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In 2011, The City of Seattle began piloting the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program (LEAD) to address low-level drug and prostitution crimes in targeted city neighborhoods and parts of King County. The…

  • CitiesSpeak

A new report on the opioid epidemic issued today by the National League of Cities (NLC) and National Association of Counties (NACo) brings the knowledge and experience of city and county leaders to peers in local government…

Opioid
Opioid
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities across the country are increasingly affected by the opioid crisis. Here's our comprehensive roundup of the programs supported by NLC and the Obama Administration in fighting prescription drug and heroin abuse.

Responding to record…

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  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's Jim Brooks shares an insightful and personal account of his recent trip to Kentucky with the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic.

How do you take stock of human tragedy? Maybe it is wrong even to try. In a world…

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clinic
  • CitiesSpeak

For years, modern medicine has treated patients’ pain with a type of medication that has ultimately proven to establish and drive addiction.

Despite his immense wealth and access to the best doctors and healthcare options…

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prince
  • CitiesSpeak

In a 6-3 decision in Rodriguez v. United States, the Supreme Court held that a dog sniff conducted after a completed traffic stop violates the Fourth Amendment. In a dissent, Justice Alito describes the Court’s holding as “unnecessary,…

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dog sniffing