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A retail liquor group in Oklahoma has filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking a ballot initiative passed by over 65 percent of voters that would allow wine and cold beer to be sold at grocery and convenience stores.

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A new Oklahoma liquor law is set to take effect in a little over a week. And, as KOKI reports, Oklahoma craft beer brewers are making final preparations for the shift. Starting August 26, brewers will be allowed to sell more types of beer on the site where they brew it. The brewers praised the change, saying the law will help them sell more product. Previously craft brewers were only allowed to sell beer with a low alcohol content at the brewery location. Now they’ll be able to sell high...

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The dream of many Oklahomans to one day be able to buy beer and wine in grocery stores came one step closer to fruition this week, reports KFOR. The Oklahoma House Rules Committee has passed a measure that would allow wine and strong beer to be sold at grocery and convenience stores. The bill would also eliminate the requirement that beer be limited to 3.2 percent alcohol by volume. The measure would also allow liquor stores to sell cold beer and wine and non-alcoholic products like soda, ice...

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A group of Oklahomans is launching a petition drive to place an alcohol measure on the November election ballot, reports Public Radio Tulsa. The group is calling for the sale of strong beer and wine at Oklahoma’s grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores. The organization, known as Oklahomans for Modern Laws, filed an initiative petition last week with the Oklahoma secretary of state's office. Now it’s up to the attorney general to review the proposed language for the ballot...

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In Panhandle, a Growing Need for a Shallow Lake's Water
Lake Meredith, previously empty, is only 4% full, but those 2.8 billion gallons are enough for the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority to start pumping water from the lake. The authority supplies water to Amarillo, Lubbock, and surrounding areas. The low water means higher sediment levels, which will affect the water's taste and cause higher treatment costs. More from the Amarillo Globe-News . Make (and Possibly Read) a 'Texas...

Canadian, Texas: Residents Vote to Stay Dry

Nov 8, 2013

Canadian will remain dry. The majority voters in Tuesday’s election cast ballots opposing the legalization of local liquor sales according to The Amarillo Globe-News.