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Alaska Airlines cuts Paine Field departures to one per day

Alaska Airlines cuts Paine Field departures to one per day

Commercial air service at small and regional airports, including Everett’s, has dwindled or vanished.

Alaska Airlines cuts Paine Field departures to one per day
Masks, social distancing challenge interpreters for the deaf

Masks, social distancing challenge interpreters for the deaf

“In sign language, all the grammar and tenses are in the facial expressions.” says Marissa Foley.

Masks, social distancing challenge interpreters for the deaf
Garbage collectors are seeing more junk from our closets

Garbage collectors are seeing more junk from our closets

Business is picking up at Rubatino Refuse Removal in Everett. By the way, please bag your trash.

Garbage collectors are seeing more junk from our closets
The pandemic’s other front line: Any grocery store’s aisles

The pandemic’s other front line: Any grocery store’s aisles

At an Everett Safeway, a store director screens employees and gently enforces social distancing.

The pandemic’s other front line: Any grocery store’s aisles
They care for kids while the parents work on the front lines

They care for kids while the parents work on the front lines

There are hula hoops and virtual hugs as the Boys & Girls Clubs offer free child care to first responders.

They care for kids while the parents work on the front lines

Everett and Marysville offer COVID-19 small-business grants

Priority for funding will be given to businesses and nonprofits that employ or serve lower incomes.

Ziply Fiber takes over Frontier’s Northwest broadband service

Ziply Fiber takes over Frontier’s Northwest broadband service

The new company’s CEO has at least one tough customer — his wife, who teaches fourth graders online.

Ziply Fiber takes over Frontier’s Northwest broadband service
Everett misses out again: Lesser airports got a $17M bonus

Everett misses out again: Lesser airports got a $17M bonus

Due to puzzling technicalities, busy Paine Field has had little luck with the federal bailout.

Everett misses out again: Lesser airports got a $17M bonus
Wary Boeing workers return to the assembly lines in Everett

Wary Boeing workers return to the assembly lines in Everett

Promising vigorous cleaning and social distancing, the company has opened facilities throughout the state.

Wary Boeing workers return to the assembly lines in Everett
Rent, or food for the kids? An unfamiliar dilemma arises

Rent, or food for the kids? An unfamiliar dilemma arises

Many are missing rent or mortgage payments for the first time. And there is a ripple effect.

Rent, or food for the kids? An unfamiliar dilemma arises
Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

More than 27,000 employees are expected to return to work in Everett and Renton starting Monday.

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week
Paine Field to get a paltry amount of airport stimulus money

Paine Field to get a paltry amount of airport stimulus money

Federal grants are based on 2018 passenger counts. Unfortunately, Everett passenger service began in 2019.

Paine Field to get a paltry amount of airport stimulus money
Airlines cut Paine Field departures to a handful a day
Airlines cut Paine Field departures to a handful a day
2,500 Boeing workers to resume work in Everett and elsewhere

2,500 Boeing workers to resume work in Everett and elsewhere

With COVID-19 still a concern, the company promised to “have all of the necessary safety measures in place.”

2,500 Boeing workers to resume work in Everett and elsewhere
Lynnwood firm makes aerosol boxes to protect medical workers

Lynnwood firm makes aerosol boxes to protect medical workers

Plastic fabricators are rushing to build simple plastic boxes to help guard against COVID-19 infection.

Lynnwood firm makes aerosol boxes to protect medical workers
CEO of Economic Alliance steps down, interim CEO appointed

CEO of Economic Alliance steps down, interim CEO appointed

Patrick Pierce steps down after four years at the helm for job in Clayton, North Carolina

CEO of Economic Alliance steps down, interim CEO appointed
Food manufacturers shift into overdrive to keep shelves full

Food manufacturers shift into overdrive to keep shelves full

Nobody but nobody is questioning food manufacturers’ inclusion on the list of essential businesses.

Food manufacturers shift into overdrive to keep shelves full
Monroe maker of hair products switches to hand cleaner

Monroe maker of hair products switches to hand cleaner

Federal regulators eased the rules around the production of hand sanitizer, but not the formula.

Monroe maker of hair products switches to hand cleaner
For their second weddings, these couples ditched decorum

For their second weddings, these couples ditched decorum

In the old days, second-time brides and grooms were advised to keep things low-key. Those days are gone.

For their second weddings, these couples ditched decorum
‘Essential’ businesses: Florists, boat sellers and toy makers

‘Essential’ businesses: Florists, boat sellers and toy makers

Interpretations of the governor’s stay-home order are many, and some strain credulity.

‘Essential’ businesses: Florists, boat sellers and toy makers