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Bill would make grocers one-stop-shop for food, regular beer


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A years-long effort by Kansas grocery and convenience stores that want to sell more alcoholic products culminated in a compromise on Friday when lawmakers agreed to allow them to sell full-strength beer and allow liquor stores to sell more non-alcoholic products.

Uncork Kansas, a group representing grocery and convenience stores, has been advocating for the stores' ability to sell full-strength beer, wine and liquor in a state that the temperance movement — led in part by famed bar-raider Carry Nation — kept dry for nearly 70 years. National prohibition lasted just...

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