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Help Seattle restaurants survive: Fix delivery-fee cap at 15%

By Steve Hooper Special to The Times Your favorite neighborhood restaurant has been through a lot during the pandemic — and most are nowhere near out of the woods. Remember

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Seattle selected as 2026 FIFA men’s World Cup host city

Seattle will be one of 16 North American host cities for the men’s 2026 FIFA men’s World Cup as announced today by tournament officials. Vancouver, B.C. was also selected as

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Member Spotlight: Chelan Cafe

By Paul Schlienz   In business since 1938, it’s hard to imagine West Seattle without the Chelan Cafe, and it’s done much to make its community a better place. Located

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Weekly Update – Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park Employment for people with disabilities, shelter for the homeless during the snowstorm – Sequim’s Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic

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Weekly Update: Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5

Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5 A restrictive scheduling bill, House Bill 1491, will be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 5. We are opposed to this bill because it limits

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Weekly Update: This is It: Hill Climb is Monday

This Is It: Hill Climb Is Monday Are you ready for Hill Climb 2019 on Monday, Jan. 28?! We are – and we look forward to hearing all of your

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Weekly Update: #Whyichoosehospitality – Tell Your Story at Hill Climb on Jan. 28

#Whyichoosehospitality – Tell Your Story at Hill Climb on Jan. 28 Are you ready to tell your legislators #whyichoosehospitality? Have you registered for Hill Climb? It’s our association’s largest grassroots

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Weekly Update: Big Win for Hotels: Initiative 124 Ruled Unconstitutional

Big Win for Hotels: Initiative 124 Ruled Unconstitutional The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled that Seattle’s Initiative 124 was unconstitutional because it violates the single-subject rule. The city has

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Weekly Update: Paid Family and Medical Leave Toolkit Helps You Prepare

Paid Family and Medical Leave Toolkit Helps You Prepare Premium collections for Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program begin Jan. 1, 2019. Are you prepared? We have a toolkit

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Weekly Update: Comments Needed on Overtime Draft Rules

Have You Commented on the Latest Draft of Overtime Rules? With fewer than 10 days before the comment deadline, we need you to get your comments in to the Department

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Employment Law Guides Now Available

Hospitality Employment Law Guides Now Available The Washington Hospitality Association is pleased to provide two members-only Employment Law Guides tailored to Washington state and your business: one for restaurants and

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Pros Honored at Convention

Restaurant, Hotel Pros Honored at Hospitality Convention The best of hospitality from throughout the state were honored at the Washington Hospitality Convention Sunday at Renton’s Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. The

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Weekly Update: Election Results – Ballots Still Being Counted

You Voted: What’s the Result? As of early Thursday, there have been more than two million ballots counted in this year’s Nov. 6th general election and there are still more

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Weekly Update: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6 With less than a week before Election Day, there is still time to turn in your postage-paid ballot. Click here to find out about the