By Manuel Valdes, Associated Press February 26, 2014 12:29 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Lawmakers introduced on Wednesday a measure that would gradually lower liquor sales taxes from 20.5 percent to 6.5 percent over eight years.
By Manuel Valdes, Associated Press February 24, 2014 9:54 a.m.
SEATTLE — Booze prices at bars and restaurants in Washington may go up this year as multiple interests fight over rules following the voter-approved privatization of the state's liquor system.
February 11, 2014 10:26 p.m.
A Walla Walla wine — Chester-Kidder red blend 2009 — was on the menu with wines from California and Virginia at the White House state dinner for French President Francois Hollande, the biggest social event yet of President Barack Obama's second term.
By Associated Press January 31, 2014 5:24 p.m.
The head of Idaho’s liquor division says state liquor stores had an estimated $10 million in additional sales — 6 percent of their total — from Washington customers in 2013.
By Associated Press January 6, 2014 10:24 a.m.
PORTLAND — A vodka produced by Hood River Distillers was the best-seller by volume for the past year in Oregon.
By By Kristi Pihl Tri-City Herald December 27, 2013 5:16 p.m.
WINTHROP — At Lost River Winery in Winthrop, refilling reusable containers called growlers — with wine — is the second-most-popular offering after pinot gris.
By Associated Press December 26, 2013 3:56 p.m.
PORTLAND — A collection of grocery store interests is leading a push to drive government out of the liquor business, a move Oregon’s liquor commission says would threaten the state’s financial stability by delaying revenue collection.
By Cami Joner November 12, 2013 5:15 p.m.
Neighborhood marijuana stores could open across Washington as early as May or June, according to state officials who on Monday will launch the licensing process to legalize pot growers, processors and sellers in response to voter-approved Initiative 502, which passed last November.
By Associated Press October 28, 2013 12:36 p.m.
SPOKANE — Competition from big-box stores and grocery chains that offer cheaper booze has 22 small liquor stores in Washington in danger of losing their licenses because they have fallen behind in paying taxes and fees, a newspaper said Monday.
By MIKE BAKER, Associated Press July 6, 2013 2:39 p.m.
OLYMPIA -- State lawmakers extended a lifeline this year to small liquor stores who had struggled under the new privatization rules, but that change has also opened the door for large retailers to ask for the same break next year.