Oregon is considering a 1900% increase in beer tax.
The state bill would impose a nearly 50-dollar tax on eachbarrel of beer produced by Oregon brewers.
Lawmakers who support the tax say the bill would fund programsfor those addicted to alcohol, as well as raise revenue for thestate.
But brewers say the tax would cost jobs and could force smallbreweries to close.
Oregon ranks 49-th among states in its malt beverage taxationrate, which hasn't been raised in 32 years.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
A Freedom of Information Act response from the Norfolk Police Department reveals more details about the attack of a woman at the Ross department store at Military Circle last week.
Beach Events is reviewing policies and procedures after a float caught fire during the TowneBank Holiday Parade Saturday night.