• gun violence June 11, 2022 11:01 am

    Governors Forming Task Force to Address Mass Shootings

    The National Governors Association says it’s forming a working group of governors to come up with recommendations to stop mass shootings following the Texas school massacre. Reaching consensus could be a tall order given that the nation’s governors have been divided along partisan lines on how to approach issues of gun control and school safety. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson and...

  • coronavirus pandemic November 19, 2020 4:56 pm

    Biden, Harris Meet With Governors Over Coronavirus Response

    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris held a press conference to share the coronavirus response strategy they discussed with the National Governors Association on Thursday.

  • Donald Trump April 16, 2018 5:45 am

    Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

    Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It’s a rare instance in which Trump isn’t trying roll back Obama administration policies, and where fractious Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come...

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 6:00 pm

    Governors Skeptical of Congress, But Welcome New Gun Debate

    Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists. But they are skeptical Congress can seize the moment, overcome its partisan divide and enact measures intended to prevent more tragedies, so governors are preparing to take...

  • Donald Trump January 30, 2018 4:29 pm

    As Opioid Crisis Grows, Judge Aims for Solutions, Settlement

    The goal is impressive: Hammer out a legal deal that starts guiding the nation out of an epidemic of opioid addiction. How and when that can happen, if at all, is the subject of talks scheduled to begin Wednesday in a federal courthouse in Cleveland.

  • JUDGE November 8, 2017 9:57 am

    ‘It's Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Syringe Pollution Threat

    They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. In Portland, Maine, officials have collected more than 700 needles so far this year, putting them on track...

  • Donald Trump July 14, 2017 3:27 pm

    Governors Have ‘High Degree of Anxiety' Over Senate Health Care Bill

    The nation’s governors anxiously await the end result of the Senate GOP’s attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, with the potential loss of Medicaid expansion remaining a prime concern for many state leaders, according to NBC News.

  • JUDGE November 8, 2017 9:57 am

    Goal of Nation's First Opioid Court: Keep Users Alive

    After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo’s ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis. Now the city is experimenting with the nation’s first opioid crisis intervention court, which can get users into treatment within hours of their arrest instead of days, requires them to check...

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