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Funko warehouse in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Funko to close Everett warehouses, shift work to Arizona

The company headquarters are currently in downtown Everett, but distribution will move to a Phoenix suburb.

 

FILE - In this Monday, March 1, 2021 file photo, The first Alaska Airlines passenger flight on a Boeing 737-9 Max airplane takes off on a flight to San Diego from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. A Boeing pilot involved in testing the 737 Max jetliner was indicted Thursday, Oct. 14,2021 by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators who were evaluating the plane, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Alaska Airlines to add Boeing 737s to the Paine Field fleet

It’s a sign of the growing popularity of flying from Everett. So far, much smaller Embraer E175s have been the rule.

 

Garry Clark, CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Economic Alliance launches new diversity and equity program

The economic development group hopes for widespread participation among the region’s employers.

 

ZeroAvia will collaborate with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, to produce a hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of flying 76-seat regional De Havilland Q400 aircraft in excess of 500 nautical miles. (Alaska Airlines)

Hydrogen-powered aircraft company ZeroAvia coming to Everett

It adds to Snohomish County’s growing repertoire of firms focused on flight without petroleum.

ZeroAvia will collaborate with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, to produce a hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of flying 76-seat regional De Havilland Q400 aircraft in excess of 500 nautical miles. (Alaska Airlines)
Jack Ng, owner of China City, at his restaurant in Mill Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Businesses and nonprofits plan to push through COVID in 2022

“You can’t just wait until the fog clears,” says one business owner. Here’s what he and others are planning.

Jack Ng, owner of China City, at his restaurant in Mill Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

CEO of electric aircraft-engine company is stepping down

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX and chairman of Eviation Aircraft, plans to leave both Snohomish County firms.

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Marilyn Rosenberg, owner of Cafe Zippy, on the last day of business in Everett Friday afternoon on December 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cafe Zippy, an offbeat Everett community hub, closes

With a $700 rent hike looming, owner Marilyn Rosenberg opted to close the restaurant after a 17-year run.

Marilyn Rosenberg, owner of Cafe Zippy, on the last day of business in Everett Friday afternoon on December 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jessica Brockway, owner of Page Bakery on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Go online for winter warmers from Bothell baker’s kitchen

Vanilla bean, hazelnut, cloves and bergamot are some of the flavor stars of Jessica Brockway’s baked goods.

Jessica Brockway, owner of Page Bakery on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The OceanGate submersible that explored the Titanic is on view at the Port of Everett through Dec. 27. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

For $250K, this Everett company will take you to the Titanic

Titan, OceanGate’s five-man sub, is on display at the Port of Everett. Next stop: the ocean floor.

The OceanGate submersible that explored the Titanic is on view at the Port of Everett through Dec. 27. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Port of Everett selected LPC West, a private company, to develop the Millwright District. A focal point of the district will be a “workman’s clocktower” designed to resemble a smokestack and inspired by the Dey Time Register that mill workers used to punch in and out each day. (LPC West)

Port selects firm to develop 10 acres on Everett waterfront

LPC West of Dallas plans to bring the Port of Everett’s Millwright District to life with offices, shops and residences.

The Port of Everett selected LPC West, a private company, to develop the Millwright District. A focal point of the district will be a “workman’s clocktower” designed to resemble a smokestack and inspired by the Dey Time Register that mill workers used to punch in and out each day. (LPC West)

Animal rights group asks for investigation of Everett lab

Federal authorities have cited Altasciences for four critical violations at the research center it operates.

Everett Community College's Dennis Skarr sits in front of a 15-foot interactive wall that can replicate a manufacturing company's assembly line, hardware, software and networks on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A class taught by Skarr focuses on cyber threats against manufacturers, pipelines, water treatment systems and electrical grids.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

At EvCC, ‘The Wall’ teaches students how to thwart cyber crime

The Everett college is first in the nation to have a tool that can model cyber attacks aimed at vital infrastructure.

Everett Community College's Dennis Skarr sits in front of a 15-foot interactive wall that can replicate a manufacturing company's assembly line, hardware, software and networks on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A class taught by Skarr focuses on cyber threats against manufacturers, pipelines, water treatment systems and electrical grids.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
An illustration of the TerraPower Natrium nuclear-power plant planned for Kemmerer, Wyoming. (TerraPower) 20211201

TerraPower plans to build demo nuclear reactor in Wyoming

The firm, which operates a research facility in Everett, is developing an electricity-generating plant.

An illustration of the TerraPower Natrium nuclear-power plant planned for Kemmerer, Wyoming. (TerraPower) 20211201
The Lab@Everett director Diane Kamionka stands outside the Lab's new home at the Angel of the Winds Arena on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 in Everett, Washington. When Everett Community College tore down the Broadway mall to make room for its new Cascade Resource Learning Center, The Lab@everett, a business accelerator, also succumbed to the bulldozer. However, the city of Everett found a new home for the TheLab, which serves entrepreneurs and startups: the Angel of the Winds Arena. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett business incubator finds a sporty new home

TheLab@everett, an innovation center for entrepreneurs, has relocated to Angel of the Winds Arena.

The Lab@Everett director Diane Kamionka stands outside the Lab's new home at the Angel of the Winds Arena on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 in Everett, Washington. When Everett Community College tore down the Broadway mall to make room for its new Cascade Resource Learning Center, The Lab@everett, a business accelerator, also succumbed to the bulldozer. However, the city of Everett found a new home for the TheLab, which serves entrepreneurs and startups: the Angel of the Winds Arena. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Double Barrel owner Lionel Madriz places a wine sale sign outside of his business on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Job-seekers today are choosy, forcing employers to adapt

If they even show up, prospective employees are calling the shots. First question: What’s the pay?

Double Barrel owner Lionel Madriz places a wine sale sign outside of his business on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber points back to the new retail site at Fisherman's Harbor at Waterfront Place during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The project will construct two new buildings to house the new Asian-inspired Fisherman Jack’s restaurant, South Fork Bakery, and three marine-related offices adjacent to the new Waterfront Place Apartments and Hotel Indigo.
 (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Port of Everett breaks ground on a new ‘restaurant row’

American-Chinese restaurant Fisherman Jack’s and South Fork Bakery are two businesses that will call the waterfront home.

Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber points back to the new retail site at Fisherman's Harbor at Waterfront Place during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The project will construct two new buildings to house the new Asian-inspired Fisherman Jack’s restaurant, South Fork Bakery, and three marine-related offices adjacent to the new Waterfront Place Apartments and Hotel Indigo.
 (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Edmonds company fined $575,000 for improper asbestos removal

A state agency says Above Beyond Asbestos Removal continued to accept work after being de-certified.

The new Everett Community College President Daria Willis on campus on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

EvCC president leaving to take similar post in Maryland

Daria Willis joined Everett Community College as its first African American president in 2019.

The new Everett Community College President Daria Willis on campus on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jacob Murray, a professor of electrical engineering at WSU Everett, speaks to WSU Everett and Clemson students during class on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Students and Boeing team up to disinfect airplanes faster

A new career program is teaching WSU Everett and Clemson students about project engineering and marketing.

Jacob Murray, a professor of electrical engineering at WSU Everett, speaks to WSU Everett and Clemson students during class on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Owner Lacey Coragiulo sorts raw belt leathers at Quil Ceda Leather, a store in Marysville that sells handcrafted, custom leather goods and leatherworking supplies and tools, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Marysville, Washington.  The store has been around in one form or another for 90 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A 90-year-old leather business thrives in the 21st century

More than once, Quil Ceda Leather employees have become the owners of a durable enterprise.

Owner Lacey Coragiulo sorts raw belt leathers at Quil Ceda Leather, a store in Marysville that sells handcrafted, custom leather goods and leatherworking supplies and tools, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Marysville, Washington.  The store has been around in one form or another for 90 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)