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Proposed public intoxication ban fails in Alaska town

 

September 14, 2017



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A proposed ban on intoxication in public places has failed in the Alaska Gold Rush town of Nome, which has long grappled with hard drinking.

Officials say the ordinance law fell short of the necessary City Council votes Monday to proceed to a later, second vote.

The measure would have prohibited intoxication in public rights of way, including the city’s Front Street, where drinkers can be seen staggering along or passed out near tourist shops.

The measure included no penalty for violators, but City Manager Tom Moran has said it could be amended to add a fine if...



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