Seattle officials want to allow all-night bars

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle mayor, city attorney and some council members would like to allow some bars to stay open all night as a way to improve nightlife.

Mayor Mike McGinn called a news conference Thursday with City Attorney Pete Holmes to start the process. McGinn proposed longer bar hours last summer in response to the noise and drunken behavior that sometimes spill into the streets at closing time.

The Seattle Times reports the city council would have to ask the state Liquor Control Board to allow bars to be open past 2 a.m.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com