Apr 17, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: Drought incoming

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With low snowpack levels and dry weather expected, the Washington State Department of Ecology has issued a drought emergency for most of the state, but not select areas in Seattle, Everett and Tacoma. (Department of Ecology)

After a Mercer Island man's sailboat sank in the South Atlantic, he drifted for about 5.5 hours, but lived to tell the tale. (KUOW)

A program for at-risk youth abruptly suspended operations after the state had accused it of misspending funds and ordered it to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars. (Cascade PBS)

🏀 Gig Harbor High School alum Brynna Maxwell was the 13th overall pick in the WNBA draft, and will join the Chicago Sky. She previously played at Gonzaga and the University of Utah. (The Olympian)

Washington is among nine states where people have fallen ill after being exposed to unsafe counterfeit Botox. The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to health care workers and consumers after 19 people across the country got sick. (CBS)

Google employees in Seattle and across the country yesterday protested the company's contracts with the Israeli military, especially Project Nimbus, a $1 billion cloud undertaking. (GeekWire)

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