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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, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
  • Campaign funding
  • Tennessee ranks poorly on home energy efficiency
  • Social Security and Medicaid

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
  • Arrington injured by train
  • Bobby Lovell has died
  • Early voting begins

    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
  • Stanley fatality
  • Worex crash/charge
  • Inmates charged
  • White cutting
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • Greene County fire fatalities

    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
  • CLB workshop
  • Bredesen in Newport
  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
  • Assad lawsuit

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
  • Hurricane Michael

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