In national news:

In an August 8th speech, President Trump stopped short of declaring a national emergency to deal with the nation’s opioid crisis. Such a move was the chief recommendation in the interim report of the White House panel tasked with providing the administration with solutions to the problem. German Lopez, drug policy writer with Vox, explores what a national emergency declaration for the opioid abuse and overdose epidemic would actually do if it were declared.

Read the article here. Further coverage from Reuters here.

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