OLYMPIA, Wash. — A group of state-based businesses, including Costco Wholesale Corp., Issaquah, Wash., filed a ballot initiative Monday that would privatize the distribution and sale of liquor in Washington and eliminate the current state liquor store system. To sell liquor under the proposal, stores would have to meet certain requirements, including operating in enclosed spaces of 10,000 square feet or more within a single structure. The initiative would also require a store to demonstrate ...
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