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Free needle-pickup kits are so popular that Snohomish County’s supply ran out

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County health officials say that so many people wanted free kits to safely pick up and dispose of used syringes that they quickly ran out. The Daily Herald reports that the initial 50 free needle cleanup kits were snapped up within days. The Snohomish Health District started a wait list...

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