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President: Addiction is everyone’s problem


West Virginia

Press Association

CHARLESTON -  President Barack Obama made clear the reason he thinks every American, every West Virginian, every politician and every parent need to get involved in the effort to stop drug abuse: “You don’t know if it is going to be your child.”

Addiction has no home or income level, said Obama, explaining drug abuse is a problem for adults and children from every income and social bracket. “It’s no us and them problem … this is an American problem.”

Obama traveled to West Virginia on Wednesday, October 21, 2015,  to discuss prescription drug abuse and the growing heroin epidemic. He also announced new federal initiatives to battle those…

More grant funding announced for CDC

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently announced the first round of grant recipients under the Obama Administration’s Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. POWER is led by the EDA and aligns the resources of four federal agencies, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration, and the Appalachian Regional Commission. In total, the Administration is announcing 36 POWER awards worth $14,546,457. The awards, which include both Planning and Implementation grants, will be given to partnerships in 12 states and tribal nations. The Commerce Department’s Economic Development…