Politics

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February 23, 2020

Opioid crisis is a campaign issue again

Most people can tell it is election season by the sudden uptick in campaign advertising and, of course, all the candidate signs popping up in yards and intersections.
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January 16, 2020

Sen. Portman presses for permanent criminalization of Fentanyl-related substances

As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues, and with a criminalization order against fentanyl-related substances set to expire, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) took to the Senate floor this week urging legislation to permanently schedule the drugs.
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January 19, 2020

U.S. attorney: Make ban on fentanyl analogues permanent

Most Ohioans do not know that a deadly poison is being added to heroin, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and, yes, even marijuana. It is called fentanyl, or one of its analogues. And it is killing people.
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January 14, 2020

Latta directs attention to opioid crisis in Ohio

On Monday, Rep. Bob Latta, R-OH, joined a Congressional subcommittee with the intention of fighting opioid abuse in northwest Ohio.
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January 8, 2020

Brown's Fentanyl Sanctions Act Aims to Reduce Overdose Deaths

Senator Sherrod Brown is highlighting one of his legislative accomplishments of 2019 that he said is going to help in Ohio’s battle in the opioid crisis.
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January 13, 2020

Sen. Brown Celebrates Law Cracking Down On Foreign Fentanyl Trafficking

While lawmakers from both parties battle over politics, there is some movement on bipartisan efforts to fight the deadly drug fentanyl in Congress.
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January 13, 2020

Columbus city leaders to share 2020 plan for battling opiate crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — City of Columbus leaders are sharing their plan for battling the opioid epidemic.
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December 20, 2019

Michael Bloomberg Makes First Presidential Campaign Visit To Ohio

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has made his first presidential campaign visit to Ohio.
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