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Drug addiction is an ugly problem that has been pushed aside for far too long.
As recently as late last year, authorities estimated that there are currently between 435,000 and 1.5 million heroin users in the United States. Many of these users became addicted through the use of prescription drugs, and an alarming number of them are younger than 25 years old.
Interested in possibly having your artwork displayed in the United States Capitol? Rep. Barbara Comstock is inviting local high school students to submit their artwork to the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. The competition is open to all high school students who reside in the 10th District.
Two sheriff's deputies on Wednesday likely prevented the death of a western Loudoun man by using agency-issued naloxone to revive him from a heroin overdose.
Read more at the Loudoun Times here.
Two Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies administered LCSO’s first life-saving in-the-field naloxone treatment Wednesday.
Read more at Loudoun Now here.
This weekend, the San Francisco Bay Area could see as much as an $800 million boost to its local economy, thanks to Super Bowl 50, which this year pits the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers.
The United States is under attack. Every day cyber criminals, “hacktivists,” and state-sponsored cyber terrorists are attempting to gain access to the valuable and sensitive information of Americans, American companies, and the government. This is a 21st Century war, and one of the greatest challenges our country faces today.
A sixteen-year-old high school student buying syringes in a local drug store; a 24-year-old college graduate dead of an overdose; grieving parents trying to warn friends, family and community members of the growing danger.
The Drug Enforcement Administration opened a new exhibit Tuesday in Virginia. "We are not truly going to get this turned around without very robust education and prevention and treatment efforts,” said Mark Herring, Attorney General of Virginia. “And this kind of an exhibit is a huge tool in that effort."
After a tumultuous year for Metro, local members of Congress have no plans to ease the pressure on the transit agency’s leaders. Members from D.C., Virginia and Maryland include the struggling public transportation system among their top priorities for 2016.