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On the heels of Italy, Spain to go drastic in battling virus

With Italy already submerged in a national quarantine, Spain took a major step Friday toward a similar lock-down as it struggles to ride the wave of the coronavirus pandemic spawning …


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

North Idaho on high alert as state officials report 1st coronavirus case; governor declares state of emergency

Idaho health officials say the state had its first case of coronavirus on Friday afternoon.


Italian govt set to declare state of emergency in Venice

Italy’s government is preparing to declare a state of emergency in flood-ravaged Venice, aiming to swiftly secure repair funding for the historic lagoon city after the highest tide in 50 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Washington governor declares wildfire state of emergency

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in the entire state due to wildfire threats.


As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

As Turkey’s two-year state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says are needed to deal with continued security threats. The …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Flooding in Eastern Washington reaches emergency level

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency for counties in the eastern part of the state that are experiencing severe flooding.


Relentless winter brings state of emergency to Montana reservations

Montana’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday on three Indian reservations due to extreme cold, heavy snow and blizzard conditions this winter.


Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergency

Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a …


Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid wide protests

Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017

Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency in all counties

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed a state of emergency in all counties across Washington state due to growing wildfire concerns.


Charlotte under state of emergency in second night of protests

The latest on police shooting and protests in Charlotte, North Carolina


Inslee declares state of emergency

Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to wildfires in Eastern Washington. The proclamation directs state agencies to do everything reasonably possible to assist …


Turkish lawmakers give leader Erdogan sweeping new powers

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish lawmakers declared a three-month state of emergency Thursday, overwhelmingly approving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request for sweeping new powers to expand a government crackdown after last …


French government wants to extend the state of emergency

France’s government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that was declared after the Nov. 13 deadly attacks in Paris, a move criticized by human right …


Storm damage prompts state of emergency

Storm casualties and damage bring emergency declaration.


Washington wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration

OLYMPIA — A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires that threaten several hundred homes.


Obama declares emergency for mudslide

President Obama signed an emergency declaration to send federal aid to victims of the mudslide in Snohomish County.