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State senator wants to ban safe-injection sites for drug users

State Sen. Mark Miloscia, a Republican from Federal Way, has introduced a bill to ban safe-injection sites for heroin users in Washington state. The move comes after a task force last year recommended two sites to address King County’s opioid crisis.

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