Apr 4, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: James Beard finalists

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📦 Amazon is laying off hundreds of cloud computing employees from teams that oversee in-store technology, as well AWS sales, marketing and global services. (AP)

🍽️ Five Seattle-area chefs and restaurants made this year's list of James Beard Award finalists, including Janet Becerra of Pancita in Ravenna and sisters Quynh-Vy and Yenvy Pham in the outstanding restaurateur category for the second year in a row.

  • The other local chefs up for awards are Melissa Miranda of Musang, Kristi Brown of Communion and Avery Adams of Matia Kitchen. (Eater Seattle)

📈 Despite incarcerating fewer people, the cost of operating Washington prisons has gone up, according to state Department of Corrections officials. (KUOW)

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