- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - The two top Democratic candidates for president are planning to visit Massachusetts this coming week.

On Thursday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to discuss substance-abuse issues with Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The state has experienced a spike in opioid-related overdose deaths in recent years.

The stop is also expected to include a fundraising event.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold rallies in Springfield and Boston.

Sanders is expect to discuss a range of issues including income and wealth inequality, campaign finance changes, high prescription drug costs, criminal justice reform, and college affordability.

The Springfield rally will take place on the steps of Springfield City Hall at 2 p.m. The Boston event takes place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

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