Apr 15, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: Aquarium ticket scam

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

🐠 The Seattle Aquarium is among numerous zoos and aquariums that have been targeted by a scam offering phony tickets for a discounted price of four for just $9.95, according to posts on the aquarium's website and social media. (KING 5)

💵 Funding for tech startups in the Pacific Northwest fell 30% in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the fourth quarter of 2023. (GeekWire)

🏆 The little town of Camas, on the Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, has been named one of the 50 best places to live in the U.S. by Money. (MyNorthwest)

🏨 Though Seattle hotels are recovering from the pandemic, business travel remains muted, with corporations holding more virtual business meetings amid tightened travel budgets. (Puget Sound Business Journal 🔒)

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