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Opioid Addiction Crisis Sending More Kids to Foster Care and More

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Among the fallout in the ongoing opioid crisis: more kids are winding up in foster care. Thousands more.

In this episode of West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear from former foster parent Jen Holden.

Throughout the Ohio Valley, thousands of children are in foster care. Liz McCormick reports - the opioid epidemic is sending thousands more to join them.

And we’ll hear about efforts to fund a study of the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining. The National Academy of Sciences says it is pursuing private funding to complete after the Trump administration cited budget concerns when it ordered a halt to the study.