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Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 2:34 p.m.

Tribe Liquor License Bid Draws Foes

Some Idaho lawmakers say an Indian tribe's historic struggle with alcoholism is reason enough to block it from getting a liquor license for a new $16 million convention center. The Nez Perce tribe near Lewiston has a beer and wine license, but wants a license to sell cocktails to visitors at the facility as part of its economic development plans. The measure is now due a public hearing after introduction Tuesday in the House State Affairs Committee. But Republican Rep. Brent Crane of Nampa says the tribe has struggled with alcoholism and he doesn't think this will help/John Miller, AP, via Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Should the Nez Perce Tribe receive a liquor license?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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