Janice Podsada

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)
Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest commuter airlines, plans to purchase dozens of planes from Eviation Aircraft, the Arlington company that’s designed and built a fully electric commuter airplane. (Eviation) 20220420

Arlington electric aircraft maker logs order for 75 planes

Massachusetts-based Cape Air has signed a letter of intent with Eviation for the Alice airplane.

Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest commuter airlines, plans to purchase dozens of planes from Eviation Aircraft, the Arlington company that’s designed and built a fully electric commuter airplane. (Eviation) 20220420
Flyers wait to become the first passengers to depart on a Boeing 737 from Paine Field Airport Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Our place to grow’: Alaska to resume full service in Everett

In June, the airline will offer 18 daily round-trip flights from the Paine Field passenger terminal.

Flyers wait to become the first passengers to depart on a Boeing 737 from Paine Field Airport Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Citron-crested cockatoos at the Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary near Stanwood. (Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary via Facebook) 20150000

Stanwood parrot sanctuary owner dies, along with dozens of birds

Lori Rutledge oversaw a bird paradise at Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary. No one knows what happened before her death.

Citron-crested cockatoos at the Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary near Stanwood. (Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary via Facebook) 20150000
Birds in Shoes by Jim Sorensen

A Snohomish artist’s whimsical sketches have drawn a crowd

When the pandemic ended Jim Sorensen’s corporate career, he began drawing birds wearing shoes.

Birds in Shoes by Jim Sorensen
Joshua Estes, activist, University of Washington, power plant operator (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Joshua Estes: Learns all he can so he can stand up for others

This business consultant’s priority is helping others find their voice, achieve their goals and be successful.

Joshua Estes, activist, University of Washington, power plant operator (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Michael Adams of Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish; activist and founder of Change the Narrative in Granite Falls  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Michael Adams: He wants to change the narrative of inequity

He watched racism affect his father’s prospects. Now he works to spark conversation and heal divisions.

Michael Adams of Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish; activist and founder of Change the Narrative in Granite Falls  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Joel Bervell (Courtesy photo)

Joel Bervell: Highlighting racial disparities in medicine

This third-year medical student is a TikTok influencer with 400,000 followers.

Joel Bervell (Courtesy photo)