liquor laws http://www.kplu.org en Stores With High Shoplifting Rate Could Lose Liquor License Under New State Law http://www.kplu.org/post/stores-high-shoplifting-rate-could-lose-liquor-license-under-new-state-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grocery store owners who are losing liquor to shoplifters could pay a hefty price. Under a new law that takes effect June 13, the state can take away the store's license to sell liquor.</span></p><p>The crack down is aimed at keeping liquor out of the hands of underage drinkers. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 16087 at http://www.kplu.org Stores With High Shoplifting Rate Could Lose Liquor License Under New State Law Belltown ruckus renews call for staggered closing times http://www.kplu.org/post/belltown-ruckus-renews-call-staggered-closing-times <p>By state law, bars in Washington have to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. And when bars close down, people who’ve been drinking hit the streets all at once. In Seattle last weekend, that phenomenon became extreme in the Belltown neighborhood, reviving a public policy debate.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 02:52:29 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9278 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle still waiting for state's vote to extend bar hours http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-still-waiting-states-vote-extend-bar-hours <p>Following objections from other cities, Seattle will have to wait a month to know if its efforts to extend bar hours beyond 2 a.m. can go forward.</p><div><p>Seattle officials have wanted to make last call later, arguing that law enforcement is burdened by a mass of drunks tumbling out of night clubs and bars.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 00:01:05 +0000 The Associated Press 4885 at http://www.kplu.org