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Catherine Robinweiler leads the class during a lab session at Edmonds College on April 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Grant aids apprenticeship program in Mukilteo and elsewhere

A $5.6 million U.S. Department of Labor grant will boost apprenticeships for special education teachers and nurses.

Catherine Robinweiler leads the class during a lab session at Edmonds College on April 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Peoples Bank is placing piggy banks with $30 around Washington starting Aug. 1.
(Peoples Bank)

Peoples Bank grant program seeks proposals from nonprofits

Peoples Bank offers up to $35,000 in Impact Grants aimed at helping communities. Applications due Sept. 15.

Peoples Bank is placing piggy banks with $30 around Washington starting Aug. 1.
(Peoples Bank)
Port of Everett employee Jim Weber, who has worked at the port since 1976, retired on July 31, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Port of Everett’s longest-serving employee helped waterfront transform

“He’s been here for half the Port’s life!” Marina Operations Director Jim Weber spent 47 years at the 105-year-old port.

Port of Everett employee Jim Weber, who has worked at the port since 1976, retired on July 31, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A crowd begins to form before a large reception for the opening of Fisherman Jack’s at the Port of Everett on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Seafood with a view: Fisherman Jack’s opens at Port of Everett

“The port is booming!” The new restaurant is the first to open on “restaurant row” at the port’s Waterfront Place.

A crowd begins to form before a large reception for the opening of Fisherman Jack’s at the Port of Everett on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Fluke Corp. President Jason Waxman at the Everett offices on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett-based Fluke buys machine diagnostic company Azima DLI

Fluke Reliability, a subsidiary of Fortive, has been selling Azima products under its brand name for 10 years.

Fluke Corp. President Jason Waxman at the Everett offices on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Tanner Mock begins unwrapping new furniture that has been delivered on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In Everett, new look, new name for mainstay Behar’s Furniture

Conlin’s Furniture, based in South Dakota, bought the huge store and celebrates with a grand opening this week.

Tanner Mock begins unwrapping new furniture that has been delivered on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A new Amazon fulfillment center at 4620 172nd Street NE in Arlington, Washington on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Amazon’s mammoth ‘PAE2’ warehouse springs to life in Arlington

The five-story Arlington warehouse is the largest Amazon distribution center in Washington, at 2.9 million square feet.

A new Amazon fulfillment center at 4620 172nd Street NE in Arlington, Washington on Monday, Aug. 14, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Buses charge before their next route Friday afternoon at the Everett Transit Center in Everett on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett Transit seeks feds’ advice after Proterra bankruptcy

Everett Transit owns nine Proterra electric buses. The publicly traded company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.

Buses charge before their next route Friday afternoon at the Everett Transit Center in Everett on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Funko headquarters in downtown Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Funko to eliminates jobs, bobbleheads in cost-cutting plan

The Everett toymaker plans to eliminate 180 positions, trim its product line and run like a “lean startup.”

Funko headquarters in downtown Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Sentry Credit, Inc. co-founders James. L. Stewart, right, and Michael Mathis, left, on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett-based Sentry Credit celebrates 31 years in business

“We’re just the middlemen.” Founded in 1993, the debt collection agency set out to buck the stereotypes.

Sentry Credit, Inc. co-founders James. L. Stewart, right, and Michael Mathis, left, on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Real estate agent Colleen Thorsen poses for a photo in front of a home in Brier, Washington on Friday, July 28, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

In a cooled housing market, starter homes are still hot

Homes under $600k are big sellers in a housing market beset by high mortgage rates and low inventory.

Real estate agent Colleen Thorsen poses for a photo in front of a home in Brier, Washington on Friday, July 28, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Construction on new homes at 19th Ave. SE in Everett, Washington on Thursday, July 27, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Study: 49,000 new homes built last year in Washington not enough

A quarter million new homes are needed to meet current demand. An industry group wants to cut the red tape so more can be built.

Construction on new homes at 19th Ave. SE in Everett, Washington on Thursday, July 27, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Sana Biotechnology breaks ground on a new 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Bothell on July 25. The company develops cell and gene-based medical treatments. July 25, 2023. Photo Credit: Sana Biotechnology.

Business briefs: Biotech breaks ground on new Bothell facility

magniX reveals paint scheme for hybrid electric aircraft and more business news from around the region.

Sana Biotechnology breaks ground on a new 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Bothell on July 25. The company develops cell and gene-based medical treatments. July 25, 2023. Photo Credit: Sana Biotechnology.
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 Paine Field is now Seattle Paine Field International Airport

In a bid to boost the Everett airport’s visibility, Snohomish County officials announced the name change Tuesday.

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)
Funko CEO Brian Mariotti prepares to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the company’s initial public offering of stock in New York in November. (Nasdaq)

CEO of Funko, the Everett-based toymaker, steps down

The Funko board appointed an interim chief executive as CEO Brian Mariotti took a leave of absence.

Funko CEO Brian Mariotti prepares to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the company’s initial public offering of stock in New York in November. (Nasdaq)
Power restoration equipment, bound for Guam, is loaded onto a massive cargo plane at Seattle-Tacoma Airport on June 13, 2023. Photo Credit: Snohomish County Public Utility District

Snohomish PUD crews help Guam restore power after massive typhoon

After Typhoon Mawar struck, “we were the only utility in the contiguous U.S. to respond,” said Kellie Stickney, a PUD spokesperson.

Power restoration equipment, bound for Guam, is loaded onto a massive cargo plane at Seattle-Tacoma Airport on June 13, 2023. Photo Credit: Snohomish County Public Utility District
Inside of the the Muse Whiskey Bar side of the 100-year-old Weyerhaeuser building on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Cheers! Weyerhaeuser Building finds new life as coffee, whiskey bar

The century-old building on Everett’s waterfront is now home to The Muse Whiskey Bar Coffee Shop.

Inside of the the Muse Whiskey Bar side of the 100-year-old Weyerhaeuser building on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Employees stand and watch the first Boeing 737 at Paine Field prepare to take off Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Paine Field or Sea-Tac? A tale of two prices

Airfare from Sea-Tac can be cheaper than Paine Field, but flying from Everett can be less of a hassle.

Employees stand and watch the first Boeing 737 at Paine Field prepare to take off Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Brandwon Wight pulls out a a brood frame while grabbing one of his queen bees that he sells at his store on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

23 year old moves from worker bee to boss of the hives

Brandon Wight realized his dream when he became co-owner of the Snohomish Bee Company, the same place as his first job.

Brandwon Wight pulls out a a brood frame while grabbing one of his queen bees that he sells at his store on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
This photo provided by OceanGate Expeditions shows a submersible vessel named Titan used to visit the wreckage site of the Titanic. In a race against the clock on the high seas, an expanding international armada of ships and airplanes searched Tuesday, June 20, 2023, for the submersible that vanished in the North Atlantic while taking five people down to the wreck of the Titanic. (OceanGate Expeditions via AP)

Everett’s OceanGate suspends operations after implosion en route to Titanic

The company’s site said it “has suspended all exploration and commercial operations.” A spokesperson declined to elaborate more.

This photo provided by OceanGate Expeditions shows a submersible vessel named Titan used to visit the wreckage site of the Titanic. In a race against the clock on the high seas, an expanding international armada of ships and airplanes searched Tuesday, June 20, 2023, for the submersible that vanished in the North Atlantic while taking five people down to the wreck of the Titanic. (OceanGate Expeditions via AP)