State rejects later closing hours at Seattle bars

Comment By Bob L.
Sun.06-03-2012

This ruling should go for any Alcoholic Beverage in all places that sell all Alcoholic Beverages. And that NO Alcoholic Beverage can be sold ON SUNDAY, from Saturday Midnight To SIX Oclock  Monday Morning.

The problem today is that they are teaching Children to drink and not Teaching them the health risk with it, and who they are and can hurt, they are only glamorizing it so these kids can not wait to get their hands on it.With any one asking for this shows that they have no concerns to stop teen drinking, actually it is telling teens that it is all right to drink, no matter what the health risk there is, they say Cigarettes are a health risk to others, but non with Alcohol, and just think of what it cost in related health problems and insurance cost, how about safety on the job to others.

Alcoholics don’t care about Long-Term Health Risks.

Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases, neurological impairments and social problems. These include but are not limited to—

  • Neurological problems, including dementia, stroke and neuropathy.
  • Cardiovascular problems, including myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.
  • Psychiatric problems, including depression, anxiety, and suicide.
  • Social problems, including unemployment, lost productivity, and family problems.
  • Cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, colon, and breast. In general, the risk of cancer increases with increasing amounts of alcohol.
  • Liver diseases, including—
    • Alcoholic hepatitis.
    • Cirrhosis, which is among the 15 leading causes of all deaths in the United States.
    • Among persons with Hepatitis C virus, worsening of liver function and interference with medications used to treat this condition.
  • Other gastrointestinal problems, including pancreatitis and gastritis.

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By KOMO-TV AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Washington state Liquor Control Board voted Wednesday to deny Seattle’s effort to extend bar hours beyond 2 a.m.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and other city officials had hoped to make last call later, arguing that law enforcement is burdened by a mass of drunks tumbling out of night clubs and bars in places like Pioneer Square and  Belltown.

Under current state law, bars can’t sell alcohol between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

The board voted 2-1 to reject the city’s request.

Opponents of the proposal, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, had argued that staggered closing times increase the risk of drunken driving, and any economic boost isn’t worth the risks. They believe longer hours would encourage clients to stay drunk longer, and cause DUI rates to spike.

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