Alcohol

Bill To Allow Liquor Behind Store Counters Passes

Mar 23, 2017

A bill to allow stores to sell alcohol behind a counter instead of in a separate building moved forward Wednesday. 

Senate To Consider ‘Liquor Wall’ Appeal

Mar 20, 2017

A controversial measure that would allow liquor to be sold in grocery and retail stores is expected to go before the full Senate on Tuesday.

A contentious plan to let grocery stores sell liquor is still alive in the Florida statehouse. But some are dismissing the issue as insider baseball, and not a real public priority.

Liquor, Self-Defense Bills Moving Though Senate

Feb 13, 2017

Controversial proposals that would allow liquor to be sold in grocery stores and shift the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases were set up Thursday to be among the first items the Senate could approve when the annual legislative session begins next month.

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Women are drinking more heavily, and alcohol is behind a growing number of their deaths, according to a Washington Post analysis of federal health data.

The number of white women dying from alcohol-related problems rose 130 percent nationwide since 1999; for Hispanic women, alcohol-related deaths grew by 30 percent in that same time frame. Federal health data shows the prevalence of binge drinking among women up by more than 40 percent since the late 1990s, leading to more ER visits and a growing number of accidents, injuries, and chronic diseases.

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