Posts Tagged Danville

Why Are So Many Virginia Children Still Living in Poverty?

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Downtown Danville. Nearly half of the city’s children live in poverty. (Credit: Miguel Gereda / Creative Commons)

The number of children who live in poverty is coming down across the country. But not in Virginia. Michael Pope is looking at the numbers.

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Opioid Addiction in Danville 25% Higher Than State Average

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Part of the challenge in tackling the opioid epidemic is that the drugs are widely available as legal prescriptions. (Credit: AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli)

With opioid abuse on the rise in much of Virginia, one of the hardest hit cities is Danville where the addiction rate is 25% higher than the statewide average. While opioid addiction has some things in common with other addictions there are also significant differences. Fred Echols reports.

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