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Liquor initiatives raise concerns

MARK FREEMAN, owner of liquor stores in The Dalles and Hood River, says privatization initiatives being considered by the Northwest Grocery Association would put at risk the 1,200 employees of 249 independently owned Oregon liquor stores.

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MARK FREEMAN, owner of liquor stores in The Dalles and Hood River, says privatization initiatives being considered by the Northwest Grocery Association would put at risk the 1,200 employees of 249 independently owned Oregon liquor stores.



Liquor could soon be available on grocery store shelves, if Oregonians for Competition can gather enough signatures to bring a ballot measure before voters — and get their approval — in November 2014...

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