The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5:14 p.m.

State may OK alcohol tasting for some teens

OLYMPIA -- Washington senators are moving ahead with a proposal that would allow older teens to taste alcohol in college classes.
The plan approved Thursday by the Senate would permit alcohol tasting for students enrolled culinary, beer technology or similar programs. The students must be at least 18 years of age and supervised by faculty or staff at a community or technical college. Students are supposed to taste but not consume the alcohol.
Supporters say the proposal would improve educational programs for students and help them learn about an important industry.
Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, opposed the measure, saying he fears that the bill is the first of many that would lower drinking ages and expand access to alcohol.
The measure passed 42-7 and now goes to the state House.
Story tags » Legislature

Related

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...

HeraldNet highlights

Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (8 new photos)
A new breed of berries
A new breed of berries: Blueberry and raspberry plants that are ideal for Northwest
10 critical plays
10 critical plays: Aside from ‘the interception,’ other events also cost...
A future recreation station
A future recreation station: Skate park, playgrounds coming to Cavelero Hill
SnoCoSocial