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State's Highest Court Hears Needle Distribution Argument04:09
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A jug of used needles to exchange for new in an industrial area of Camden, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP)
A jug of used needles to exchange for new in an industrial area of Camden, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP)
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This afternoon, the state's highest court heard arguments in a dispute between a Hyannis needle exchange program and the town that's hoping to end it.

At issue is the AIDS Support Group's distribution of free, clean needles and syringes to clients in Hyannis. Both sides have cited public health concerns.

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Deborah Becker, WBUR reporter and host. She tweets @wburdebbecker.

This segment aired on February 14, 2017.

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