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Halloween a Reminder of Oklahoma’s Social Host Law

This Halloween, having fun shouldn’t be a problem. The only problem that could come is if you allow minors to drink alcohol at your residence. This is part of Oklahoma’s Social Host Law. The Duncan Banner reports members of the …

With Concerns Related to Underage Drinking, Majority of Adults Favor Powdered Alcohol Ban

After this year’s legalization of powdered alcohol, some states have already banned it – a move that the majority of the public supports, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Adults …

California Jury Awards $40M in Wrongful Death Suit Over TGI Friday Killing

A Southern California jury awarded $40 million to the parents of a man who was stabbed to death in a TGI Friday’s restaurant. The panel found Thursday that the restaurant’s operator was 55 percent responsible for the January 2009 death …

Mesa Parents Could Get Fined for Underage Drinking

Mesa, Ariz., police are proposing an ordinance that would make even unknowing parents accountable for underage drinking going on in their home. KPHO-TV reports that the police department gave a presentation to a city public safety committee on a proposed …

Drinking Being Watched at Kentucky Games, Tailgating Events

Workers in one state office plan to go to as many tailgating events this fall as possible as college football season gets started, but they aren’t going for fun. Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Division investigators will be working to deter …

Kansas College Student Sues Fraternity Over Drinking

A student at the University of Kansas has filed a lawsuit accusing a fraternity of allowing underage drinking, which he claims led to his severe head injury. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 20-year-old Andrew Charles Johnson of Salina filed the …

Underage Drinking Grows Among Kentucky Youth

Youth advocates in eastern Kentucky have turned their attention to the growing problem of underage drinking. Shelly Steiner, a certified prevention specialist with Pathways Regional Prevention Center, told The Independent that the number of underage drinkers in the region has …

Crackdown on Campus Drinking Changes Tailgates

An effort to crack down on underage drinking and other alcohol-related behaviors is yielding results at six college campuses across the state, but some students say it’s taken the fun out of tailgating before a game. Officers from the Indiana …

Mississippi Toughens Social Host Liability for Parents

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law a bill that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute parents who host drinking parties for teenagers. The “social host” bill makes adults liable for knowingly allowing underage drinking on their …