Archive | February, 2013

March 1st Update – Victim ID – Inmate Reported Dead at Snohomish County Jail in Everett

February 28, 2013

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Snohomish County Jail in downtown Everett

Update March 1 – The Snohomish County Medical Examiner this afternoon identified the inmate who died as 41-year-old Leon Benjamin Moore from Snohomish. The cause and manner of Mr. Moore’s death remain under investigation.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office released this short statement today regarding an inmate’s death while in custody at the Snohomish County Jail in downtown Everett…

A 41 year-old male inmate in custody in the Snohomish County Correctional Facility died this morning. The man was housed in the jail’s medical facility. When corrections staff went to check on the inmate, they found him not breathing and unresponsive. CPR was performed by paramedics who were called to the scene.

A death investigation will be conducted by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives, as is standard procedure. Identification of the inmate, as well as cause and manner of his death, will be determined and released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The last in-custody death at the Snohomish County Jail was ruled a homicide. In that case the death was investigated by the S.M.A.R.T. team or Snohomish Multi Agency Response Team.

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Approximately $75 Million in Boeing Bonus Money to Hit Everett Thursday

February 27, 2013


Everett Boeing Plant

In one day, Boeing is putting $75 million into Everett’s Economy

Last week we told you about the bonus Boeing Machinist’s Union members received last Thursday as part of their contract with Boeing. Thousands of Boeing blue-collar workers got between $500.00 and $1500.00. Now its time for the white-collar workers to get their bonus checks. Boeing does not publicly break out their employment numbers by city but does say they have more than 107,000 workers worldwide who are eligible for this bonus. In a press statement today Boeing says in Washington state, 51,820 employees will receive more than $295.9 million. There are around 40,000 people who work at the various Boeing plants in Everett-Mukilteo. While the vast majority are blue-collar workers there are at least 10,000 engineering and technical employees in Everett along with thousands of office and support staff. Let’s say of the 40,000 workers in Everett, there are 15,000 workers who quality for the bonus. That means a Thursday shot in the arm to Everett’s economy of $75 million dollars out of the $295 million being dispensed across Washington State.

Here’s how Boeing explains the bonus that’s being paid out tomorrow.

The 2012 Employee Incentive Plan (EIP) awards range from 14.75 and 16 days of additional pay, among the best-ever awarded by the plan. They are based on 2012 financial results as recorded by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space and Security and the company as a whole. The awards, which will be paid beginning Feb. 28, equate to a bonus of between 5.67% and 6.15% of an employee’s 2012 eligible earnings.

EIP is an integral part of Boeing’s total compensation package along with pay, benefits and well-being programs. The company offers EIP to eligible employees to actively engage them in seeking customer-focused solutions to grow the business, maximize economic profit and to reward employees directly for our success.

“Your EIP award reflects our team’s progress toward helping our customers — and therefore Boeing — succeed,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney in a message to all award recipients. “In the face of intense competition that shows no signs of easing, our entire team’s relentless attention to productivity generated significant efficiencies that are fueling the company’s growth — through continued investment in people, processes and the future innovation that our customers require.”

In his message, McNerney asks employees to maintain those and additional efforts in 2013, which “brings significant challenges that require ongoing vigilance and management of the innovation that we bring to the world. Please keep your focus on meeting our commitments to our customers, driving productivity and enabling growth by improving first-time quality and increasing efficiency, and taking personal responsibility for your own and your teammates’ safety.”

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Was That a Dog Driving Past Comcast Arena at Everett?

February 27, 2013



Was this pooch parking?

Got this picture in from a sharp-eyed reader this afternoon. No word whether the dog had a license or not…

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Ortega Promoted at Banner Bank in Everett

February 27, 2013


D. Ortega

Diana Ortega has been promoted to Vice President

Got a press release today that Banner Bank has promoted of one of their key Everett employees…

Banner Bank has promoted Diana Ortega to the bank officer level of Vice President. As Vice President, she will continue in her capacity as a Relationship Manager delivering exceptional service to her portfolio of clients and developing new connections with area business leaders. Ortega is based out of Banner’s Everett-Colby Commercial Banking Center located at 2531 Colby Ave.

For the past 13 years, Ortega has been with Banner Bank and has served as a relationship manager for the past three years. Prior to joining Banner, she worked at Key Bank as a relationship manager for more than three years. Ortega serves as one of Banner’s two Small Business Administration liaisons for its greater Seattle, West Metro division. As a dedicated member of her community, Ortega volunteers for Student Ministries Westgate Chapel in Edmonds and serves on the finance committee and Women’s Breakfast committee for Imagine Children’s Museum.

In Everett, Banner Bank has branches at 25th and Colby, 85th and Evergreen Way and 128th and 4th Avenue West.

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Everett Community College Looking For Everett Businesses Who Need Computer Help

February 27, 2013



Help an intern, help your business…

If you own an Everett business that relies on computers and could use a little help, Everett Community College may have a win-win for you. Here’s a press release we just received from the EvCC Computer Information Systems Department

Everett Community College’s Computer Information Systems Department is looking for organizations that need an IT intern.

Internships are from 60 to 250 hours to give students a chance to apply academic experience to a real-world project, said EvCC instructor Greg Jackson.

Students are available for projects at schools, businesses and community service programs. Interns work with the employer and an academic advisor.

Interns could work with a company’s IT staff in a role similar to that of a new employee trainee. Or interns could work on specific projects, such as Windows Server Administration, data backups, installing and configuring Cisco routers and switches, unpacking and setting up lab computers, packing and transporting bumpdown computers, unpacking and preparing new office systems for an image, delivering office computers and assisting IT in final setup steps, upgrading systems, system cleaning and appearance improvements, designing and maintaining network infrastructure, wiping drives and preparing systems for surplus.

All internships require a written job description, supervision and a willingness to participate in a mid-internship visit by a college supervisor.

EvCC’s Computer Information Systems Department offers an Associate of Science Transfer Degree, Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree and certificates in areas relating to the computer field. Information about degrees and certificates are available at

For more information about internships, contact Computer Information Systems instructor Greg Jackson at or 425-388-9983.

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3 Lanes of Southbound I-5 in Everett to Shut Down Tonight

February 26, 2013

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If you take I-5 South to Boeing you may want to leave a few minutes early Wednesday morning in case of delays.

The State Department of Transportation is warning drivers through Everett of possible delays tonight between 41st Street and the Boeing Freeway. Late night drivers may experience some delays while traveling southbound on Interstate 5 through Everett tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close three lanes of southbound I-5 past 41st Street for sign bridge work. The first lane will close at 10 p.m., the second at 11 p.m., and the third lane by midnight. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Crews will be back out to finish up Wednesday night, and will only close a single lane of southbound I-5 near 41 Street from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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“Scoop” Jackson Clam Photo Comes Back to Everett Ivar’s Tuesday

February 25, 2013


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The photo will be revealed at 10:15am Tuesday Feb. 26th

That famous photo of Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson and Senator Warren G. Magnuson opening a bag of Ivar’s clams that disappeared after the Everett Ivar’s Seafood Bar was remodeled is going back up on the wall. Back on October 8th the Everett Ivar’s shut down for its first major remodel since it opened in 1986. When the restaurant re-opened in mid November one of the things that wasn’t in the “sleek new interior” was the photo of Jackson and Magnuson. That didn’t sit well with many long time customers who launched a campaign to bring the photo back. Here’s what the Public Relations folks at Ivar’s have to say…

As you may have heard, several pieces of historical artwork were taken down for refurbishing after an interior refresh at the Ivar’s Everett Seafood Bar in November – including a photo of Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson holding Ivar Haglund’s “clam stamps.” After several community members expressed concern over the absent photo, Ivar’s is now ready to re-hang the restored photo of the hometown hero and once-presidential hopeful during a “reveal” on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 10:15 a.m.

The Everett Seafood Bar (1520 41st Street) will be celebrating the return of this much-loved image with tasty promotions, including a free treat for “reveal” guests on Tuesday (while the sweets last!) and a free Clam Snacker with entrée purchase from Tuesday, February 26 – Sunday, March 3. Scoop’s son, Peter Jackson, will also be on-site Tuesday morning to share a few words about his father’s role in the community and his friendship with Ivar Haglund.

The Scoop on the “Scoop” Photo

The black-and-white photograph shows Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson holding a sheet of clam stamps is in his Washington, D.C., office in 1960. Jackson shows off sample postal stamps, made to honor the America’s seafood industry, which feature a clam from the waters of Washington state. Also in the picture, Jackson’s Democratic colleague from the state, Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, is opening a bag of clams sent to the nation’s capital by Ivar Haglund himself. With them is Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, a Maine Republican, who lobbied to have the Maine sardine printed on the seafood industry postal stamp.

Released by Jackson’s office, the photo came with a caption that read something like this: “Any stamp honoring America’s seafood industry should depict the clam, not the sardine, Magnuson and Jackson, stoutly maintained today.” They urged Smith to amend her “sardine bill” to one urging the nation to “keep clam” instead. The Washington senators also forwarded Sen. Smith a supporting telegram from Ivar Haglund, which describes as “an outspoken supporter of Puget Sound clams.”

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