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Absorbents placed to contain oil in the stormwater pond outside Achilles USA, July 2018. (Washington State Department of Ecology)

Everett manufacturer settles oil spill fines for $222,000

Six geese, a snake and blue herons were covered in oil at a retention pond outside Achilles USA.

Absorbents placed to contain oil in the stormwater pond outside Achilles USA, July 2018. (Washington State Department of Ecology)
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You voted: The best family dining in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Cartoon Color Characters People Family Eating Fast Food Restaurant Interior Inside Concept Flat Design Style. Vector illustration
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, a worker uses a flashlight to inspect an engine on a Boeing 737 Max 8 built for Southwest Airlines at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. On Monday, mach 29, 2021, Southwest said it's expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 737 MAX airplanes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Southwest Airlines orders 100 Boeing 737 Max planes

Earlier this month, Boeing reported its first positive net orders for commercial airplanes in 15 months.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, a worker uses a flashlight to inspect an engine on a Boeing 737 Max 8 built for Southwest Airlines at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. On Monday, mach 29, 2021, Southwest said it's expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 737 MAX airplanes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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In places like Stanwood, Phase 3 gives reason for optimism

Restaurants have welcomed the increased seating capacity, longer alcohol service and larger groups.

Kevin Ashe, right, and his daughter Carly Nations prep meat before opening on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Decades of family ownership ends at venerated Darrington IGA

The store, a hub after the Oso landslide, is changing hands. The new owner will keep all 25 workers.

Kevin Ashe, right, and his daughter Carly Nations prep meat before opening on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Heather and Michael Wallace, owners of the Milk House Coffee Co. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

There’s a cuppa new brew at former home of Walt’s Milk House

Everett couple’s Milk House Coffee Co. is opening where Snohomish dairyman once sold local products.

Heather and Michael Wallace, owners of the Milk House Coffee Co. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The new Q: Quil Ceda Creek Casino now a state-of-the art building

The Tulalip casino offers casual and full-service dining, a live entertainment lounge and three full-service bars.

Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Andrew Ho flips through his book "How to Cook Like A Racist" inside his new juice bar and soup kitchen on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Name change: No Soup For You! replaces Soup Nazi Kitchen

Everett restaurateur Andrew Ho plans to sell food, juice and his books, including “How to Cook Like a Racist.”

Andrew Ho flips through his book "How to Cook Like A Racist" inside his new juice bar and soup kitchen on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kelsey Hughes -- Pilot Kelsey -- is a 747 pilot and the producer of 74 Gear, a YouTube channel for aviation fans. Hughes is in front of a 747 Dreamlifter at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on January 26, 2020 Photo Credit: Kelsey Hughes

This YouTube producer’s other car is a Boeing 747!

His channel, “74 Gear,” offers the flight-deck insight and humor of a 747 Dreamlifter pilot.

Kelsey Hughes -- Pilot Kelsey -- is a 747 pilot and the producer of 74 Gear, a YouTube channel for aviation fans. Hughes is in front of a 747 Dreamlifter at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on January 26, 2020 Photo Credit: Kelsey Hughes
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insurers told to stop using credit scores to set rates

A ban of that practice will be in place until the pandemic is over, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says.

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seamless pattern with vector donuts isolated on light pink background. Wallpaper, textile, template, fabric, cover, paper, banner.

You voted: The best donut in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Seamless pattern with vector donuts isolated on light pink background. Wallpaper, textile, template, fabric, cover, paper, banner.
Brandy Wahlstrom, (right) owner-operator of That Chicken Place, along with her son, Zach Maychrak, work Saturday afternoon in Everett on March 14, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Federal loans have poured $1.8 billion into Snohomish County

The Paycheck Protection Program kept thousands of local businesses and entrepreneurs afloat.

Brandy Wahlstrom, (right) owner-operator of That Chicken Place, along with her son, Zach Maychrak, work Saturday afternoon in Everett on March 14, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A man paints over the word "Nazi" at the Soup Nazi Kitchen on Hoyt Avenue on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Before even opening windows were smashed and graffiti was spray painted on a door of the restaurant run by Andrew Ho. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Soup Nazi’ joke is no longer funny, a restaurateur learns

After an outcry, the owner of the new Soup Nazi Kitchen in downtown Everett is changing the name.

A man paints over the word "Nazi" at the Soup Nazi Kitchen on Hoyt Avenue on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Before even opening windows were smashed and graffiti was spray painted on a door of the restaurant run by Andrew Ho. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Wine tasting concept. A girl standing in a wine cellar with wine barrels and tasting wine. Flat cartoon vector illustration with fictional characters.

You voted: The best distillery in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Wine tasting concept. A girl standing in a wine cellar with wine barrels and tasting wine. Flat cartoon vector illustration with fictional characters.

LGBTQ chamber offers grants to Snohomish County businesses

The Greater Seattle Business Association aims to support local Black, LGBTQ and minority-owned firms.

January unemployment rate in Washington drops to 6%

The biggest gains were in leisure and hospitality, education and health services, and government.

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The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Wednesday morning on September 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boeing tests Dreamliner windows, searches for other flaws

The company learned that a supplier of cockpit windows had modified its production process.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Wednesday morning on September 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Patrons view the 787 exhibition Thursday morning at the Boeing Future of Flight Musuem at Paine Field on October 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boeing’s Future of Flight at Paine Field reopens — for 2nd time

State coronavirus restrictions have closed the aviation center twice in the past year. It’s open again.

Patrons view the 787 exhibition Thursday morning at the Boeing Future of Flight Musuem at Paine Field on October 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Captain Carl Williams speaks to a socially distanced and masked group of whale watchers before boarding the Island Explorer 4 on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County’s tourism workers feel hopeful, wary in 2021

Many seasonal ventures are waiting until the last minute to decide whether to open this year.

Captain Carl Williams speaks to a socially distanced and masked group of whale watchers before boarding the Island Explorer 4 on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)