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Federal Lawmakers Ask Governor To Create Heroin Task Force

Federal Lawmakers Ask Governor To Create Heroin Task Force

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Twelve members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation are asking Governor McAuliffe to form a statewide task force to address Virginia’s growing heroin epidemic. The bipartisan group of legislators worries about the rapid spread of heroin and its impact on Virginia communities. In a joint letter sent Thursday, they point out that not a week goes by with without the death of another heroin addict making headlines. Nationally, heroin use nearly doubled between 2002 and 2012.

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

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