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Friday, February 29, 2008

Vermont eyeing lower drinking age

From the AP:

Proponents say the higher age hasn't kept young people from consuming alcohol and has instead driven underage consumption underground, particularly on college campuses.

“Our laws aren't working. They're not preventing underage drinking. What they're doing is putting it outside the public eye,” Vermont state Sen. Hinda Miller said. “So you have a lot of kids binge drinking. They get sick, they get scared and they get into trouble and they can't call because they know it's illegal.

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