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Wildfire season is here: Do you know when to close your patio?

Summertime in Washington means that air quality here can be among the worst in the nation. Nearby wildfires and heavy winds often blow smoke into our cities, creating unhealthy air

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2019 primary election results

After busy primary election campaigns, voters across the state turned out Aug. 6 to decide who will move on to the general election on Nov. 5. So far, 29.39% of

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Local chapters and members announce endorsements for city councils across the state

Local chapters and members are highly engaged in the municipalities where they live and work. This year, members are gearing up for a busy election season in the three largest

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Gender-neutral signage for single-use facilities in King County

Starting Dec. 1, 2019, restaurants in King County with single-use toilet facilities shall not be restricted to a specific sex or gender identity, and must use gender-neutral signage to indicate

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Weekly Update: Feds release 30,000 additional returning worker H-2B visas

Feds release 30,000 additional returning worker H-2B visas According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Department of Homeland Security on March 29 announced the release of an additional

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Weekly Update: House Proposes New Operating Budget

House proposes $52.8 billion, two-year state operating budget On Monday, the majority in the House of Representatives proposed a $52.8 billion-dollar state operating budget that relies on a capital gains

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Seattle Hotel Association Evening of Hope Gala raises over $579,000 benefiting StolenYouth

MEDIA CONTACT: Allan Aquila, Allan Aquila & Associates, 206-948-1997, allanaquila@gmail.com SEATTLE, Washington (Feb. 5, 2019) — More than 300 community leaders came together for The Seattle Hotel Association’s 22nd Annual

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Washington State Court of Appeals rules in Washington Hospitality Association’s favor

The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and threw out I-124 in its entirety. The court determined that I-124 was unconstitutional because it contains multiple subjects. Read more here. This ruling

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Business is open during “Seattle Squeeze”

The Washington State Department of Transportation is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle on Jan. 11, 2019. For the next three years, the city expects heavy congestion throughout

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Spokane restaurants, restaurateurs win awards at Night in the Spotlight

Thank you all for coming out to Night in the Spotlight, our annual event to raise funds for ProStart.  

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Seattle Restaurants, Businesses Praise City Council For Action Opposing Pebble Mine

MEDIA ADVISORY: Oct. 29, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Please contact Lisa Leinberger of the Seattle Restaurant Alliance at 509-475-2162, lisal@wahospitality.org Resolution Passed Today Highlights Economic Significance of Bristol Bay for Seattle’s

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2019 Minimum Wage Increases

In most cities across Washington state, minimum wage will go up to $12 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2019. There are three exceptions to this: Seattle, SeaTac and Tacoma. Seattle

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Why you should attend the Washington Hospitality Convention coming this Nov. 11-13

For more information, visit the Washington Hospitality Convention website. The Washington Hospitality Convention will be here soon. Maybe you are still on the fence about going. There are many excuses

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The secret to a successful vendor booth: It’s your staff

For more information, visit the Washington Hospitality Convention website. You staff your business with the best employees. Your vendor booth should be filled with the best people for the job,

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Bellevue’s Newport High School Sweeps Culinary and Management ProStart Competition

SPOKANE, Wash.—Aspiring high-school chefs and restaurateurs assembled in Spokane, Wash., March 10 to slice and dice their way to culinary glory, scholarships and a chance to compete in the national