Janice Podsada

Holly Burkett-Pohland, the owner of Burkett’s Home & Gift, outside of her new store front on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Everett gift store debuts in former J. Matheson space

For years, Holly Burkett-Pohland wanted to expand a business founded by her mother in 1978.

 

KRKO Studio A, Clark Building (Now US Bank), 1947, Earle Gerdon (Gerdon Family / KRKO Archives)

Everett’s KRKO has been riding the airwaves for 100 years

In 1922, two auto mechanics caught the radio bug and founded the station in a Rucker Avenue garage.

 

Arlington

Smoother sailing: Arlington airport gets grant to fix runway

A $2.3 million federal grant will pave the way for a project to resurface the airfield’s main runway.

 

Workers build the first all electric plane, the Eviation Alice, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  The plane is designed for regional travel and to carry nine passengers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Eviation moves tests of electric passenger plane to Moses Lake

The Arlington company said a bigger runway and flatter terrain are better suited to early testing of the commuter aircraft.

Workers build the first all electric plane, the Eviation Alice, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  The plane is designed for regional travel and to carry nine passengers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
An artist's rendering of the new Funko warehouse in Buckeye, Arizona. (Funko) 20220407

Funko warehouse layoffs begin this week in Everett, Puyallup

The layoffs, announced in April, are part of a plan to move distribution operations to Arizona.

An artist's rendering of the new Funko warehouse in Buckeye, Arizona. (Funko) 20220407
A magniX magni650 electric propulsion unit for aircraft. (magniX) 20220601

Everett engine maker announces more electric-aviation projects

magniX, which develops electric motors to power airplanes, adds two airline partners to its roster.

A magniX magni650 electric propulsion unit for aircraft. (magniX) 20220601
Vector conceptual illustration for homeschooling. Stressed teenager femal girl by covid pandemic situation (Getty Images)

‘COVID slide’: Academia adjusts to student-achievement decline

Their grades and test scores tanked during the pandemic. Now local schools and colleges aim to help.

Vector conceptual illustration for homeschooling. Stressed teenager femal girl by covid pandemic situation (Getty Images)
Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club based in Mukilteo, has been selected to attend a new U.S. Navy flight academy for 11th and 12th graders. Williams, 17, joined the club in 2018. (Jesse D. Hayes IV / Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club)

Mukilteo flying club member, 17, wins spot at Navy pilot school

Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks, was selected to attend an elite program for high schoolers.

Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club based in Mukilteo, has been selected to attend a new U.S. Navy flight academy for 11th and 12th graders. Williams, 17, joined the club in 2018. (Jesse D. Hayes IV / Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club)
Glenda Wabaluku, 17, works together with a group of peers to piece together a creative action plan for their communities during Leadership Launch’s "Emotion Commotion" event on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Teenagers help each other tackle anxiety and depression

Youth-focused Leadership Launch saw students struggling, so they organized a mental wellness event.

Glenda Wabaluku, 17, works together with a group of peers to piece together a creative action plan for their communities during Leadership Launch’s "Emotion Commotion" event on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Funko headquarters in downtown Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Private equity firm buys 25% stake in Everett-based Funko

It’s another big change this year for the pop-culture toymaker, which is headquartered downtown.

Funko headquarters in downtown Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Nuno Taborda

Former Rolls Royce executive to lead Everett aerospace firm

magniX, which builds electric aircraft motors, has hired Nuno Taborda as its next CEO.

Nuno Taborda
Epic Ford on the corner of 52nd Street and Evergreen Way in Everett is closed. The dealership has been in business for more than 50 years. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)

After 50 years, Everett’s Epic Ford dealership closes shop

It opened in 1971, when gas guzzling muscle cars like the Ford Mustang still ruled the road.

Epic Ford on the corner of 52nd Street and Evergreen Way in Everett is closed. The dealership has been in business for more than 50 years. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)
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When Seattle Genetics founder, Clay Siegall lost his father while in college, he switched from studying for an MD to studying for a PhD., and a goal to treat cancer patients.  His efforts are paying off in lives.

Bothell biotech CEO resigns after domestic-violence allegation

Clay Siegall co-founded Seagen, which develops therapies for cancer patients. He’s accused of attacking his wife.

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When Seattle Genetics founder, Clay Siegall lost his father while in college, he switched from studying for an MD to studying for a PhD., and a goal to treat cancer patients.  His efforts are paying off in lives.
Everett

Nonprofit offers free mental wellness event for local teens

The Saturday gathering at EvCC, sponsored by Leadership Launch, is for teens in eighth grade through college.

Everett
Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring is this year's winner of the Henry M. Jackson Award given by Economic Alliance Snohomish County. Photographed in Marysville, Washington on April 25, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jon Nehring: Longtime Marysville mayor who’s nurtured growth

He’s helped steer the city’s transformation and is winner of the Jackson Award by Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring is this year's winner of the Henry M. Jackson Award given by Economic Alliance Snohomish County. Photographed in Marysville, Washington on April 25, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dr. David Kirtley at the new Helion headquarters, Antares, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022  (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Helion Energy: New Everett company has the sun in its eyes

The firm is the winner of a new award by Economic Alliance Snohomish County, called Opportunity Lives Here.

Dr. David Kirtley at the new Helion headquarters, Antares, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022  (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monti Ackerman, recipient of the John Fluke Award, is pictured Thursday, April 28, 2022, outside his office in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Monti Ackerman: A passionate volunteer and calculator whiz

The Fortive executive is the winner of this year’s Fluke Award by Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

Monti Ackerman, recipient of the John Fluke Award, is pictured Thursday, April 28, 2022, outside his office in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Rep. Mike Sells, D-38, is the recipient of this year's Henry M. Jackson award. The award recognizes a visionary leader who through partnership, tenacity and a strong commitment to community has created lasting opportunities to improve quality of life and positively impact the regional economy. Photographed in Everett, Washington on April 29, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Rep. Mike Sells: He fought for WSU Everett and worker rights

The retiring legislator is the recipient of the Floyd Award from Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

Rep. Mike Sells, D-38, is the recipient of this year's Henry M. Jackson award. The award recognizes a visionary leader who through partnership, tenacity and a strong commitment to community has created lasting opportunities to improve quality of life and positively impact the regional economy. Photographed in Everett, Washington on April 29, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Joel Bervell (Courtesy photo)

TikTok med student @joelbervell named top Emerging Leader

Joel Bervell, who highlights disparities in medicine, took top honors at an event for 12 rising stars in Snohomish County.

Joel Bervell (Courtesy photo)
The Flying Heritage Collection of historic airplanes at Paine Field. (Snohomish County Tourism Bureau)

Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage museum collection reportedly sold

The late billionaire’s museum at Paine Field in Everett has been closed for two years due to the pandemic.

The Flying Heritage Collection of historic airplanes at Paine Field. (Snohomish County Tourism Bureau)