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Alcohol poisoning death toll in Russian city rises to 49

The death toll from alcohol poisoning in a Siberian city has risen to at least 49 Monday after the victims consumed a counterfeit bath lotion containing deadly methanol.

Beer sales not happening at Apple Cup game

Buying a beer inside Martin Stadium during a Cougar football game remains a no-go for the majority of fans as the final home game of the season, the annual Apple …

100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor re-enacts shooting in dramatic detail, but tells jury he can’t recall pulling trigger

From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, admitted to a jury — “with eyes flashing with excitement” — that he did indeed confront …

100 years ago in North Idaho: Former Wallace mayor on trial for murder says he tried to save wife from alcohol

From our archives, 100 years ago Herman J. Rossi, former mayor of Wallace, Idaho, tearfully took the stand at his own trial for the murder of Clarence Dahlquist.

What researchers learned about hook-up culture from volunteers who drank beer for the sake of science

Why does drinking lead to hook-ups? One theory is that alcohol makes people feel more frisky. Another is that it simply causes people to let loose and act more impulsively, …

Delta Upsilon fraternity suspends WSU chapter over sexual assault and drugging allegations

The national headquarters of Delta Upsilon fraternity has suspended its Washington State University chapter amid allegations of drugging and sexual assault.

Marijuana v. alcohol: Which is more dangerous?

Arizona is one of five states with marijuana legalization on the ballot this fall, and the state’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is not happy about it. Ducey urged voters last …

Decision on WSU alcohol sales delayed again

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board met Tuesday in Olympia to discuss Washington State University’s proposal to expand alcohol sales inside Martin Stadium to every area except the student …

WSU student reports rape at Delta Upsilon fraternity

A female Washington State University student reported being raped at the Delta Upsilon fraternity this weekend and another reported being becoming ill after drinking alcohol, according to the Pullman Police …

Idaho tailgaters imbibe ‘apple juice’ under new alcohol restrictions

MOSCOW, Idaho – Thursday’s gathering at the University of Idaho had all the trappings of a pre-game tailgating party. Barbecue smoke wafted through the air. The marching band rallied Vandal …

Airline praises pilot who stopped drunk co-pilot from flying

A charter airline is praising a pilot who blew the whistle on a co-pilot he suspected of being drunk before a plane was scheduled to take off from an airport …

Alcohol banned from lots outside of Kibbie Dome

University of Idaho football fans will have to leave campus if they plan on consuming alcohol before games this season, thanks to a decision Thursday from the Idaho State Board …

Chipotle’s latest attempt to win you back: Cheaper booze

Struggling burrito chain Chipotle is aiming to lure back customers with happy hour deals, including half-off alcoholic beverages and 2-for-1 margaritas and beers for a limited time.

Dry tailgating likely at Idaho Vandals games, at least in first half of football season

Options to allow booze at pregame Idaho Vandals football tailgates, at least for the first half of the season, appear to be drying up.

Four injured in two suspected DUI crashes near Deer Park

Investigators believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in two single-vehicle crashes that injured four people Sunday near Deer Park.

Editorial: Kids today are more cautious

The CDC survey serves as a reminder that today’s youngsters do not necessarily embrace the coarsening that is evident in popular culture.

Barnes & Noble to unveil new stores selling beer and wine

Barnes & Noble is turning to an age-old partnership to help it revive its business: literature and alcohol.

Idaho bans alcohol for most at football games

The Idaho State Board of Education said most fans will face a dry season at upcoming home football games. Board members rejected requests on Thursday to continue permitting alcohol sales …

100 years ago in Spokane: Californian convention attendees frown on Washington’s booze ban

From our archives, 100 years ago The Pacific Coast Advertising Men’s Association was holding its convention in Spokane, and some ad men from California showed exactly how they felt about …

Oregon State University offers dorm for recovering addicts

Oregon State University will open an on-campus dorm this fall specifically designed for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Report: Portland chief smelled of alcohol after shooting

The Portland police chief who was put on leave after revelations he may have lied about accidentally shooting a friend in the back during a hunting trip smelled of alcohol …

Jim Beam fills 14 millionth bottle of bourbon

Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry.

University of Oregon Greek life features blackout drinking, assaults, report says

A report commissioned by the University of Oregon says the school’s fraternity and sorority members earn social status by drinking themselves into a stupor.

Two students may have been drugged at WSU fraternity house, officials say

PULLMAN – Two students may have been drugged at a Washington State University fraternity house, and one was hospitalized “due to life-threatening blood alcohol levels,” officials said Wednesday.

University of Idaho studies idea of becoming dry campus

Although students at the University of Idaho are drinking about the same amount of alcohol as they have for the past 10 years, the lack of change has not stifled …

MADD: Car-locking systems have stopped 1.77 million drivers

Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in …

Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend lost hearing after attack, affidavit claims

Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit that he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that she lost hearing in one ear.

Are you drinking too much? Re-evaluating choices couldn’t hurt

Whether your family has an addiction history that’s prompting a rethinking, or you are simply questioning whether a cocktail should accompany every night’s dinner as an appetizer, it never hurts …

Neighborhood that includes Gonzaga asks for alcohol restrictions

Logan neighborhood leaders are asking the city to consider limiting the sale of alcohol to curb problems related to public drunkenness. The proposal to create Spokane’s third alcohol impact area …

Washington state’s last ‘dry’ town is voting on booze

If a proposition to allow sales of liquor by the glass passes in the Nov. 3 election, that remnant of the old Blue Laws will be gone in Washington state. …