Ruby de Luna
Ruby de Luna is a reporter with a focus on food and how it intersects with health, communities, and culture. She has also reported on health care, and immigrant communities.
Ruby is a transplant from Taipei, Taiwan. She holds a B.A. in communication from Seattle Pacific University. She is proud to be one of the few old-schoolers who can edit tape with a razor blade.
Languages: English, Conversational Mandarin, Tagalog
Professional Affiliations: Member, AAJA
King County Council to vote on bill requiring businesses to accept cash
Many businesses have gone cashless, especially during the pandemic. But that may not be an option in unincorporated King County. Members of the King County Council are slated to vote Tuesday afternoon on a bill that requires retailers to accept cash
Federal debt ceiling deal shrinks spending, but critics warn food bank lines will grow
Both the U.S. House and now the Senate have approved the debt ceiling agreement. But not everyone’s happy about the deal.
Seattle introduces legislation to protect gig workers from abrupt termination
Network companies such as Uber and GrubHub use the term “deactivation” to describe workers being effectively fired and no longer able to accept new work orders. This week the Seattle City Council will introduce a bill aimed at protecting gig workers from sudden deactivation, which will provide transparency guidelines for companies that engage in the practice.
What to expect when you're expecting a grocery merger
Soundside host Libby Denkmann sits down with KUOW reporter Ruby De Luna to talk about what to expect with the potential merger of two national grocery chains — Albertsons and Kroger.
Creepy or convenient? Grocery store merger aims to improve 'personalized' shopping
Grocery shopping is something we all do, and it's highly personal. People have strong feelings about where and how they get their food. The proposed $25 billion merger of two of the nation's largest supermarket chains has the potential to affect how millions of customers buy their groceries. "State of the Cart" is a four-part series that examines different aspects of the proposed merger — its impact on consumers, on workers, on the communities themselves, and on our shopping habits.
Grocery workers facing 'so much uncertainty' protest proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger
"State of the Cart" is a four-part series looking at the proposed $25 billion merger of two of the nation's biggest grocery chains — Albertsons and Kroger — with each story focusing on a different group — the merger's potential impact on consumers, on workers, on the communities themselves, and on our shopping habits.
A grocery store merger made this Bellingham neighborhood a food desert. Are others next?
"State of the Cart" is a four-part series that examines the proposed $25 billion merger of two of the nation's largest supermarket chains — Albertsons and Kroger — through a different lens: Its impact on consumers, on workers, on the communities themselves, and on our shopping habits.
Are we nearing the end of the grocery store experience?
For Northwest shoppers, already worn down with supply chain issues and rising food costs, news of the Kroger and Albertsons merger last fall brought new worries. But the companies say the nearly $25 billion merger is a significant step to assure their long-term survival.
South Lake Union businesses welcome Amazon workers' return to office
It’s the news that downtown businesses have been waiting for: the return of thousands of Amazon workers to the office, after three years of working remotely. And shops that cater to the lunch crowd hope their presence signals a return to life before the pandemic.
Seattle mourns loss of two food and drink pioneers
Seattle’s food community lost two pioneers this past week: Ron Zimmerman, co-owner of Herbfarm, who put Seattle on the national scene, and Rachel Marshall, who introduced her love of ginger beer to the city.