Alcohol energy drinks http://kplu.org en Will alcohol policies help WSU finally shed its image? http://kplu.org/post/will-alcohol-policies-help-wsu-finally-shed-its-image <p></p><p>Last October, a freshman at Washington State University passed out after consuming hard liquor and an energy drink. The student <a href="http://dailyevergreen.wsu.edu/read/WSU-reacts-to-student-death-with-creation-of-substance-task-force">later died in the hospital</a>. His blood alcohol level was about five times the legal limit.</p><p>That led to some soul-searching on the campus in Pullman, Wash.</p><p>It turns out an average of 200 students each year end up in the ER at Pullman Regional Hospital for alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related injuries. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:44:03 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8096 at http://kplu.org Will alcohol policies help WSU finally shed its image? Four Loko Cans Will Now Make Clear They're Loaded With Alcohol http://kplu.org/post/four-loko-will-now-make-clear-theyre-loaded-alcohol Cans of the popular flavored malt beverage Four Loko will soon sport an "Alcohol Facts" label to make it plain they pack a potent punch.<p>The changes are part of a final settlement <a href="http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/02/fourloko.shtm">announced</a> Tuesday between the Federal Trade Commission and Phusion Projects, whose products have been blamed for <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/11/11/131239395/states-move-to-ban-four-loko-and-other-caffeinated-alcoholic-beverages">hospitalizations and deaths</a> among young people.<p>The company <a href="http://www.phusionprojects.com/mediar Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:46:18 +0000 7788 at http://kplu.org Four Loko Cans Will Now Make Clear They're Loaded With Alcohol Wednesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/wednesday-mornings-headlines <p>A toll plan for Highway 520 bridge, Four Loko aims for less loco, and 787's test planes come home. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:17:06 +0000 Gary Davis 157 at http://kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines This Morning's Headlines http://kplu.org/post/mornings-headlines-1 <p><strong>State's Alcohol Energy Drink Ban May Move Feds</strong></p><p>Washington is now <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1724469/KPLU.Local.News/State.Puts.Emergency.Ban.On.Caffeinated.Alcoholic.Drinks">the third state</a> to ban the potent alcohol and caffeine beverages, including brands such as Four Loko.&nbsp; The so-called 'energy' cocktails have come under fire after numerous incidents involving young adults treated for alcohol poisoning.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 15:14:23 +0000 Gary Davis 121 at http://kplu.org This Morning's Headlines Washington Bans Alcohol Energy Drinks http://kplu.org/post/washington-bans-alcohol-energy-drinks <p>Washington state is banning alcoholic energy drinks. The state Liquor Control Board adopted the new rule this morning. The ban takes effect next week, on November 18th.</p><p>It comes after nine Central Washington University students were hospitalized after a party last month. Authorities say they drank the caffeinated malt liquor beverage Four Loko.</p> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:05:28 +0000 Gary Davis 118 at http://kplu.org Washington Bans Alcohol Energy Drinks This Morning's Headlines http://kplu.org/post/mornings-headlines-0 <p><strong>State Ban on Alcohol Energy Drinks?</strong></p><p>Governor Chris Gregoire will hold a news conference after this morning's state Liquor Control Board meeting on alcoholic energy drinks.&nbsp; The board is considering a ban on the drinks, like Four Loko, which <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1717382/KPLU.Local.News/CWU.Students.Were.Intoxicated.With.Alcoholic.Energy.Drinks">played a role in sending nine Central Washington University students</a> to a hospital last month after a party, as KPLU reported.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:03:11 +0000 Gary Davis 117 at http://kplu.org This Morning's Headlines