An assistant manager arranges the alcohol at a State liquor store in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, May 27, 2010.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Deseret News coverage from the 2014 legislative session will track bills affecting Utah's liquor laws as part of our effort to focus on issues that matter to Utah families.
A state lawmaker who wants to tear down the so-called "Zion curtain" in Utah restaurants says there's nothing to show that separating the pouring of alcoholic drinks... Read more »
Restaurants that serve alcohol would not have to wait for a state liquor license to become available in order to open more locations under a bill the Senate approved... Read more »
During her 10 years as a Utah state trooper, Lisa Steed built a reputation as an officer with a knack for nabbing drunken motorists in a state with a long tradition of... Read more »
With so many big issues, so little time, and so many politicos — all concentrated in such a small area — a legislative session is always a boiling cauldron... Read more »
The new year has started out cold, murky and depressing. And that's just on the political front. As political forecasters, we predict the haze isn't going away any... Read more »
Restaurant chains with alcohol on the menu that are looking to expand could do so with one liquor license under a bill drafted by Sen. John Valentine. The Orem... Read more »
The legalization of marijuana by voters in Colorado created a brief buzz Wednesday among the people who promote The Greatest Snow on Earth. Read more »
Once again, a legislative audit has cast a cloud over the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Read more »
A proposal allowing neighborhood bars in Utah's capital city will come to a vote Tuesday night, and at least one city councilman is so confident it will pass that he... Read more »
Winner: If Utah firefighter and paramedic Peter Thorpe has his way, no one will ever suffer a house fire again for the mistake of leaving food on the stove or in the oven Read more »
A summit on alcohol policy Thursday featuring national experts on the issue affirmed for some influential state lawmakers that Utah's restrictive liquor laws work. And... Read more »
A lawsuit challenging changes to Utah's liquor laws has been settled. Read more »
A proposal by Mayor Ralph Becker to allow neighborhood bars in Salt Lake City inched closer to reality Tuesday. Read more »
The way Charlie Luke sees it, there are areas of the city where bars are appropriate, and neighborhoods aren't among them. Read more »
A number of very conservative state legislators sought other offices, retired or were defeated in convention and primary elections this year. We explore the... Read more »
City leaders have agreed to explore the possibility of expanding the area where businesses can serve alcohol, but not in areas near neighborhoods. Read more »
A new convention center hotel built by private investors could enhance Utah's tourism industry. Read more »
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