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Dr. David Kirtley at the new Helion headquarters, Antares, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022  (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Can fusion-powered Helion Energy change the world — from Everett?

The company, which is relocating from Redmond, is on a multibillion-dollar quest to produce clean electricity.

Dr. David Kirtley at the new Helion headquarters, Antares, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022  (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Samantha Holbrook, left, hands Cordelia Toretta, 3, a fish plush toy she chose to buy at Monkey Fist Market on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Nautical-themed gift and convenience store opens at the port

Monkey Fist Market gives boaters, walkers and Port of Everett visitors a place to stop and shop.

Samantha Holbrook, left, hands Cordelia Toretta, 3, a fish plush toy she chose to buy at Monkey Fist Market on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A couple walks around Harborview Park as the  Seaspan Brilliance, a 1,105-foot cargo ship, moors near the Port of Everett on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  The ship is moored until it can offload its cargo in Vancouver, B.C. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Where’s your stuff? The supply chain snarl explained

Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber recently offered a many-layered explanation of the shipping crisis.

A couple walks around Harborview Park as the  Seaspan Brilliance, a 1,105-foot cargo ship, moors near the Port of Everett on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  The ship is moored until it can offload its cargo in Vancouver, B.C. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Boeing's 777X taxies down for its first flight from Paine Field to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

$20B order launches Boeing 777X freighter, a boost for Everett

The order for up to 50 of the new 777-8F by Qatar Airways was announced Monday at the White House.

Boeing's 777X taxies down for its first flight from Paine Field to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The tower of Paine Field Airport stands in a fog bank forcing flights to be averted or cancelled in Everett, Washington on January 25, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

More 5G-related cancellations as Paine Field fog persists

The FAA has not cleared certain planes to land in low visibility in Everett due to nearby 5G cellular towers.

The tower of Paine Field Airport stands in a fog bank forcing flights to be averted or cancelled in Everett, Washington on January 25, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
An Alaska Airlines Embraer 175 airplane bound for Portland, Ore., takes off Monday, March 4, 2019, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The flight was the first flight on the inaugural day for commercial passenger flights from the airport. Alaska Airlines began scheduled flights Monday, and United Airlines will begin commercial flights on March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

5G-related airline cancellations arrive at Paine Field

One type of plane serving Everett is subject to restrictions due to feared cellular phone interference with navigation.

An Alaska Airlines Embraer 175 airplane bound for Portland, Ore., takes off Monday, March 4, 2019, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The flight was the first flight on the inaugural day for commercial passenger flights from the airport. Alaska Airlines began scheduled flights Monday, and United Airlines will begin commercial flights on March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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.

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

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)
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.

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