Governors Cooper, Raimondo, and Baker take part in a panel discussion at the National Governors Association meeting. Photo by Ian Donnis for RIPR

More than 30 governors from across the U.S. are gathering in Providence for the summer meeting of the National Governors Association. An epidemic of opioid abuse in the states is one of the top problems facing the elected officials.

Governor Gina Raimondo said she gets reminded of the opiod problem when she least expects it. Like when she was doing a business tour in a town outside of Providence.

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