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Bill Creates Opportunities for Local Needle Exchange Programs

One of the new laws going into effect allows Virginia’s Health Commissioner to establish local and regional harm reduction programs. 88.9 WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith reports the bill opens the way for needle-exchanges to combat drug use in Virginia.

73rd District Republican Delegate John O'Bannon sponsored the bill that authorizes the health commissioner to start harm reduction programs during declared public health emergencies.

Northam Has Eight-point Lead in First Post-Primary Poll

Democrat Ralph Northam has an 8 point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in the first post-primary poll of Virginia’s Governor’s race.

The poll, released yesterday (6/21) by Quinnipiac University, shows Northam with 47%  to Gillespie’s 39%. The Democratic Lt. Governor had strong leads among women and minorities, while Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, showed strength from white voters, with independents evenly split.


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