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Stories with subject: Emergency management
  • Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:56 am
  • GENEVA - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

  • Businesses affected by bridge closure denied loans 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:43 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin says she is disappointed the U.S. Small Business Administration denied her request for loans that would help two Oklahoma towns affected by an emergency bridge closure.

  • State awards $4.8M to West recovery efforts 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:56 pm
  • WEST, Texas - State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15.

  • Official: $2M in chemical spill costs reimbursable 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:23 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Public agencies and nonprofits that helped after a Jan. 9 chemical leak into the water supply could receive $2 million in reimbursements for their emergency work, a West Virginia homeland security official said.

  • Emergency managers challenged to educate public 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:42 pm
  • ORLANDO, Florida - Two of the country's top disaster experts have challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards.

  • US Senator McCain mocks EU's Russia sanctions 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:16 pm
  • TALLINN, Estonia - Sen. John McCain of Arizona has dismissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic countries.

  • Officials ready for ranchers seeking federal aid 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:08 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - Ranchers in the Dakotas are starting to sign up for federal disaster aid to help them recover after an early October blizzard killed tens of thousands of animals, and government officials say they are ready.

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:04 am
  • The Flint Journal. April 8.

  • Neb. looks to join states in fighting wildfires 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:19 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is on the cusp of joining forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas to help fight rural wildfires.

  • Inslee seeks farm disaster aid for mudslide 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:20 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the federal government to declare Snohomish County as a farm disaster area so farmers and ranchers affected by the deadly Oso mudslide could seek financial and other help.

  • Fremont County opts against pre-filling sandbags 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:13 am
  • RIVERTON, Wyoming - Fremont County officials have decided not to fill sandbags right now as they prepare for possible flooding.

  • Feinstein tweaks drought bill to improve prospects 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she has dropped $300 million in emergency spending from drought-relief legislation to try to improve prospects for getting the bill passed.

  • Bill would guard against denial of disaster aid 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:34 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Draft legislation would require the state to step in with disaster aid if the federal government denies requests for help.

  • Indiana appealing FEMA denial of storm assistance 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:02 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence is appealing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of Indiana's request for a major disaster declaration due to the winter storm that dumped a foot or more of snow on parts of the state and plunged it into subzero temperatures.

  • Colorado governor announces flood-repair funds 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:19 pm
  • LYONS, Colorado - Gov. John Hickenlooper says $13 million from a state lottery fund will be used to help restore parks, trails and open spaces damaged by last year's floods.

  • Monroe officials plan to address flooding issues 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:46 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Record rains over the weekend caused flooding throughout Monroe. City officials discussed Monday their long-term strategy for reducing such flooding in the future.

  • Zohydro maker sues to block Massachusetts ban 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:02 pm
  • BOSTON - The maker of Zohydro, a controversial new prescription painkiller, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block Massachusetts' ban on local doctors prescribing and dispensing the drug.

  • Massachusetts officials promote drug take-back day 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:15 pm
  • BOSTON - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation urged residents Monday to take part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day later this month.

  • Washington mayor worried tornado recovery costs 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:54 pm
  • WASHINGTON, Illinois - The mayor of tornado-damaged Washington in central Illinois says he's not sure if state money will entirely pay for the cost of last year's storms.

  • A look at heroin use, deaths in some US states 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 2:34 pm
  • In and around Cleveland, heroin-related overdoses killed 195 people last year, shattering the previous record. Some Ohio police chiefs say heroin is easier for kids to get than beer. In Missouri, admissions to treatment programs for heroin addiction rose 700 percent in the past two decades. In Massachusetts, state police say at least 185 people have died from suspected heroin overdoses in the state since Nov. 1, and the governor has declared a public health emergency.

  • Obama names 4 Ore. counties disaster areas 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:11 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - President Barack Obama has declared four Oregon counties hard hit by winter storms as disaster areas.

  • Gov. Inslee vetoes $1.5 million disaster fund cut 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:39 pm
  • SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a proposed cut of $1.5 million to Washington state's disaster response fund.

  • FEMA, Homeland Security leaders to visit Oso 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:02 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator and Department of Homeland Security secretary plan to visit the Oso mudslide on Sunday.

  • Maine governor seeks ice storm disaster relief 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:01 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage says the federal government has rejected Maine's request to declare a disaster for damage caused by the December ice storm.

  • Udall seeks more watershed protection funds 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:35 am
  • DENVER - A U.S. Senate bill that could free up more federal money for natural disaster recovery in Colorado is working its way through the Senate.