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FILE - In a Monday, March 23, 2020 file photo, an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 Max lands at Paine Field near Boeing's manufacturing facility in Everett, Wash., north of Seattle. U.S. regulators are requiring inspections and possible repairs to engine coverings of all Boeing 737 Max jets. That's because of a problem that regulators say could lead to loss of engine power. The problem isn't related to a system suspected in two deadly crashes involving Max planes, but it's another blow to the company's safety reputation.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Alaska Air orders 23 more 737 Maxs to shrink Airbus fleet

Eventually, the carrier will fly only 10 Airbus A321neo planes on transcontinental routes.

FILE - In a Monday, March 23, 2020 file photo, an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 Max lands at Paine Field near Boeing's manufacturing facility in Everett, Wash., north of Seattle. U.S. regulators are requiring inspections and possible repairs to engine coverings of all Boeing 737 Max jets. That's because of a problem that regulators say could lead to loss of engine power. The problem isn't related to a system suspected in two deadly crashes involving Max planes, but it's another blow to the company's safety reputation.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
SnoCoWork.com is free for local companies and job seekers. (Snohomish County)

Snohomish County launches job search site with local focus

SnoCoWork.com is a free resource for area businesses and residents seeking work during the pandemic.

SnoCoWork.com is free for local companies and job seekers. (Snohomish County)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing improperly influenced a test designed to see how quickly pilots could respond to malfunctions on the Boeing 737 Max, and Federal Aviation Administration officials may have obstructed a review of two deadly crashes involving the plane, Senate investigators say. In a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 the Senate Commerce Committee also said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Senate investigators fault FAA over Boeing jet, safety

In a report, the Senate Commerce Committee said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing improperly influenced a test designed to see how quickly pilots could respond to malfunctions on the Boeing 737 Max, and Federal Aviation Administration officials may have obstructed a review of two deadly crashes involving the plane, Senate investigators say. In a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 the Senate Commerce Committee also said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Jennifer Carlson, left to right, Jim Staniford and Katherine Stipech put together cheeseburger and potato salad meals for the Everett Gospel Mission on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

10 days, 3,000 meals: Everett cafe steps in to feed homeless

The Everett Gospel Mission couldn’t serve food due to an outbreak. So the mission called Vintage Cafe.

Jennifer Carlson, left to right, Jim Staniford and Katherine Stipech put together cheeseburger and potato salad meals for the Everett Gospel Mission on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - This July 3, 2014 file photo shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. The volume of option contracts to buy or sell Microsoft and Tesla shares is up more than twofold from 2019, while Apple option contract volume is up more than 86%. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Microsoft announces additional $110M in local COVID relief

In addition to paying its employees, the company will provide school districts with free technology.

  • Dec 18, 2020
FILE - This July 3, 2014 file photo shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. The volume of option contracts to buy or sell Microsoft and Tesla shares is up more than twofold from 2019, while Apple option contract volume is up more than 86%. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo people walk by a Google sign on the company's campus in Mountain View, Calif. A group of 38 states filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, alleging that the search giant has an illegal monopoly over the online search market that hurts consumers and advertisers. The lawsuit, announced by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. by states represented by bipartisan attorneys general. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Dozens of states, including ours, file lawsuit against Google

The giant company is accused of having an illegal monopoly over the online search market.

  • Dec 17, 2020
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo people walk by a Google sign on the company's campus in Mountain View, Calif. A group of 38 states filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, alleging that the search giant has an illegal monopoly over the online search market that hurts consumers and advertisers. The lawsuit, announced by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. by states represented by bipartisan attorneys general. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Canada takes first step in allowing Boeing 737 Max to fly again

Transport Canada said it has completed its review of design fixes mandated by the FAA.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

188 concrete columns: Light rail to Lynnwood is 25% done

Already, Sound Transit’s construction of track structure and stations is transforming the area.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Boeing logos are displayed at the company's booth during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on Feb. 12, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by SeongJoon Cho.

Boeing scraps most 2021 pay raises, gives out stock instead

The restricted stock units will vest for workers who stick with the company through Dec. 14, 2023.

Boeing logos are displayed at the company's booth during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on Feb. 12, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by SeongJoon Cho.

Boeing finds more 787 quality defects, broadens inspections

The problem appears to be with the automated robotic equipment used to fabricate the fuselage barrels.

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. Former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will get a nice going-away package — $62.2 million. Boeing said Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that Muilenburg was contractually entitled to the payout but he won't get extra severance and will forfeit another $14.6 million in stock awards. Muilenburg was fired in late December after the company's poor response to two crashes and the grounding of its best-selling plane, the 737 Max.. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Boeing’s ousted CEO resurfaces at Silicon Valley tractor maker

Dennis Muilenburg started a consulting business after a 35-year career at Boeing.

  • Dec 14, 2020
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. Former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will get a nice going-away package — $62.2 million. Boeing said Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that Muilenburg was contractually entitled to the payout but he won't get extra severance and will forfeit another $14.6 million in stock awards. Muilenburg was fired in late December after the company's poor response to two crashes and the grounding of its best-selling plane, the 737 Max.. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
The Oxford Saloon owner Craig Swanson takes the orders of customers dinning outdoors along First Street on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Oxford Saloon owner Craig Swanson takes the orders of customers dinning outdoors along First Street on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014, file photo, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Delta Air Lines, Inc. reports earnings, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Boeing’s rebound ought to include a new jetliner, experts say

The lead time is great, and the company has a history of launching new programs during hard times.

FILE - In this Thursday, May 15, 2014, file photo, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Delta Air Lines, Inc. reports earnings, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
FILE -- In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, a Boeing 787 airplane purchased by Qatar Airways is shown during a delivery ceremony in Everett, Wash. Qatar Airways, announced Sunday, June 11, 2017, that its net profits reached $540 million in its latest financial disclosure before the airline was blocked from flying to major Arab states. Analysts estimate that a political standoff in the Gulf between Qatar and other Arab states will cost the airline heavily after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blocked direct flights with the country. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Qatar Airways to launch flights between Seattle and Doha

The big Persian Gulf carrier reportedly announced a frequent flyer partnership with Alaska Airlines.

FILE -- In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, a Boeing 787 airplane purchased by Qatar Airways is shown during a delivery ceremony in Everett, Wash. Qatar Airways, announced Sunday, June 11, 2017, that its net profits reached $540 million in its latest financial disclosure before the airline was blocked from flying to major Arab states. Analysts estimate that a political standoff in the Gulf between Qatar and other Arab states will cost the airline heavily after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blocked direct flights with the country. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash. where 737 Max airplanes are made. After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that the 737 Max has been cleared for flight after regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Boeing suffers more canceled orders for its 737 Max plane

Brazilian airline Gol plans to operate the first Max flight with paying passengers since March 2019.

Workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash. where 737 Max airplanes are made. After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that the 737 Max has been cleared for flight after regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The last of two cranes is slowly moved into its final position on the Port of Everett's South Terminal on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett coffee heirs get $590K over crane color, ending saga

The Port of Everett promised to paint two giant green cranes blue, then didn’t. The Bargreens took issue.

The last of two cranes is slowly moved into its final position on the Port of Everett's South Terminal on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Sarah Calvo pours icing on to a cinnamon roll at the Maltby Cafe while Kylie King checks take out orders on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Maltby, Washington. A GoFundMe fundraising page continues to grow, raising more than $80,000 from 1,200 people in just a few days. Owners Tana Baumler and Sandra Albright thought they were going to closed before the website donations made them pause their decision. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Miracle in Maltby: Community support saves small-town cafe

Owners of the Maltby Cafe feared closure, but a wave of business and donations has thwarted the end.

Sarah Calvo pours icing on to a cinnamon roll at the Maltby Cafe while Kylie King checks take out orders on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Maltby, Washington. A GoFundMe fundraising page continues to grow, raising more than $80,000 from 1,200 people in just a few days. Owners Tana Baumler and Sandra Albright thought they were going to closed before the website donations made them pause their decision. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

More deadlines loom for local small-business grant programs

Those in Everett and Stanwood must apply by Monday. Monroe and other cities are giving more time.

Boeing lands crucial Max deal from Ryanair as grounding ends

The Dublin-based carrier will add to an existing Max purchase by taking 75 more 737-8s.

Pilots Peter Gamble, left, and John Konstanzer talk with journalists and crew members after flying a Boeing 737 Max from Dallas and arriving at the American Airlines Tulsa maintenance facility Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Tulsa, Okla.. Earlier the plane had flown a group of journalists and American Airlines employees from Dallas to the American Airlines Tulsa maintenance facility. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Waiting for passengers, American puts Boeing Max in the air

American Airlines is likely to be the first carrier to put passengers on Max jets, beginning Dec. 29.

Pilots Peter Gamble, left, and John Konstanzer talk with journalists and crew members after flying a Boeing 737 Max from Dallas and arriving at the American Airlines Tulsa maintenance facility Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Tulsa, Okla.. Earlier the plane had flown a group of journalists and American Airlines employees from Dallas to the American Airlines Tulsa maintenance facility. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)