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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

SummitNavy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of Southern Command, hosts a one-day opioid summit at Southcom headquarters in Miami, Feb. 8, 2018. Participants included Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other agency officials and experts in public health and law enforcement. Southern Command photo WASHINGTON, DC: Feb. 9, 2018 By Lisa Ferdinando DoD…
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $5.65 Million to Combat Gang Violence in Cities

BOSTON, MA: - Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett announced the release of $ million in competitive grant funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts to combat gang violence. The awards were made to 15 sites across…
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OPIOID CRISIS – CITY REQUEST FOR INFORMATION TO EXPLORE LITIGATION AGAINST PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES INVOLVED

The City of Boston seeks to gather information from qualified law firms, universities, think tanks, hospitals, governmental entities, researchers, and any other interested parties. Boston, MA: - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the City of Boston's approach to potential litigation against pharmaceutical…
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Customs and Border Patrol National Targeting Center Roundtable

Responsible Immigration Reform Will Secure Our Borders. For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities. They’ve allowed millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs and wages against the poorest Americans. President Donald J. Trump BORDER SECURITY SOLUTIONS: President Trump has put…
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FLU – Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is above the system-specific epidemic threshold in the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Mortality Surveillance System.

Atlanta, GA: Based on National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality surveillance data available on January 25, 2018, of the deaths occurring during the week ending January 6, 2018 (week 1) were due to P&I. This percentage is above the epidemic threshold of for week 1. Background: Weekly mortality surveillance data…
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Unleashing America’s Offshore Oil and Gas Potential

Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire Outer Continental Shelf for potential oil and gas lease sales. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) develops the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) for oil and gas development in accordance with the Outer Continental Shelf Lands…
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Governor Baker Testifies to Combat the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

BOSTON, MA: - Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders testified at a hearing of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in support of the administration’s second significant package to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic, including legislation titled “An act relative to Combatting addiction, Accessing treatment,…
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CLIMATE READY BOSTON EXPLORES SOLUTIONS FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE IN SOUTH BOSTON

Boston, MA: City of Boston - South Boston is expected to experience more coastal and stormwater flooding due to climate change impacts. The City of Boston is exploring solutions to decrease these risks as part of our Climate Ready Boston initiative. You can add your on-the-ground perspective to this discussion about the…
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