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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.

Premera Blue Cross will eliminate hundreds of jobs as it seeks to cut costs sparked by the current economic downturn. (Submitted photo)

Mountlake Terrace-based health insurer Premera cuts 285 jobs

The layoff at Premera Blue Cross, prompted by the economic downturn, represents about 8.3% of its workforce.

Premera Blue Cross will eliminate hundreds of jobs as it seeks to cut costs sparked by the current economic downturn. (Submitted photo)
A flag with the new logo for the newly-named Seattle NHL team, the Seattle Kraken, flies atop the iconic Space Needle Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Seattle. The hockey expansion franchise unveiled its nickname Thursday, ending 19 months of speculation about whether the team might lean traditional or go eccentric with the name for the league's 32nd team. Seattle's colors are a deep dark blue with a lighter shade of blue as a complement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle Kraken is considering Paine Field as home airport

The new NHL team will practice at Northgate in Seattle, which is closer to Everett than Sea-Tac.

A flag with the new logo for the newly-named Seattle NHL team, the Seattle Kraken, flies atop the iconic Space Needle Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Seattle. The hockey expansion franchise unveiled its nickname Thursday, ending 19 months of speculation about whether the team might lean traditional or go eccentric with the name for the league's 32nd team. Seattle's colors are a deep dark blue with a lighter shade of blue as a complement. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Nina Dung (left) and Andrew Hwang participates in a birds in flight simulation Thursday morning at the Boeing Future of Flight Musuem at Paine Field on October 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boeing Future of Flight at Paine Field reopens — without tours

The Mukilteo aviation center has some new exhibits, but there are no plans to resume the factory tour.

Nina Dung (left) and Andrew Hwang participates in a birds in flight simulation Thursday morning at the Boeing Future of Flight Musuem at Paine Field on October 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aerial view of Bellingham Cold Storage’s new Stanwood warehouse. The Bellingham company leased the facility from Twin City Foods and will manage it. (Bellingham Cold Storage)

Bellingham Cold Storage leases warehouse space in Stanwood

The refrigerated warehouse company adds to its footprint with a Snohomish County location.

Aerial view of Bellingham Cold Storage’s new Stanwood warehouse. The Bellingham company leased the facility from Twin City Foods and will manage it. (Bellingham Cold Storage)
Caroline Petry collects her food the food truck stop on Beverly Blvd. in Everett on October 1, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Looking for a quick bite? A new Everett food truck lot opens

In a trial run, the city of Everett launches a new food truck lot on city property.

Caroline Petry collects her food the food truck stop on Beverly Blvd. in Everett on October 1, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Under UV light, CEO Robert Olson, right, and president Gregory Strand sit in a mockup of an airplane interior on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Waypoint Interiors, an Everett aerospace company, is developing an ultraviolet (UV) system to disinfect planes, trains and buses. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett firm uses ultraviolet light to de-germ airplanes

WayPoint Interiors’ light-based system may be a serious contender in the battle against coronavirus.

Under UV light, CEO Robert Olson, right, and president Gregory Strand sit in a mockup of an airplane interior on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Waypoint Interiors, an Everett aerospace company, is developing an ultraviolet (UV) system to disinfect planes, trains and buses. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Thursday morning at Gabriel's Fire in Mountlake Terrace on September 24, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cities pitch in to keep restaurants and bars in business

Snohomish County pubs and eateries offer takeout fare and street-side dining to survive.

Thursday morning at Gabriel's Fire in Mountlake Terrace on September 24, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Boeing workers walk to and from their cars during a shift change on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

It’s official: Everett to lose Boeing 787 line, 100s of jobs

Boeing confirmed Thursday it will move all production of the 787 Dreamliner to South Carolina.

Boeing workers walk to and from their cars during a shift change on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Worker cheer and wave as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field Tuesday morning on Dec. 15, 2009. (Justin Best/ The Herald

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a WSJ story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

Worker cheer and wave as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field Tuesday morning on Dec. 15, 2009. (Justin Best/ The Herald
Could Paine Field be the next Sea-Tac? How about Arlington?

Could Paine Field be the next Sea-Tac? How about Arlington?

A new study predicts demand for air travel in the region to double by 2050. Those planes have to land somewhere.

Could Paine Field be the next Sea-Tac? How about Arlington?
Paine Field gets $5M grant to remedy a CARES Act oversight
Paine Field gets $5M grant to remedy a CARES Act oversight
‘Better with Boeing’ campaign aims to keep 787 assembly here

‘Better with Boeing’ campaign aims to keep 787 assembly here

A new marketing effort hopes to persuade the company to keep Dreamliner work in Everett.

‘Better with Boeing’ campaign aims to keep 787 assembly here

Everett company faces $230,000 fine for safety violations

State inspectors allege that Chilos Builders exposed workers to hazards at area construction sites.

Affordable housing project takes top honors for green design

Affordable housing project takes top honors for green design

HopeWorks Station in Everett earned the highest LEED rating for energy-saving and eco-friendly features.

Affordable housing project takes top honors for green design
Economic fallout from COVID-19 may delay Everett light rail

Economic fallout from COVID-19 may delay Everett light rail

Sound Transit, facing reduced revenues, could revise the timeline for some transportation projects.

Economic fallout from COVID-19 may delay Everett light rail