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Stephanie Renando was promoted to staff scientist at Landau Associates in Edmonds. She is responsible for coordinating and executing field work related to groundwater, soil, and vapor/gas sampling. Edmonds-based Landau Associates provides geotechnical and environmental engineering, remediation, permitting, and compliance services throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Greater Trinity Academy in Everett has received a $40,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound. The grant will be used to purchase a new bus to serve the school’s Before and After School Program and to transport students to field trips and other educational opportunities in the community.Events

The next Engage Everett monthly networking event is to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Everett Marina Beer Garden, 1700 West Marine View Drive, Everett. This free event is open to the public. Information on Everett’s new Courtyard by Marriott hotel will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, visit the Engage Everett Facebook page.

Grow Washington is hosting an Artisan Garage Sale. This sale is open to anyone in the community who would like to sell their items. There is no fee to participate. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 in the parking lot of the Grow Washington store at 923 Main Street, Sultan. Flyers will be posted on the Grow Washington website and Facebook page.Announcements

Nearly 800 Snohomish County Public Utility District customers now have solar electric systems on their roofs for a total generating capacity of five megawatts. In the past year, solar energy capacity has increased nearly 70 percent. The price of installations is dropping and the PUD offers incentives on installations for both residential and business customers. Call 425-783-1700 or visit www.snopud.com/solarexpress for details.

Sound Financial Bancorp announced that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend on Sound Financial Bancorp common stock of $0.06 per share, payable Aug. 26, stockholders of record as of the close of business on Aug. 12. Sound Financial Bancorp is the parent company of Sound Community Bank which includes a location in Mountlake Terrace.

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Stan Jones, left, father of Vice Chairwoman Teri Gobin, gets a handshake from Jared Parks and Herman Williams Sr. hugs Bonnie Juneau, right, after the Tulalip Tribes and Quil Ceda Creek Casino held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino Hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at Tulalip Reservation, Wa. The casino hotel will be built on sixteen (16) acres of ancestral Tulalip Tribal land and will will feature a main Casino that will showcase as many as 1,500 slot machines. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Tulalips break ground on new Quil Ceda Creek Casino Hotel

A 150-room hotel was added to the now $140 million project.

Teddy, an English bulldog, models Zentek Clothing’s heat regulating dog jacket. (Ian Terry / The Herald)
Everett clothing company keeps your dog cool and stylish

Zentek uses space-age fabrics to moderate the temperature of pets and now humans.

Everett engineers learn lessons from Mexico City catastrophe

Structural scientists went to help after the September earthquake there and studied the damage.

Boeing raises dividend 20%, continues stock buyback program

The manufacturer said it has repurchased $9.2 billion worth of its shares this year.

Providence Hospital in Everett at sunset Monday night. Officials Providence St. Joseph Health Ascension Health reportedly are discussing a merger that would create a chain of hospitals, including Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, plus clinics and medical care centers in 26 states spanning both coasts. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Merger would make Providence part of health care behemoth

Providence St. Joseph Health and Ascension Health are said to be talking. Swedish would also be affected.

Hospital companies merge as insurers encroach on their turf

An anticipated deal between Providence St. Joseph Health and Ascension is only the latest.

DaVita to sell off medical groups including The Everett Clinic

Another round of health care consolidation means The Everett Clinic could soon get new ownership.

Engine trouble hits Air New Zealand’s 787 Dreamliners

A Rolls-Royce engine was shut down and was afterward found to be seriously damaged.

Trudeau snubs Boeing, unveils plan to buy used Aussie jets

Trudeau will be assessing the impact fighter jet contracts have on his country’s economy.

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