bars en Belltown ruckus renews call for staggered closing times <p>By state law, bars in Washington have to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. And when bars close down, people who’ve been drinking hit the streets all at once. In Seattle last weekend, that phenomenon became extreme in the Belltown neighborhood, reviving a public policy debate.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 02:52:29 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9278 at Seattle still waiting for state's vote to extend bar hours <p>Following objections from other cities, Seattle will have to wait a month to know if its efforts to extend bar hours beyond 2 a.m. can go forward.</p><div><p>Seattle officials have wanted to make last call later, arguing that law enforcement is burdened by a mass of drunks tumbling out of night clubs and bars.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 00:01:05 +0000 The Associated Press 4885 at