Herald Business Journal

Jessica Ward runs a stacker at Hampton Mill on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. The mill is asking for more trees from Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hampton Lumber makes big purchase for small-town Darrington

The town’s largest employer acquired 145,000 acres of timber land from Weyerhaeuser.

Jessica Ward runs a stacker at Hampton Mill on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. The mill is asking for more trees from Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, the French-style inspired main building of the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery is seen in Woodinville, Wash. Washington, which now boasts more than 1,000 wineries in the state, has become a force in the wine industry. Washington is the second-largest producer of premium wines in the United States, trailing only California. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington wine giant Ste. Michelle sold for $1.2 billion

The seller, the tobacco company Altria, will shift its focus to noncombustible nicotine products.

  • Jul 9, 2021
In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, the French-style inspired main building of the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery is seen in Woodinville, Wash. Washington, which now boasts more than 1,000 wineries in the state, has become a force in the wine industry. Washington is the second-largest producer of premium wines in the United States, trailing only California. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A sketch of Everett Community College's future Cascade Learning Resource Center, to be built on the east side of Broadway. (Mithun Architects)

Coming soon: EvCC crossing Broadway for new student building

The Cascade Learning Resource Center, which will house the library, carries on a tradition of noting area peaks.

A sketch of Everett Community College's future Cascade Learning Resource Center, to be built on the east side of Broadway. (Mithun Architects)
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You voted: The best salad in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people have their favorites

Bowl of vegetable salad, fresh vegetarian food. Healthy, tasty, mixed balanced meal. Vector flat style cartoon illustration isolated on white background

Applications open for aviation jobs protection program

It’s funded by the federal American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill enacted in the spring.

FILE - In this April 21, 2017, file photo, Philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, right, and his wife Melinda react, prior to being awarded the Legion of Honour at the Elysee Palace in Paris.   Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce. However, if after two years they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, The Bill and Gates Melinda Foundation announced Wednesday, July 7, 2021.  (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, Pool)

Bill, Melinda Gates to run foundation jointly after divorce

If after two years they decide they cannot continue in their roles, Melinda will resign her positions.

  • Jul 7, 2021
FILE - In this April 21, 2017, file photo, Philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, right, and his wife Melinda react, prior to being awarded the Legion of Honour at the Elysee Palace in Paris.   Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce. However, if after two years they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, The Bill and Gates Melinda Foundation announced Wednesday, July 7, 2021.  (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, Pool)
Jackson Ishida, 13, runs through a preflight safety check during a Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club program on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A Mukilteo aviation club helps youth of all colors aim high

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club introduces airplanes to kids who might not otherwise spread their wings.

Jackson Ishida, 13, runs through a preflight safety check during a Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club program on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett Community College (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Expect a mix of in-person and online college classes in fall

Class schedules and vaccination policies at Snohomish County’s higher-ed institutions will vary.

Everett Community College (Sue Misao / The Herald)
This undated photo provided by OceanGate Expeditions in June 2021 shows the company's Titan submersible. The undersea exploration company plans to dive to the sunken Titanic as early as Wednesday, June 30, 2021, to begin what’s expected to be an annual chronicling of the shipwreck’s ongoing deterioration. (OceanGate Expeditions via AP)

Everett’s undersea explorers to monitor decay of the Titanic

OceanGate, the maker of submersibles, is to visit the iconic ocean liner now slowly succumbing to bacteria.

This undated photo provided by OceanGate Expeditions in June 2021 shows the company's Titan submersible. The undersea exploration company plans to dive to the sunken Titanic as early as Wednesday, June 30, 2021, to begin what’s expected to be an annual chronicling of the shipwreck’s ongoing deterioration. (OceanGate Expeditions via AP)
An artist's rendering of the Eviation Alice electric airplane. (Eviation) 20210705

Arlington company Eviation unveils electric airplane design

The nine-passenger aircraft could fly for the first time this year at Arlington Municipal Airport.

An artist's rendering of the Eviation Alice electric airplane. (Eviation) 20210705
Brian Styron works on a drink at Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. Across Snohomish County, restaurants, bars and other businesses are back at full capacity, following the drop of COVID-19 restrictions earlier this week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County businesses welcome state’s reopening

“It means the world being back at 100%,” Diamond Knot manager Korey MacKenzie said.

Brian Styron works on a drink at Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wa. Across Snohomish County, restaurants, bars and other businesses are back at full capacity, following the drop of COVID-19 restrictions earlier this week. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
On Thursday, a gallon of regular was about $3.75XX in Washington. Prices are about $1 more per gallon compared to a year ago during the stay-at-home order. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Road-trip buzzkill: Sticker shock at the gas pump

Fill ’er up before you hit the road with a million others this holiday weekend.

On Thursday, a gallon of regular was about $3.75XX in Washington. Prices are about $1 more per gallon compared to a year ago during the stay-at-home order. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter patrols the area of debris from a 737 cargo plane that crashed off Oahu, Friday, July 2, 2021, near Honolulu. The plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board were rescued. The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Two rescued after cargo plane crashes in ocean off Hawaii

The pilots reported engine trouble and were forced to land the Boeing 737 in the water.

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter patrols the area of debris from a 737 cargo plane that crashed off Oahu, Friday, July 2, 2021, near Honolulu. The plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board were rescued. The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
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Human hands with glass beer mugs. Oktoberfest. Vector flat  illustration.
The Boeing 737 Max 10 airplane landing at Boeing Field in Seattle on June 18, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.

United’s big jetliner order includes 200 Boeing 737 Max jets

The airline’s ambitious upgrade bolsters a push to appeal to travelers willing to pay for pampering.

The Boeing 737 Max 10 airplane landing at Boeing Field in Seattle on June 18, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.
Joel Starr, owner of the Flying Pig, in the new restaurant space that was formerly the Prohibition Gastropub, Abbott's, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Flying Pig to reopen at eatery made famous by Gordon Ramsay

Belly up to the Everett bar for mango bango pulled pork sandwiches and bacon cheddar-cheese fries.

Joel Starr, owner of the Flying Pig, in the new restaurant space that was formerly the Prohibition Gastropub, Abbott's, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
With the Olympic mountains in the background, Boeing's 777x  lifts off from Paine Field on its first flight, to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Boeing’s next airplane likely to be delayed by FAA concerns

The agency is concerned that late changes on the 777X could introduce new, inadvertent problems.

With the Olympic mountains in the background, Boeing's 777x  lifts off from Paine Field on its first flight, to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Ice Cream Various Types. Sweet Dessert Balls in Glass Cup, Sundae Scoop Balls with Sprinkles, Chocolate Popsicle, Fruit Frozen Meal on Stick, Waffle Cone Icecream Dessert. Cartoon Vector Illustration

Microsoft debuts Windows 11, first major update in 6 years

The company announced that it won’t force app developers to pay fees to Microsoft for using its app store; and that Google’s popular Android apps will run on its new system.

  • Jun 24, 2021

Teamsters have a new mission: Unionize Amazon workers

The union will create a division focused on the Internet commerce behemoth.

  • Jun 24, 2021