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Liquor laws

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

The 2014 Utah legislative session would not be the first in which Utah lawmakers wrestle with proposed changes to laws governing the sale and serving of alcoholic beverages. This year, bills may emerge challenging the partitions establishments must erect between customers and preparers, nicknamed the "Zion curtain" by detractors.

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.

Editorial: Sensible liquor laws

As the Utah Legislature begins its annual session, there is pressure for lawmakers to modify the state's control of alcohol. Audits last year uncovered such gross... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2012

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State attorneys say Utah can prohibit happy hour discounts

State attorneys say Utah has authority to prevent beer taverns and liquor clubs from offering happy-hour discounts. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2012

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A Brewing Battle: Loosening liquor laws worry experts

As more states push towards privatizing liquor laws, some public health and safety experts express concern. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2012

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Costco profit up slightly, struggles with costs

Costco Wholesale Corp. sacrificed on profitability for the sake of popularity in its fiscal first quarter. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2011

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Romney and Huntsman have differing leadership styles

Two of the GOP presidential candidates seem a lot alike — both held key roles in Utah, both served as governors, both have private-sector experience, both are... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2011

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Town of liquor foe Carry Nation OKs Sunday sales

Turn-of-the-century teetotaler Carry A. Nation began her campaign against drinking by busting up saloons in Kansas, which to this day has some of the strictest liquor... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2011

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Town of liquor foe Carry Nation OKs Sunday sales

Turn-of-the-century teetotaler Carry A. Nation began her campaign against drinking by busting up saloons in Kansas, which to this day has some of the strictest liquor... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2011

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Lawmakers considering changes to liquor business

A proposal to allow alcohol sales from outlets adjacent to grocery stores was met with little enthusiasm from Utah lawmakers Wednesday. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2011

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Liquor suit seeks to muzzle LDS Church

A trade group for bars and restaurants is asking a federal judge to block Utah legislators from considering input from the LDS Church when drafting future liquor laws. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2011

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Washington state voters will decide liquor law changes

The rules regarding alcohol distribution in Washington state are now in the hands of voters and their decision could generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2011

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Utah liquor board lacks industry representation

All of Utah's state boards and commissions that oversee licensing, permits and disciplinary action include industry representatives who bring expertise and experience... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2011

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If only the Pioneers had brought Twitter with them

Pignanelli & Webb: Notwithstanding the modern focus on entertainment and sports activities, the most important day in our state was not when Jimmer Fredette was... Read more »

July 24, 2011

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Utah's liquor law

A recent article made me ask a lot of questions about the liquor laws in the state (Liquor laws loosened, but still restrictive," June 13). Why should Utah liquor laws... Read more »

June 17, 2011

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Liquor laws loosened, but still restrictive

In a converted mechanic's garage in the resort town of Park City, visitors to Utah can sample some of the state's new more liberal liquor laws. Read more »

June 12, 2011

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Utah and freedom

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University believes in freedom; so much so that when it issued a report this week ranking the 50 states according to their respect... Read more »

June 10, 2011

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Tax reform defined Huntsman's governorship

Jon Huntsman's record in one of the country's most Republican states presents him with a challenge as he moves toward a run for the GOP presidential nomination. Read more »

May 28, 2011

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