Hotel trade groups sue over Seattle initiative that gives new rights to workers | The Seattle Times

Hospitality associations are suing Seattle over new rights for hotel workers that the city’s voters approved last month with Initiative 124. The groups object to a provision requiring hotels to keep lists of guests whom workers accuse of sexual assault or harassment.

Source: Hotel trade groups sue over Seattle initiative that gives new rights to workers | The Seattle Times

Officials declaring Washington a ‘hate-free state’ are shouted down by youth-jail opponents | The Seattle Times


Local Democratic lawmakers spoke in Seattle on Monday at an event declaring Washington would continue to be a “hate-free state.” But activists, protesting a proposed youth jail in Seattle, disrupted the event.

Source: Officials declaring Washington a ‘hate-free state’ are shouted down by youth-jail opponents | The Seattle Times

Burien city attorney says council’s sanctuary-city vote doesn’t count | The Seattle Times

Burien won’t imminently be a sanctuary city after all. The city attorney told the City Council that its sanctuary-city ordinance had not passed, because it had the support of only a majority of council members present, not a majority of the entire council.

Source: Burien city attorney says council’s sanctuary-city vote doesn’t count | The Seattle Times

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