April 11, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 51

Growing availability of liquor should be concerning to Washington citizens

Letters to the Editor

On reading an article in the Spokesman-Review Monday, March 4 paper, I became deeply incensed. Over a dozen bills are now before the legislature that have one goal – to make liquor more available to everyone – including teens. I’m unaware of any bill before the legislature that would restrict its availability.

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Money seems to be the main concern. Will these bills have a positive influence financially on the economy? The answer to that question may be difficult to predict. What isn’t hard to see is the impact on individuals, families and society as a whole.

It will be negative. Are...

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