(Holyoke, MA) — Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey says a three-step approach is needed to deal with the heroin crisis in Western Mass. Speaking at the Holyoke Health Center Friday, Markey called for more treatment centers, greater access to the anti-overdose drug Narcan, and expedited FDA approval of medications to treat addiction. Markey’s speech came after a roundtable discussion involving health care providers, law enforcement and elected officials.
An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.