Costco http://nwpr.org en In Costco’s Hometown, Liquor Store Employees Still Have a Job http://nwpr.org/post/costco-s-hometown-liquor-store-employees-still-have-job <p>The shift to private liquor sales in Washington is affecting some 1,200 state employees. But they&rsquo;re not all out of a job. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins checked in on how workers at one former state liquor store are doing under new system. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:12:43 +0000 Austin Jenkins 9465 at http://nwpr.org Washington Hands Off Liquor Sales To Private Sector http://nwpr.org/post/washington-hands-liquor-sales-private-sector <p>Washington is witnessing a major shift in a multi-million dollar business. Starting Friday, hard liquor will be right there on the shelf at supermarkets, big box stores and privately-run liquor shops. It&rsquo;s Day One of a new voter-passed law that takes Washington liquor sales out of the hands of the state.</p><p>Oregon lawmakers may consider a similar proposal next year and it could affect liquor sales along Idaho&rsquo;s north-western border. We sent correspondent Jessica Robinson out to see how a government-run industry goes private. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:37:36 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9276 at http://nwpr.org Washington Hands Off Liquor Sales To Private Sector