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VA Attorney General to Host Forum at Bluefield University on the Opioid Crisis

by | Oct 6, 2023

Bluefield University will host the Attorney General of Virginia, Jason Miyares, and the Attorney General of West Virginia, Patrick Morrisey, on Wednesday, October 11 for an Opioid Forum with the local community and law enforcement. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Harman Chapel auditorium.

Miyares and Morrisey will engage in a broad discussion on the opioid crisis in the Two Virginias region, the societal effects related to the crisis, the role of opioid abatement, and the response of law enforcement. The event is coordinated as part of Attorney General Miyares’ annual RV tour.

“One of the unfortunate side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was the near abandonment of a national conversation on the opioid crisis that was finally beginning to take hold,” said Joshua Cline, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “We are excited to host this conversation for our law enforcement community as we continue to find solutions to the problem that touches each and every one of us.”

Bluefield University eagerly welcomes local law enforcement officers and government agency representatives for this forum. Because the opioid crisis uniquely impacts our region, we encourage members of the Tazewell and Mercer County communities to attend and engage in conversation around the crisis. All attendees are requested to RSVP before attending at:

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