Janice Podsada

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)

Electric aircraft developer magniX moves HQ to Everett

The company builds electric motors, and it’s teaming with Arlington’s Eviation to launch a fully electric plane.

 

Garry Clark

Economic Alliance Snohomish County names new CEO

After nationwide search, Garry Clark, a Nebraska business advocate, will take the helm in February.

 

Project Roxy is a proposed 2.8 million square foot distribution center that would be built on a 75-acre parcel at the Cascade Industrial Center. The rendering depicts the proposed project at 4620 172nd Street in Arlington from a northwest perspective.

Arlington leaders won’t say if Amazon is behind huge project

Officials say they’re under a non-disclosure pact until permits are issued for a five-story, $355 million project.

 

Arthur Sepulveda, 32, has been looking for his first home since July. He put in bids for four houses and finally found one last month in Lynnwood directly from the builder. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Low mortgage rates fuel a frenzied, revved-up housing market

Home prices are soaring and bidding wars are back, and Snohomish County “Zoom towns” are hot locations.

Arthur Sepulveda, 32, has been looking for his first home since July. He put in bids for four houses and finally found one last month in Lynnwood directly from the builder. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Adam Ling works securing rebar reinforcement for a set of stairs on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With lots of people working at home, a rush for renovations

Homeowners with remodeling plans are keeping local contractors busy. Winter hasn’t slowed them down.

Adam Ling works securing rebar reinforcement for a set of stairs on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kim Williams, CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Providence Northwest, will retire July 1. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kim Williams, the local Providence CEO, will retire July 1

She was born at Providence in Everett and leads the health care provider’s northwest Washington group.

Kim Williams, CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Providence Northwest, will retire July 1. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014, file photo, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Delta Air Lines, Inc. reports earnings, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Boeing’s rebound ought to include a new jetliner, experts say

The lead time is great, and the company has a history of launching new programs during hard times.

FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014, file photo, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Delta Air Lines, Inc. reports earnings, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Claire Vondemkamp (left) and Jami Sollid check out customers Saturday afternoon at Just James Boutique in Stanwood on November 28, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Crazy or just brave? These folks opened businesses this year

In spite of the pandemic, the number of new businesses is up sharply compared to last year.

Claire Vondemkamp (left) and Jami Sollid check out customers Saturday afternoon at Just James Boutique in Stanwood on November 28, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Colors of Hawaii gift store Saturday afternoon in Everett November 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

If you can’t go, a new Everett shop sells Hawaiian sunshine

The Colors of Hawaii gift store has relocated to Broadway. Yes, of course, they sell grass skirts.

The Colors of Hawaii gift store Saturday afternoon in Everett November 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Sofia Drogomiretskiy sets up an example of what she would photograph for a Decorent Instagram photo on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Bothell, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

They rent you a merry Christmas — the tree trimmings, that is

Tired of storing holiday decorations, a Bothell couple launched a company that rents tree ornaments.

Sofia Drogomiretskiy sets up an example of what she would photograph for a Decorent Instagram photo on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Bothell, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Burton Clemans, an employee at Sisters for 8 years, packages up a Sisters cookie on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sisters closes, for now, as eateries enter another lockdown

The four-week ban on indoor dining has local restaurants pondering whether to shut their doors for good.

Burton Clemans, an employee at Sisters for 8 years, packages up a Sisters cookie on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Alicia Crank, chair of the Snohomish County Airport Commission, at Paine Field on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Everett, Washington. The Snohomish County-owned airfield is due to update the Airport Master Plan, considered a blue-print for long term development, anticipated land use and a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Time to update the airport’s master plan, and you can help

The new chair of the Snohomish County Airport Commission wants everyone to get acquainted with Paine Field.

Alicia Crank, chair of the Snohomish County Airport Commission, at Paine Field on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Everett, Washington. The Snohomish County-owned airfield is due to update the Airport Master Plan, considered a blue-print for long term development, anticipated land use and a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Berry Sign's owner, Don Gerould, hopes to use his lighted sign-making skills to build ultraviolet lighting systems that can disinfect delivery vans, offices and restaurants. Shot with the new UV lights at the office on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Gerald is participating in Project Reinvent, a new program through a local business incubator and Workforce Snohomish. The program aims to help existing small businesses pivot to make new products.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

There’s help for local companies to reimagine product lines

Project Reinvent is working with Workforce Snohomish to help businesses weather the downturn.

Berry Sign's owner, Don Gerould, hopes to use his lighted sign-making skills to build ultraviolet lighting systems that can disinfect delivery vans, offices and restaurants. Shot with the new UV lights at the office on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Gerald is participating in Project Reinvent, a new program through a local business incubator and Workforce Snohomish. The program aims to help existing small businesses pivot to make new products.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Dr. Kale Eckland, along with his two brothers are local dentists. He and his two brothers developed a private dental plan while their offices were shut due to COVID-19 this spring.  Dr. Eckland's plan is also for people who've lost their jobs or are retired and still want to make sure they're teeth are taken care. Adult plans run about $70 per month. At his Everett office on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lost your job and dental insurance? Here’s an alternative

An Everett dentist and his two dentist brothers have created their own in-house dental plan.

Dr. Kale Eckland, along with his two brothers are local dentists. He and his two brothers developed a private dental plan while their offices were shut due to COVID-19 this spring.  Dr. Eckland's plan is also for people who've lost their jobs or are retired and still want to make sure they're teeth are taken care. Adult plans run about $70 per month. At his Everett office on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A thank you to healthcare workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is display on the skybridge at the medical center on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The doctor will see you now — on your computer or smartphone

Virtual visits are helping Providence and Compass Health see more patients safely and promptly.

A thank you to healthcare workers at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett is display on the skybridge at the medical center on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Its takes ropes and some climbing for Scott Greeley to work on his energy-saving distillation system, built 43 feet up in a tree on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Greeley has designed an energy-saving device that can purify water or distill alcohol using a low-fuel pump and gravity instead of a power-consuming compressor.
“We need better ways to produce clean water around the world,” said Greeley of the gravity-pressurized distillation system. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Amazon innovation contest rewards Snohomish County inventors

Winning teams from six cities took home $75,000 in prize money. One winner built a better still.

Its takes ropes and some climbing for Scott Greeley to work on his energy-saving distillation system, built 43 feet up in a tree on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. Greeley has designed an energy-saving device that can purify water or distill alcohol using a low-fuel pump and gravity instead of a power-consuming compressor.
“We need better ways to produce clean water around the world,” said Greeley of the gravity-pressurized distillation system. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Edmonds Theater is nearly as old as Hollywood's movie industry reopened the theater for outdoor popcorn-only sales on Saturday and Sunday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Edmonds Theater is a single-screen survivor

The iconic theater has endured since 1923, and is hanging on during the pandemic.

The Edmonds Theater is nearly as old as Hollywood's movie industry reopened the theater for outdoor popcorn-only sales on Saturday and Sunday. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - In this June 17, 2015 file photo, an Airbus A350 performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Airbus announced Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017 that it delivered 688 planes over the year, primarily in the single-aisle A320 family, compared with 635 in 2015. The company increased deliveries of its long-delayed A350 wide-body. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Union leaders: As Boeing shrinks, what about Airbus?

They told state senators that old allegiances aren’t worth much in these economic hard times.

FILE - In this June 17, 2015 file photo, an Airbus A350 performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Airbus announced Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017 that it delivered 688 planes over the year, primarily in the single-aisle A320 family, compared with 635 in 2015. The company increased deliveries of its long-delayed A350 wide-body. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Bill McSherry, vice president of government operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, walks back to his seat, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, after testifying before the House Finance Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The committee was hearing testimony on a bill introduced at Boeing's request to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate in Washington state unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running international trade dispute that would allow the lower tax rate. Last year, the World Trade Organization body ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A Boeing executive delivers good and bad news for Everett

The commercial headquarters could indeed come to Paine Field. But demand for big jets will not rebound quickly.

Bill McSherry, vice president of government operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, walks back to his seat, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, after testifying before the House Finance Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The committee was hearing testimony on a bill introduced at Boeing's request to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate in Washington state unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running international trade dispute that would allow the lower tax rate. Last year, the World Trade Organization body ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by European archrival Airbus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Cop turned pinup model in Gold Bar charged with $67K fraud

Brenda Cavoretto was injured when a dead body fell on her in 2012. She’s accused of overselling its lasting impact.