Bend Students Get to See State Government in Action During a Bill Signing

A new study shows opioid deaths have more than than tripled in the United States between 2000 and 2015. That’s why Governor Kate Brown launched a new Opioid Epidemic Task Force, which met for the first time this week to coordinate the efforts against the crisis at the local and state level.

Some eighth graders from Bend International School happened to be in Salem this week when Governor Brown ceremonially signed a new law to improve access to the treatment of opioid overdoses and addiction.

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