Apr 18, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: No more foam!

Illustration of chalkboard with "Morning Buzz" written in chalk next to creamer, coffee stirs, and sweetener packets.

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

🚮 A farewell to foam: Single-use takeout containers and coolers made of the squeaky stuff will be banned in Washington starting June 1. (Washington State Standard)

✈️ Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air planes were grounded nationwide yesterday after a technical glitch involving the airline's weight and balance system. They were cleared to fly an hour later. (AP)

Farmers in the Pacific Northwest are trying to keep birds away from their livestock after cattle in eight states became infected with avian flu. (KUOW)

ğŸŽ¥ "Hacks" star Jean Smart, who was born and raised in Seattle, will be back in town for this year's Seattle International Film Festival. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Smart attended Ballard High School (like one of your newsletter writers) and acted at Seattle Rep, ACT and Intiman Theatre before launching her career in TV and film.

The state is trying to train as many new cops as possible as a staffing shortage brings Washington's ratio of officers to citizens well below the national average. (Cascade PBS)

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