Welcome to the archives for NewsTalk, an IBJ blog published from November 2007 through December 2010.

Food, children and bars

March 3, 2009
More bars in the state are allowing minors â?? people under age 21 â?? with the proviso that parents are there, too. State law also stipulates a barrier separating bars and family dining areas.

Supporters of the trend say it will result in less alcoholism. What do you think?

More broadly, to what extent should government keep an eye on alcohol? Are regulations too strict, too lenient, about right?
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