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Shouldn’t Guy At Till Do Something?

Selling booze in a college town may not be a license to print money, but it's close. Yet, the people actually profiting from the merchandising of liquor, beer and wine to college students seem to have little to say about the series of alcohol-related mishaps that have killed or maimed Washington State University and University of Idaho students. How can that be? The list of casualties includes Joseph Wiederrick, a UI freshman who died of exposure in January after wandering through Moscow following a fraternity party; WSU freshman Kenneth Hummel, who died of alcohol poisoning in his dorm room in October 2012; UI freshmen Wyatt Smith and Benson Sternberg, who died in November 2011, in an alcohol-fueled one-vehicle rollover, and UI student Benjamin Harris, who died of alcohol poisoning in July 2010/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Who's to blame when a drunk student falls from a window at a frat house at University of Idaho or Washington State University?

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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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