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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)
Students from Tony Grider's 11th grade class walk through the town on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Skykomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Internet’s ‘final frontier’: Broadband is coming to Skykomish!

The mountain town today limps along with poky phone-line connections. But there’s this fiber-optic cable …

Students from Tony Grider's 11th grade class walk through the town on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Skykomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The OceanGate submersible that explored the Titanic is on view at the Port of Everett through Dec. 27. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

For $250K, this Everett company will take you to the Titanic

Titan, OceanGate’s five-man sub, is on display at the Port of Everett. Next stop: the ocean floor.

The OceanGate submersible that explored the Titanic is on view at the Port of Everett through Dec. 27. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Boeing sells its Commercial Airplanes headquarters for $100M

The sale completes a series of large real estate divestments by Boeing this year.

The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds council keeps ‘streateries,’ but businesses must pay

Council members were split 4-3 in approving the pricey $4,000 permit, with one calling it “elitist.”

Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
People hold signs in protest of the vaccine mandate after Boeing announced it would terminate workers who do not comply on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Boeing drops vaccine mandate for U.S. employees

About 10,000 unvaccinated workers had been under the threat of possible termination.

People hold signs in protest of the vaccine mandate after Boeing announced it would terminate workers who do not comply on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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)

FAA: Boeing pilot charged in 737 Max crash is a ‘scapegoat’

Mark Forkner became a poster boy for the planemaker’s failures after his texts and emails were released.

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)
The back view of the 10,000 square foot home at 3727 Shore Ave. in Everett that's for sale for $4.9 million. (Norton Zanini)

For sale: A $5M mansion expanded with Alfy’s pizza dough

The marble-floored Everett estate is among several pricey pads for sale. A Woodway wonder is $16 million.

The back view of the 10,000 square foot home at 3727 Shore Ave. in Everett that's for sale for $4.9 million. (Norton Zanini)
The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Wednesday morning on September 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Whistleblower report: Boeing and its suppliers fall short on safety oversight

Faulty 787 wings and fuselage sections forced assemblers in Everett to pull apart and repair Dreamliners.

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

Stanwood composter questioned on whether tonnage went over the cap

Lenz Enterprises was accused by a competitor, Cedar Grove, of accepting 30,000 tons more than allowed last year.

The Lenz composting facility borders. (Google Earth)
Tami Agassi and Lobsang Dargey in happier times (top left), Lobsang Dargey (bottom right) outside the federal courthouse in Seattle in 2017, and Everett properties developed by Dargey.

In debt for millions, a con man’s ex-spouse is ready to talk

Tami Agassi, ex-wife of disgraced Everett developer Lobsang Dargey, wants “to prevent history from repeating itself.”

Tami Agassi and Lobsang Dargey in happier times (top left), Lobsang Dargey (bottom right) outside the federal courthouse in Seattle in 2017, and Everett properties developed by Dargey.
Airplane cargo for the Boeing plant in Everett is offloaded from a barge on Aug. 13, 2020 in Mukilteo. Aerospace products and parts manufacturing lost the most jobs out of any manufacturing industry in Snohomish County in the past year. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Report: Snohomish County lost more manufacturing jobs in October

Aerospace products and parts manufacturing jobs have fallen 13.1% over the past year, while service sector jobs grew.

Airplane cargo for the Boeing plant in Everett is offloaded from a barge on Aug. 13, 2020 in Mukilteo. Aerospace products and parts manufacturing lost the most jobs out of any manufacturing industry in Snohomish County in the past year. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
The Port of Everett selected LPC West, a private company, to develop the Millwright District. A focal point of the district will be a “workman’s clocktower” designed to resemble a smokestack and inspired by the Dey Time Register that mill workers used to punch in and out each day. (LPC West)

Port selects firm to develop 10 acres on Everett waterfront

LPC West of Dallas plans to bring the Port of Everett’s Millwright District to life with offices, shops and residences.

The Port of Everett selected LPC West, a private company, to develop the Millwright District. A focal point of the district will be a “workman’s clocktower” designed to resemble a smokestack and inspired by the Dey Time Register that mill workers used to punch in and out each day. (LPC West)
House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, walks with Elizabeth Lund, vice president and general manager of Boeing's 777 program, as Ryan tours the plant Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Everett, Wash. Ryan toured the factory before speaking with and taking questions from some workers there, mostly on tax reform. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Veteran Boeing program manager Jenks retires; Lund to take over

Elizabeth Lund, who formerly led Boeing’s Everett site, is the second woman to hold the position.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, walks with Elizabeth Lund, vice president and general manager of Boeing's 777 program, as Ryan tours the plant Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Everett, Wash. Ryan toured the factory before speaking with and taking questions from some workers there, mostly on tax reform. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Animal rights group asks for investigation of Everett lab

Federal authorities have cited Altasciences for four critical violations at the research center it operates.

Tails fins of passenger aircraft operated by American Airlines at Miami International Airport in Miami on June 16, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui.

American Air trims overseas summer schedule on Boeing 787 delays

The company is trying to find and repair tiny structural imperfections in the carbon-fiber aircraft.

Tails fins of passenger aircraft operated by American Airlines at Miami International Airport in Miami on June 16, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui.
Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Are ‘streateries’ here to stay in Edmonds? Survey says yes

Outdoor dining structures were a lifesaver during the pandemic. Many business owners want to keep them. Others are over it.

Streateries dot the streets of downtown Edmonds Wednesday afternoon on December 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prison and a $273K bill for Snohomish insurance agent’s fraud

Vicki Boser, 58, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison. She was also ordered to repay clients.

Carpenters from America and Switzerland build the first "modular home" made from cross-laminated timber, inside a warehouse on Marine View Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Affordable housing’s future? Innovative home built in Everett

Swiss and American carpenters built the nation’s first “modular home” made of cross-laminated timber.

Carpenters from America and Switzerland build the first "modular home" made from cross-laminated timber, inside a warehouse on Marine View Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett Community College's Dennis Skarr sits in front of a 15-foot interactive wall that can replicate a manufacturing company's assembly line, hardware, software and networks on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A class taught by Skarr focuses on cyber threats against manufacturers, pipelines, water treatment systems and electrical grids.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

At EvCC, ‘The Wall’ teaches students how to thwart cyber crime

The Everett college is first in the nation to have a tool that can model cyber attacks aimed at vital infrastructure.

Everett Community College's Dennis Skarr sits in front of a 15-foot interactive wall that can replicate a manufacturing company's assembly line, hardware, software and networks on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Everett, Washington. A class taught by Skarr focuses on cyber threats against manufacturers, pipelines, water treatment systems and electrical grids.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)