October 31, 2011
Liquor Control Board carpenter Mark Terhune holds a state and a U.S. flag as he prepares to install them Monday at a new state liquor store in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle. Almost half of Washington voters say they support a plan to privatize the state's liquor distribution system, according to a University of Washington poll released Monday. The survey found that about 48 percent of respondents planned to vote yes on Initiative 1183, which would end state-run liquor sales and allow private businesses to sell the product in their stores. About 41 percent said they opposed it, while others were undecided.