Gov. Jay Inslee meets Shandell Orr (center) and Julia McCracken, who are recovering from opioid addiction, during a tour of Snohomish county’s planned diversion center in downtown Everett on Jan. 18. The center, beginning in March, will provide temporary housing and treatment for those stuggling with homeless, addiction and mental illness isues. (Ian Terry/The Herald)

Gov. Jay Inslee meets Shandell Orr (center) and Julia McCracken, who are recovering from opioid addiction, during a tour of Snohomish county’s planned diversion center in downtown Everett on Jan. 18. The center, beginning in March, will provide temporary housing and treatment for those stuggling with homeless, addiction and mental illness isues. (Ian Terry/The Herald)

Editorial: Not just saving lives but turning them around

Bills establishing diversion centers in Everett and Spokane will aid those with opioid addictions.

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