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The federal government might be shut down but Michigan lawmakers are hard at work protecting our right to a good value. Rep. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) and Rep. Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) have written a proposal to amend the state Liquor Control Act to make sure that when a pint of beer is offered at a bar or restaurant, customers are getting an "honest pint."
drinking spring break news Spring Break is Ruined! Panama City Beach Bans Alcohol
Via: AL.com
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Maybe spring break isn't totally ruined but Panama City Beach City Council has just voted to ban alcohol consumption during the month of March in 2016. That does put a damper on one of the most popular activities of the college spring break season. Those in favor of the ban argue that the money brought in by spring breakers does not outweight the the overall negative impact of the month of drunken chaos that comes with them. The ban is meant to discourage wild spring breakers in an effort to bring in other types of tourists, like families, who will spend more money and cause less damage. 

Please, drink responsibly.
Via: Metro
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Humberto Moura Fonseca, age 23, drank 25 shots of vodka in less than a minute.  He and his friends, other students at the University of Julio de Mesquita, were involved in a drinking competition during the time of this tragic event. Soon after he finished the shots, he complained of feeling ill and collapsed to the floor. 

A medical crew was fast on the scene and rushed Fonseca and others to the hospital. Unfortunately,  he passed away during transport and doctors later confirmed the cause was alcohol posioning. 

The quote is from Russian poet Vladimir Maiakovski and was posted on Fonseca's facebook page. 

Police are investigating the situation and may charge those who organized the contest, thought to be other students at the university, with homicide. 

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