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Nov 17, 2017

At the end Bevin says special session is “coming” still doesn’t give a date.

Nov 17, 2017

The call center will operate from 8:30 - 5:30 from Monday through Friday. The Governor said he’s working to get money so that the call center can be open 24/7.

Nov 17, 2017

“This is an epidemic that is gripping people at every corner of our state, every corner of our society.” Bevin says. Mentions 3 day opioid law.

Nov 17, 2017

“This is an epidemic,” Bevin says. Compares opioid epidemic to the AIDS epidemic. Talks about marches and protests from AIDS groups and says more people are dying from opioid overdoses then were dying from AIDS related illnesses at its peak.

Nov 17, 2017

Gov. Bevin unveiling call line for people with opioid addictions. Says awareness is important: “if people don’t know about the ability to get help, then people won’t be able to help them.”

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