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Thursday, September 20, 2018

More opioid crisis funding
On the heels of passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act, US Senator Lamar Alexander says Tennessee is in line to get $30.8 million to battle the opioid crisis, from an earlier appropriation. The grants announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are part of the $4.7 billion included in the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill that Congress passed in March to fight the opioid crisis, of which $1 billion was for grants to states. The grants include$18.5 million to expand access to medication-assisted treatment and fund programs to reduce opioid overdose deaths, $6.1 million for 23 Tennessee health centers, $800,000 to give rural communities more tools in their fight against opioid, and $5 million for Centers of Disease Control and Prevention programs that are aimed at preventing more people from becoming addicted to opioids.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  • Jefferson County murder/suicide update
  • Jefferson County shooting
  • CLB gets animal shelter update
  • Newport Utilities water project
  • TVA long range plan
  • CWD a risk to humans ?
  • CWD a risk to humans ?

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Newport Grammar..........Closed
  • Grassy Fork reduced ISO rating
  • Ball arrest
  • Drug baby legislation
  • Heavy rains....possible flooding
  • School bus cameras
  • School bus cameras

    Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Cocke County schools closed Tuesday
  • Holt/Morris arrest
  • Guns in cars
  • Stand Your Groend
  • McMinn drowning

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Roe news conference
  • Alexander says the border is no national emergency
  • National Park funding

    Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Wilson charges are certified
  • Gardner convicted of aggravated sexual battery of a child
  • TVA moves away from coal
  • Alexander and Roe support budget legislation

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