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Primary Election 2017: Seattle Races

The Seattle restaurant and hotel political arm, Seattle Hospitality for Progress, endorsed Jenny Durkan for mayor and Sara Nelson for city council position 8 in the Primary Election. On Aug.

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Primary Election 2017: Tacoma Races

The Tacoma restaurants of the Washington Hospitality Association endorsed Victoria Woodards for mayor, Robert Thoms for city council position 2, Kevin Grossman for city council position 4, Brian Arnold for

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Primary Election 2017: Spokane City Council Results

The Spokane Chapter of the Washington Hospitality Association endorsed Matthew Howes for Spokane City Council District 3. On Aug. 1, Howes earned enough votes to move him onto the November

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Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org Seattle restaurants and hotels endorse Jenny Durkan, Sara Nelson and Scott Lindsay SEATTLE (JUNE 19, 2017)

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I-124 Decision, June 9

Seattle hotels remain devoted to a safe, healthy work environment that respects the rights of both our employees and our guests. Initiative 124 threatens that commitment, impeding the industry’s ability

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Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax Passes

The Seattle City Council passed a sweetened beverage tax on June 5, 7-1. The 1.75-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is expected to raise nearly $23 million in its first year

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I-124 Decision Coming June 9

The court will deliver its ruling on whether hotel worker Initiative 124 is legal at 3 p.m. on June 9 (to be accompanied by a written decision as well). The

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I-124 Legal Challenge Decision Delayed

The judge did not issue any decision March 31 at the summary judgment hearing in King County Superior Court for the legal challenge of Seattle’s Initiative 124. Judge John Erlick

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Communications Team Wins PR Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Jillian Henze, local communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 Seattle Restaurant Workers Survey PR Campaign Earns PRSA Totem Award (OLYMPIA, WASH., March 10, 2017) —

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Seattle Hotel Association Raises $700K for Homeless Services

SEATTLE — The Seattle Hotel Association’s 20th Annual Evening of Hope Gala was a resounding success, raising almost $700,000 to benefit Mary’s Place on Feb. 4. Mary’s Place is a

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Seattle Members Honored for Ensuring No Child Sleeps Outside

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 24, 2017 No Child Sleeps Outside campaign raises $4.5 million to provide emergency, temporary shelter to 500 families Seattle Restaurant Alliance honored for “Quieting growing tummies

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King County’s New Restaurant Grading System

Since 2014, the Seattle & King County Health Department has been looking to implement a new restaurant grading system that will incorporate placards. Stakeholders, including our government affairs team and

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Seattle Hotel Association Hosts 20th Annual Gala

SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION’S 20TH ANNUAL EVENING OF HOPE GALA  TAKING A STAND AGAINST HOMELESSNESS: TRANSFORMING ONE LIFE AT A TIME Benefiting Mary’s Place on Feb. 4, at the Fairmont Olympic

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Associations file I-124 legal challenge

Initiative 124 was passed by Seattle voters in the November 2016 election. The initiative pertains to health and safety provisions for Seattle hotel workers. Seattle hotels remain committed to a

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12 Seattle member restaurants work to raise $500,000 for homeless shelter

  Experience Local Seattle Restaurants in December and Help Bring Homeless Families Inside to Warmth and Comfort By Jasmine Donovan, Member and VP of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants SEATTLE – Imagine