Stories tagged: alcohol
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Study: Cigarettes go better with alcohol than marijuana does
For millennials, cigarettes go better with booze than they do with weed. That’s the conclusion of a new University of California, San Francisco study showing tobacco accompanied by alcohol gives …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Mead bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would officially define mead in state law and allow the fermented honey drink to be sold and refilled in growlers …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
New Idaho liquor laws prompt lawsuit from bar owners
Bar owners in southwest Idaho say the state owes them a reimbursement now that lawmakers have tweaked rules surrounding serving alcohol at explicit live performances.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Utah governor says he will approve 0.05 DUI limit, strictest in U.S.
Utah’s governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 11 a.m.
Bill lifting some alcohol restrictions moves to Idaho House
An Idaho House panel has advanced legislation repealing the state’s ban on nudity and explicit live performances at certain businesses licensed to serve alcohol.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Teens are wired but not as wasted
Teens have been riding a 10-year trend of reduced experimentation with drugs and alcohol. That’s the same decade that put smartphones and social media accounts into the hands of most …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
New tasting room at Dry Fly Distilling celebrates grain-to-glass journey
Dry Fly Distilling likes to highlight the journey from farm to bottle – the use of grains produced on the Palouse to make its acclaimed gin, vodka, whiskey and bourbon. …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Washington measure seeks expansion of wine growler law
Two years ago, the Washington state Legislature began allowing wine lovers to fill reusable containers – known as growlers – at their favorite wineries.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Utah could adopt strictest DUI limit in U.S.
A state lawmaker wants to make Utah’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Death toll from tainted liquor climbs to 31 in Pakistan
At least 31 people have died from drinking tainted liquor over the Christmas holiday in Pakistan, police and doctors said Tuesday, raising an earlier toll.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Tainted alcohol kills 12 Christians in Pakistan
Pakistani police say 12 Christians died after drinking contaminated homemade alcohol during the Christmas holiday.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Death toll in alcohol poisoning in Russia climbs to 72
Local health officials in Russia’s Siberia say the number of people who have died from drinking a bath lotion that contained methanol has climbed to 72.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 5 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, midnight
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.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 6:38 a.m.
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, …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 7:34 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
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.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
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.
Fri., June 24, 2016, midnight
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.
Thu., June 23, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 16, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
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 …