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Maine faith leaders host drug overdose death vigil at State House

April 11, 2018 | WABI5

Faith leaders gathered in Augusta on Wednesday to host a vigil for the hundreds of people in Maine lost last year to drug overdoses.

They’re calling on lawmakers to fully fund a number of bills aimed at addressing the opioid crisis in the state.

“418 people died last year from overdoses – that’s more than one a day,” said Rev. Jane Field, Executive Director of the Maine Council of Churches.

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