Herald Business Journal

Kellie Shanahan loads Jacob McGovern's vehicle with his class tool bag at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on October 1, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How do you teach auto shop remotely? Edmonds class finds out

For some local high school students, auto shop is the thing that keeps them from dropping out.

Kellie Shanahan loads Jacob McGovern's vehicle with his class tool bag at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on October 1, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A printed note on letterhead taped crookedly on the front door informs the Monte Cristo Ballroom in downtown Everett is closed on Oct. 15, 2019. “We regret to inform you that as of today, we will no longer be doing business … This includes all weddings we have scheduled now through 2021,” it reads. (Andrea Brown / The Daily Herald)

State wants Monte Cristo Ballroom to pay back employees

The former Everett wedding venue’s owner is accused of deducting money from workers’ checks without permission.

A printed note on letterhead taped crookedly on the front door informs the Monte Cristo Ballroom in downtown Everett is closed on Oct. 15, 2019. “We regret to inform you that as of today, we will no longer be doing business … This includes all weddings we have scheduled now through 2021,” it reads. (Andrea Brown / The Daily Herald)
FILE - In this  July 8, 2009, file photo, a worker dries a car at Seattle's famous Elephant car wash, near the Space Needle in Seattle. Seattle's iconic pink elephant sign soon will have a new home. The Seattle Times reports the Elephant Car Wash on Battery Street near Denny Way will close permanently, the company announced in a news release Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Seattle’s Elephant Car Wash to shutter, pink sign to be saved

Rumors have swirled surrounding a demolition permit for the site was filed Oct. 7.

  • Oct 9, 2020
FILE - In this  July 8, 2009, file photo, a worker dries a car at Seattle's famous Elephant car wash, near the Space Needle in Seattle. Seattle's iconic pink elephant sign soon will have a new home. The Seattle Times reports the Elephant Car Wash on Battery Street near Denny Way will close permanently, the company announced in a news release Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Nina Dung (left) and Andrew Hwang participates in a birds in flight simulation Thursday morning at the Boeing Future of Flight Musuem at Paine Field on October 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boeing Future of Flight at Paine Field reopens — without tours

The Mukilteo aviation center has some new exhibits, but there are no plans to resume the factory tour.

Nina Dung (left) and Andrew Hwang participates in a birds in flight simulation Thursday morning at the Boeing Future of Flight Musuem at Paine Field on October 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Washington eviction moratorium extended through Dec. 31

The moratorium, in place since March and extended a few times, was to expire next week.

Mukilteo CARES for Businesses Grants logo (City of Mukilteo)

New pandemic relief grants for Mukilteo and rural businesses

A new round of small business grants are available in Mukilteo and rural areas.

Mukilteo CARES for Businesses Grants logo (City of Mukilteo)
Aerial view of Bellingham Cold Storage’s new Stanwood warehouse. The Bellingham company leased the facility from Twin City Foods and will manage it. (Bellingham Cold Storage)

Bellingham Cold Storage leases warehouse space in Stanwood

The refrigerated warehouse company adds to its footprint with a Snohomish County location.

Aerial view of Bellingham Cold Storage’s new Stanwood warehouse. The Bellingham company leased the facility from Twin City Foods and will manage it. (Bellingham Cold Storage)
FILE - A man wearing a mask looks at this phone outside the Microsoft office in Beijing, China in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Microsoft says the U.S. Labor Department is investigating its efforts to boost Black employment and leadership at the tech company. Microsoft disclosed in a blog post Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 that it received a letter from the agency last week asking about the company's June pledge to double the number of Black and African American people managers, senior individual contributors and senior leaders by 2025. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Government probes Microsoft’s plan to hire more Black people

The U.S. Labor Dept. is asking the company to prove it’s not making illegal race-based decisions.

  • Oct 7, 2020
FILE - A man wearing a mask looks at this phone outside the Microsoft office in Beijing, China in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Microsoft says the U.S. Labor Department is investigating its efforts to boost Black employment and leadership at the tech company. Microsoft disclosed in a blog post Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 that it received a letter from the agency last week asking about the company's June pledge to double the number of Black and African American people managers, senior individual contributors and senior leaders by 2025. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Caroline Petry collects her food the food truck stop on Beverly Blvd. in Everett on October 1, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Looking for a quick bite? A new Everett food truck lot opens

In a trial run, the city of Everett launches a new food truck lot on city property.

Caroline Petry collects her food the food truck stop on Beverly Blvd. in Everett on October 1, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Under UV light, CEO Robert Olson, right, and president Gregory Strand sit in a mockup of an airplane interior on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Waypoint Interiors, an Everett aerospace company, is developing an ultraviolet (UV) system to disinfect planes, trains and buses. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett firm uses ultraviolet light to de-germ airplanes

WayPoint Interiors’ light-based system may be a serious contender in the battle against coronavirus.

Under UV light, CEO Robert Olson, right, and president Gregory Strand sit in a mockup of an airplane interior on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Waypoint Interiors, an Everett aerospace company, is developing an ultraviolet (UV) system to disinfect planes, trains and buses. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Thursday morning at Gabriel's Fire in Mountlake Terrace on September 24, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cities pitch in to keep restaurants and bars in business

Snohomish County pubs and eateries offer takeout fare and street-side dining to survive.

Thursday morning at Gabriel's Fire in Mountlake Terrace on September 24, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The White House is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, the morning after President Donald Trump returned from the hospital where he was treated for COVID-19. Traffic moves along K Street NW as TV crews set up in Black Lives Matter Plaza. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

The president instead wants to focus on confirming his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.

The White House is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, the morning after President Donald Trump returned from the hospital where he was treated for COVID-19. Traffic moves along K Street NW as TV crews set up in Black Lives Matter Plaza. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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 says pandemic will cut demand for planes for a decade

The outlook assumes it will take about three years for air travel to return to pre-pandemic levels.

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)
Holiday knick-knacks stand are displayed for Christmas shoppers Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at a Lowes store in Northglenn, Colo. Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pandemic pushes start of holiday shopping earlier than ever

Stores like Best Buy, Macy’s, and Target offering Black Friday deals in October to avoid crowding.

  • Oct 5, 2020
Holiday knick-knacks stand are displayed for Christmas shoppers Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at a Lowes store in Northglenn, Colo. Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Top (L-R): Gov. Jay Inslee, Rep. Rick Larsen, Boeing CEO Stan Deal. Bottom (L-R): South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Rep. Suzan DelBene, Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union President Jon Holden.

Politicians react as Boeing’s Dreamliner plan is confirmed

Washington leaders are not happy. South Carolina thinks it’s great. Everett’s mayor said it’s a business decision.

Top (L-R): Gov. Jay Inslee, Rep. Rick Larsen, Boeing CEO Stan Deal. Bottom (L-R): South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Rep. Suzan DelBene, Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union President Jon Holden.
Sun Ho, owner of the Happy Tummy Grill near Boeing, talks about the loss of business after Boeing announced the future closing of the 787 line, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Washington. “If Boeing shuts down, I’m shut down too,” Ho said. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For those who feed Boeing, it’s gone from bad to worse

First a pandemic, now the departure of the Dreamliner. Many Everett restaurants are struggling to survive.

Sun Ho, owner of the Happy Tummy Grill near Boeing, talks about the loss of business after Boeing announced the future closing of the 787 line, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Washington. “If Boeing shuts down, I’m shut down too,” Ho said. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Boeing 787's in various stages of assembly at Boeing's Everett Plant on April 29, 2017 in Everett. (The Boeing Co.)

A brief timeline of the Boeing 787

Here’s a look back at two decades of ups and downs for one of Boeing’s marquee airplanes.

Boeing 787's in various stages of assembly at Boeing's Everett Plant on April 29, 2017 in Everett. (The Boeing Co.)
Boeing workers walk to and from their cars during a shift change on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

It’s official: Everett to lose Boeing 787 line, 100s of jobs

Boeing confirmed Thursday it will move all production of the 787 Dreamliner to South Carolina.

Boeing workers walk to and from their cars during a shift change on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA chief tests changes to Boeing’s grounded 737 Max

The revamped jetliner was set to take off from the former Boeing Field in Seattle for a 2-hour flight.

A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Worker cheer and wave as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field Tuesday morning on Dec. 15, 2009. (Justin Best/ The Herald

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a WSJ story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

Worker cheer and wave as Boeing's 787 Dreamliner takes off from Paine Field Tuesday morning on Dec. 15, 2009. (Justin Best/ The Herald