Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Privatized liquor sales beginning June 1
Motion to delay denied
I’ve been voting for more than 42 years. When it comes to keeping track of the number of times I’ve been disappointed because some judge has ruled that an initiative us voters have approved is now null and void, I need all my digits on both hands and feet. This time, Washington Supreme Court Commissioner Steven Goff got it right when he denied a motion Friday to delay implementation of Initiative 1183. [“New liquor law wins a round,” NWSaturday, April 7.]
In case you forgot, this initiative will allow stores of more than 10,000 square feet to sell booze. Everyone I know, drinker or not, can’t understand why this state had to have it’s fingers in the pie when it came to controlling the sale of booze. And here you all thought Washington was a progressive state!
— Steve “Big Dogg” Drake, Seattle