First lady Melania Trump in West Virginia for opioid talk

AP NEWS | 7/10/2019 | Staff
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump visited West Virginia on Monday to learn how a city at the center of the nation’s opioid epidemic is grappling with the crisis.

She met with federal, state and local officials in Huntington and heard how the area’s police, schools and health care centers are trying to fight the opioid scourge.

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“I am here to give you my support,” Trump told participants in the roundtable discussion.

West Virginia has the country’s highest fatal opioid overdose rate and has struggled, like many other states, to confront the many aspects of the problem. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams characterized it as a grim task.

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“If not another gram of heroin is distributed, if not another gram of heroin is sold, we will be dealing with this issue for the next four...
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