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Guest Editorial: King County's Selective Funding For Safe Consumption Sites Is Wrong

July 13, 2017
Author: 
Kris Nyrop

The Stranger - "The King County Council took a step back in time last week, defying science by voting to bar County funding for safe consumption programs except in cities that specifically vote to approve such facilities.

In taking that vote, the County Council majority was following a well-worn playbook written by North Carolina’s legendary reactionary senator, Jesse Helms, in 1988. In the summer/fall of that year, two sets of events were playing out in both Washington State and D.C. The two stories, one honorable and one shameful, were in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic."

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