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Operations

Seattle outlaws more plastic restaurant materials

Under what are believed to be the most sweeping restrictions in the country, operators can no longer use plastic straws, drink picks or disposable utensils without risk of a $250 fine.

Workforce

Rule change promises to lower restaurants’ healthcare costs

The Department of Labor will let restaurants pool their purchasing might to negotiate better rates.

The portion of servers’ wages paid by restaurant employers will rise to $15 an hour.

Cicely Simpson split with the association on Friday, without a public explanation. But Beltway reports say her department had suffered.

After a six-month grace period, the familiar foam packaging will be banned.

The high court decided a bakery could refuse service to a gay couple, but only because of the particulars of that case.

Utterances had intent listeners doing a double take. Here's why heads were turned.

Whether acting voluntarily or as a result of new rules, restaurants are changing their policies on what's been blasted as an environmental hazard.

Some of the biggest developments of recent days seemed too far-fetched to be real. Trust me, they were.

Immigration officials have uncovered twice as many alleged instances of improper documentation since September as they did for the prior 12 months.

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