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State Of Emergency Ends In Ferguson, Missouri, As Violence Recedes

Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.

August 14, 2015

Firefighter Dies Battling Northern California Wildfire

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday for Northern California counties hit by wildfires.

August 1, 2015
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Baltimore Mayor Seeks U.S. Probe Of Police; Governor Lifts Emergency

The state of emergency is lifted off of Baltimore and mayor Rawlings-Blake seeks to ensure the city’s police department does not engage in egregious or criminal behavior.

May 6, 2015

Baltimore Devolves Into Chaos, Violence, Looting

Monday’s violent acts followed the distribution of a flier on social media calling for high schoolers to “purge,” a reference to a movie in which all laws are suspended for a day.

April 28, 2015

California Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency As Wildfires Rage

The three fires combined have burned almost 100,000 acres.

September 18, 2014

In Hawaii, Emergency Declared As Lava Approaches Subdivisions

By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times Hawaiian officials called a state of emergency Thursday for portions of the Big Island after advancing lava from the Kilauea volcano came within a mile of a subdivision and threatened to cut off the major road serving the area. “We are taking this step to ensure our residents have […]

September 5, 2014

‘Spice’ Overdoses Prompt State Of Emergency In N.H.

By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency Thursday after more than 40 people overdosed on synthetic cannabinoid, also known as “spice.” At least 41 people in Manchester suffered “serious medical reactions,” and at least 20 of those were hospitalized, according to a statement from Hassan’s office. […]

August 15, 2014

Al-Maliki Seeks State Of Emergency After ISIS Seizes Second Largest Iraqi City

By Mitchell Prothero and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Foreign Staff ISTANBUL — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged his parliament Tuesday to declare a nationwide state of emergency after militants from an al-Qaida offshoot seized control of a large swath of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, in a humiliating sequence of events that saw Iraq’s U.S.-trained security forces […]

June 11, 2014

Ukraine Considers State Of Emergency As Ministry Seized

Kiev (AFP) – A Ukrainian government minister on Monday warned protesters that a state of emergency could be imposed to deal with the country’s deadly crisis, after radicals seized the justice ministry in Kiev. The storming of the justice ministry threatened to derail talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych to find a peaceful outcome to […]

January 27, 2014

Thai Government Declares State Of Emergency As Violence Escalates

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Thai officials proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday to contain increasingly violent anti-government protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail an election she has called. The 60-day emergency state gives the government sweeping powers to impose curfews, ban public gatherings, censor news media and arrest […]

January 21, 2014