Janice Podsada

A nuclear research facility is about to open in Everett

TerraPower, an energy firm founded by Bill Gates, will open a 65,000-square-foot lab near Paine Field.

 

Small local suppliers flying blind through 737 Max crisis

Unlike Boeing, makers of components and parts cannot easily absorb the cost of an assembly shutdown.

 

Like the airport, Port of Everett area is ready to take off

There and elsewhere, big projects are under way or completed, fueling even more growth in the region.

 

The region’s crazy real estate market is calmer — for now

And with mortgage rates at less than 4%, real estate brokers say it’s a great time to go home shopping.

Amazon names its big, yellow lockers: Call me Iggy

Somewhere in the world, or down the street, there’s an Amazon Locker that probably shares your name.

Teacher demystifies painting and drawing in his Schack classes

Artist Pete Barth teaches his students basic art techniques so they can create on their own.

Kirkland firm moves closer to buying Frontier Communications

Regulators are expected to rule this spring on WaveDivision’s bid to buy Frontier Communications.

They’re hiring: CEO of Workforce Snohomish County steps down

Erin Monroe has led the agency since 2014. She plans to embark on the “next chapter” of her life.

Boeing rival Airbus buys Mukilteo robotics company

MTM Robotics will become a subsidiary of Airbus but will continue to serve other aerospace companies.

Rucker Renewal disruption frustrates downtown businesses

The major Everett road, sidewalk and utilities project started in July and won’t end until spring.

New EvCC class teaches conversational Japanese for business

Everett Community College offers a three-quarter course in language and business skills.

Lynnwood expects an influx of shoppers — from Seattle

With Northgate Mall’s transformation into a mixed development, shoppers there are eyeing Alderwood.

This business down-sized, and yet it’s still growing

The owners of Houseplants Galore in Everett closed a nursery and now focus on indoor greenery.

A classic hobby store survives in the era of video games

At the Edmonds Hobby Shop, model cars, boats and trains are still popular with grown-up kids.

Funko, the Everett-based toymaker, opens a Hollywood store

The location is the second brick-and-mortar retail store for the company — the first being in Everett.

With help from business, Everett passenger service takes off

Count Funko among the fans of Paine Field flying. Meanwhile, where next? Chicago or Dallas, anyone?

She convinces companies to hire ‘amazing’ disabled people

Janet Bruckshen and others at Washington Vocational Services match workers with employers in need.

Orders pour in after Everett startup appears on ‘Shark Tank’

The family of the founders of Squid Socks is pitching in at their living-room headquarters.

Washington trade delegation to China includes county reps

They are there to promote state aerospace companies and other manufacturers.

It’s a store, a studio, a gallery and a hangout for artists

JAG Artworks in Everett is a labor of love by an artist who still has a day job.