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Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership

Restaurant reprieve: State to relax some indoor restrictions

On Monday, area restaurants and certain entertainment venues may resume indoor service, the governor said.

Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership
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State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

Targets relief to the most affected businesses; helps low-wage workers by raising their benefits

  • Jan 28, 2021
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The vendor was located at the Southeast corner of Military Road S. and S. Star Lake Road.

Unlicensed food vendor shut down for selling tamales from ice chest

King County Public Health shut down the Federal Way vendor on Monday, Jan. 25.

The vendor was located at the Southeast corner of Military Road S. and S. Star Lake Road.
2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to certain car models they seem to come, and go, and come again. That’s certainly the case with… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
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Car review: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a good day when a Lexus lands in my driveway. The latest example was the 2021 RX 350L crossover… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
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The former Sears building at The Commons mall is under renovations to soon house a new grocery store in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

New businesses are coming to Federal Way in 2021

Commons mall and light rail are key components of local economic development, mayor says.

The former Sears building at The Commons mall is under renovations to soon house a new grocery store in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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State to receive $2.36 million federal grant for Shared Work Program

U.S. Department of Labor announces funding

  • Jan 8, 2021
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The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury

By Larry Lark, contributor With apologies to Oldsmobile, “the 2020 CT4 Premium Luxury sports sedan is not your father’s Cadillac.” Smallish in size, the CT4… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo
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Car review: 2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor Mercedes-Benz occupies rarified air in the automobile pantheon. And the E-Class series is rarer still. With more than 14 million units… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck lands in my driveway. The latest iteration,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Boeing fined $2.5 billion for deceiving aircraft safety regulators

The Boeing Company has agreed to pay the Department of Justice over $2.5 billion after conspiring to defraud FAA regulators evaluating Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane.… Continue reading

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Azteca Mexican Restaurant is now open for business at 2020 S. 320th St., Suite L, Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Azteca Mexican Restaurant reopens amid COVID-19 restrictions

See a list of local establishments offering outdoor, take out dining

Azteca Mexican Restaurant is now open for business at 2020 S. 320th St., Suite L, Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Photo courtesy of Merlone Geier Partners

Federal Way Macy’s store to close in 2021

The location at The Commons mall has served the Federal Way community for 43 years.

Photo courtesy of Merlone Geier Partners
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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.

Photo courtesy of Fisher Scones
Poverty Bay Coffee Company

From coffee cart to community cornerstone

“I am the unintentional entrepreneur,” says Poverty Bay Coffee Company owner.

Poverty Bay Coffee Company
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Mayor launches Shop Local campaign to support Federal Way businesses

About 40 local restauranteurs met virtually on Friday morning to discuss concerns.

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Photo taken from Burger Express’ Facebook page.

Burger Express wins the Mirror’s Best Burger contest

Over three weeks, more than 250 people voted in the contest.

Photo taken from Burger Express’ Facebook page.