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A person walks into Bartell Drugs along Broadway on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Another Bartell Drugs store to close in Everett

Pharmacy chain Rite Aid will close the Bartell store on Broadway this month. Four other locations have already been shuttered.

A person walks into Bartell Drugs along Broadway on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Catherine Bassetti poses for a photo with her book “Building Seattle's State Route 99 Supertunnel: Journey from Light to Light” in her home studio in Shoreline, Washington on Friday, May 19, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Shoreline author documents building of Highway 99 tunnel

Photographer Catherine Bassetti’s book offers an inside view of ‘Bertha’ and construction of Seattle’s supertunnel.

Catherine Bassetti poses for a photo with her book “Building Seattle's State Route 99 Supertunnel: Journey from Light to Light” in her home studio in Shoreline, Washington on Friday, May 19, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Garry Clark, CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

CEO steps down at Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Garry Clark, who has led the nonprofit chamber of commerce for three years, is leaving to “seek new opportunities.”

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

Ex-Seagen CEO to return to Bothell to lead newly relocated biotech firm

Clay Siegall, who resigned from Seagen over allegations of domestic abuse, is now CEO of cancer therapy developer Immunome.

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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.
The Port of Everett and Everett Marina on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Should Port of Everett expand its boundaries? Voters to decide

The port commission approved a proposal Tuesday to put the question to voters. If passed, it’ll grow the port’s tax base.

The Port of Everett and Everett Marina on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Molbak’s Garden Cafe in Woodinville, Washington. Photographed in 2016. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

‘Shocked and heartbroken’: Woodinville garden store Molbak’s to close

After 67 years, Molbak’s Home + Garden, a mainstay just across the county line, will cease operations early next year.

Molbak’s Garden Cafe in Woodinville, Washington. Photographed in 2016. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Summit Everett, a rock climbing gym, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. Summit will move into the former Grand Avenue Marketplace space, a 7,000 square foot retail location that's been vacant for five years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘At best misleading’: Summit Everett wins legal battle with landlord

Judge Anita Farris struck down a landlord’s injunction that barred the climbing gym from entering a building they’re trying to move out of.

Summit Everett, a rock climbing gym, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. Summit will move into the former Grand Avenue Marketplace space, a 7,000 square foot retail location that's been vacant for five years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Senior Hailey Jardine uses the new heat press for DECA to make school apparel at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023.  DECA is a national nonprofit for students interested in business. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Hot off the press! Snohomish High School students create custom swag

New heat presses allow teens to make T-shirts, hoodies and gear at the school’s merch store, Panther Pause — with the copyright.

Senior Hailey Jardine uses the new heat press for DECA to make school apparel at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023.  DECA is a national nonprofit for students interested in business. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Looking north, an aerial view of Paine Field in Everett. (Paine Field / Snohomish County) 20220605

‘Great value’: Air National Guard cedes airport parcels to Paine Field

Everett’s Paine Field will take 14 acres of “valuable land,” to be used for aerospace and commercial ventures.

Looking north, an aerial view of Paine Field in Everett. (Paine Field / Snohomish County) 20220605
Summit Everett, a rock climbing gym, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. Summit will move into the former Grand Avenue Marketplace space, a 7,000 square foot retail location that's been vacant for five years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Landlord sues Summit Everett climbing gym, claiming ‘sabotage’

A lawsuit accuses the gym of property damage, financial loss and breach of contract, as owners packed up to move across downtown Everett.

Summit Everett, a rock climbing gym, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. Summit will move into the former Grand Avenue Marketplace space, a 7,000 square foot retail location that's been vacant for five years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Mountain Mike's Pizza, a California-based chain, to open 11 stores in Washington, five of them in Snohomish County. The company expects to open the first Washington location in 2024. Photo: Mountain Mike's Pizza.

Pizza chain plans 5 new restaurants in Snohomish County

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a California-based chain, will open 11 new Washington stores — five of them in Snohomish County.

Mountain Mike's Pizza, a California-based chain, to open 11 stores in Washington, five of them in Snohomish County. The company expects to open the first Washington location in 2024. Photo: Mountain Mike's Pizza.
Kaisa Gifford walks slowly with Manny at the Gifford Horses barn in Snohomish, Washington on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. Manny is able to walk longer periods of time and is regaining some of his lost body weight. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Saving racehorses from slaughter, Snohomish rescue offers second chance

Gifford Horses retrains and rehomes thoroughbreds from around the country. Kaisa Gifford “puts her heart and soul into these animals.”

Kaisa Gifford walks slowly with Manny at the Gifford Horses barn in Snohomish, Washington on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. Manny is able to walk longer periods of time and is regaining some of his lost body weight. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
More than 150 people attend a ribbon cutting event on Nov. 16, 2023 celebrating the completion of Innovation Hall at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College campus. The building, which highlights STEM instruction and research, opens to students in January. Credit: Tara Brown Photography/UW Bothell

New science, math facility opens in January at UW Bothell

Innovation Hall is the first new building to be constructed at the Bothell university campus in 10 years.

More than 150 people attend a ribbon cutting event on Nov. 16, 2023 celebrating the completion of Innovation Hall at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College campus. The building, which highlights STEM instruction and research, opens to students in January. Credit: Tara Brown Photography/UW Bothell
Everett

Rairdon Auto Group acquires Pignataro VW in Everett

Everett VW dealership is the 12th for the Rairdon Group, which marks 30 years in business this year.

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The terminal and air traffic control tower at Paine Field are seen on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in unincorporated Snohomish County, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett’s second-largest aerospace employer, ATS, names new CEO

New CEO Robert Cords will lead Paine Field-based Aviation Technical Services, which employs 800 people in Everett.

The terminal and air traffic control tower at Paine Field are seen on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in unincorporated Snohomish County, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Chestnut mushrooms grow in a fruiting tent on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Black Forest Mushrooms in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fungi town: Downtown Everett home to new indoor gourmet mushroom farm

Black Forest Mushrooms will grow up to 20,000 pounds of tasty mushrooms each month. Its storefront opens Saturday at 2110 Hewitt Ave.

Chestnut mushrooms grow in a fruiting tent on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Black Forest Mushrooms in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
An order is delivered to one of the first cars at Chick-Fil-A's store in Marysville on its opening day Thursday on May 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Chicken with a side of traffic: Everett Mall Chick-fil-A opens Dec. 7

The new Everett Mall Way restaurant is the popular chain’s fifth Snohomish County location. Openings often cause traffic backups.

An order is delivered to one of the first cars at Chick-Fil-A's store in Marysville on its opening day Thursday on May 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Trader Joe’s customers walk in and out of the store on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Trader Joe’s to move store to Everett Mall, application says

Trader Joe’s could move from its current address — with a tight squeeze of a parking lot — to the former Sears location at Everett Mall.

Trader Joe’s customers walk in and out of the store on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Summit Everett, a rock climbing gym, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. Summit will move into the former Grand Avenue Marketplace space, a retail location that has been vacant for five years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Everett climbing gym to close, move to new downtown site

Summit Everett, a Rucker Avenue anchor, will open a new facility next year one block west on Grand Avenue.

Summit Everett, a rock climbing gym, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. Summit will move into the former Grand Avenue Marketplace space, a retail location that has been vacant for five years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Chef Andy Hilliard delivers three different cuts of steak for staff to taste as they prepare to open Hook & Cleaver on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Hook & Cleaver to open Tuesday in space of Mukilteo mainstay Arnies

After a two-month transformation, the steak and seafood restaurant offers a new look and new menu.

Chef Andy Hilliard delivers three different cuts of steak for staff to taste as they prepare to open Hook & Cleaver on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)