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Critics of non-competes see progress with Microsoft change: The company’s decision to stop using and enforcing non-compete clauses for all employees except senior leaders is another blow against the use of the restrictions in Washington state’s tech industry, longtime critics of the practice say.

Related: Microsoft to curb use of non-competes, drop NDAs from worker settlements, disclose salary ranges, launch civil rights audit

Convoy layoffs: The Seattle startup, which just raised a $260 million investment round, became the latest tech company to trim headcount amid economic concerns. Read more

Addiction treatment startup raises $36M: Portland, Ore.-based Boulder Care is using telehealth and building out medical and tech teams to take on opioid addiction in the U.S. Read more.  

Test flight of super-sized aircraft ends early: Stratolaunch, the air-launch company created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says the sixth flight test of its super-sized 385-foot-wide Roc carrier airplane ended earlier than planned when the team ran into an unexpected issue. The company will use the plane as a flying launch pad for rocket-powered hypersonic test vehicles. Read more.

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