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People watch Thunder on the Bay Fireworks from Legion Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

City to get refund after tech issues foil Everett fireworks show

Onlookers in Everett parks expected a 20-minute fireworks show for the Fourth of July. The show had to be canceled.

People watch Thunder on the Bay Fireworks from Legion Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Business briefs: New heat rules, tourism grants and electric airplane orders

Eviation Aircraft’s orders total $4 billion; new heat rules go into effect; $600,000 in tourism grants available next year.

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Photo illustration of the Port of Everett's Millwright District. (Photo provided by Port of Everett)

Port of Everett signs vintner; awards $13M contract for Millwright District

Port adds Hamilton Cellars to wine walk; Interwest Construction gets $13 million contract to build out Millwright District.

Photo illustration of the Port of Everett's Millwright District. (Photo provided by Port of Everett)
Mill's electric kitchen bin dries and grinds food waste which is then processed and turned into commercial chicken feed. (Provided photo)

This chicken chow’s main ingredient? Your food scraps

California firm Mill opened the Mukilteo research and development facility. The company turns food waste into chicken feed.

Mill's electric kitchen bin dries and grinds food waste which is then processed and turned into commercial chicken feed. (Provided photo)
Fluke Corp. President Jason Waxman at the Everett offices on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

By every measure, Everett tech powerhouse Fluke celebrates 75 years

From meat thermometers to infrared cameras at Yellowstone National Park, the science of measurement underpins Fluke products.

Fluke Corp. President Jason Waxman at the Everett offices on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Stockton Rush, OceanGate CEO, in front of Titan, on Monday, March 12, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Boeing, UW and NASA deny design partnerships with OceanGate

WSU Everett and Everett Community College severed ties with company.

Stockton Rush, OceanGate CEO, in front of Titan, on Monday, March 12, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The logo for OceanGate Expeditions is seen on a boat parked near the offices of the company at a marine industrial warehouse office door in Everett, Wash., Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Rescuers raced against time to find the missing submersible carrying five people, who were reported overdue Sunday night. (AP Photo/Ed Komenda)

Former OceanGate employee raised safety issues about missing submersible

In a 2018 lawsuit, David Lochridge accused the company of “putting future passengers in danger”

The logo for OceanGate Expeditions is seen on a boat parked near the offices of the company at a marine industrial warehouse office door in Everett, Wash., Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Rescuers raced against time to find the missing submersible carrying five people, who were reported overdue Sunday night. (AP Photo/Ed Komenda)
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Monroe gets high marks in vocational excellence awards

Since 1984, the state-funded scholarship has helped hundreds of students with college and technical school.

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Airport workers watch as an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 embarks on the first 737 flight out of Paine Field Airport Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Paine to paradise: Alaska Airlines launches daily Everett-Hawaii flight

Beginning Nov. 17, Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop service from Everett to Honolulu.

Airport workers watch as an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 embarks on the first 737 flight out of Paine Field Airport Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jonnathan Yepez Carino speaks with Auliilani De La Cruz’s class about financial literacy during a presentation at Mariner High on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Extra credit for financial literacy: Bankers teach kids the basics

From building credit to applying for a loan — these execs offer money management advice for students and adults.

Jonnathan Yepez Carino speaks with Auliilani De La Cruz’s class about financial literacy during a presentation at Mariner High on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Business Briefly: Port of Everett named Job Creator of the Year

Zap Energy receives $5 million for fusion energy plant and Kenmore Air offering flight from Everett to Victoria.

The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company's new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lawsuit: Funko misled investors about Arizona move

A shareholder claims Funko’s decision to relocate its distribution center from Everett to Arizona was “disastrous.”

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company's new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Dr. David Kirtley at the new Helion headquarters in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022  (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett nuclear fusion energy company nets first customer: Microsoft

The Everett company, on a quest to produce carbon-free electricity, agreed to provide power to the software giant by 2028.

Dr. David Kirtley at the new Helion headquarters in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022  (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Hunter Mattson, center, is guided by Blake Horton, right, on a virtual welding simulation during a trade fair at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. High school kids learned about various trades at the event. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Trade fair gives Snohomish County kids glimpse of college alternatives

Showcasing the trades, the Trade Up event in Monroe drew hundreds of high school students from east Snohomish County.

Hunter Mattson, center, is guided by Blake Horton, right, on a virtual welding simulation during a trade fair at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. High school kids learned about various trades at the event. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A Tesla Model Y Long Range is displayed on Feb. 24, 2021, at the Tesla Gallery in Troy, Mich.  Opinion polls show that most Americans would consider an EV if it cost less, if more charging stations existed and if a wider variety of models were available. The models are coming, but they may roll out ahead of consumer tastes. And that could spell problems for the U.S. auto industry, which is sinking billions into the new technology with dozens of new vehicles on the way.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tesla leases space at Marysville business park

Elon Musk’s electric car company reportedly leased a massive new building at the Cascade Business Park.

A Tesla Model Y Long Range is displayed on Feb. 24, 2021, at the Tesla Gallery in Troy, Mich.  Opinion polls show that most Americans would consider an EV if it cost less, if more charging stations existed and if a wider variety of models were available. The models are coming, but they may roll out ahead of consumer tastes. And that could spell problems for the U.S. auto industry, which is sinking billions into the new technology with dozens of new vehicles on the way.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Business Briefs: Pandemic recovery aid and workforce support program

Snohomish County launches small business COVID recovery program, and is now accepting NOFA grant applications.

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John M. Fluke Sr. award winner Dom Amor. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dom Amor: Working behind the scenes to improve the region

Dom Amor is the recipient of this year’s John M. Fluke Sr. Award

John M. Fluke Sr. award winner Dom Amor. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Four recognized for building a better community

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County hosts annual awards

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Elson S. Floyd Award winner NAACP President Janice Greene. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Janice Greene: An advocate for supplier diversity and BIPOC opportunities

The president of the Snohomish County NAACP since 2008 is the recipient of this year’s Elson S. Floyd Award.

Elson S. Floyd Award winner NAACP President Janice Greene. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Opportunity Lives Here award winner Workforce Snohomish and director, Joy Emory. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Workforce Snohomish receives Opportunity Lives Here Award

Workforce offers a suite of free services to job seekers and businesses in Snohomish County.

Opportunity Lives Here award winner Workforce Snohomish and director, Joy Emory. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)