In­di­ana Gov. Mike Pence over­rode state law and his own anti-drug poli­cies

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last Thurs­day to au­tho­rize a short-term needle­ex­change pro­gram. The au­tho­riza­tion is de­signed to help con­tain HIV in­fec­tions in a ru­ral county where more than six dozen cases have been re­ported, all tied to in­tra­venous drug use. Pence is­sued an ex­ec­u­tive or­der declar­ing a public-health emer­gency in Scott County, an eco­nom­i­cally de­pressed area about 30 miles north of Louisville, Ky.

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