Herald Business Journal

Brewster farm to pay more than $2 million after COVID deaths

It’s one of the largest workplace safety and health fines in state history.

  • Aug 5, 2021
Eviation's all-electric Alice cargo plane in DHL livery. (Eviation) 20210803

DHL Express orders 12 electric cargo planes from Eviation

Eviation has engineering facilities in Arlington and expects to test fly its first electric aircraft this year.

Eviation's all-electric Alice cargo plane in DHL livery. (Eviation) 20210803

Lynnwood Job Fair is Tuesday at the Convention Center

The event is sponsored by the city, the Chamber of Commerce and the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Real estate agents Carole Falleen and Randi Szakaly at their listing Wednesday morning in Mukilteo on July 28, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The current real estate market isn’t for the faint of heart

With bidding wars, all-cash deals and a median home price that’s up 32% this year, what’s a buyer to do?

Real estate agents Carole Falleen and Randi Szakaly at their listing Wednesday morning in Mukilteo on July 28, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Nechirvan Zebari sorts through freshly made pita bread at Alida's Bakery on Friday, June 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He went from full-time nurse to full-time flatbread baker

Nechirvan Zebari burned out on health care during the pandemic. His Everett bakery was an antidote.

Nechirvan Zebari sorts through freshly made pita bread at Alida's Bakery on Friday, June 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mark Malijan, owns and operates Helios Studios, a new business that offers photographers, videographers and others 1,440 feet of studio space in Edmonds. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lights, camera, action at new photo-video studio in Edmonds

’This is a clean slate for people to work in,’ says the founder of Helios Studios.

Mark Malijan, owns and operates Helios Studios, a new business that offers photographers, videographers and others 1,440 feet of studio space in Edmonds. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Vinson Latimore, owner and CEO, Choices Scrubs + Medical is a Bellingham-based company that sells medical supplies and scrubs to healthcare workers at his recently opened shop Wednesday afternoon in Everett on July 28, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A new Everett store sells scrubs and other medical supplies

Choices Scrubs + Medical sells medical garb of every style. And they’re not just for health care workers.

Vinson Latimore, owner and CEO, Choices Scrubs + Medical is a Bellingham-based company that sells medical supplies and scrubs to healthcare workers at his recently opened shop Wednesday afternoon in Everett on July 28, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Couple sitting in summer cafe outdoor scene. Restaurant outside with table under umbrella vector illustration. Young man and woman eating and drinking, waiter coming with drinks.
Couple sitting in summer cafe outdoor scene. Restaurant outside with table under umbrella vector illustration. Young man and woman eating and drinking, waiter coming with drinks.

About 4,000 Snohomish County tenants approved for rent help

While some eviction restrictions have eased, it’s unclear what the effect will be here.

County lost 100 aerospace manufacturing jobs in June

At 6.1%, Snohomish County has the sixth-highest unemployment rate in Washington.

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, an Airbus A380 takes off for its demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. European planemaker Airbus reports that it made 1.87 billion euros profit in the second quarter. That's a relief after a loss in the same quarter a year ago during the depths of the pandemic shutdowns and travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Airbus, Boeing rivalry is back on as sales campaigns pick up

The improving outlook comes amid a travel reopening that’s gathering pace in some key markets.

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, an Airbus A380 takes off for its demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. European planemaker Airbus reports that it made 1.87 billion euros profit in the second quarter. That's a relief after a loss in the same quarter a year ago during the depths of the pandemic shutdowns and travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
A line of Southwest Air Boeing 737 jets are parked near the company's production plant while being stored at Paine Field Friday, April 23, 2021, in Everett, Wash. Boeing reported its first quarterly profit since 2019 and revenue topped expectations, as the giant aircraft maker tries to dig out from the most difficult stretch in its history. Boeing said Wednesday, July 28, 2021, that it earned $567 million in the second quarter, compared with a $2.4 billion loss a year ago. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Boeing, for first time since 2019, has a profitable quarter

The earnings hint at a potential turnaround after one of the worst financial crises in the company’s history.

A line of Southwest Air Boeing 737 jets are parked near the company's production plant while being stored at Paine Field Friday, April 23, 2021, in Everett, Wash. Boeing reported its first quarterly profit since 2019 and revenue topped expectations, as the giant aircraft maker tries to dig out from the most difficult stretch in its history. Boeing said Wednesday, July 28, 2021, that it earned $567 million in the second quarter, compared with a $2.4 billion loss a year ago. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The growing business district along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, looking west toward I-5. At lower left is the construction site of the new Amazon fulfillment center. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Marysville-Arlington road improvements won’t happen at once

Traffic improvement projects near the Cascade Industrial Center will take shape over the next decade.

The growing business district along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, looking west toward I-5. At lower left is the construction site of the new Amazon fulfillment center. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)
Festive seafood specialties, modern delicacies with a beautiful presentation on the plate. Delicious dish - tender fish meat, with greens, lemon and vegetables. Cartoon vector.

You voted: The best seafood in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people have their favorites

Festive seafood specialties, modern delicacies with a beautiful presentation on the plate. Delicious dish - tender fish meat, with greens, lemon and vegetables. Cartoon vector.
File - In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, smoke hangs over Reno-Tahoe International Airport as a plane takes off in Reno, Nev. A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel that could delay cargo delivery and passenger travel at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the coming days. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine, File)

Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

Supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft have combined to cause problems.

File - In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, smoke hangs over Reno-Tahoe International Airport as a plane takes off in Reno, Nev. A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel that could delay cargo delivery and passenger travel at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the coming days. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine, File)
sandwich with ham, tomatoes, lettuce and toast isolated on white background, healthy breakfast, lunch
sandwich with ham, tomatoes, lettuce and toast isolated on white background, healthy breakfast, lunch
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Washington state sued Johnson & Johnson on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, claiming the company was negligent when it used deceptive marketing to say the drugs were effective for treating pain and were unlikely to cause addiction. The lawsuit filed Thursday says the company that supplies raw materials used to make opiates drove the pharmaceutical industry to recklessly expand the production of the drugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Washington AG rejects opioids settlement, wants trial

The proposal would pay Washington about $527.5 million over 18 years if cities and counties opt in.

  • Jul 22, 2021
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Washington state sued Johnson & Johnson on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, claiming the company was negligent when it used deceptive marketing to say the drugs were effective for treating pain and were unlikely to cause addiction. The lawsuit filed Thursday says the company that supplies raw materials used to make opiates drove the pharmaceutical industry to recklessly expand the production of the drugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
This photo provided by Blue Origin,   Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, exits the  Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule after it parachuted safely down to the launch area with passengers Mark Bezos, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk, near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  (Blue Origin via AP)

Blue Origin’s Bezos reaches space on 1st passenger flight

The Amazon founder is the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft.

This photo provided by Blue Origin,   Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, exits the  Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule after it parachuted safely down to the launch area with passengers Mark Bezos, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk, near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  (Blue Origin via AP)
The first flight for United Airlines servicing Paine Field taxis to the gate on March 31, 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Come October, United Airlines will discontinue flights at Paine Field

The airline is one of two commercial carriers at the Everett airport. United flies to Denver.

The first flight for United Airlines servicing Paine Field taxis to the gate on March 31, 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Community leaders and officials break ground at the Port of Everett's Norton Terminal at the former Kimberly-Clark mill site along the waterfront Thursday morning in Everett on July 15, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Legacy of pollution makes Everett port project ‘challenging’

The former Kimberly-Clark mill site is nearing the end of a complex cleanup, part of a $36 million terminal project.

Community leaders and officials break ground at the Port of Everett's Norton Terminal at the former Kimberly-Clark mill site along the waterfront Thursday morning in Everett on July 15, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)