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Regulators OK doubling of composting operation in Stanwood

Lenz Enterprises can now handle 150,000 tons a year. Residents worry odors will be a problem.

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Garry Clark, CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Economic Alliance launches new diversity and equity program

The economic development group hopes for widespread participation among the region’s employers.

Garry Clark, CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Christian Sayre

Everett bar owner arrested again on new sexual assault charges

Christian Sayre, longtime owner of The Anchor Pub, was charged Friday with 10 counts of felony sex offenses.

Christian Sayre
FILE - Bill Gates speaks during the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum, London, Tuesday, Oct, 19, 2021. A small city in the top U.S. coal-mining state of Wyoming will be home to a Bill Gates-backed experimental nuclear power project near a coal-fired power plant that will soon close, officials announced Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Microsoft to review workplace harassment, including Bill Gates allegations

One engineer wrote in a letter that she had a sexual relationship with Gates over several years.

  • Jan 14, 2022
FILE - Bill Gates speaks during the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum, London, Tuesday, Oct, 19, 2021. A small city in the top U.S. coal-mining state of Wyoming will be home to a Bill Gates-backed experimental nuclear power project near a coal-fired power plant that will soon close, officials announced Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP, File)
ZeroAvia will collaborate with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, to produce a hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of flying 76-seat regional De Havilland Q400 aircraft in excess of 500 nautical miles. (Alaska Airlines)

Hydrogen-powered aircraft company ZeroAvia coming to Everett

It adds to Snohomish County’s growing repertoire of firms focused on flight without petroleum.

ZeroAvia will collaborate with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, to produce a hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of flying 76-seat regional De Havilland Q400 aircraft in excess of 500 nautical miles. (Alaska Airlines)

Snohomish roofing company fined another $425K for safety violations

Allways Roofing has had at least seven serious injuries on its job sites, according to the state.

Jack Ng, owner of China City, at his restaurant in Mill Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Businesses and nonprofits plan to push through COVID in 2022

“You can’t just wait until the fog clears,” says one business owner. Here’s what he and others are planning.

Jack Ng, owner of China City, at his restaurant in Mill Creek on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Federal lawsuit challenges ‘tribal monopoly’ on sports betting

Maverick Gaming wants to invalidate compacts allowing tribes, including the Tulalip and Stillaguamish, to offer sports wagering.

FILE - In this Monday, March 23, 2020, file photo, a worker walks near a mural of a Boeing 777 airplane at the company's manufacturing facility in Everett, Wash., north of Seattle. Federal regulators have indicated they likely won't certify Boeing's next airliner until 2023 because of questions about changes the aircraft manufacturer is making in software and hardware on a new version of the two-aisle 777 jet. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing keeps giving big money to lawmakers who voted to overturn the election

Amazon and Microsoft stopped donating to members of Congress who voted against certifying the election.

FILE - In this Monday, March 23, 2020, file photo, a worker walks near a mural of a Boeing 777 airplane at the company's manufacturing facility in Everett, Wash., north of Seattle. Federal regulators have indicated they likely won't certify Boeing's next airliner until 2023 because of questions about changes the aircraft manufacturer is making in software and hardware on a new version of the two-aisle 777 jet. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

CEO of electric aircraft-engine company is stepping down

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX and chairman of Eviation Aircraft, plans to leave both Snohomish County firms.

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds council cuts ‘streateries’ permit fee in half

After weeks of deliberation, council members compromised on the cost of restaurants’ outdoor dining spaces.

Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marilyn Rosenberg, owner of Cafe Zippy, on the last day of business in Everett Friday afternoon on December 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cafe Zippy, an offbeat Everett community hub, closes

With a $700 rent hike looming, owner Marilyn Rosenberg opted to close the restaurant after a 17-year run.

Marilyn Rosenberg, owner of Cafe Zippy, on the last day of business in Everett Friday afternoon on December 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - A U.S. Air Force KC-46A Pegasus jet takes off on April 23, 2021, near a line of Boeing 777X airplanes parked nose to tail on an unused runway at Paine Field, near Boeing's production facility in Everett, Wash. Boeing said Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 that it's suspending a company COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all U.S.-based employees. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Hoping for recovery, Boeing bosses look to the future

Top Boeing leaders said the company will launch a freighter version of the giant 777X, built in Everett.

FILE - A U.S. Air Force KC-46A Pegasus jet takes off on April 23, 2021, near a line of Boeing 777X airplanes parked nose to tail on an unused runway at Paine Field, near Boeing's production facility in Everett, Wash. Boeing said Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 that it's suspending a company COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all U.S.-based employees. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FILE - This is a Starbucks sign in a coffee shop in Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 2021. Starbucks says its U.S. workers must be fully vaccinated by Feb. 9 or face a weekly COVID testing requirement. The Seattle-based coffee giant said Monday, Jan. 3, 2021 it was acting in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which issued a vaccine-or-test requirement for companies with more than 100 employees in November. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Starbucks says employees must get vaccine or test weekly

The Seattle-based coffee company’s 228,000 U.S. employees must disclose their vaccination status by Jan. 10.

  • Jan 3, 2022
FILE - This is a Starbucks sign in a coffee shop in Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 2021. Starbucks says its U.S. workers must be fully vaccinated by Feb. 9 or face a weekly COVID testing requirement. The Seattle-based coffee giant said Monday, Jan. 3, 2021 it was acting in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which issued a vaccine-or-test requirement for companies with more than 100 employees in November. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Stevens Pass Thursday afternoon on December 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

At Stevens Pass, epic lines, not-so-epic times amid staff shortage

Skiers, snowboarders and employees blame owner Vail Resorts for a “dysfunctional” season. Management cites industry-wide issues.

Stevens Pass Thursday afternoon on December 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Alfy's Pizza on Broadway is closed in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Another Alfy’s pizzeria closes, but the owners say fret not

Regulars said goodbye to the Silver Lake joint. Ownership has pledged to reopen the Alfy’s on Broadway in time for baseball season.

Alfy's Pizza on Broadway is closed in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The most viewed business stories of 2021.

A year of growth and development: 2021’s top business stories

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The most viewed business stories of 2021.
FILE - Lion Air's Boeing 737 Max 8 sits on the tarmac at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, April 13, 2019. Indonesia said Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, it is lifting its ban on Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, three years after one crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. (AP Photo Nicole Evatt, File)

Indonesia to let Boeing 737 Max fly again after 2018 crash

The aircraft will be permitted to fly only after airlines carry out airworthiness directives.

FILE - Lion Air's Boeing 737 Max 8 sits on the tarmac at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, April 13, 2019. Indonesia said Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, it is lifting its ban on Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, three years after one crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. (AP Photo Nicole Evatt, File)
FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliner being built for Turkish Airlines takes off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. A trade group representing hundreds of airlines pushed again for additional training on Boeing’s 737 Max plane and for a coordinated effort to ensure the safe return of the aircraft after two deadly crashes.
The International Air Transport Association held a meeting in Montreal between airlines and regulators. Boeing’s 737 Max fleet has been grounded worldwide after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Ethiopia to resume Boeing 737 Max flights 3 years after deadly crash

Many other airlines already have the model back in service. China was the latest to do so.

FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliner being built for Turkish Airlines takes off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. A trade group representing hundreds of airlines pushed again for additional training on Boeing’s 737 Max plane and for a coordinated effort to ensure the safe return of the aircraft after two deadly crashes.
The International Air Transport Association held a meeting in Montreal between airlines and regulators. Boeing’s 737 Max fleet has been grounded worldwide after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
In this image taken from video, the engine of United Airlines Flight 328 is on fire after after experiencing "a right-engine failure" shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Denver, Colo. The Boeing 777 landed safely and none of the passengers or crew onboard were hurt. (Chad Schnell via AP)

Boeing 777 is targeted by FAA for fixes after engine broke apart

Modifications would prevent debris from flying loose in a failure and endangering passengers.

In this image taken from video, the engine of United Airlines Flight 328 is on fire after after experiencing "a right-engine failure" shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Denver, Colo. The Boeing 777 landed safely and none of the passengers or crew onboard were hurt. (Chad Schnell via AP)