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A year ago, Maine was one of the first states to set limits on opioid prescriptions. The goal in capping the dose of prescription painkillers a patient could get was to stem the flow of opioids that are fueling a nationwide epidemic of abuse.

Maine's law, considered the toughest in the U.S., is largely viewed as a success. But it has also been controversial — particularly among chronic pain patients who are reluctant to lose the medicine they say helps them function.

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A new, Republican candidate has entered the ring to become the next Michigan Secretary of State. 


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Foo Fighters Try A Live 'Rickroll'

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'To E, Or Not To E'

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Last night, at Fort Myer military base just across the river from Washington, D.C., President Trump laid out what he called a path forward in Afghanistan.

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Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1. WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.   


On the heels of Monday night's community forum on opioid epidemic and related mental health and public safety issues at Saline High School, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell joined WEMU's David Fair to add to the conversation. The 12th district Democrat from Dearborn shared her family's addiction issues and discussed the need for a change in the social and legislative approach to garner more positive outcomes.  


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OASIS: (Singing) Backbeat, the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out.

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How Did The Chicken Safely Cross The Road?

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In December, the state will start accepting applications for medical marijuana shops to get licenses.  But meanwhile, there’s a dispute over how to deal with the dispensaries that are already open.


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Democrats in Lansing want to stop prescription drug price hikes in Michigan. 


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To address the opioid crisis in Washtenaw County, the Sheriff's Office, along with U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg, hosted a forum on the issue.  It attracted over 200 people to Saline High School where it was held. 


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So we had this prime time address last night by President Trump. He was outlining his strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Our troops will fight to win. We will fight to win.

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You could feel the excitement as both young and old viewed the Solar Eclipse at the Whittaker Branch of the Ypsilanti District Library.  About 650 people attended the historic event.


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