Posts Tagged ‘legislation’

Lawsuits and alcohol impact zones target Whiteclay

Friday, February 10th, 2012

By Joe Duggan / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

A few bystanders stood on the fringe of a State Capitol news conference last week to hear about a lawsuit that aims to alleviate alcohol problems caused by beer sales in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay, Neb.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Oglala Sioux Tribe by Omaha lawyer Tom White, goes after the global brewers, the Nebraska distributors and the Whiteclay stores that sell beer to a population truly devastated by alcohol. (more…)

Sioux tribe sues brewers for alcohol woes

Friday, February 10th, 2012

By Peter Harriman, (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Argus Leader

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is suing some of the world’s largest beer brewers, saying they knowingly have contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

Indian Tribe Suing Beer Companies for Alcohol Abuse Problems

Friday, February 10th, 2012

By GRANT SCHULTE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – An American Indian tribe sued some of the world’s largest beer makers Thursday, claiming they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota said it is demanding $500 million in damages for the cost of health care, social services and child rehabilitation caused by chronic alcoholism on the reservation, which encompasses some of the nation’s most impoverished counties. (more…)

Bill would let Nebraska target alcohol problem areas

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

By Grant Schulte / ASSOCIATED PRESS / NATIVE AMERICAN TIMES

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Advocates fighting alcohol problems in Omaha and the tiny Panhandle town of Whiteclay believe a bill in the Legislature would help curb public drunkenness in both areas, but lobbyists for the alcoholic beverage industry said Tuesday that the proposal was too broad. (more…)

Nebraska lawmakers mull alcohol problems in Whiteclay

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking at the alcohol problems in the Panhandle town of Whiteclay.

Nebraska Liquor Control Commission director Hobert Rupe encouraged lawmakers Friday to look at the “alcohol impact zones” in places like Washington and Tennessee. (more…)

$14,900 for Whiteclay

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

By Paul Hammel / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — A state agency has announced a $14,900 grant to help entrepreneurs and young people in Whiteclay.

The northwest Nebraska border town is notorious for its four liquor stores that annually sell 3.2 million cans of beer, mostly to the residents of the officially dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

Indian commission grant to spur business in Whiteclay

Monday, March 21st, 2011

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs has awarded a $14,900 grant to expand business in Whiteclay.

The money comes from state funds set aside in a legislative bill passed in spring 2010, and the program is meant to address economic development, health care and law enforcement needs in Whiteclay, where four beer stores sell nearly 4 million cans of beer a year. Most of that beer is sold to residents of the nearby dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

Indian Commission asks for Whiteclay money

Monday, February 28th, 2011

By JoAnne Young / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Judi gaiashkibos says $15,000 isn’t a lot of money to be asking to help out the people who live near the Nebraska-South Dakota border town of Whiteclay.

“$15,000 is just such a small amount of money it’s almost embarrassing,” gaiashkibos said. “But I also think it’s hopeful and promising, and so you have to start somewhere.” (more…)

Little pain for pouring too much

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Published Sunday January 2, 2011
By Henry J. Cordes
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

The woman spent the whole afternoon drinking vodka and diet 7-Ups at an Omaha bar before getting behind the wheel of her pickup.

Later testing with a blood-alcohol level at almost double the legal limit, she swayed across the center line on Highway 36 at least a half dozen times before slamming head-on into a car driven by Joe Cowan of Council Bluffs. (more…)

Alcohol hazard growing

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Published Friday, Dec. 24, 2010
By REX ALBERTS (Valentine, Neb.)
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR (Letter to the Editor)

More and more alcohol will be consumed in Nebraska as approved by state government with later bar closing times and consumption allowed in state parks. This state government also faces a shortfall of nearly a billion dollars. (more…)