Liquor Privatization http://nwpr.org en Researchers Say Liquor Privatization Has Reshaped Youth Alcohol Perceptions http://nwpr.org/post/researchers-say-liquor-privatization-has-reshaped-youth-alcohol-perceptions <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022114CL_privateliquor_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Hard alcohol is much more convenient to buy in Washington these days.<p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:47:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 41911 at http://nwpr.org Researchers Say Liquor Privatization Has Reshaped Youth Alcohol Perceptions Kitzhaber Has 'Concerns' About Grocery Stores Liquor Sales http://nwpr.org/post/kitzhaber-has-concerns-about-grocery-stores-liquor-sales <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/013014CL_kitzhaber_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he has concerns about proposals to allow grocery stores to sell hard liquor.<p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:32:05 +0000 Chris Lehman 40741 at http://nwpr.org Kitzhaber Has 'Concerns' About Grocery Stores Liquor Sales Oregon Lawmakers Consider Alternative To Liquor Privatization Initiative http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-consider-alternative-liquor-privatization-initiative <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oregon grocery store owners want to sell hard liquor, just like their counterparts in Washington do. There’s a liquor privatization initiative in the works for this November. But Oregon lawmakers are considering changes of their own as a possible way to head off the ballot measure.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:03:50 +0000 Chris Lehman 40128 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Consider Alternative To Liquor Privatization Initiative Liquor Privatization Battle Could Be Headed For Oregon http://nwpr.org/post/liquor-privatization-battle-could-be-headed-oregon <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121613CL_liquor_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon voters could have the chance to follow Washington's lead next year when it comes to liquor sales.<p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:09:14 +0000 Austin Jenkins 38814 at http://nwpr.org Liquor Privatization Battle Could Be Headed For Oregon DUIs In Washington Continue Downward Trend After Liquor Sales Privatization http://nwpr.org/post/duis-washington-continue-downward-trend-after-liquor-sales-privatization <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/102513TB_DUIdata_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Washington State Patrol has compiled a full year of data covering drunk driving arrests and crashes since private retailers took over liquor sales in the state.<p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:17:15 +0000 Tom Banse 36320 at http://nwpr.org DUIs In Washington Continue Downward Trend After Liquor Sales Privatization Liquor Privatization In Washington State, One Year Later http://nwpr.org/post/liquor-privatization-washington-state-one-year-later <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">As of June 1, it will be one year since grocers, big box stores and other private retailers started selling liquor in Washington state. The voter approved privatization initiative has sent prices unexpectedly higher. Also, the government is collecting more tax revenue than anticipated.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 00:45:32 +0000 Tom Banse 28467 at http://nwpr.org Liquor Privatization In Washington State, One Year Later Reports Of Dramatic Drop In Sales At Former Wash. State Liquor Stores http://nwpr.org/post/reports-dramatic-drop-sales-former-wash-state-liquor-stores <p>Statewide liquor sales in Washington are up since privatization took effect in June. But business is down dramatically at some former state-owned liquor stores. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:46:06 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16481 at http://nwpr.org Reports Of Dramatic Drop In Sales At Former Wash. State Liquor Stores Wash. Shoppers React To Liquor In Grocery Stores http://nwpr.org/post/wash-shoppers-react-liquor-grocery-stores <p>The state of Washington has officially bid good riddance to its state run liquor stores. About five times as many stores will now sell hard liquor, and the new law that went into effect Friday means shoppers can head to supermarkets to buy vodka or rum. It&rsquo;s a welcome change for some people, but not for everyone.</p><p>Shoppers gave their reactions outside of a Costco warehouse in Seattle.</p><p>Alyssa Royse was loading up bottles.</p><p>&quot;I came here just to by liquor. We&#39;ve got tequila, vodka, gin and of course vermouth.&quot; Sat, 02 Jun 2012 01:04:03 +0000 Ashley Gross - KPLU 9322 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Shoppers React To Liquor In Grocery Stores Divided Washington Supreme Court Upholds Liquor Privatization http://nwpr.org/post/divided-washington-supreme-court-upholds-liquor-privatization <p>Private liquor sales start Friday in Washington. On the eve of the changeover, the state Supreme Court has upheld a voter-approved ballot measure to end the state&#39;s liquor monopoly.</p><p>The justices on the Washington Supreme Court reached a speedy decision on a challenge to the liquor privatization push. But the ruling was a close one. Five members of the high court upheld the voter-approved ballot measure, while four dissented.</p><p>At issue was whether the ballot measure violates the single subject rule. The liquor initiative includes provisions to privatize sales, raise the tax on spirits and earmark some revenues for public safety. Thu, 31 May 2012 23:32:55 +0000 Tom Banse 9242 at http://nwpr.org Divided Washington Supreme Court Upholds Liquor Privatization