Dan Catchpole

Aerospace suppliers spending huge sums to boost capacity

The shop floor at Cobalt Enterprises in Lake Stevens is abuzz with activity as half-million-dollar machine tools turn metal blocks into airplane… Continue reading

Spectacular video: Small plane crashes in Mukilteo

Nobody was seriously injured Tuesday when a small plane crashed on the Mukilteo Speedway, clipping power lines before impact and raining down burning… Continue reading

Boeing adds a sixth test plane to refueling tanker program

The Boeing Co. added a sixth test plane to its KC-46 aerial refueling tanker program. The aerospace giant expects the additional tanker will… Continue reading

Governor part of forum tackling issue of racial equality

Talking about race in America is not comfortable or easy, but it must happen. “Lean in” to those conversations when they come up,… Continue reading

Everett’s First Presbyterian hosts series studying climate change

Faith does not end at the sidewalk around First Presbyterian Church of Everett. Like many congregations, “we’re changing prepositions,” said Dana Wright, the… Continue reading

Everett mirror maker says knock-offs have cost it millions

Electric Mirror is fighting to protect manufacturing jobs in Everett, where it is based. The family-owned business makes tech-infused mirrors for high-end buyers,… Continue reading

Boeing sales fall, more cuts loom, shareholder payouts rise

Boeing executives won’t say how much longer they see the slow-motion job cutting continuing. The company cut its global workforce by 1,176 during… Continue reading

Teen skier injured at Stevens Pass is airlifted to hospital

An injured skier was rushed by helicopter to a hospital from Gold Bar on Sunday afternoon. The 15-year-old boy was injured after… Continue reading

Marysville’s new waterfront trail draws big Saturday crowd

More than 100 people crowded Marysville’s Qwuloolt Waterfront Trail after an official ribbon-cutting Saturday morning. They ambled, strolled and, at least a few,… Continue reading

Boeing lays off Washington workers; total could be hundreds

Friday was an unseasonably sunny day in Everett, but that probably was little comfort for the hundreds of Boeing workers who were laid… Continue reading

Boeing honors top suppliers, three are from Washington

Three Washington-based companies were among 13 recipients of Boeing’s 2016 Supplier of the Year awards this month. The companies beat out thousands of… Continue reading

Pacific Northwest leads most of the nation in employment

Snohomish and King counties gained jobs at a faster rate from February 2016 to February 2017 than almost every other major metropolitan area… Continue reading

Boeing says it plans to lay off hundreds of engineers

The Boeing Co. continues slashing its workforce as it seeks to hold off market pressure and make good on promises to shareholders. The… Continue reading

New exhibit at flight museum explores the causes of war

You are the head of an African nation where people are dying of thirst. Radical rebels are demanding you step down. What do… Continue reading

Growing Flying Heritage Collection now has a new name

The Flying Heritage Collection is expanding and has a new name. It is now the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The planned… Continue reading

Production on Boeing’s KC-46 program already a year behind

Boeing is adding a sixth test aircraft to avoid further delays to its new aerial refueling tanker program. A sixth test airplane is… Continue reading

Stalled cleanup of former mill site stalls development, sale

A dispute over cleanup plans at Kimberly-Clark’s former mill site is merely the latest chapter in the Everett waterfront’s evolution from its milltown… Continue reading

Boeing deliveries were lower than expected in first quarter

The Boeing Co. delivered 169 commercial jets in the first three months of the year. That is lower than in recent years, but… Continue reading

PUD: Hefty mountain snowpack means little chance of drought

For the first time in several years, there is more than enough mountain snow to feed rivers in Snohomish County’s Sultan Basin through… Continue reading

Lockheed Martin makes hiring push for ex-Boeing engineers

With hundreds of Boeing aerospace engineers out of work in recent months, Lockheed Martin is holding a string of job fairs in Boeing… Continue reading