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.

Herbert questions closure of liquor stores

The Utah Legislature's plan to close some profitable liquor stores and change the state's liquor laws came under fire from Gov. Gary Herbert and liquor commissioners... Read more »

March 25, 2011


Kansas wrestles with expanding alcohol sale sites

Kansas liquor store owners formed an unusual alliance Wednesday with public health and temperance advocates in urging state legislators to reject a proposal to allow... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2011


Kansas takes up wider liquor sales measure

Grocery and convenience store owners pushed Kansas legislators on Tuesday to allow their businesses to sell full-strength beer, wine and liquor, hoping their economic... Read more »

Feb. 15, 2011


Obama pardons nine people, including Utahn

President Barack Obama has granted the first pardons of his presidency, to nine people convicted of crimes including possessing drugs, counterfeiting and even... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2010


Support of LDS Church and others sought for more Utah restaurant liquor licenses

PROVO — His bill increasing the number of liquor licenses for restaurants hasn't been drafted yet, but Sen. John Valentine is already quietly building support... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2010


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