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Parents, guardians, coaches, teachers and local PTA officers met today in Roanoke to address the best ways to educate parents and their children about the dangers of fentanyl. The hourlong discussion at the Charles W Day Technical Education Center also brought Virginia first lady Suzanne Youngkin back to town as part of the “It Only Takes One,” campaign. Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources John Litel and Roanoke City Public Schools superintendent Dr. Verleta White joined Youngkin for the forum.



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Roanoke-based Good Samaritan Hospice says its new Center for Caring on Cove Road northwest that expects to provide in-patient services by late summer includes “serene design elements” – as they showed WFIR during an exclusive tour yesterday. More from Gene Marrano:


Late last month RAM House announced it had found a new home through a generous donation from the Jain Family. Now RAM is running a capital campaign to make the building move in ready and add new services. WFIR Denise Allen Membreno has more.

The RAM House has reached the halfway mark to its goal of more than 4-million dollars. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports the capital campaign will expand services and renovate the Ministries’ new home.

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