Mar 20, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: Midnight snacks

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Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

🍪 A late-night cookie chain that's open until 1am Sunday through Wednesday and 3am Thursday through Saturday is planning to open its first Seattle location in the University District soon.

  • Philadelphia-based Insomnia Cookies already operates bakeries near WSU, Gonzaga and Western Washington University. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

💰 Billionaire Seattle philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is giving $640 million to 361 small nonprofits that responded to an open call for applications, more than doubling what Scott had initially pledged to give away through the application process.

  • Scott has given away $16.5 billion from the fortune she came into after divorcing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. (Associated Press)

ğŸŽ’ In an expansion of the Seattle Preschool Program, the city will fund 16 new preschool classrooms, creating additional slots for kids, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced this week. (KUOW)

🩺 Some of Seattle's first responders are now carrying buprenorphine, a synthetic opioid that can stabilize drug users and provide short-term withdrawal relief, in a pilot program that will allow Seattle Fire Department paramedics to administer the medication. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

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