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November 8, 2011
Elaine Thompson photo

Washington Restaurant Association government affairs head Bruce Beckett speaks at an election night news conference for Yes on 1183, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Seattle. Washington voters on Tuesday approved a plan to privatize liquor sales and dismantle controls that have been in place since Prohibition, siding with retailing giant Costco in the costliest initiative campaign in state history. Unofficial results Tuesday night showed the measure with 60 percent support in early returns.