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Alcohol delivery will become legal in Alabama in October

Apr. 12, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will allow people to get beer, wine and liquor delivered to their homes, under a bill signed Monday by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey. A spokeswoman announced Ivey had signed the bill. It will become law in October. The...

Lawmakers approve alcohol delivery bill

Apr. 07, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon allow people to get beer, wine and liquor delivered to their homes, under a bill approved Tuesday by state lawmakers. The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted 28-0 to accept House of Representatives changes to an alcohol delivery...

Alabama House approves alcohol delivery bill

Apr. 01, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon allow people to get beer, wine and liquor delivered to their homes, under a bill approved Thursday by the House of Representatives. Representatives voted 79-12 for the Senate-passed alcohol delivery bill sponsored by Sen. Jabo...

South Africa bans liquor sales over Easter to prevent surge

Mar. 30, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will restrict the sale of alcohol and limit the size of religious and social gatherings over Easter to prevent the holiday from contributing to a new surge of COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Tuesday. “Given the role of...

Some Poles flout virus rules as harder lockdown takes effect

Mar. 27, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Piw Paw club in Warsaw advertised its event as a “Pandemic Fashion Show," with models wearing “masks from the Spring 2021 collection.” But even before the show could start on Friday night, police swept in. They cleared away the few...

Booze-to-go approved by Wisconsin Senate

Mar. 23, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Booze-to-go will be easier to purchase in Wisconsin under a pair of bills passed Tuesday by the state Senate. One would allow bars and restaurants to sell mixed drinks and glasses of wine to go with tamper-evident seals. The...

Legislature delivers virus aid, civil rights; falters on pot

Mar. 20, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As New Mexico's annual legislative session came to a close Saturday, legislators charted an economic exit from the COVID-19 pandemic and checked off progressive priorities on policing reforms, abortion rights, medical aid in dying and child poverty. ...

New Mexico Legislature approves liquor license overhaul

Mar. 10, 2021 01:03 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature sent a bill to the governor that would overhaul state liquor regulations in an effort to invigorate the hospitality industry. The Senate voted 29-11 Tuesday to approve the bill, and the House quickly agreed to recent...

New Mexico Senate votes on liquor, redistricting, tax breaks

Mar. 09, 2021 21:41 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In their second-to-last week of the 60-day Legislative session, lawmakers are moving fast. Here's a look at the major votes taken on Tuesday. — The Senate voted 22-13 to allow for public financing of candidates seeking to...

Uganda's Bobi Wine calls for peaceful protests after polls

Mar. 09, 2021 09:35 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is calling for peaceful protests in the aftermath of presidential elections, charging that electoral authorities are “grappling with forged results” that showed victory for President Yoweri Museveni. Wine,...