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State of Emergency

Does Declaring a Homeless Crisis Mean Calling in the Cavalry?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 10.20.2016 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Sally and her husband, and two kids, moved into their neighborhood on the west edge of Los Angeles County a handful of years ago. They were willing to...

Obama Declares State Of Emergency In Florida As Hurricane Matthew Moves In

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida as Hurricane Matthew strengthened and headed for the U.S...

Step Up To Fight Homelessness

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.30.2016 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

It is time for the state Senate to step up and make the same call to Governor Brown. And it is time for the governor to listen and then act. After all, if he can declare a state of emergency over a fruit fly infestation, doing the same for homelessness should be a no-brainer.

Turkey's Erdogan Shuts Thousands Of Schools And Charities Using Emergency Decree

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.24.2016 | World

ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 23 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private s...

All The Countries In A State Of Emergency This Year In One Map

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.21.2016 | World

A devastating disaster—either natural or manmade—can trigger a nationwide state of emergency. And there have been plenty of them this year. In the...

Erdogan's "Inner Stalin"

David L. Phillips | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

In the past 5 days, 50,000 military officials, police, judges, journalists, governors and civil servants have been detained, suspended, or fired.

Turkey's Erdogan Declares 3-Month State Of Emergency After Failed Coup

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.21.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, July 20 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands ...

France Extends State Of Emergency For 6 Months After Nice Truck Attack

Reuters/HuffPost | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

PARIS (Reuters) - French lawmakers approved a six-month rollover of emergency rule on Wednesday after last week’s truck attack on holiday crowds in ...

On Homelessness: Unfinished Business

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Just last week the California Legislature, in close consultation with Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., fashioned a historic sixth on-time and structural...

The Brussels Attacks and the New Normal of Terrorism in Western Europe

Cas Mudde | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

The Brussels terrorist attack, just as the related attack in Paris, shows many things, some more important than others. First and foremost, it shows that terrorism is the new normal for Western Europe, at least for now.

Hawaii Declares State Of Emergency To Fight Dengue Fever And Zika (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: Feb. 12 -- Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a statewide emergency proclamation on Friday to fight mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue fever...

Cher Sends Thousands Of Water Bottles To Flint Amid Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics

Legendary pop diva Cher said she's sending more than 180,000 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan, after it came to national attention that residents h...

Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency As California Wildfires Rage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has declared a state of emergency as wildfires blaze in 15 counties across the Golden State, one of which killed a res...

Tornado in Veneto, Italy: Spirit of Unity and Solidarity has Infected the Riviera del Brenta

Marie Ohanesian Nardin | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Marie Ohanesian Nardin

Just after 5 p.m. on July 8, 2015 the sky over Mira, Italy, turned charcoal-grey and thunder rumbled in the distance. The storm we had been told would break the insufferable humidity and high temperatures that had suffocated the Veneto Region and most of Italy for days was on its way.

America's Real State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Can state officials or the media really be surprised that promises of an internal investigation don't appease? The true state of emergency now, like back in 1968, isn't rage or even rock throwing. It is the racial profiling and racial brutality of the police. America's real state of emergency remains that black lives still don't matter enough.

State of Emergency

Project Return | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Project Return

This past week saw record-breaking weather conditions in Nashville. The snow, ice and frigid temps caused Tennessee's governor to declare a State of Emergency, and our Mayor urged drivers to exercise extreme caution, or, better yet, stay home.

The United States of Emergency

Broderick Greer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Broderick Greer

In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.

Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried About

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Although another round of violence in Ferguson may well be inevitable, how we understand what happens there is not. It is our responsibility to ask, particularly when things get violent, who it is that has the guns, the tanks, the tear gas, and the batons. Let us not get our history of protest in America wrong one more time.

Obama Declares State Of Emergency In Connecticut

New Haven Register, Conn. | Jim Shelton | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green

President Obama today declared an emergency exists in Connecticut and ordered federal aid to supplement state, local response. The Department of Home...

More Counties In Southeast Colo. Declared A Drought Disaster

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.28.2011 | Denver

Federal officials declared a drought disaster in southeast Colorado on Monday, giving farmers and ranchers hard-hit by the drought conditions eligibil...

Stress 911: How Uncertainty Affects Cardiovascular Health

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

Uncertainty brings worry. And worry often brings anxiety. Yet the physical worst for your health may be yet to come.

A Gay Rights Angle on the Egyptian Revolution?

Katherine Franke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Franke

Mubarak was able to degrade civilian criminal court procedures and render them more like the national security courts by and through the prosecution of an unpopular minority: gay men.

From the Front Lines of the Great New Mexico Gas-Out

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Why are we asking other people, especially corporate or governmental entities what we're supposed to do? What are we thinking? What was I thinking?

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

US Unable to Stop Flow of Sex and the City Sequels

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

President Obama declared a state of emergency today as officials struggled to stop the toxic flow of Sex and the City sequels.