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Lawrence repeals old law on alcohol sale restriction


August 24, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials have repealed a restriction on alcohol sales near schools and churches that dates back to Prohibition.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the ordinance had rarely been enforced in recent years, but getting around the rules still required city leaders to go through a time-consuming review process each time a request for a waiver was made.

The City Commission struck the provision from city code during a meeting Tuesday. City Clerk Sherri Riedemann said the original concept for the provision — which barred alcohol sales within 400 feet (122 met...

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