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By Don Thompson, Associated Press
The declaration allows officials to mobilize personnel and cut through red tape to get ahead of a public health crisis reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic that devastated San Francisco in the 1980s.
By Eric Risberg, Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
In Missouri, state and local officials have declared a state of emergency due to severe flooding in St. Louis and the surrounding areas, where historic rainfall turned streets and highways into rivers. Emergency crews rescued hundreds of residents across the…
According to one large hospital system in Colorado, the pandemic's emotional toll on kids has become a “state of emergency," with adolescents experiencing high rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for children…
By William Brangham
Japan extended a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas for 20 more days on Friday, with infections still not slowing as it prepares to host the Olympics in just over 50 days.
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
By Grant Peck, Chris Blake, Associated Press
Thailand's government declared a strict new state of emergency for the capital on Thursday, a day after a student-led protest against the country's traditional establishment saw an extraordinary moment in which demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade.
By Associated Press
Kyrgyzstan's president on Monday ordered a new, week-long state of emergency in the country's capital after parliament failed to consider and approve his previous order within the legally required three days.
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
Lebanon's Parliament on Thursday approved a state of emergency in Beirut in its first session since the catastrophic Aug. 4 explosion.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
By declaring a state of emergency, Bowser has the authority to order medical quarantines, request federal assistance and take steps to stem price gouging for critical supplies.
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Fires in New South Wales state have claimed three lives, destroyed more than 150 homes and razed more than 1 million hectares (3,800 square miles) of forest and farmland since Friday.
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