pandemic. His last day with the city was July 30.