Archive for February, 2005

Many groups back liquor license bill

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

Published Tuesday February 8, 2005
BY LESLIE REED
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN – A legislative proposal to give the State Liquor Control Commission more discretion was touted Monday as a way to bring beer sales under control in the reservation border town of Whiteclay, Neb.

But a lobbyist for the grocery industry told state lawmakers that Legislative Bill 530 would give the commission too much power. (more…)

Bill affecting Whiteclay gets mixed response

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

Published February 8, 2005
BY SCOTT BAUER
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Everyone wants to fix problems related to selling alcohol to American Indians in the tiny border town of Whiteclay, a Nebraska state senator said Monday.

The question, Omaha Sen. Mike Friend said, is whether the bill supported by numerous anti-alcohol groups and activists trying to shut down alcohol sales in Whiteclay is the answer. (more…)

Headway made in Whiteclay

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Published Sunday February 6, 2005
BY PAUL HAMMEL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN – After six years, some progress is being made in the battle to rein in alcohol-related problems at Whiteclay, Neb., two activists say.

“I think we have people’s attention in a way we haven’t before,” said Tim Rinne, a spokesman for Lincoln-based Nebraskans for Peace. (more…)