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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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Monday, June 24, 2019

  • NU power outage
  • Judge Duane Slone honored
  • Opioid deaths decrease in Tennessee
  • Congress blocks Saudi arms sales
  • Baby milk formula is recalled
  • Newport Street Department

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • Housing starts in Tennessee
  • Retirement costs
  • Suicide increases in Tennessee

    Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Roe representative to be in Newport

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • McCord visits Newport
  • Alexander sponsors legislation to reduce out of pocket medical costs
  • Messer arrest
  • Special session of CLB

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Cocke County budget discussions continue
  • Phillips charged in double murder
  • ETSU tuition to increase
  • Small business job growth
  • Library is closed

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