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Legalizing Drug Test Strips And Tackling EMS Needs On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, a bill to legalize drug test strips passed both chambers last week. Emily Rice has more.

Also, in this show, much of the state, especially in rural areas, is covered by volunteer firefighters. But those departments need money for equipment that can’t be raised with bake sales. Chris Hall, the executive director of the West Virginia EMS Coalition, and Del. Clay Riley, the vice chair of the House Fire and EMS Committee, spoke with Randy Yohe about funding issues.

Here’s an excerpt from that conversation, as heard on The Legislature Today.

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