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3 W.Va. groups get drug-abuse grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three West Virginia community coalitions are receiving federal grants to reduce youth drug abuse.

Community Connections Inc. received $125,000 for the Creating Opportunities for Youth Coalition in Bluefield.

Another $125,000 went to the Strong through our Plan Coalition in Gilbert.

The United Way of the River Cities Inc. also received $125,000 for the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership in Huntington.

U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall, all D-W.Va., announced the grants Thursday.

The funding comes from a program administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.


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