Tunette Powell grew up surrounded by addiction, where her father's addiction to crack cocaine shaped her life in many ways. She is now graduating college. She won a national speech award for a speech about criminalization of addiction and how it affected her life. She hopes to become a motivational speaker, to help youth in a similar position to the one she once inhabited.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo addressed what has been described by many as a rampant heroin epidemic on June 24, 2014. Heroin and opiate overdoses have rapidly become one of the most fast-growing causes of death in recent years, and many regions are struggling with ways in which this dangerous problem may be addressed.
According to a statement announced on Tuesday, July 10, Seattle, Washington soccer player and U.S. Olympian Hope Solo tested positive for a prohibited substance found in a medication she has been taking.