Politics

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October 7, 2021

Ohio Gov. DeWine joins other governors in Texas, calling for more border security

MISSION, Texas — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine joined a coalition of Republican governors on the Texas border Wednesday, calling on the White House to better secure the border.
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October 12, 2021

House Republicans announce bill to legalize marijuana in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — House Republicans are taking a hit at legalizing marijuana in Ohio.
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October 6, 2021

Ohio Governor travels to see troops he sent to Texas-Mexico border

Gov. Mike DeWine said the border is a thoroughfare for the deadly opiate fentanyl, blamed in most of Ohio's deadly opioid-related overdoses.
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September 15, 2021

Senate passes Gavarone's Relapse Reduction Act

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Senate on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 25, also known as the Relapse Reduction Act.
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August 31, 2021

We found tax records showing 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance's anti-opioid nonprofit faltered

JD Vance is running for Senate in Ohio as a savior of the Midwest.A nonprofit he started to fight the opioid epidemic seems to have faltered. Vance's track record is the subject of an Insider deep-dive.
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July 22, 2021

Biden Vows to Continue Encounter with China Over Opioids

CINCINNATI, OHIO - U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will continue “this encounter with China” to attempt to stem the flow of deadly drugs being smuggled into the United States via Mexico.
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June 13, 2021

Biden’s border policies are worsening the opioid crisis

In an op-ed for Roll Call, Senator Portman, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Representative John Katko (R-NY), ranking member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, called on the Biden administration to address the ongoing surge in illicit narcotics, like fentanyl, coming across the southern border and into the United States resulting in an increase of overdose deaths.
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June 8, 2021

Morrisey talks opioids, drug trafficking during Parkersburg visit

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey visited the Judge Black Annex on Monday to contribute to a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement officials pertaining to the opioid epidemic.
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