This morning, the state's Liquor Control Board voted to implement an emergency statewide ban on caffeinated alcohol drinks. Last month, nine Central Washington University students became violently ill and were hospitalized after drinking cans of Four Loko at a party.

Via the Seattle Times:

In the unanimous vote, commissioners said they took the action because of public health and safety concerns. The ban will take effect Nov. 17 and remain in place for 120 days while the board goes through rule-making procedures for a permanent ban.