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Daily Herald
Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?Robert LaCount, a recovering addict, stands outside an old church he is fixing
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
Robert LaCount, a recovering addict, stands outside an old church he is fixing up as a community center in Hoquiam, Wash., Monday, June 12, 2017. For years, LaCount cycled in and out of jail and it did nothing to stop the addiction. He didn't care if... Read more
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Daily Herald
Trump won towns drowning in despair. Will he save them?Robert LaCount, a recovering addict, stands outside an old church he is fixing
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
Robert LaCount, a recovering addict, stands outside an old church he is fixing up as a community center in Hoquiam, Wash., Monday, June 12, 2017. For years, LaCount cycled in and out of jail and it did nothing to stop the addiction. He didn't care if... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Thousands of overdose deaths linked to shocking increase of fentanyl in drug supplyPHILADELPHIA – Art Gutierrez comes to the corner of Kensington Avenue and Somer
Bangor Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
PHILADELPHIA – Art Gutierrez comes to the corner of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street every morning to buy heroin. What he’s actually getting in Philadelphia’s notorious open-air drug market is heroin laced with an even more potent additive,... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Thousands of urban overdose deaths linked to shocking increase..."It's a new epidemic," said Gutierrez, 42, who shoots up on the sidewalks here
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
"It's a new epidemic," said Gutierrez, 42, who shoots up on the sidewalks here in Kensington by day and ducks into abandoned buildings to sleep at night as he copes with crippling addiction. He has watched his friends die and says, "If you catch a... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
When Marion County Jail cells fill up, where do inmates go?Jail cells fill up, where do inmates go? Cody Baird, 20, broke into a Salem ma
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 4 days ago
Jail cells fill up, where do inmates go? Cody Baird, 20, broke into a Salem man's home March 3, pointed a gun at him and then, as he fled, fired a shot into a nearby home before being caught by police. Jail overcrowding triggered Baird's... Read more
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The Norwich Gazette
Street drugs 101: from fentanyl to heroinForget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes t
The Norwich Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
Forget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes to street drugs, what you don’t know can kill you. That was the thrust of a rare public health warning — three health agencies and London police joined in its release —... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
August 15Questions and Answers - Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:45 pmPress Release: Hansard
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 5 days ago
Questions and Answers - Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:45 pmPress Release: Hansard ORAL QUESTIONSQUESTIONS TO MINISTERSYouth Justice—Proposed Military Academies1. JACINDA ARDERN (Leader of the Opposition—Labour) to the Prime Minister: Does he... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
County fighting back as drug abuse death toll climbsThe number of heroin-related deaths in Howard County between January and March
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
The number of heroin-related deaths in Howard County between January and March this year doubled compared to the same time frame last year, painting a grim reality of the substance abuse crisis the county faces. Maryland's Department of Health... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
VC Summer Job Fair Taking Place TodayColumbia, SC (AP, WLTX) - Thousands of people searching for work following the
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 5 days ago
Columbia, SC (AP, WLTX) - Thousands of people searching for work following the abandonment of a nuclear power project in South Carolina are invited to job fairs this week. Gov. Henry McMaster plans to attend the first "Employ SC" job fair Monday. It... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
School exclusions rise in East Lancashire by a quarterTHE number of pupils who have been expelled from schools across East Lancashire
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
THE number of pupils who have been expelled from schools across East Lancashire has risen by a more than a quarter in a year, new figures reveal. Headteachers said they are not surprised by the rise because less support has been given to children... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
A guide to Ontario's deadly street drugsForget the old adage that what you don't know, can't hurt you. When it comes t
The Sudbury Star / Posted 6 days ago
Forget the old adage that what you don't know, can't hurt you. When it comes to street drugs, what you don't know can kill you. That was the thrust of a rare public health warning -- three health agencies and London police joined in its release --... Read more
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The Newton Kansan
Opioids a growing problem: Prescription drug misuse on the rise in areaAbout this story: Regular news reports have come out about a national opioid cr
The Newton Kansan / Posted 7 days ago
About this story: Regular news reports have come out about a national opioid crisis, and this week President Donald J. Trump declared the crisis a national emergency. The Kansan wanted to know what is happening in Harvey County. Chad Frey sought out... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Foster care rates rise amid drug addictionlabor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl
Stamford Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie's eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling. "Oh my God," she thought to herself. "I just killed this child because of my drug... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Foster care rates rise amid drug addictionlabor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 8 days ago
labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie's eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling. "Oh my God," she thought to herself. "I just killed this child because of my drug... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Foster care rates rise amid drug addictionlabor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl
Connecticut Post / Posted 8 days ago
labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie's eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling. "Oh my God," she thought to herself. "I just killed this child because of my drug... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Foster care rates rise amid drug addictionlabor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl
The New Canaan News / Posted 8 days ago
labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie's eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling. "Oh my God," she thought to herself. "I just killed this child because of my drug... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Foster care rates rise amid drug addictionlabor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie's eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling. "Oh my God," she thought to herself. "I just killed this child because of my drug... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Foster care rates rise amid drug addictionlabor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl
Darien News-Review / Posted 8 days ago
labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie's eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling. "Oh my God," she thought to herself. "I just killed this child because of my drug... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Foster care rates rise amid drug addictionlabor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 8 days ago
labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie's eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling. "Oh my God," she thought to herself. "I just killed this child because of my drug... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Foster care rates rise amid drug addictionlabor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie's eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling. "Oh my God," she thought to herself. "I just killed this child because of my drug... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Bradley County works to heal, overcome opioid abuseGallery: A prosecutor, a physician, a pharmacist, a law enforcement officer a
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
Gallery: A prosecutor, a physician, a pharmacist, a law enforcement officer and an EMS director took the stage of Walker Valley High School's auditorium in Cleveland on Aug. 3, the morning before... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Street drugs 101: from fentanyl to heroinForget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes t
Sarnia Observer / Posted 8 days ago
Forget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes to street drugs, what you don’t know can kill you. That was the crux of a rare recent public health warning — three local health agencies and London police joined in its... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine could benefit from Trump’s opioid-crisis emergency declarationPresident Donald Trump is following the advice of the White House opioid commis
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
President Donald Trump is following the advice of the White House opioid commission, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, that recommended officially declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency so that federal funds and other resources can be... Read more
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Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Street drugs 101: from fentanyl to heroinForget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes t
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 8 days ago
Forget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes to street drugs, what you don’t know can kill you. That was the crux of a rare recent public health warning — three local health agencies and London police joined in its... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Street drugs 101: from fentanyl to heroinForget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes t
Chatham Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Forget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes to street drugs, what you don’t know can kill you. That was the crux of a rare recent public health warning — three local health agencies and London police joined in its... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Opioid town hall set for ColumbusMississippi law enforcement and medical agencies are bringing the fight against
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
Mississippi law enforcement and medical agencies are bringing the fight against the state's growing opioid and heroin epidemic to Columbus next week. Representatives with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and state pharmacy board will lead a town... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Street drugs 101: from fentanyl to heroinForget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes t
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 8 days ago
Forget the old adage that what you don’t know, can’t hurt you. When it comes to street drugs, what you don’t know can kill you. That was the crux of a rare recent public health warning — three local health agencies and London police joined in its... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Embattled Maine youth prison hires new superintendentPORTLAND, Maine — The new head of Maine’s youth prison will come to the trouble
Bangor Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — The new head of Maine’s youth prison will come to the troubled facility from an organization that works to help young people with substance abuse and mental health issues. Caroline Raymond, the chief executive officer of Day One,... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Trump to declare the opioid crisis a national emergencyPresident Donald Trump "officially' declared the opioid crisis a national emerg
Stamford Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
President Donald Trump "officially' declared the opioid crisis a national emergency on Thursday. The "national emergency" status, which experts recommended, could free up resources to address the epidemic with a new urgency. The move opens up... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Trump to declare the opioid crisis a national emergencyPresident Donald Trump "officially' declared the opioid crisis a national emerg
Connecticut Post / Posted 9 days ago
President Donald Trump "officially' declared the opioid crisis a national emergency on Thursday. The "national emergency" status, which experts recommended, could free up resources to address the epidemic with a new urgency. The move opens up... Read more
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Business Insider
Trump to declare the opioid crisis a national emergencycould free up resources to address the epidemic with a new urgency. The move o
Business Insider / Posted 9 days ago
could free up resources to address the epidemic with a new urgency. The move opens up questions about what Trump's drug policy will look like moving forward. President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis was a national emergency on... Read more
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The Hill
National leadership needed to fight the opioid crisisThe opioid crisis claims more than 91 Americans per day from overdoses; more th
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
The opioid crisis claims more than 91 Americans per day from overdoses; more than die of car crashes, gun violence or murders. Although the rate of opioid addiction has risen recently at an alarming rate, there is a misimpression that legitimate... Read more
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The Morning Call
State report shows increase in Lehigh Valley babies born exposed to illegal drugsPregnant women who use illegal drugs are on the rise in the Lehigh Valley, anot
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
Pregnant women who use illegal drugs are on the rise in the Lehigh Valley, another symptom of a fast-growing opioid epidemic across the country, according to a recently released state report. Lehigh Valley Health Network, Easton Hospital, and St.... Read more
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Boston Herald
Faces of an epidemic: Stories of the victims of America’s opioid crisis — and the fight to save livesJack and Hunt Freeman were Texas brothers with a lot going for them. Hunt, 26,
Boston Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Jack and Hunt Freeman were Texas brothers with a lot going for them. Hunt, 26, was a charismatic salesman at a Harley Davidson shop; Jack, 29, worked as a golf assistant at an upscale country club. But the two also liked to party with alcohol and... Read more
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The News & Observer
Why jailers aren’t being held accountable for inmate deathsJail deaths: NC investigators move slowly to punish jailers | News & Observer
The News & Observer / Posted 10 days ago
Jail deaths: NC investigators move slowly to punish jailers | News & Observer In 2007, detention officers found Timothy Allen Maynard hanging in a cell in Guilford County. Maynard had a history of depression, and his death was ruled a suicide. But... Read more
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TribLIVE
Trump stresses tough law enforcement in comments on the opioid epidemican approach that was not addressed in a report released last week by the specia
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
an approach that was not addressed in a report released last week by the special commission he appointed to combat opioid abuse. “At the end of 2016, there were 23 percent fewer federal prosecutions than in 2011, so they looked at this surge and... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
No new money needed -- Norfolk County has own inmate addiction programNorfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti said it's okay that his office didn't g
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 11 days ago
Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti said it's okay that his office didn't get part of a new federal grant that went to five other sheriff's departments. Norfolk County started a near-identical program in 2016. Lane Lambert The Patriot Ledger... Read more
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The News & Observer
51 NC jail inmates have died in past five years after poor supervision from jailersJail deaths: NC inmates, including mentally ill, die unsupervised | News & Obse
The News & Observer / Posted 12 days ago
Jail deaths: NC inmates, including mentally ill, die unsupervised | News & Observer The family of Patrick O'Malley wonders why he was held in a restraining chair for nine hours while he was under arrest in the Carteret County jail in 2015. He was... Read more
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Officer.com
Police shootings: When a crisis turns deadlyAug. 06--When Vancouver police shot and killed Justin Andrew Burton after he ba
Officer.com / Posted 13 days ago
Aug. 06--When Vancouver police shot and killed Justin Andrew Burton after he barged into an occupied apartment in February and threatened the occupants with a knife, it was a violent end to an all-too-common crisis. Months before, Burton was... Read more
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The Columbian
Police shootings: When a crisis turns deadlyWhen Vancouver police shot and killed Justin Andrew Burton after he barged into
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
When Vancouver police shot and killed Justin Andrew Burton after he barged into an occupied apartment in February and threatened the occupants with a knife, it was a violent end to an all-too-common crisis. Months before, Burton was arrested on... Read more
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Salon.com
In North Carolina, “heroin is more accessible and cheaper than alcohol”woman had been found dead from an overdose.” Kylee Smith, a paramedic in Guilfo
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
woman had been found dead from an overdose.” Kylee Smith, a paramedic in Guilford County, North Carolina is recounting one of her most recent calls. “She had burns where she had been put on the hot asphalt before the fire department arrived. They... Read more
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Eureka Times-Standard
Bridging treatment gapsLocal clinicians and counselors are transforming the way services are provided
Eureka Times-Standard / Posted 14 days ago
Local clinicians and counselors are transforming the way services are provided to Humboldt County residents struggling with both substance abuse and mental health challenges. The newly branded Humboldt County Programs for Recovery was created to... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Maryland overdose deaths continued to soar in the first part of the yearThe number of drug-and alcohol-related deaths in Maryland climbed 37 percent in
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 days ago
The number of drug-and alcohol-related deaths in Maryland climbed 37 percent in the first three months of this year, with the biggest increase related to people taking opioids laced with the potent additive fentanyl. There were 550 overdose deaths,... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
V.C. Summer Job Fair to Be Held at Columbia Convention CenterHenry McMaster says there will be second job fair for the newly created EmployS
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 15 days ago
Henry McMaster says there will be second job fair for the newly created EmploySC, a group that's looking to help laid off V.C. Summer Nuclear Station employees find new work. McMaster said Friday that the new job fair will be held at the... Read more
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chroniclelive
Fears as drug charities face funding cuts while deaths riseA shocking rise in the number of people dying from drug abuse follows cuts in f
chroniclelive / Posted 15 days ago
A shocking rise in the number of people dying from drug abuse follows cuts in funding for charities which help addicts. There were 532 deaths from drug use in the region from 2014 to 2016, up from 283 deaths from 2004 to 2006, 10 years... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
'The problem is larger than us'Thursday roundtable in Quincy with legislators and first responders addressed r
McDonough County Voice / Posted 15 days ago
Thursday roundtable in Quincy with legislators and first responders addressed regional concerns over issue sweeping the nation QUINCY — With tens of thousands of Americans in the grips of prescription painkiller addiction, health officials and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Mississippi law enforcement to carry anti-overdose drugLaw enforcement officers in Mississippi will begin to carry Naloxone, an anti-o
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 16 days ago
Law enforcement officers in Mississippi will begin to carry Naloxone, an anti-overdose drug. Mississippi Department of Mental Health and Mississippi Department of Public Safety Sworn Personnel are working together to provide the medication across... Read more
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Rocklin & Roseville Today
Rocklin Event Center to Host Parolees and Probationers EventHosts Graduation August 9 Rocklin, CA - The transition from prison life to lif
Rocklin & Roseville Today / Posted 16 days ago
Hosts Graduation August 9 Rocklin, CA - The transition from prison life to life beyond prison is a challenging one for men and women on parole or probation. Many parolees struggle to find success. However, more than 50 members of the 2017... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
SC Gov. Creates Rapid Response Effort to Help VC Summer WorkersColumbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says he's created a ne
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 16 days ago
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says he's created a new rapid response coalition to help the thousands of people who were left without a job after worked stopped at two nuclear reactors at the VC Summer Nuclear Station this... Read more
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The Suburbanite
Suburbanite area crime reportOn July 26, deputies stopped a vehicle on State Route 619 for a traffic violati
The Suburbanite / Posted 16 days ago
On July 26, deputies stopped a vehicle on State Route 619 for a traffic violation and discovered a passenger, a 33-year-old Akron woman, had a warrant for aggravated possession of drugs. She was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail. Deputies... Read more
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