Apr 12, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: Island time

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🏝️ As Orcas Island's Rosario Resort reopens, its new owners say more changes are coming to the historic resort — but won't yet go into detail. (Seattle Times)

⚡ A $13 million project would bring 5,200 solar panels to Friday Harbor, accommodating increased need for more electricity than current underwater cables can provide. But some San Juan Island residents are resisting its location on valley farmland. (KUOW)

📚 Citing staffing challenges and an effort to cut down on unexpected closures, the Seattle Public Library is scheduling rotating closures at 21 branches from now until June 4. (Shelf Talk)

  • If you get your books at the Central Library, Ballard Branch, Delridge Branch, Greenwood Branch or University Branch, your library isn't affected. If not, consult this list before you go.

🤖 Amazon is bringing AI entrepreneur Andrew Ng onto its board of directors, with CEO Andrew Jassy saying generative AI may be the online retailer's next major area of focus. (Axios)

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