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Hot off the Grill: Week 8

Monday, February 29 marked day 50 of the 60-day legislative session. It also marked the last of the major bill cut-offs, the Fiscal Committee Cutoff – Opposite House. This means

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Washington’s hospitality sector is full of small businesses that are the financial backbone of our state economy. These businesses provide career opportunities, a pipeline of entry into the workforce and

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Restrictive Scheduling

Working Washington, a coalition of labor organizations, held a press conference in February to announce its efforts to pass legislation in Seattle that would regulate employee scheduling and hiring. While

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GSBA Honors Terra Plata Co-Owners

Tamara Murphy and Linda Di Lello Morton, co-owners of Seattle restaurant Terra Plata, have been active members of their community for years. This year they are being recognized for their

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Action Alert for Tourism

We need your help! Please click here to sign a petition on the importance of tourism. The state’s supplemental budget for 2015-17 is expected to come out this week and

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Spokane City Council Selects New Member

The Spokane City Council selected Breean Beggs as the newest member with a 5-1 vote on Monday, February 8, 2016. Beggs will now serve District 2 (South Spokane) for two

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Hot off the Grill: Week 4

Friday, February 5 marked the end of the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session as well as the policy committee cutoff. This means it was the last day to

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Spokane Chapter Gala Award Recipients

The annual Washington Restaurant Association “Celebrating Community” Spokane Chapter Awards Gala took place Tuesday, February 8, 2016 at The Lincoln Center. The evening was filled with members from the hospitality industry

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Local dessert selected for “Top 5 Restaurants” on Food Network

Seattle’s very own The Confectional debuted on the Food Network on January 25 in “Top 5 Restaurants: Best Chocolate Desserts.” Famous for their variety of single-serve cheesecakes and other chocolate

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Seattle Modifies Enforcement Procedures & Penalties

On December 17, 2015, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed into law a new ordinance modifying the enforcement procedures and penalties for the wage theft, minimum wage, paid sick and safe

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Hot Off the Grill: Election Edition

The 2015 election cycle turned out to be very busy for the Washington Restaurant and Washington Lodging Associations. The hospitality industry (WRA & WLA) played a part in many races

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Tacoma Minimum Wage Guide

Disclaimer – You are reading archive content on minimum wage. For the most current information, visit: https://wahospitality.org/resources/minimum-wage-resources/ Tacoma’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance, adopted by the voters in November, will take effect

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SEATTLE RESTAURANT ALLIANCE ENDORSES CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES IN GENERAL ELECTION

The Seattle City Council makes decisions that are highly impactful to your business. This year, every Seattle City Council seat is up for election. The general election is November 3 and