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By Chris Thomas
Washington News Service 

Liquor enforcement officers ask for more training


State Liquor Enforcement Officers have asked the Washington Legislature for the training and the authority to handle a greater range of responsibilities. The officers said the new state law legalizing marijuana use is only one complication on the job. They now have almost triple the number of liquor licensees to check on as they did when the stores were state-run.

Because they are also dealing with more fraud and black market business on the bar scene, Liquor Enforcement Officer Diana Peters said, they would benefit from more training. “We don’t know what we’ll come across when we enter one of those establishments or we confront one of those individuals,” she explained. “They’...

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