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Seattle Safe Injection Sites | Umatilla County Sheriff | Gresham Mayor


 

In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 photo, used syringes sit in a bin after being disposed by heroin addicts in exchange for a kit containing new ones in Dosquebradas, Colombia. Seattle recently opened two safe injection sites in the city's efforts to battle the opiate epidemic sweeping across America.

In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 photo, used syringes sit in a bin after being disposed by heroin addicts in exchange for a kit containing new ones in Dosquebradas, Colombia. Seattle recently opened two safe injection sites in the city’s efforts to battle the opiate epidemic sweeping across America.

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  • Seattle officials decided to open two locations where opiate users can inject the drug under the supervision of health professionals. They hope this will lead to a decrease in overdose deaths.
  • The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office has taken possession of nearly 200 cows after discovering that they had been neglected. Sheriff Terry Rowan is now coordinating daily feedings and care for the cattle while they await the DA’s official charging decision.
  • This year marks Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis’ 11th in office. We check in to hear what he’s prioritizing a decade down the road.

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