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  1. Obama says US will tackle prescription drug abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Traveling to a region in the throes of a drug abuse crisis, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to use his bully pulpit and federal programs to try to combat the "epidemic" of heroin use and prescription painkiller abuse that is upending communities across the country.

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  2. Obama announces US will tackle prescription drug abuseRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - President Barack Obama says prescription drug abuse is exacting a terrible toll across the country and causing pain for millions of families.

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  3. Obama to announce federal push to fight heroin useRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press WASHINGTON - Heading to a region grappling with the scourge of drug abuse, President Barack Obama planned to announce new steps to improve doctor training and ease access to drug treatment as part of an effort to help communities battling "epidemic" heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, White House officials said Wednesday. Obama planned to detail the moves, along with a new public awareness campaign, on a day trip to Charleston, West Virginia.

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  4. Ex-coal baron readies for trial in deadly mine explosionRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Don Blankenship ascended from a modest, single-mother upbringing in Appalachia to personally make almost $20 million off coal in one year.

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  5. CEO in deadliest US mine accident in 4 decades facing trialRead the original story

    Sep 27, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship hits the courtroom for a criminal trial Thursday, facing charges that he conspired to break safety laws and lied to financial regulators about safety practices at the site of the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in more than four decades.

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