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Ed Gillespie touts Portman effort to add opioid funding to Senate health-care bill

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Virginia state trooper shot during traffic stop, hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

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Virginia state trooper shot during traffic stop, hospitalized with life-threatening injuries


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New mental health care program launched in Virginia

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New mental health care program launched in Virginia


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Obamacare cost him a seat in Congress. Can it make him Governor of Virginia?

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Obamacare cost him a seat in Congress. Can it make him Governor of Virginia?


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In Virginia's opioid epidemic, this drug is the top killer

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In Virginia's opioid epidemic, this drug is the top killer


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Advocates push Virginia legislators again to expand Medicaid

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Advocates push Virginia legislators again to expand Medicaid


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Nation’s top prosecutor warns Kentucky students about heroin, painkiller abuse

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  • Ed Gillespie touts Portman effort to add opioid funding to Senate health-care bill
    Ed Gillespie touts Portman effort to add opioid funding to Senate health-care bill

    , washingtonpost.com

    RICHMOND — Ed Gillespie, though still reticent on GOP plans to overhaul Obamacare, on Wednesday suggested he would like to see funding added to address the nation’s opioid crisis. The Republican nominee for Virginia governor said efforts by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to add opioid funding to the Senate bill could advance his own plan for addressing addiction in Virginia. “I had a conversation with Rob Portman, who’s a friend, who’s been a champion on this in the Congress,” Gillespie said
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  • Ed Gillespie touts Portman effort to add opioid funding to Senate health-care bill
    Ed Gillespie touts Portman effort to add opioid funding to Senate health-care bill

    , washingtonpost.com

    RICHMOND — Ed Gillespie, though still reticent on GOP plans to overhaul Obamacare, on Wednesday suggested he would like to see funding added to address the nation’s opioid crisis. The Republican nominee for Virginia governor said efforts by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to add opioid funding to the Senate bill could advance his own plan for addressing addiction in Virginia. “I had a conversation with Rob Portman, who’s a friend, who’s been a champion on this in the Congress,” Gillespie said
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  • Hospitals' bid for extra Medicaid payments 'problematic' in Virginia budget
    Hospitals' bid for extra Medicaid payments 'problematic' in Virginia budget

    , richmond.com

    A long-pending plan to bring more federal Medicaid dollars to more than two dozen private Virginia hospitals has run into opposition from Gov. Terry McAuliffe and General Assembly budget leaders who now fear the plan could cost the state big money in the long run. The proposal, first made to federal Medicaid officials in 2011 and approved a year ago, would allow private hospital systems to contract to provide services now performed by state human resources agencies to free up state money to match federal dollars on a 50-50 basis
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  • In Virginia's opioid epidemic, this drug is the top killer
    In Virginia's opioid epidemic, this drug is the top killer

    , richmond.com

    As opioid overdose deaths continue to surge, one drug has come out ahead of all the other killers in Virginia - and many may not have known they were even using it. Fentanyl became the deadliest drug in the state last year, surging past heroin and prescription painkillers. Evidence that the painkiller epidemic gave rise to a new wave of heroin use has continued to grow, with illegal opioid deaths outnumbering prescription opioid deaths since 2013
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  • In Zika-stricken Miami, aerial pesticide spray adds to fears
    In Zika-stricken Miami, aerial pesticide spray adds to fears

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    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the only U.S. city confirmed to have mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, some residents say they'd rather be bitten than be exposed to droplets of chemicals sprayed from planes to kill the bugs. No assurances from health officials would calm some 200 people packing a Miami Beach City Commission meeting Wednesday. They cursed elected officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Florida IDs new Miami neighborhood as Zika zone
    Florida IDs new Miami neighborhood as Zika zone

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    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials announced Thursday a new Zika zone in Miami — a setback less than a month after declaring the nearby Wynwood neighborhood cleared of the virus following aggressive mosquito spraying. Five people have been infected with Zika in a 1-square-mile area of the city just north of the Little Haiti neighborhood and about 3 miles north of Wynwood, according to a statement released Thursday
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