McKenna and Inslee debate in front of Washington business leaders

State gubernatorial candidates, Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, squared off in their first public debate this week during a meeting in Spokane, hosted by the Association of Washington Business. Moderated by Austin Jenkins of the Northwest News Network, Tuesday’s debate gave the candidates an opportunity to discuss their views on health care, taxes, education funding and employment, among other issues. The WRA endorsed McKenna for governor earlier this year.

Watch this week’s debate here

Restaurants prep for large crowds on Father’s Day
The restaurant industry projects that 50 million adults will dine at a restaurant to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, June 17. According to new research by the National Restaurant Association, a majority of Father’s Day diners will choose Dad’s favorite restaurant to mark the occasion, while dinner will be the most popular meal time. Read on.

House passes Health Care Cost Reduction Act
The restaurant industry applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012. The bipartisan bill, which passed June 7, would lower the cost of health insurance for employers, such as restaurateurs, and return some flexibility to the use of Health Spending Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts by restaurant employees and consumers. Read on.

Do your part to support the future of the industry– Golf FORE! Education
Register now to attend the annual Golf FORE! Education event on September 11, and you’ll be supporting ProStart, the WRA Education Foundation’s nationally accredited culinary arts program, taught in high schools throughout the U.S. and Washington state.

September 11, 2018
Washington National Golf Club
14330 SE Husky Way Auburn, WA 98092
Register now!

Check out this week’s episode of DineNW
Join us as we chat with Chef Bill from Duke’s in Tacoma about their new slanted cocktails and sliders, and come along as we learn more about the world of premium cheese. We’ll round things out with a trip to Skagit’s Own Fish Market in Burlington. Listen here.

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