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Capital Loop - Nov. 13. 2017

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President declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

President Trump’s public health emergency declaration allows the federal government to waive regulations around treatment resources and offers states more latitude in using federal money to fight the epidemic, but included no new federal funding. Read more


HUD extends deadline for veterans’ public housing vouchers

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development extended until Dec. 1 the deadline for public housing agencies to submit registrations of interest for new awards under the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. Read more


EPA releases final designations for 2015 ozone standards

EPA states that most areas of the country — 2,649 counties overall — either meet the 2015 standards for ground-level ozone or are unclassifiable. There is no indication when the designations will be determined for the remaining 420 counties. Read more


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