KS Considers Easing Booze Sales

Revisiting byzantine laws and restrictions


Kansas, where legendary Emporia newspaper editor William Allen White once said voters "staggered to the polls every two years and voted dry," is headed for another legislative bar fight.

Grocers, convenience store owners and the state's most powerful business lobby, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, are planning once again to ask Kansas legislators to allow grocery and other stores to sell wine, hard liquor and what's known in the state as full-strength beer — anything above 3.2 percent alcohol.