fentanyl

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Family of Tamir Rice

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, June 15:

M.L. Schultze / WKSU public radio

Here's your morning headlines for Tuesday, June 12: 

Rob Portman
WKSU

A measure to crackdown on the shipment of opioids from China is moving its way through Congress. Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman touts this provision as a key tool in the fight against the drug epidemic.

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SEN. SHERROD BROWN

Sen. Sherrod Brown is introducing a bill tomorrow to provide funding for devices that detect fentanyl.

The POWER Act would provide funds for portable chemical screening devices, such as those being used by Customs and Border Protection agents. Sen. Brown says they’re needed because local law enforcement officers need to be able to test drugs in the field to ensure they’re not in danger of an accidental overdose, such as the one that happened last year to an officer in Columbiana County.

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