Posts Tagged ‘Liquor Commission’

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…)

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…)

Nebraska governor’s office on Whiteclay: No easy solution

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Published Tuesday Aug 17, 2010 / Updated Thursday Aug 19, 2010
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include a clarification of the position of the governor’s office on the matter of jurisdiction over the town of Whiteclay. The governor’s office does not respond to nor speak on behalf of political parties. (more…)

Nebraska governor’s office on Whiteclay: It’s not our problem

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Published Tuesday Aug 17, 2010
By STEPHANIE WOODARD
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY

LINCOLN, Neb. – Crime in the town of Whiteclay, Neb., which sells some four million cans of beer and malt liquor annually, almost entirely to Oglala Sioux Tribe members from the dry Pine Ridge Reservation, is not Nebraska’s responsibility, said Ashley Cradduck, spokeswoman for the state’s governor, Dave Heineman, a Republican. “The Indians are coming from Pine Ridge, and that’s in South Dakota.” (more…)

Noble efforts begin at Whiteclay

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Published Saturday May 1, 2010
THE PUBLIC PULSE (Letters to the Editor)
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

An April 27 news story on Whiteclay, Neb., commendably focused on the cleanup efforts taking place. (more…)

Focus on Whiteclay is beginning

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Published Saturday February 6, 2010
BY KERRY L. BELDIN
THE PUBLIC PULSE (Letters to the Editor)
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

I’d like to express my appreciation for The World-Herald’s focus on the problematic issue of alcohol sales at Whiteclay, Neb. (more…)

A good start on Whiteclay

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Published Monday January 25, 2010
BY JOHN KREJCI
PUBLIC PULSE (Letters to the Editor)
OMAHA WORLD HERALD

I was gratified to read a Jan. 15 editorial, “A sensible path forward,” and a Jan. 17 news story, “Effort afoot to rehab Whiteclay.” (more…)

Two bills take aim at problems in Whiteclay

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Published Wednesday January 20, 2010
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Weary of massive alcohol sales in the small border town of Whiteclay, two state senators introduced bills Wednesday aimed at alleviating social and health ills.

State senators Russ Karpisek of Wilber and LeRoy Louden of Ellsworth introduced bills that would fund substance abuse treatment, economic development, health care and law enforcement for Native people. (more…)