The opioid crisis has plagued poet William Brewer’s hometown in West Virginia. His vivid poems tell the story of the opioid epidemic from different voices and depict the sense of bewilderment people find themselves in as addiction creeps into their…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Author William Brewer didn’t want to write a book about the drug crisis decimating his state, but it was a topic he couldn’t avoid. Watching the people around him succumb to addiction, he set out to capture the crisis in…
Trump will visit Lily's Place, a drug treatment center where staff ease help infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that stem from a newborn's exposure to opioids during a mother's pregnancy.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Jason Kane
At the epicenter of America's opioid epidemic, Huntington, West Virginia’s growing addiction problem has overwhelmed everyone from first responders to business owners to newborns. So far, the city's robust efforts to fight back haven't been enough to curb the overdoses.
By PBS NewsHour
Coal miners in the heart of Appalachia face unemployment and uncertainty as the expansion of automation and natural gas threatens the industry that’s been an economic bedrock. But a West Virginia nonprofit matches displaced workers to sustainable jobs in agriculture…
By Laura Santhanam
Last week, the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asked President Donald Trump to declare a national state of emergency to address this public health epidemic.
By Laura Santhanam
Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, the leader of the city where Trump held his rally, said “labels don’t matter.” What does matter is working together on issues like the opioid crisis, which has ravaged his city.
Justice, a billionaire who made his fortune from the coal industry, became governor in November.
Democrats “can continue their obsession with the Russian hoax or they can serve the interests of the American people,” Trump said after Justice’s announcement. “Try winning at the voting booth.”…
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