West Virginia student contest promote opioid abuse awareness
CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -
The West Virginia Attorney General's office is sponsoring a contest among schoolchildren to promote awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release that the "Kids Kick Opioids" contest is open to elementary and middle school students. It can include poems, drawings, letters or anything that promotes awareness of painkiller abuse.
Students can work individually or in groups. The winning entry will be used in Morrisey's next statewide newspaper public service advertisement. Regional winners will be displayed in the state Capitol.
The deadline for entries is March 29. They can be mailed to the Attorney General's Office at 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E. State Capitol Building 1, Room 26-E, Charleston, WV 25305, or sent by email to AGPSA.email@example.com.
West Virginia has the nation's highest death rate involving drug overdoses.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
West Virginia HeadlinesWest Virginia HeadlinesMore>>
Developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline say they need more time to cut down trees along the project's route and likely won't make the initial deadline designed to protect migrating birds and...More >>
Developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline say they need more time to cut down trees along the project's route and likely won't make the initial deadline designed to protect migrating birds and endangered...More >>
While Republican West Virginia legislative leaders rammed a right-to-work bill into law this year, unions and business groups spent almost $1.8 million altogether battling over the policy. Grassroots campaign...More >>
More federal prosecutors will be going after criminals in one West Virginia city. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said at a news conference Thursday in Huntington that prosecutors are being added to cases targeting drug...More >>
Authorities are identifying a Virginia woman who died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach. Police identified the woman in a statement Thursday morning as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle...More >>
Students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County didn't quite know what to do after their basketball team pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA history by beating No. 1 seed Virginia. The unexpected 74-54...More >>