Herald Business Journal

Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

The retail giant depends on fuel-guzzling planes and trucks to ship billions of items each year.

  • Jun 23, 2020

Beyond takeout: Here what it’s like to dine out under Phase 2

Eaters will find tables at least six feet apart, sneeze guards, and servers wearing face masks.

Closed for weeks, businesses reopen — but it’s hardly normal

Snohomish County enterprises are grappling with Phase 2 restrictions, unpaid bills and back rent.

Stuck on hold, 81,000 in state await first unemployment payments

The state agency says it has a plan to resolve claims, starting with those who’ve waited the longest.

Plant nursery under investigation for banning face masks

Flower World near Snohomish allegedly sent a letter to employees saying “employees cannot wear masks.”

Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix

Stores are open at Everett and Alderwood malls and the outlets in Tulalip. But new rules apply.

Boeing tried to amend bid after guidance from NASA official

Raises concerns it received inside information.

  • Jun 21, 2020

Snohomish County opens 2nd round of small business grants

Lynnwood also announced a funding opportunity for local establishments struggling amid the pandemic.

Layoffs climb in Washington aviation industry amid pandemic

“There’s no good news coming out of Boeing right now,” one company’s vice president of aerospace sales said.

Boeing whistleblower alleges systemic problems with 737 Max

The engineer suggests similar issues may affect the safety of Boeing’s forthcoming 777X widebody jet.

Lawmakers rip FAA for not disclosing documents on Boeing Max

A senator said the FAA hasn’t to respond to more than half of his committee’s requests for documents.

FCC calls hours-long T-Mobile service outage ‘unacceptable’

The company blamed an internet-traffic issue that caused problems with its network for the outage.

  • Jun 17, 2020

Waxes and haircuts: Getting pretty involves new rules

Salons are busy styling and removing hair in Phase 2. But no more wine or magazines for clients.

Greek cobbler at People’s Shoe Repair has left the building

Mike Papadimitriou, 90, closed the shop his uncle started in 1934. He’s retiring, and will be missed.

It survived a pan from Gordon Ramsay — but not a pandemic

The building with a colorful past of dancing and fine dining at 1414 Hewitt Ave. is for rent — again.

Edmonds residents can apply for up to $1,000 in virus relief

Eligible residents must make less than 60% of the county median income. Aid could be ready by early July.

Will Phase 2 start a pandemic of yard sales?

The state classifies them as gatherings and says no more than five people can attend — per week.

Reports: Amazon under scrutiny by Washington, California

Officials in both states are reviewing the company’s business practices.

  • Jun 13, 2020

As dentists open, expensive PPE is in short supply

Patients may see the new charges on their next bill. Many single-use masks can now cost up to $10.

Local small farms rally to meet surge in food ‘panic buying’

Empty shelves and headlines about the supply chain have driven Snohomish County consumers to buy local.