Article

Pour: Washington’s New Liquor Superstores

Now that the state is out of the liquor business, new big-box booze stores offer a whole new shopping experience.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: More Pasta at Il Corvo and Dine Around Seattle Is Coming Right Up

Plus: Cheese field trips with Calf and Kid, Proletariat Pizza delivers, and more.

02/29/2012 By Anne Larkin

Liquor Laws

Initiative 1183 Passes

Voters boot the state from the booze racket.

11/09/2011 By Christopher Werner

Liquor Laws

I-1183 Narrowly Ahead in Washington Poll

Half of the respondents are likely to support the liquor privatization measure.

11/02/2011 By Christopher Werner

Liquor Laws

Do Local Distilleries Support I-1183?

A sampling of answers from spirit makers around Washington.

10/06/2011

Booze News

Booze News Roundup: Infusions Okay in California, a Ginger Beer Take Over at the Buck

Poppy’s popular tender moves on, Utah says no more chubbies….

09/22/2011

Liquor Laws

Dollars Adding Up Fast on Both Sides of the New Booze Initiative

Publicola has the numbers.

09/21/2011

Imbibing Agenda

Upcoming Drinking Events: Oktoberfests; Liquor Law Happy Hour with Steve Scher; Two Beers, Traffic, and a Pretzel for $10.

Lots of booze-enhanced events over the next seven days.

09/16/2011

Liquor Laws

Spirits and Washington State: Here Come the Ads Again

Get ready for familiar arguments for and against liquor privatization.

09/08/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Booze News

State Liquor Stores Extend Hours

The new schedule goes into effect July 1.

07/01/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Liquor Laws

Want to Learn More About the New Liquor Privatization Measures?

Head to Liberty this Sunday.

05/24/2011

Article

Senate Approves Samples in Washington State Liquor Stores

A pilot program is planned for 30 stores.

03/31/2011

Liquor Laws

New Efforts to Get Washington Out of the Booze Business

Different initiatives, same issue. Privatization is back, baby.

03/22/2011 By Jessica Voelker

2010 In Review

The Five Biggest Booze-Related Disappointments of 2010

From Boardwalk Empire to the fluorescent-lit aisles of your local liquor store, these are the booziest bummers of the year.

12/10/2010

Article

The State Liquor Monopoly Stays

Voters say no to privatization initiatives.

11/04/2010

Article

Liquor Privatization Too Close To Call

But one initiative is out of the race and the other is trailing.

11/03/2010

Fact Check Thursday

A Mother Speaks Out, Says Misleading Things

There are some solid public safety reasons to vote no on I-1105 and I-1100. Why advertise with fake ones?

10/28/2010

Article

Liquor Privatization Yays and Nays

Editorial boards weigh in on I-1100 and I-1105.

10/18/2010

Article

In a New TV Ad, Local Restaurateurs Say Yes to I-1100

Tom Douglas, Linda Derschang, Brian Canlis, and Ethan Stowell appear with peers in a pro-privatization ad.

09/24/2010

Seattle Voter’s Crib Sheet

Boozy Ballot Initiatives

Liquor privatization initiatives 1100 and 1105 will appear on the ballot. If one (or both) passes, it will forever alter how liquor is made, moved, and sold here. Let’s look at the nitty-gritty.

09/14/2010 By Jessica Voelker