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Alcohol vote, hospital growth top area stories

Alcohol vote, hospital growth top area stories
Michael Cavazos
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 9:29am

In stark contrast to results of the same effort in 2007, Longview voters in May overwhelmingly backed a measure to expand beer and wine sales across the city — approving by a margin of almost two to one.

The expansion of alcohol sales and resulting development was selected by News-Journal editors as the top area story of 2013. It was followed by millions of dollars in expansions under way at Longview’s two hospitals, and a November stabbing spree at a hospital annex that killed two and left others injured. 


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