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Yukon River village, long dry, has close vote on community-run liquor store

“Hungry, neglected children from drunken hung over parents,” is the testimony from the Yup’ik Women’s Coalition and Emmonak Women’s Shelter urging the community to vote “no" on a proposed change from a dry village to a city-run liquor store.

“School starting will have absent children and/or late from staying up all night with drunken parents."

Currently, the sale, importation and possession of alcohol beverages are prohibited. If the vote passes, the change will expunge a 24-year alcohol sales ban that went into effect in 1992. Read more from the Alaska Dispatch here.

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