Portland Declares State of Emergency Over Fentanyl Crisis

“If you just want to reduce overdose deaths, it’s a good plan. It’s worked in other cities. The problem is that it does absolutely nothing to address the problem….And the rest of Portland’s plan is even more useless.”

(Rick Moran – PJ Media) Gov. Tina Kotek (D-Ore.), Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson, and Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler all made 90-day emergency declarations for the city of Portland to address the fentanyl crisis that is sweeping the downtown area.

“We cannot underestimate the tremendous value of bringing leaders from different disciplines in a room on a daily basis who all account for a different part of the solution,” Wheeler said in a statement.

The emergency declarations “commit available resources” to a unified response to “address the public health and public safety crisis driven by fentanyl in Portland’s Central City,” according to the Associated Press. View article →



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