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Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber points back to the new retail site at Fisherman's Harbor at Waterfront Place during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The project will construct two new buildings to house the new Asian-inspired Fisherman Jack’s restaurant, South Fork Bakery, and three marine-related offices adjacent to the new Waterfront Place Apartments and Hotel Indigo.
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Port of Everett breaks ground on a new ‘restaurant row’

American-Chinese restaurant Fisherman Jack’s and South Fork Bakery are two businesses that will call the waterfront home.

Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber points back to the new retail site at Fisherman's Harbor at Waterfront Place during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The project will construct two new buildings to house the new Asian-inspired Fisherman Jack’s restaurant, South Fork Bakery, and three marine-related offices adjacent to the new Waterfront Place Apartments and Hotel Indigo.
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A private plane taxis past the Paine Field passenger terminal on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Forecast: A quadrupling of Paine Field passengers by 2040

How should Everett’s airport handle rebounding demand? A virtual meeting is set for Tuesday to talk about a master plan.

A private plane taxis past the Paine Field passenger terminal on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Phil Johnson Ballfields next to a large piece of undeveloped property that was the formerly the cement company, CEMEX, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett considers fees on new construction to fund parks, trails

City leaders are weighing a parks impact fee to build more recreation space as the population increases.

The Phil Johnson Ballfields next to a large piece of undeveloped property that was the formerly the cement company, CEMEX, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Readers’ Choice Awards: Nominate your Snohomish County favorites

It’s time to pick the winning businesses, services, people and places for 2021. Here’s how to make nominations.

  • Nov 5, 2021
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Edmonds company fined $575,000 for improper asbestos removal

A state agency says Above Beyond Asbestos Removal continued to accept work after being de-certified.

Mike Fong

Biden administration appoints local recovery officer

After a short stint leading Snohomish County’s COVID recovery, Mike Fong will serve in the Small Business Administration.

Mike Fong
Jacob Murray, a professor of electrical engineering at WSU Everett, speaks to WSU Everett and Clemson students during class on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Students and Boeing team up to disinfect airplanes faster

A new career program is teaching WSU Everett and Clemson students about project engineering and marketing.

Jacob Murray, a professor of electrical engineering at WSU Everett, speaks to WSU Everett and Clemson students during class on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Owner Lacey Coragiulo sorts raw belt leathers at Quil Ceda Leather, a store in Marysville that sells handcrafted, custom leather goods and leatherworking supplies and tools, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Marysville, Washington.  The store has been around in one form or another for 90 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A 90-year-old leather business thrives in the 21st century

More than once, Quil Ceda Leather employees have become the owners of a durable enterprise.

Owner Lacey Coragiulo sorts raw belt leathers at Quil Ceda Leather, a store in Marysville that sells handcrafted, custom leather goods and leatherworking supplies and tools, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Marysville, Washington.  The store has been around in one form or another for 90 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Owners of Country Rose/The Paint Bungalow, Donna Mains (left) and Kathleen Shalan in the shop on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The gift store also stocks Annie Sloan paint as well as being a women's apparel boutique. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington: Where small retailers survive and even thrive

The Country Rose store’s owners give credit to the downtown association for drumming up business.

Owners of Country Rose/The Paint Bungalow, Donna Mains (left) and Kathleen Shalan in the shop on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The gift store also stocks Annie Sloan paint as well as being a women's apparel boutique. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Bonnie "Boardgame Bonnie" Hertzog buys and sells vintage board games online from her one-bedroom apartment in Everett on September 24, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Boardgame Bonnie’ and the art of selling old-school cool

Bonnie Hertzog of Everett buys and sells decades-old copies of “Monopoly,” “Clue,” ”Yahtzee” and more.

Bonnie "Boardgame Bonnie" Hertzog buys and sells vintage board games online from her one-bedroom apartment in Everett on September 24, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Members of the Livable Lake Stevens, Charles Allen, left to right, David Clay and Doug Turner at the construction of Costco in Lake Stevens on October 31, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Costco has broken ground, but Lake Stevens group sues again

This time, Livable Lake Stevens is taking Costco to federal court, alleging violations of the Clean Water Act.

Members of the Livable Lake Stevens, Charles Allen, left to right, David Clay and Doug Turner at the construction of Costco in Lake Stevens on October 31, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Green Haven LLC owner Vince Nguyen points out the venting through filters and fans built to contain the smell of marijuana from leaving the building, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Darrington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mountain town’s marijuana mishap was quite the stinker

When filters failed at a commercial grow, neighbors noticed. The facility says the issue is fixed.

Green Haven LLC owner Vince Nguyen points out the venting through filters and fans built to contain the smell of marijuana from leaving the building, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Darrington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Amy McCoy reads a book to preschoolers as they finish their lunch at her Forever Young Daycare facility, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Child care centers once operated under the promise that it would always be there when parents have to work. Now, each teacher resignation, coronavirus exposure, and day care center closure reveals an industry on the brink, with wide-reaching implications for an entire economy's workforce. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Child care crisis hampers the economy, here and nationwide

The effects are felt in Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and beyond as providers and clients struggle to make ends meet.

Amy McCoy reads a book to preschoolers as they finish their lunch at her Forever Young Daycare facility, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Child care centers once operated under the promise that it would always be there when parents have to work. Now, each teacher resignation, coronavirus exposure, and day care center closure reveals an industry on the brink, with wide-reaching implications for an entire economy's workforce. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Nicola Smith

Lynnwood mayor among Leadership Snohomish County honorees

Also receiving awards this year were a Snohomish Health District communicator and The Everett Clinic.

Nicola Smith
Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Maker of electric airplane engines gets $74M NASA grant

MagniX of Everett is one of two companies tapped to advance electric propulsion systems to power aircraft.

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Employees work on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner during final assembly of the airplane at the Boeing Co. factory in Everett, Wash., on May 28, 2013. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Patrick T. Fallon.

Boeing finds faulty titanium parts in latest setback for 787

The FAA said it is in touch with Boeing over the issue and that it doesn’t affect immediate flight safety.

Employees work on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner during final assembly of the airplane at the Boeing Co. factory in Everett, Wash., on May 28, 2013. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Patrick T. Fallon.
A Boeing 737 Max 10 prepares to take off in Seattle on June 18, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.

Boeing cash shines while 787’s factory woes weigh on results

Restarting Dreamliner deliveries that have been halted for months is key to a financial turnaround.

A Boeing 737 Max 10 prepares to take off in Seattle on June 18, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.

Everett Farmer’s Market canceled Sunday due to weather

Organizers cited a high-wind advisory. It is to reopen Oct. 31 for the final market of the season.

David Simpson (left) and Scott Murphy.

Port of Everett candidates spar over transparency

An incumbent, David Simpson, is challenged by Everett City Councilmember Scott Murphy.

David Simpson (left) and Scott Murphy.
Rendering of the new terminal that Propeller Airports plans to build at Paine Field in Everett. The terminal, which will serve the general aviation community, will replace Castle & Cooke Aviation's existing building at the Snohomish County-owned airport. (Propeller Airports LLC)

Propeller Airports to acquire Castle & Cooke at Paine Field

Propeller, which owns the nearby passenger terminal, plans a new complex for private aviation.

Rendering of the new terminal that Propeller Airports plans to build at Paine Field in Everett. The terminal, which will serve the general aviation community, will replace Castle & Cooke Aviation's existing building at the Snohomish County-owned airport. (Propeller Airports LLC)