alcohol http://kbia.org en Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit http://kbia.org/post/tequila-nation-mexico-reckons-its-complicated-spirit The Mexican town of Tequila in the western state of Jalisco is the heart of a region that produces the legendary spirit. Any bottle of tequila must be made from the Weber Blue species of agave, grown and distilled in this region.<p>Field after field of agave gives this land a blue hue, defining an economy and its traditions.<p>But using just one species of blue agave to make 100 percent blue agave tequila is done through cloning the plants, without pollination or flowering. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:28:00 +0000 The Kitchen Sisters 55035 at http://kbia.org Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit City Council approves extended hours for bars and restaurants http://kbia.org/post/city-council-approves-extended-hours-bars-and-restaurants <p>The Columbia City Council has granted a request from restaurant and bar owners extending the hours to which alcohol can be served outside the premises -- just in time for warm weather.&nbsp; The decision allows owners to serve alcohol outside until midnight and for alcohol to be consumed inside until 1 a.m.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:39:01 +0000 Quinn Cochran 51929 at http://kbia.org City Council approves extended hours for bars and restaurants Bartenders in Columbia need certification http://kbia.org/post/bartenders-columbia-need-certification <p></p><p>Columbia bartenders and store clerks who sell alcohol have to complete a training course and obtain certification required under a new city ordinance.</p><p>The Columbia health department is issuing new server photo IDs under the ordinance approved by the Columbia City Council last November. The measure requires every liquor store clerk, grocery store checker, bartender and waiter in Columbia to complete the online training by Jan. 1.</p><p>The city says it's issued about 400 certificates and expects many more people to take the course in the coming weeks.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:21:35 +0000 Associated Press 44345 at http://kbia.org Bartenders in Columbia need certification Court rejects challenge to Missouri alcohol law http://kbia.org/post/court-rejects-challenge-missouri-alcohol-law <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a Missouri law from the Prohibition era that requires state residency for alcohol wholesalers.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;"><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-liquor-law-upheld">KWMU-FM</a> reports that the St. Louis-based Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejected a legal challenge by Southern Wine &amp; Spirits of Miami.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:10:42 +0000 Associated Press 41171 at http://kbia.org Court rejects challenge to Missouri alcohol law Northwest Missouri State adopts drug, alcohol amnesty policy http://kbia.org/post/northwest-missouri-state-adopts-drug-alcohol-amnesty-policy <p>Northwest Missouri State University has adopted a policy allowing students to seek medical care for overuse of alcohol or drugs without fear of reprisal.</p><p>The Maryville Daily Forum <a href="http://bit.ly/14uEtoV">reports</a>&nbsp;the amnesty provision approved by the university's Board of Regents is meant to ensure that students get the care they need.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:16:09 +0000 Associated Press 38341 at http://kbia.org Northwest Missouri State adopts drug, alcohol amnesty policy Report shows Callaway County teens lead Missouri in alcohol consumption and drug abuse http://kbia.org/post/report-shows-callaway-county-teens-lead-missouri-alcohol-consumption-and-drug-abuse <p>A report released by the Missouri Department of Mental Health shows teens in Callaway County report higher alcohol and drug use than teens anywhere else in Missouri. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:42:56 +0000 Megan Johnson 15763 at http://kbia.org Report shows Callaway County teens lead Missouri in alcohol consumption and drug abuse Lawmakers approve bill allowing early morning alcohol at Lambert International Airport http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-approve-bill-allowing-early-morning-alcohol-lambert-international-airport <p>If the governor signs the bill into law, alcohol sales would begin two hours earlier - at 4 a.m. - at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. Mon, 21 May 2012 14:12:27 +0000 Matt Evans 14497 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers approve bill allowing early morning alcohol at Lambert International Airport The risks of alcohol abuse http://kbia.org/post/risks-alcohol-abuse <p>This week, we&rsquo;ll hear from one MU researcher about the risk factors for alcohol dependence, and hear about cancer prevention.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:24:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11911 at http://kbia.org The risks of alcohol abuse