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Gov. Baker proposal seeks new steps to fight opioid addiction

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BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker is urging lawmakers to approve further steps aimed at curbing the opioid addiction scourge that has claimed thousands of lives in Massachusetts in recent years. A legislative committee holds a hearing Tuesday on a bill filed by Baker. The Republican governor says it will help assure access to specialized treatment for people suffering from addiction. The legislation would authorize police officers and medical professionals to bring high-risk individuals to substance abuse treatment centers, even against their will, for up to 72 hours.
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Opioids, wildfires, PTSD among Florida Cabinet priorities

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Attorney General Pam Bondi wants new laws to protect people who report sexual misconduct; Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants to make sure the state is prepared for a higher-than-normal risk...
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Baker urges new U.S. attorney to go after opioids, not pot: On The Record

Baker urges new U.S. attorney to go after opioids, not pot: On The Record

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Gov. Charlie Baker said newly appointed U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling should be concerned on implementing laws to assist the fight against opioids.
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'Mass casualty incident' reported involving boat at Missouri lake

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The outbreak could be "widespread in the turkey industry," the federal government said. Read more ...