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Seattle Hotel Employee Protections Take Effect

Four ordinances with protections for hotel employees have become law in Seattle. The protections range from panic buttons, room cleaning and square footage limits, required expenditures for health care coverage

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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, 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 publishes updated administrative rules for PSST, but is still finalizing definition of “hourly compensation” for PSST purposes

On Monday, June 4, Seattle published updated administrative rules for the City’s Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance which was updated in late 2017.  The update incorporated the more generous provisions of the

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Jobs tax proposal is defeated in Seattle

On Tues., Nov. 14, the Seattle City Council voted on a proposed tax on jobs, and the short-sighted proposal failed in a vote of 5-4. The vote is a victory

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Seattle Hotel Association Announces 2018 Evening of Hope Gala Honorees: Tom and Sue Ellison

SEATTLE (Sept. 21, 2017) — The Seattle Hotel Association is thrilled to announce the selection of Tom and Sue Ellison as its 2018 honorees for the upcoming Evening of Hope

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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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Spokane Chapter Recognizes the Best in Local Hospitality Industry

    For Immediate Release Contact Wendy Hughes- Local Communications Manager Washington Hospitality Association   Spokane Chapter Recognizes the Best in Local Hospitality Industry SPOKANE- More than 140 hospitality

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Sunset Clause Added to Spokane Leave Policy

Spokane City Council added a sunset clause to the city sick leave policy on Nov. 14. The city policy will start Jan. 1, 2017 and end on Dec. 31. 2017. The

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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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Spokane Chapter of WRA announces award winning eateries

The Spokane Chapter of the Washington Restaurant Association is proud to announce its Annual restaurant award winners. These honors of excellence were awarded at the chapter’s 2014 gala dinner on April 1.