Liquor Auction

March 8, 2012 - 10:35 AM
Thomas Burns stocks shelves as he works at a state-run liquor store, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Seattle. Washington state begins the process of fully privatizing its alcoholic beverage business on Thursday when a public auction of state-run liquor stores opens online, marking a historic change for a state that has tightly controlled its booze since the end of Prohibition. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)