Vote delayed on extending Seattle bar times

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle will have to wait a little longer to find out if liquor can be sold in the city after 2 a.m.

The Washington Liquor Control Board has delayed until May 30 its vote on the city's request for a rule change that would allow later liquor sales in some locations.

The board held public hearings in Seattle, Vancouver, Kennewick and Spokane, but is still seeking "additional insight and information," according to a statement.

Seattle officials in July asked the state to allow the city to stagger the times liquor establishments close. Supporters say the change would address violence and disorder that often accompanies the "push out" at closing time. Opponents say it would mean more alcohol consumption and drunken driving,

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

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