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The Brockton Enterprise
Total change being implemented for tobacco sales in Brockton Health officials in Brockton hope that youth tobacco use in the city is about
Total change being implemented for tobacco sales in Brockton
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 10 hours ago
Health officials in Brockton hope that youth tobacco use in the city is about to go up in smoke when new local health regulations take effect on Friday. Flavored products are restricted and... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts marijuana doctor should not have lost license, judge saysA Massachusetts physician should not have had his medical license suspended for
Massachusetts marijuana doctor should not have lost license, judge says
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
A Massachusetts physician should not have had his medical license suspended for allowing nurse practitioners in his office to certify patients for medical marijuana use, according to a state administrative law judge. Regulators in May suspended the... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Some insurers thwart efforts to use medication treatment for addictiontried to get help from a top addiction doctor in Northern Kentucky, the insuran
Some insurers thwart efforts to use medication treatment for addiction
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted yesterday
tried to get help from a top addiction doctor in Northern Kentucky, the insurance blocked the first attempt. WellCare of Kentucky gave her a little Suboxone but required Zubsolv, a similar medication used to reduce cravings and stabilize... Read more
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11 News Houston
Some insurers thwart efforts to use medication treatment for addictiontried to get help from a top addiction doctor in Northern Kentucky, the insuran
Some insurers thwart efforts to use medication treatment for addiction
11 News Houston / Posted 2 days ago
tried to get help from a top addiction doctor in Northern Kentucky, the insurance blocked the first attempt. WellCare of Kentucky gave her a little Suboxone but required Zubsolv, a similar medication used to reduce cravings and stabilize... Read more
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USA Today
When insurers deny treatment for drug addictiontried to get help from a top addiction doctor in Northern Kentucky, the insuran
When insurers deny treatment for drug addiction
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
tried to get help from a top addiction doctor in Northern Kentucky, the insurance blocked the first attempt. WellCare of Kentucky gave her a little Suboxone but required Zubsolv, a similar medication used to reduce cravings and stabilize... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Gateway To Induct 4Gateway Community College, which is inducting five more local people into its H
Gateway To Induct 4
New Haven Independent / Posted 2 days ago
Gateway Community College, which is inducting five more local people into its Hall of Fame this coming Thursday, issued the following release: The Gateway Community College Foundation will host its 19th Annual Hall of Fame Induction & Reception on... Read more
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CNBC
Harvard's endowment loses 2% as stock bets fueled declinelargest yearly decline since the financial crisis. Stock investments contribut
Harvard's endowment loses 2% as stock bets fueled decline
CNBC / Posted 5 days ago
largest yearly decline since the financial crisis. Stock investments contributed significantly to its overall loss with public equity investments falling 10.2 percent, Harvard Management Company (HMC) said in its annual report. During the same... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
September 20, 2016equivalency” in reporting General Colin Powell’s emails blasting Hillary Clinto
September 20, 2016
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
equivalency” in reporting General Colin Powell’s emails blasting Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Powell, a prominent Republican, expressed different views of Clinton (ambitious, greedy and non transformational) and Trump (a national disgrace,... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Board OKs medical marijuana proposal at former Kentucky Fried Chickenif the developer gets the go-ahead for its main facility in Franklin County. T
Board OKs medical marijuana proposal at former Kentucky Fried Chicken
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 6 days ago
if the developer gets the go-ahead for its main facility in Franklin County. The Pittsfield Community Development Board has unanimously endorsed Happy Valley Compassion Center's plan to transform the one-time Kentucky Fried Chicken... Read more
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FOX Business
Does Marijuana Legalization Really Have To Worry About The Alcohol Industry?over the past decade since California first passed laws permitting its use for
Does Marijuana Legalization Really Have To Worry About The Alcohol Industry?
FOX Business / Posted 6 days ago
over the past decade since California first passed laws permitting its use for medical reasons, but not everyone is on board. Aside from groups you'd expect to be opposed to it, like those in the healthcare industry, many were surprised to... Read more
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FOX Business
Does Marijuana Legalization Really Have To Worry About The Alcohol Industry?over the past decade since California first passed laws permitting its use for
Does Marijuana Legalization Really Have To Worry About The Alcohol Industry?
FOX Business / Posted 6 days ago
over the past decade since California first passed laws permitting its use for medical reasons, but not everyone is on board. Aside from groups you'd expect to be opposed to it, like those in the healthcare industry, many were surprised to... Read more
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Boise Weekly
As Feds Move to Ban Kratom, Boise Users and Retailers Fear the WorstStop looks like any other convenience store. Tucked in amid the low-slung build
As Feds Move to Ban Kratom, Boise Users and Retailers Fear the Worst
Boise Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
Stop looks like any other convenience store. Tucked in amid the low-slung buildings in the Linda Vista Plaza at the corner of Liberty Street and Fairview Avenue, customers pop into the shop for smokes, a cold drink or any of the other sundry items... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisisBy GEOFF MULVIHILL, LIZ ESSLEY WHYTE and BEN WIEDER Associated Press and Center
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 7 days ago
By GEOFF MULVIHILL, LIZ ESSLEY WHYTE and BEN WIEDER Associated Press and Center for Public Published: September 20, 2016 11:00 AM The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemicPart of a joint investigation by The Associated Press and The Center for Public
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Part of a joint investigation by The Associated Press and The Center for Public Integrity. For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers'... Read more
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Philly.com
Politics of pain: Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisisEditor's note: This is the first installment of a two-day series. Day two explo
Politics of pain: Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
Philly.com / Posted 8 days ago
Editor's note: This is the first installment of a two-day series. Day two explores how a loose coalition of drugmakers and industry-backed nonprofits shaped the federal response to the opioid crisis. The makers of prescription painkillers have... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Pro-Painkiller Echo Chamber Shaped Policy Amid Drug EpidemicFor more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Fo
Pro-Painkiller Echo Chamber Shaped Policy Amid Drug Epidemic
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 8 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly... Read more
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NBC News
Here's How Drugmakers Fought State Opioid LimitsThe makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that in
Here's How Drugmakers Fought State Opioid Limits
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, an investigation... Read more
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Boston Herald
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemicFor more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Fo
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic
Boston Herald / Posted 8 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly... Read more
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Philly.com
Investigation: Drugmakers derailed attempts to curb opioid epidemicFor more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Fo
Investigation: Drugmakers derailed attempts to curb opioid epidemic
Philly.com / Posted 8 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers’ vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly... Read more
139 related stories
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Mon
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers'... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemicAn investigation by The Associated Press and The Center for Public Integrity re
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 8 days ago
An investigation by The Associated Press and The Center for Public Integrity reveals that similar feedback loops of information and influence play out regularly in the nation's capital, fueled by money and talking points from the Pain Care Forum, a... Read more
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FOX Business
Pro-painkiller Echo Chamber Shaped Policy Amid Drug EpidemicFor more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Fo
Pro-painkiller Echo Chamber Shaped Policy Amid Drug Epidemic
FOX Business / Posted 8 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly... Read more
139 related stories
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FOX Business
Pro-painkiller Echo Chamber Shaped Policy Amid Drug EpidemicFor more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Fo
Pro-painkiller Echo Chamber Shaped Policy Amid Drug Epidemic
FOX Business / Posted 8 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly... Read more
139 related stories
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Daily Herald
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemicFor more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Fo
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly... Read more
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The Herald News
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care
Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic
The Herald News / Posted 8 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers’ vital role in the lives of... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisistablets, also known as Vicodin, at the Oklahoma Hospital Discount Pharmacy in E
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
Rutland Herald / Posted 8 days ago
tablets, also known as Vicodin, at the Oklahoma Hospital Discount Pharmacy in Edmond, Okla. For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers�... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Pro-painkiller group shaped policy amid drug epidemicFor more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Fo
Pro-painkiller group shaped policy amid drug epidemic
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers’ vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly... Read more
139 related stories
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Boston Herald
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisisThe makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that in
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
Boston Herald / Posted 9 days ago
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the... Read more
139 related stories
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Daily Herald
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisisThe makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that in
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the... Read more
139 related stories
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ABC News
Drugmakers Fought State Opioid Limits Amid CrisisThe makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that in
Drugmakers Fought State Opioid Limits Amid Crisis
ABC News / Posted 9 days ago
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the... Read more
139 related stories
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The Columbian
Pharma lobbying held deep influence over policies on opioidsThe makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that in
Pharma lobbying held deep influence over policies on opioids
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis By Geoff Mulvihill, Liz Essley Whyte and Ben Wieder Associated Press and Cent
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
Lowell Sun / Posted 9 days ago
By Geoff Mulvihill, Liz Essley Whyte and Ben Wieder Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis Editors Notes: Part of a joint investigation by The Associated Press and The
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
Editors Notes: Part of a joint investigation by The Associated Press and The Center for Public Integrity. First of two parts. The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy... Read more
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The Herald News
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
The Herald News / Posted 9 days ago
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Printed Letter: Sept. 18, 2016to social issues in the U.S. by kneeling during the national anthem. He takes
Printed Letter: Sept. 18, 2016
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
to social issues in the U.S. by kneeling during the national anthem. He takes his chances with his employer and the public as far as his viability as a player or as a representative of the team. We all know he has a right to do what he is... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Politics of Pain: Drugmakers fight state limits amid crisisFor more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Fo
Politics of Pain: Drugmakers fight state limits amid crisis
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 9 days ago
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescription painkillers' vital role in the lives of millions of Americans, creating an echo chamber that has quietly... Read more
139 related stories
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The Washington Times
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisisThe makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that in
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
The Washington Times / Posted 9 days ago
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the... Read more
139 related stories
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisisThe makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that in
Drugmakers fought state opioid limits amid crisis
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the... Read more
139 related stories
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The Record Searchlight
Drugmakers fight state opioid limits amid crisisinjury. After his death from a heroin overdose in 2011, Weiss-Burke pushed for
Drugmakers fight state opioid limits amid crisis
The Record Searchlight / Posted 10 days ago
injury. After his death from a heroin overdose in 2011, Weiss-Burke pushed for a bill limiting initial prescriptions of opioid painkillers for acute pain to seven days. The bill exempted people with chronic pain, but opponents still fought... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Opioid prescriptions in Berkshires drop nearly 25% in a yearPITTSFIELD >> With opioid and heroin addiction receiving increased attent
Opioid prescriptions in Berkshires drop nearly 25% in a year
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 10 days ago
PITTSFIELD >> With opioid and heroin addiction receiving increased attention nationwide, the number of people receiving opioid prescriptions in Berkshire County has dropped nearly 25 percent in less than a year. The potential negative effects... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
'It takes a community to make change': The movement to end tolerance of sexual assault>> For the past six years, men, first by the dozens, now by the hundreds,
'It takes a community to make change': The movement to end tolerance of sexual assault
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 11 days ago
>> For the past six years, men, first by the dozens, now by the hundreds, have come out to take a stand in the heart of the city and say that rape, sexual assault and domestic violence are not acceptable here. Thursday night's "Walk a Mile... Read more
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Providence Business News
R.I. must meet demands for workers by supporting postsecondary educationPROVIDENCE – Rhode Island must meet demands for workers by supporting postsecon
R.I. must meet demands for workers by supporting postsecondary education
Providence Business News / Posted 11 days ago
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island must meet demands for workers by supporting postsecondary education, as social sciences, health care support, and science, technology, engineering and math jobs are the fastest-growing jobs in the state, according to a... Read more
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The Herald News
As opioid deaths rise in Fall River, so does antidote usefor the 100th time last week. FALL RIVER — A naloxone kit, stored in a hard pl
As opioid deaths rise in Fall River, so does antidote use
The Herald News / Posted 11 days ago
for the 100th time last week. FALL RIVER — A naloxone kit, stored in a hard plastic case, sits on the center console of Fall River police officer Marco Pereira’s cruiser. Pereira says he has used the anti-overdose drug “10 or 12... Read more
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The Wanderer
Marion Adopts Synthetic Drug BanDuring a public hearing (sans any public) on Tuesday, September 13, the Marion
Marion Adopts Synthetic Drug Ban
The Wanderer / Posted 12 days ago
During a public hearing (sans any public) on Tuesday, September 13, the Marion Board of Health voted in favor of adopting a bylaw that outlaws the sale and purchase of synthetic drugs – synthetic marijuana, synthetic stimulants, and synthetic... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Northampton may raise legal tobacco age to 21NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton could join several other western Massac
Northampton may raise legal tobacco age to 21
WWLP Springfield / Posted 12 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton could join several other western Massachusetts cities and towns in raising the legal tobacco age. At 5:30 Thursday evening, the Board of Health will advocate for changing the legal age needed to buy tobacco... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Polito: School, local aid could take hit if pot question OK'dapprove a marijuana-legalization ballot question in November, Lt. Gov. Karyn Po
Polito: School, local aid could take hit if pot question OK'd
Lowell Sun / Posted 13 days ago
approve a marijuana-legalization ballot question in November, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said Tuesday as she implored local officials to join the opposition to Question 4. After hearing concerns from local officials who comprise the Local Government... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Polito rallies local officials, warns of pot question’s aid impactsapprove a marijuana legalization ballot question in November, Lt. Gov. Karyn Po
Polito rallies local officials, warns of pot question’s aid impacts
WWLP Springfield / Posted 13 days ago
approve a marijuana legalization ballot question in November, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said Tuesday as she implored local officials to join the opposition to Question 4. After hearing concerns from local officials who comprise the Local... Read more
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The Herald News
Lt. Gov. Polito warns local officials of pot question's aid impactsapprove a marijuana legalization ballot question in November, Lt. Gov. Karyn Po
Lt. Gov. Polito warns local officials of pot question's aid impacts
The Herald News / Posted 14 days ago
approve a marijuana legalization ballot question in November, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said Tuesday as she implored local officials to join the opposition to Question 4. After hearing concerns from local officials who comprise the Local... Read more
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MLive.com
Oscoda toxic PFC groundwater plumes approaching Lake HuronForce Base and the chemical plumes have crossed an inland lake on their way to
Oscoda toxic PFC groundwater plumes approaching Lake Huron
MLive.com / Posted 14 days ago
Force Base and the chemical plumes have crossed an inland lake on their way to Lake Huron. The latest chemical plume map of the area shows a private well testing between 51 and 300 parts-per-trillion (ppt) for total perfluorinated chemicals... Read more
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