liquor privitization http://kplu.org en Judge upholds Washington's liquor initiative http://kplu.org/post/judge-upholds-washingtons-liquor-initiative LONGVIEW, Wash. — A Cowlitz County judge has upheld a voter-approved initiative privatizing liquor sales in Washington state. Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning had ruled on March 2 that Initiative 1183 addresses two different subjects because it includes a provision for public safety funds. Attorneys for the state asked the judge to reconsider on Monday, arguing that public safety and liquor have a close relationship. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:33:02 +0000 The Associated Press 4491 at http://kplu.org Costco burns up record $22 million to privatize liquor http://kplu.org/post/costco-burns-record-22-million-privatize-liquor <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; The fight to privatize liquor sales in Washington just got a lot more expensive. Costco has dumped another $9 million into the Yes on Initiative 1183 campaign.</p><p>That brings the wholesale giant&rsquo;s total spending to more than $22 million &ndash; a state record for a ballot measure.</p><p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 21:13:26 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2950 at http://kplu.org Costco burns up record $22 million to privatize liquor Move to lease state liquor distribution alive again http://kplu.org/post/move-lease-state-liquor-distribution-alive-again <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-970017.mp3</p><p>Washington would have the option to privatize the state&rsquo;s liquor distribution system under a measure that passed the state Senate Saturday. It&rsquo;s the latest compromise in a long-running debate over the future of Washington&rsquo;s liquor system.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 15:24:11 +0000 Bryan Buckalew 1644 at http://kplu.org Move to lease state liquor distribution alive again