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  • State Receives Federal Grant for Partnerships to Combat Opioid Epidemic: Gov. Roy Cooper announced on November 25 that North Carolina has received a new federal grant that will help North Carolina partner with local justice systems — including local law enforcement, courts and others — to prevent opioid overdoses and connect people to treatment. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) was awarded $6.5 million over the next three years by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. DHHS will make grant funds available to a minimum of nine sites to implement evidence-based programs for people involved in the justice system based on a competitive application process. To read more about this, click here. (NC DHHS Press Release, 11/25/19)
  • Politifact Partnership: WRAL is now the official partner in North Carolina of PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize winning organization that fact checks the accuracy of claims made by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter scale. WRAL’s PolitiFact team will offer reports every weekday on the facts behind what politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle are claiming. (WRAL NEWS, 11/17/19)

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