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New River Valley Community Services is calling its upcoming public conversations on the opioid crisis “The Face of Addiction is Mine.” Its similar to the series that continues in Roanoke County tonight, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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NRV dates: Floyd March 28, Radford April 4, Pearisburg April 11, Blacksburg April 16, Pulaski April 30.  See for more information.

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Governor Northam is expected to sign a bill raising the age limit to 21 for purchasing tobacco or vaping products – another weapon perhaps in the fight against opioid addiction. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Complete schedule of public Community Conversations – all at 7pm:

Hidden Valley High School – March 5
William Byrd High School – March 11
Glenvar High School – March 12
Northside High School – March 25


A bill is progressing through the General Assembly that would require most doctors to provide upon request an estimate of charges for health care services they — and others — provide you. Supporters say it will provide patients information they need, but doctors say it is unreasonable to ask them to produce estimates for outside providers like x-ray physicians. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story:

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