Alaska Native village to vote on lifting restrictions on alcohol
Voters in Mountain Village, Alaska, will consider a proposal to lift a ban on alcohol importation.

The ban in the Yup'ik village has been in place for at least 26 years. Allen Queenie, 32, who has been involved in alcohol-related crimes in the past, says it's time to reconsider.

"People got to be responsible -- people that are going to be using alcohol," Queenie told The Anchorage Daily News. "The public safety officers got to be enforcing, they got to do their job more."

Queenie and other supporters say they can find ways to get alcohol. But others say it will lead to a rise in crime.

The election will take place July 27.

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