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Walt Disney banned alcohol, but now theme parks say ‘drink up’

For the first time, Disneyland will break its prohibition on alcohol and begin selling drinks to the general public, the California theme park recently announced.


Defense attorney says her DUI arrest a ‘blessing in disguise’

An Asotin County public defender facing a DUI charge made her first appearance as a defendant Tuesday in District Court.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be …


Doctors reluctant to talk with patients about binge drinking

Most Washingtonians who engage in binge drinking report their doctors haven’t talked to them about cutting back, according to a new study from the Washington Health Alliance.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers squabble over Liquor Division budget, new stores

The Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee bogged down in a big way on Wednesday over the state Liquor Division budget, as Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, led an ultimately unsuccessful move …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

University of Idaho tailgating may proceed with caution

Limited game day alcohol service and tailgating at Idaho universities received what amounts to a yellow light Thursday.


Nebraska court ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Four Nebraska beer stores criticized for selling millions of cans each year to an American Indian reservation where alcohol is banned will remain closed after the state Supreme Court on …


Dr. Bax: Focus on campus drinking when students fall

Too often these tragedies focus is on the railing, the window or some other distraction from the real issue, which is excessive alcohol use.


Father of injured WSU student: ‘Nobody should be able to accidentally fall out of a window’

Matthew Gray was three days into his freshman year at Washington State University when he fell out the window of his second-story dorm room.


WSU officials postpone any decisions on expanding alcohol sales at games

Alcohol sales to general ticket holders at Cougar football games will wait until at least next season while Washington State University officials re-examine the proposed move.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:49 a.m.

Tailgating at Idaho Vandals games may get a little more legal

A portion of Moscow’s city code may be amended to allow tailgaters at University of Idaho football games to consume alcoholic beverages in areas outside the Kibbie Dome.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Decision on alcohol at Idaho Vandals games put on hold

Vandal football fans who pay for premium seating will have access to alcoholic beverages at games this season, but fans in general seating are on hold.


University of Idaho wants alcohol sales at football games

Vandal football fans told the University of Idaho they want the option to purchase alcohol at games, so school officials are again asking their governing body for permission to allow …


Officials withdraw proposed alcohol ban at Eugene city parks

Eugene city officials say they have rescinded their proposal to prohibit alcohol in all city parks except during large, permitted gatherings.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says

Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 6:59 a.m.

New Washington laws cover liquor samples, wine auctions, tasting rooms

Washington’s evolving liquor laws add mixers to liquor samples, tasting rooms for wineries and a legal recognition of mead.


South Carolina asks: Are frozen ‘Booze Pops’ food or alcohol

Charleston officials are asking South Carolina regulators to reconsider a decision to treat frozen ice pops made with alcohol as food and not liquor.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


Tainted alcohol kills 12 Christians in Pakistan

Pakistani police say 12 Christians died after drinking contaminated homemade alcohol during the Christmas holiday.


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.


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.