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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, an Amazon worker walks down steps in a company office before an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company in Seattle. Amazon plans to have its employees return to the office by fall as the tech giant transitions away from the remote work it implemented for many workers due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the company told employees it is planning a "return to an office-centric culture as our baseline." (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Pot users welcome: Amazon won’t test jobseekers for cannabis

The company will still test workers for other drugs and conduct “impairment checks” on the job.

  • Jun 2, 2021
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, an Amazon worker walks down steps in a company office before an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company in Seattle. Amazon plans to have its employees return to the office by fall as the tech giant transitions away from the remote work it implemented for many workers due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the company told employees it is planning a "return to an office-centric culture as our baseline." (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Jackson Quall, grandson of former owner Martha Quall, wipes down surfaces in preparation for re-opening on Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Family member swoops in to save popular Sisters restaurant

The now-retired owner’s grandson is reopening the venerable Everett establishment this month.

Jackson Quall, grandson of former owner Martha Quall, wipes down surfaces in preparation for re-opening on Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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First-ever Dine Out Snohomish County is happening in June

Participating restaurants will offer lunch and dinner specials throughout the month.

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Connect Casino Road Connect pairs with Ventures, a Seattle-based nonprofit, to help low-income entrepreneurs launch a new business or boost an existing one.  Suly Altamirano a Mountlake Terrace resident, with Patty Zavala, standing, went through the six-week program, and has now opened an online clothing and jewelry store. Shot on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Nonprofits help 6 new Snohomish County businesses launch

Connect Casino Road paired with Ventures to offer business classes to disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

Connect Casino Road Connect pairs with Ventures, a Seattle-based nonprofit, to help low-income entrepreneurs launch a new business or boost an existing one.  Suly Altamirano a Mountlake Terrace resident, with Patty Zavala, standing, went through the six-week program, and has now opened an online clothing and jewelry store. Shot on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Fitness group opens new Everett gym

The owners of MUV Fitness used to operate in the area as Vision Quest Sport and Fitness.

Members of the OAC Services Everett team. OAC Services manages the construction of everything from big tech data centers to healthcare projects, schools and municipal buildings, which means they’re working hand-in-hand with the public and private sector building Everett’s expansion.

Expanding Everett is a community effort

The best solutions for Everett’s growing needs come from right here in the community

Members of the OAC Services Everett team. OAC Services manages the construction of everything from big tech data centers to healthcare projects, schools and municipal buildings, which means they’re working hand-in-hand with the public and private sector building Everett’s expansion.
Bowl with nachos, salsa, guacamole and ranch sauces top view. Traditional Mexican food tortilla chips with dressing, lime slice and jalapeno hot chili peppers on table. Cartoon vector illustration

You voted: The best Mexican food in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Bowl with nachos, salsa, guacamole and ranch sauces top view. Traditional Mexican food tortilla chips with dressing, lime slice and jalapeno hot chili peppers on table. Cartoon vector illustration
Miranda from PRC Edmonds

Service, not upselling, gets these budtenders high

Edmonds cannabis shop focuses on knowledge and selection to separate themselves from the competition

Miranda from PRC Edmonds
A diver volunteer empties the trash he was collected onto the dock at Davies Beach on Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Volunteers pull bottles, cans and clothing from Lake Stevens

A dozen divers spent a morning removing trash from near a boat launch and parks. And there’s more down there.

A diver volunteer empties the trash he was collected onto the dock at Davies Beach on Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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 halts deliveries of 787 again, works with FAA on fix

Regulators want more information on plans the planemaker proposed for potential Dreamliner faults.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Wednesday morning on September 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ramen soup vector illustration. Cartoonish illustration of bowl of  traditional Japanese ramen soup with noodles, boiled egg, miso sauce, pork, soy tofu and onion. Japanese cuisine, Japan culture, healthy food concept.

You voted: The best Japanese food in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Ramen soup vector illustration. Cartoonish illustration of bowl of  traditional Japanese ramen soup with noodles, boiled egg, miso sauce, pork, soy tofu and onion. Japanese cuisine, Japan culture, healthy food concept.
Find Dr. Brent Thiel at the Western Washington Medical Group’s Orthopedic, Sports, Spine & Hand Center in downtown Everett. To make an appointment call 425-317-9919. (Photo: Stephanie Walls)

Doctor moves clinics, to help his patients keep moving

Orthopedic surgeon is excited to continue serving Everett community from a new location

Find Dr. Brent Thiel at the Western Washington Medical Group’s Orthopedic, Sports, Spine & Hand Center in downtown Everett. To make an appointment call 425-317-9919. (Photo: Stephanie Walls)
Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked in a storage lot, Monday, April 26, 2021, near Boeing Field in Seattle.  Boeing is paying $17 million and promising to take steps to fix production problems with its popular 737 jets. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, May 27,  that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and other parts on some Boeing 737 models including NGs and the Max.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Boeing to pay $17 million to settle plane production issues

The penalty covers the installation of unapproved sensors on some Boeing 737 NG and 737 Max planes.

Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked in a storage lot, Monday, April 26, 2021, near Boeing Field in Seattle.  Boeing is paying $17 million and promising to take steps to fix production problems with its popular 737 jets. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, May 27,  that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and other parts on some Boeing 737 models including NGs and the Max.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Officials from SeaLevel Properties, Gracorp, the Port of Everett and the Snohomish County Council gather Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the new Waterfront Place Apartments at Waterfront Place Central near West Marine View Drive between 10th and 13th streets. The north building, with 135 apartments, opened to tenants earlier this month. The south building, with 131 units, is expected to open next year. May 26, 2021 (Janice Podsada / The Herald)

A first for the Port of Everett: Housing on the waterfront

Developers and port officials celebrated the opening of the first phase of the Waterfront Place Apartments.

Officials from SeaLevel Properties, Gracorp, the Port of Everett and the Snohomish County Council gather Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the new Waterfront Place Apartments at Waterfront Place Central near West Marine View Drive between 10th and 13th streets. The north building, with 135 apartments, opened to tenants earlier this month. The south building, with 131 units, is expected to open next year. May 26, 2021 (Janice Podsada / The Herald)
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany.   Amazon, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021,  is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, “Legally Blonde” and “Shark Tank,” with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Amazon to buy MGM, studio behind James Bond and ‘Shark Tank’

The retail giant will obtain “Singin’ in the Rain” and will stream “Thursday Night Football” next year.

  • May 26, 2021
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany.   Amazon, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021,  is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, “Legally Blonde” and “Shark Tank,” with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more stuff to watch.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Washington asks state high court to uphold tax on big banks

The 1.2% business and occupation surtax applies to banks that make more than $1 billion in annual profits.

  • May 26, 2021
Cartoon Illustration of a Lasagna. Italian Cuisine. Tasty Food

You voted: The best Italian food in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Cartoon Illustration of a Lasagna. Italian Cuisine. Tasty Food
Tim's Bike Shop owner Jay Hiester, right, opens a new bike chain while mechanic Gavin Buchanan, left, looks for tools on Friday, May 21, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

Want to buy a bicycle? Better order now or hope for a used one

Snohomish County's bike shops are running out of stock and supplies to repair and restore old ones.

Tim's Bike Shop owner Jay Hiester, right, opens a new bike chain while mechanic Gavin Buchanan, left, looks for tools on Friday, May 21, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

When businesses break COVID rules, many warnings, few fines

Nearly 60 businesses and organizations have generated complaints to the Snohomish Health District in 2021.

Ex-Amazon manager alleges discrimination at Everett facility

Diana Cuervo says her supervisor spewed racial slurs and fired her for complaining. Amazon disputes the claims.