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WA congressman’s opioid crisis report shows grim reality, but path forward

Larsen sets framework to combat higher deaths in 5 counties linked to fentanyl

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen in Bellingham.
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen in Bellingham on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Larsen released a new report titled "The Opioid Crisis in Washington’s Second Congressional District and a Comprehensive Solution." (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
As U.S. drug overdose deaths declined by 3% nationally between 2022 and 2023, Washington state saw a

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