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Czech airline sues Boeing over losses related to 737 Max

The complaint alleges “Boeing chose a cheap and hastily implemented bandaid” for its flight control system.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a news conference as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks on, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle. Durkan and other officials announced Wednesday that a mass COVID-19 vaccination site would begin operation at the facility Saturday, and said it would be the largest civilian-led vaccination site in the country. Lumen Field is the home stadium of the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team and the Seattle Sounders MLS soccer team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle’s rental rules to become law without mayor signature

The bills may help tenants stay in their homes, but may cause small landlords to quit the rental market.

  • Jun 24, 2021
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a news conference as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks on, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle. Durkan and other officials announced Wednesday that a mass COVID-19 vaccination site would begin operation at the facility Saturday, and said it would be the largest civilian-led vaccination site in the country. Lumen Field is the home stadium of the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team and the Seattle Sounders MLS soccer team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
TimberRise, a company moving from Seattle to Everett, develops residential and commercial properties that make use of wood called mass timber. (TimberRise) 20210624

Exiting Seattle: An innovative company is coming to Everett

TimberRise, which employs wood in commercial and residential developments, is leaving the Emerald City.

TimberRise, a company moving from Seattle to Everett, develops residential and commercial properties that make use of wood called mass timber. (TimberRise) 20210624

Washington state revenues continue to rise above projections

“One of the things that the pandemic did was really alter patterns of consumption.”

  • Jun 23, 2021
FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, smiles as he plays bridge following the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb. Warren Buffett made a $4.1 billion annual philanthropic contribution and said he’s halfway through his goal of giving away most of his money. The billionaire investor also said he is stepping down as trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as he exits all other corporate boards. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Warren Buffett resigns from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The billionaire, 90, has also begun stepping away from his leadership role at Berkshire Hathaway.

  • Jun 23, 2021
FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, smiles as he plays bridge following the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb. Warren Buffett made a $4.1 billion annual philanthropic contribution and said he’s halfway through his goal of giving away most of his money. The billionaire investor also said he is stepping down as trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as he exits all other corporate boards. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Tim Keating, Boeing executive vice president of government operations and a member of the leadership council, speaking in 2014 at the Governor’s annual Aerospace Summit in Everett. Keating was abruptly ousted Monday. (Ellen M. Banner/Seattle Times/TNS)

Boeing ousts its longtime chief lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Chief Executive Dave Calhoun’s memo provided no explanation for Tim Keating’s sudden departure.

Tim Keating, Boeing executive vice president of government operations and a member of the leadership council, speaking in 2014 at the Governor’s annual Aerospace Summit in Everett. Keating was abruptly ousted Monday. (Ellen M. Banner/Seattle Times/TNS)
With the Olympic mountains in the background, the first passenger flight by Alaska Airlines Flight 2878 departs for Portland on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish County airports get $5.5 million in federal grants

Paine Field will receive $5.4 million. Arlington’s airport and Harvey Field each are getting $59,000.

With the Olympic mountains in the background, the first passenger flight by Alaska Airlines Flight 2878 departs for Portland on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
pizza with cheese. vector illustration on white background

You voted: The best pizza in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites

pizza with cheese. vector illustration on white background
FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building is seen in Washington.  The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday, June 2, 2021 that Ali Bahrami, the head of FAA's aviation safety office, will step down at the end of June. Bahrami was among FAA officials who were criticized by lawmakers and relatives of passengers on Boeing Max jets that crashed.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Latest FAA reform gives workers new way to report safety flaws

The Voluntary Safety Reporting Program was spurred by the two fatal crashes on the Boeing 737 Max.

FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building is seen in Washington.  The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday, June 2, 2021 that Ali Bahrami, the head of FAA's aviation safety office, will step down at the end of June. Bahrami was among FAA officials who were criticized by lawmakers and relatives of passengers on Boeing Max jets that crashed.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

With credit scores out, will insurers cut or hike your rate?

Lack of affordable housing squeezed buyers and drove up home prices across Snohomish County.

This condo on Norton Ave. in Everett was sold Friday, June 18. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Snohomish County home values soar in latest assessment

Lack of affordable housing put the squeeze on buyers and drove up home prices across Snohomish County.

This condo on Norton Ave. in Everett was sold Friday, June 18. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Pilot Dan Tarasievich lines up for a landing at  Arlington Municipal Airport after a morning of flying with friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Could Snohomish County’s two largest airports be expanded?

A study explores expanding runways at Paine Field and Arlington Municipal to relieve a coming crunch.

Pilot Dan Tarasievich lines up for a landing at  Arlington Municipal Airport after a morning of flying with friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, WA on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021. The plane will fly over Eastern Washington and then land at Boeing Field  (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

Boeing’s newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight

The Max 10 took off near Seattle for an expected two-hour trip.

The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, WA on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021. The plane will fly over Eastern Washington and then land at Boeing Field  (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)
Colorful sweet cakes or pies slices pieces set. Set of four berry crumble pies. Vector illustration.

You voted: The best pie in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites

Colorful sweet cakes or pies slices pieces set. Set of four berry crumble pies. Vector illustration.
Alain Warchilde racks an e-bike available for Saturday's parking lot sale at Sharing Wheels in Everett on June 16, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Need new-to-you bike? It’s time for a sale at Sharing Wheels

The Everett nonprofit kept fixing and donating bicycles in spite of pandemic closure and challenges.

Alain Warchilde racks an e-bike available for Saturday's parking lot sale at Sharing Wheels in Everett on June 16, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A portion of the site of the proposed Lake Stevens Costco at the intersection of Highway 9 (right) and South Lake Stevens Road (below, out of view). (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Shovel alert: Groundbreaking on Lake Stevens Costco is near

A land sale in early June cleared the way. The mayor says dirt could be flying as soon as next week.

A portion of the site of the proposed Lake Stevens Costco at the intersection of Highway 9 (right) and South Lake Stevens Road (below, out of view). (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)
Site preparation for housing development was underway Tuesday, June 8, at the property known as Frognal Estates near Edmonds. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210608

Site prep underway at contested development near Mukilteo

The site near Picnic Point recently sold for $24 million after the previous developer filed for bankruptcy.

Site preparation for housing development was underway Tuesday, June 8, at the property known as Frognal Estates near Edmonds. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210608
The Everett Post Office is shown with a "now hiring" sign in 2019. (Sue MIsao / Herald file)

Washington unemployment rate dipped to 5.3% in May

Private sector employment increased by 7,000 jobs and government employment increased by 1,300 jobs.

  • Jun 16, 2021
The Everett Post Office is shown with a "now hiring" sign in 2019. (Sue MIsao / Herald file)
Boeing 737 Max airplanes, including one belonging to TUI Group, left, sit parked at a storage lot, Monday, April 26, 2021, near Boeing Field in Seattle.  Lawmakers, on Tuesday, May 18,  are asking Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration for records detailing production problems with two of the company's most popular airliners. The lawmakers are focusing on the Boeing 737 Max and a larger plane, the 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Biden administration talking to China on Boeing Max approval

The planes remain banned in the country while other jurisdictions have reauthorized it following crashes.

Boeing 737 Max airplanes, including one belonging to TUI Group, left, sit parked at a storage lot, Monday, April 26, 2021, near Boeing Field in Seattle.  Lawmakers, on Tuesday, May 18,  are asking Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration for records detailing production problems with two of the company's most popular airliners. The lawmakers are focusing on the Boeing 737 Max and a larger plane, the 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Feb.14, 2019 file photo, an Airbus A380, left, and a Boeing 747, both from Lufthansa airline pass each other at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday appeared close to clinching a deal to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing and lift billions of dollars in punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Airbus-Boeing deal eases US-EU tensions but conflicts remain

For now, though, a truce in the Boeing-Airbus dispute goes a long way toward repairing a huge relationship.

FILE - In this Feb.14, 2019 file photo, an Airbus A380, left, and a Boeing 747, both from Lufthansa airline pass each other at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday appeared close to clinching a deal to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing and lift billions of dollars in punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)