May 14, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: GOATs are grand

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🏳️‍🌈 Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe will serve as the grand marshals of this year's Seattle Pride Parade in June, marking the 50th anniversary of LGBTQ+ pride celebrations in Seattle. (KING 5)

👋🏼 Melinda French Gates is stepping down from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which she co-founded with her ex-husband Bill Gates in 2000.

  • French Gates said she'll depart with $12.5 billion earmarked for programs benefiting women and children. (Axios)

ğŸ—žï¸ Seattle Times publisher and CEO Frank Blethen will step down at the end of next year after four decades of leading one of the last major local family-owned dailies in the U.S. (Seattle Times)

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