liquor http://kuow.org en Researchers Say Liquor Privatization Has Reshaped Youth Alcohol Perceptions http://kuow.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 16:43:08 +0000 Chris Lehman 29315 at http://kuow.org Researchers Say Liquor Privatization Has Reshaped Youth Alcohol Perceptions Northwest Craft Distilleries Hung-over After Washington Liquor Privatization http://kuow.org/post/northwest-craft-distilleries-hung-over-after-washington-liquor-privatization <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/010614AK_Liquor_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A Hood River distillery has the top selling brand of liquor according to sales numbers released by the state of Oregon. But other craft distillers say those hot numbers don’t reflect their experience.<p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:37:11 +0000 Anna King 26652 at http://kuow.org Northwest Craft Distilleries Hung-over After Washington Liquor Privatization Liquor Privatization In Washington State, One Year Later http://kuow.org/post/liquor-privatization-washington-state-one-year-later <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/053013TB_Liquor_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>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>The initiative to privatize the state's liquor monopoly was designed to keep public treasuries whole. It's done that and a lot more. Fri, 31 May 2013 18:02:01 +0000 Tom Banse 14103 at http://kuow.org Liquor Privatization In Washington State, One Year Later Liquor Control Board Talks Pot Regulation http://kuow.org/post/liquor-control-board-talks-pot-regulation <p>The Liquor Control Board is coming up with regulations for the legal cultivation, processing and retail sale of marijuana to adults. Administrative Director Pat Kohler talks with Ross Reynolds about how the Liquor Control Board is handling Washington legalizing marijuana, and checks in on how the privatization of liquor sales has impacted the state.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:52:15 +0000 Producer 8828 at http://kuow.org Liquor Control Board Talks Pot Regulation Cerveza At The Cinema? Lawmakers Push For Beer And Wine In Theaters http://kuow.org/post/cerveza-cinema-lawmakers-push-beer-and-wine-theaters <p>Some Olympia lawmakers are backing a bill to let movie theaters and live performance venues apply for liquor licenses to serve beer and wine. The bill is sponsored by Democrat Jim Moeller, who represents Vancouver. Ross Reynolds finds out the likelihood of moviegoers cracking a cold one at a theater near you.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:10:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6739 at http://kuow.org Cerveza At The Cinema? Lawmakers Push For Beer And Wine In Theaters Reports Of Dramatic Drop In Sales At Former Wash. State Liquor Stores http://kuow.org/post/reports-dramatic-drop-sales-former-wash-state-liquor-stores OLYMPIA, Wash. – 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.<p>At Rainier Park Liquor, it used to take two clerks during the day. Three at peak times. Now manager Kevin Dziedzic says one person can mind the store most of the time. Business is so slow he even had to lay-off the owner’s brother.<p>“Definitely just have to be wiser with the money we spend,” Dziedzic says.<p>Dziedzic says business is off 40 to 45 percent since the nearby Safeway and QFC started selling hard liquor. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:11:00 +0000 editor 1721 at http://kuow.org Reports Of Dramatic Drop In Sales At Former Wash. State Liquor Stores