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You voted: The best breakfast in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

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Tray Ragland, left, and Kim Hickerson of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union hold signs outside an Amazon facility where labor is trying to organize workers on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. For Amazon, a successful effort could motivate other workers to organize. But a contract could take years, and Amazon has a history of crushing labor organizing. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Amazon faces biggest union push in its history

If organizers succeed in Alabama, it could set off a chain reaction across Amazon’s operations nationwide.

  • Feb 12, 2021
Tray Ragland, left, and Kim Hickerson of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union hold signs outside an Amazon facility where labor is trying to organize workers on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. For Amazon, a successful effort could motivate other workers to organize. But a contract could take years, and Amazon has a history of crushing labor organizing. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
An aerial photo shows the former property of the Kimberly-Clark paper mill on the Everett waterfront. The parking lots at upper left are being sold to an Everett developer. (Port of Everett) 20210210

Port sells ex-mill parking lots to developer for $3.6M

City of Everett code allows Williams Investment to build three-story and four-story apartment buildings.

An aerial photo shows the former property of the Kimberly-Clark paper mill on the Everett waterfront. The parking lots at upper left are being sold to an Everett developer. (Port of Everett) 20210210
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo Boeing Company President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg appears before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on 'Aviation Safety and the Future of Boeing's 737 MAX' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Muilenburg is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft. The board of directors said Monday, Dec. 23 that Muilenburg is stepping down immediately. The board's current chairman David Calhoun will become president and CEO on Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Lawsuit: Boeing board let CEO mislead on 737 Max crash causes

Shareholders say the company’s directors “compounded its lack of oversight by publicly lying about it.”

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo Boeing Company President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg appears before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on 'Aviation Safety and the Future of Boeing's 737 MAX' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Muilenburg is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft. The board of directors said Monday, Dec. 23 that Muilenburg is stepping down immediately. The board's current chairman David Calhoun will become president and CEO on Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
A couple walks around Harborview Park as the  Seaspan Brilliance, a 1,105-foot cargo ship, moors near the Port of Everett on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  The ship is moored until it can offload its cargo in Vancouver, B.C. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Amid import delays, Everett hosts 1,100-foot container ship

The Seaspan Brilliance has been anchored in Port Gardner for over a week. The ship is bound for Canada.

A couple walks around Harborview Park as the  Seaspan Brilliance, a 1,105-foot cargo ship, moors near the Port of Everett on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  The ship is moored until it can offload its cargo in Vancouver, B.C. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, the first commercial flight of the Boeing 737 Max in Canada since the aircraft was cleared to fly again in Canadian airspace lifts off in Calgary.  Boeing is getting a boost from regulators' approval of changes it made to the troubled 737 Max jetliner. The company said Tuesday, Feb. 9,  that it delivered 26 new commercial planes in January, including 21 Max jets.   (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Boeing lands few orders but delivers 26 Max jets to airlines

However, the company again failed to deliver any of its larger 787 twin-aisle jets.

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo, the first commercial flight of the Boeing 737 Max in Canada since the aircraft was cleared to fly again in Canadian airspace lifts off in Calgary.  Boeing is getting a boost from regulators' approval of changes it made to the troubled 737 Max jetliner. The company said Tuesday, Feb. 9,  that it delivered 26 new commercial planes in January, including 21 Max jets.   (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Greg McLaughlin and Laura McLaughlin add muscles to the crab paella while they work on to-go orders on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pickup paella: Couple sell the Spanish dish out of their garage

Paella House in Snohomish launched when the pandemic first hit. They’re managing to survive through to-go orders.

Greg McLaughlin and Laura McLaughlin add muscles to the crab paella while they work on to-go orders on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measure increases the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prevents a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New law averts big spike in unemployment taxes on businesses

Inslee signed a measure to spread out increases and boost weekly benefit checks for those who are unemployed.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill to be signed into law during the 2021 legislative session, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The measure increases the minimum weekly benefit for unemployed workers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and prevents a dramatic increase in unemployment taxes paid by businesses. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
An elderly man and an elderly woman sit at the table in profile. Date and business meeting in a cafe. Summer evening in a restaurant on the street. Vector flat illustration

You voted: The best new restaurant in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

An elderly man and an elderly woman sit at the table in profile. Date and business meeting in a cafe. Summer evening in a restaurant on the street. Vector flat illustration
Snohomish County hopes to repurpose existing buildings at McCollum Park into a processing and distribution center and a commercial kitchen for farmers to use. County Agriculture Coordinator Linda Neunzig at McCollum Park on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  “If you and I have blueberries and we have a big order from a big institution and we only have enough if we package and deliver them together as one order, we as smaller farmers could meet that order,” Neunzig said.
Producers can also use the center to combine forces and outsource delivery, lowering cost and reducing time away from the farm. “It opens up a market,” Neunzig said.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County aims to help small farmers thrive with new ag center

Eventually, it could bring a year-round indoor farmers’ market to the area.

Snohomish County hopes to repurpose existing buildings at McCollum Park into a processing and distribution center and a commercial kitchen for farmers to use. County Agriculture Coordinator Linda Neunzig at McCollum Park on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  “If you and I have blueberries and we have a big order from a big institution and we only have enough if we package and deliver them together as one order, we as smaller farmers could meet that order,” Neunzig said.
Producers can also use the center to combine forces and outsource delivery, lowering cost and reducing time away from the farm. “It opens up a market,” Neunzig said.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Renderings of new apartments at Twin Peaks Landing in Marysville.
(Courtesy of Dykeman Architects)

Lakefront low-income housing expanding in Marysville

Phase two of the development at Twin Lakes Landing will add 60 units to the Housing Hope property.

Renderings of new apartments at Twin Peaks Landing in Marysville.
(Courtesy of Dykeman Architects)
Rachel Recker works on a bowl at one of her pottery wheel stations at her new pottery studio, Salish Sea Ceramics, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A new pottery studio opens in downtown Everett

Salish Sea Ceramic Studio on Hewitt Avenue offers classes, clay, inspiration and plenty of light.

Rachel Recker works on a bowl at one of her pottery wheel stations at her new pottery studio, Salish Sea Ceramics, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A 5G data transmitter attached to one of the buildings at Swans Trail Farms on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Data-driven farming: New tech ‘changes agriculture’

In a new program funded by the CARES Act, computers are helping Snohomish County farmers grow efficiently.

A 5G data transmitter attached to one of the buildings at Swans Trail Farms on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Diane Symms, right, has been the owner and CEO of Lombardi's Italian Restaurants for more than three decades. Now in her 70s, she's slowly turning the reins over to her daughter, Kerri Lonergan-Dreke.Shot on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Frustrated restaurateur reflects on transformative pandemic

Lombardi’s owner Kerri Lonergan-Dreke is unhappy with government but is coping with the changes COVID brought.

Diane Symms, right, has been the owner and CEO of Lombardi's Italian Restaurants for more than three decades. Now in her 70s, she's slowly turning the reins over to her daughter, Kerri Lonergan-Dreke.Shot on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE  - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing says the pandemic will reduce demand for new planes for the next decade, long after experts expect a vaccine for COVID-19. The company updated its forecast of the airplane market on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. It remains upbeat about long-term prospects driven by increasing air travel in Asia. Boeing, which along with Europe’s Airbus dominates the aircraft-building industry, has seen orders and deliveries of new planes crumble this year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing to outsource IT work to Dell, eliminate 600 jobs

Affected employees must find new work within the company, apply to work for Dell or be laid off.

  • Feb 4, 2021
FILE  - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing says the pandemic will reduce demand for new planes for the next decade, long after experts expect a vaccine for COVID-19. The company updated its forecast of the airplane market on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. It remains upbeat about long-term prospects driven by increasing air travel in Asia. Boeing, which along with Europe’s Airbus dominates the aircraft-building industry, has seen orders and deliveries of new planes crumble this year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

With 2020 behind us, it’s a good time to reflect, then act

Reflection is just the first part. It informs the driving question: What is needed now?

People gather outside of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino during the grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tulalip Tribes open the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino

The 126,700-square-foot, $125 million building replaces the old “Q” that began as a bingo hall in 1983.

People gather outside of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino during the grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Tulalip, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during his news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Amazon said Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, that Bezos is stepping down as CEO later in the year, a role he's had since he founded the company nearly 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO

Bezos, the company’s founder, will become exectuive chairman. Andy Jassy will replace him as CEO.

  • Feb 3, 2021
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during his news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Amazon said Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, that Bezos is stepping down as CEO later in the year, a role he's had since he founded the company nearly 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
The Best Puzzles and Gifts of Everett was started as an online puzzle supply business based in Lynnwood for the last three years before becoming a brick and mortar store.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New puzzle store opens in downtown Everett

Jigsaw puzzle sales have surged during the pandemic. The Best Puzzles & Gifts has hundreds of designs.

The Best Puzzles and Gifts of Everett was started as an online puzzle supply business based in Lynnwood for the last three years before becoming a brick and mortar store.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ben Corey, left, and Ross Jinkens owners of Pops Skateshop on Friday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This new skateboard store in downtown Everett really ‘pops’

Is Rucker Avenue undergoing a retail revival? The owners of the Pops Skate Shop think so.

Ben Corey, left, and Ross Jinkens owners of Pops Skateshop on Friday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)