New push to deal with alcohol in Whiteclay
Walking down the street in Whiteclay, Nebraska on a weekday afternoon, chances are you will see a dozen people hanging out – standing around, seated, or sprawled out on the sidewalk — beer cans nearby. And it’s not just regular beer. Among favorites here are big cans of malt liquor, with higher alcohol content.
But that could be changing. The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission is asking the Legislature to authorize so-called “alcohol impact zones.” Executive Director Hobie Rupe says those zones could prohibit selling single cans of beer, and limit its alcohol content, in areas from Omaha to Whiteclay.