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  • LA Legislature signs petition ending Gov emergency

    10/23/2020 8:55:21 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 13 replies
    Misc | Oct 23, 2020 | Self
    Louisiana legislature just signed and turned in petition ending the Governors current emergency.
  • Trump exits news briefing for 'emergency phone call'

    09/23/2020 4:08:14 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 23 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump abruptly exited his news conference Wednesday at the White House, saying he had an “emergency” phone call as reporters continued to press him with questions on the Breonna Taylor case. "I have to leave for an emergency phone call," Trump said before leaving the briefing. "I'll be back. I'll see you tomorrow"
  • Police: Minneapolis ‘Autonomous Zone’ Delayed Emergency Response to Brutal Beating

    09/18/2020 12:30:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    An “autonomous zone” erected near George Floyd Square in south Minneapolis delayed an emergency response to a beating of a small business owner, according to a report. KSTP reports: The barricaded zone is a one-block radius from the intersection of Chicago Avenue South and East 38th Street, flanked on the north and south by 37th and 39th streets and on the east and west by Elliot and Columbus avenues. The owner of Mill City Auto Body, who asked to only be identified by his first name, Dan, was knocked unconscious during an assault and robbery at his business on Aug....
  • Oregon braces for a "mass fatality incident" as wildfires approach Portland

    09/11/2020 6:54:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 81 replies ^ | September 11, 2020 | CARTER EVANS
    This week's death toll from fires in Oregon, Washington and California now stands at 18, as at least 100 major fires burn in 11 western states. As flames push closer to the city of Portland, the mayor has declared a state of emergency — and state officials say they're now preparing for a "mass fatality incident." More than half a million people — 12% of the state's population — have fled from their homes in Oregon and mass evacuations are underway across the region. Oregon's governor said Thursday that dozens may be missing in her state. The monstrous fires are...
  • Motion to stop Gov. Lamont's (D-CT) decision on emergency power fails in vote; powers will extend to Feburary 2021

    09/04/2020 5:29:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 34 replies
    Both Democrats and Republicans came together this morning to vote on if Governor Ned Lamont's decision on extending the emergency declaration powers to February would be overturned In a vote 6-4, the special committee voted on party lines to allow Gov. Lamont's decision to move forward. The extension, which would be in place until February 2021, means certain COVID-19 measures will remain until changed otherwise by the governor. “The public health emergency is not over. Period. We have a duty to protect the people of this state. Politics cannot interfere with this duty. Wear your mask. Social Distance. Minimize large...
  • Chicago City Council Members Call For State Of Emergency Declaration, Request National Guard

    08/21/2020 11:13:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/20 | Jordan Lancaster
    A group of Chicago City Council members requested that Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker immediately declare a state of emergency in Chicago and deploy the national guard in light of ongoing rioting and looting in the city. The City Council held a special meeting Friday to consider the resolution. The governor was asked to deploy the national guard for a period of 4 months to assist local law enforcement in quelling the unrest. The council members also asked for monthly public safety hearings and “reports regarding the collective and unified efforts to address the rioting, looting, destruction, and most importantly,...
  • How To Get Emergency Drinking Water From Fire Hydrants

    08/21/2020 9:08:32 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 08/20/2020 | Doodlebugs (alias)
    In certain situations you may be able to obtain emergency drinking water from fire hydrants. Should you do so, and is this even legal you may ask? For the most part, opening a fire hydrant on a municipal water line is against the law and should never be attempted. Secondly, if the hydrant is still pressurized, the force of the unregulated water could cause injury or even death. Also, if citizens begin randomly opening fire hydrants, this may result in a loss of pressure when it is needed for actual firefighting.
  • Pritzker's emergency rules enforcing mask mandate go into effect

    08/12/2020 7:12:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    newchannel20 ^ | 08/11/2020 | Jakob EmersonTuesday
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Gov. JB Pritzker’s emergency rules that aim to enforce mandatory masks and social distancing in businesses across the state are now in effect. The new rules were supposed to be approved and voted on by the bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) on Tuesday, Aug. 11. A motion to suspend the rules was introduced by Rep. Steven Reick, R-Woodstock, but failed in a vote of 6 to 5. The failure to suspend the rules meant they officially went into effect. The six votes to suspend were all by Republican members of the committee.
  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Conference Call with FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

    07/22/2020 7:54:42 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | Jul 21, 2020 | White House, First Lady Melania Trump
    Today, First Lady Melania Trump joined a conference call with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) during their annual summit. The Council was formed in 2012 to bring together youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness. Through national and local projects, they strive to engage children and provide the tools and resources needed to educate them on disaster preparedness.Administer Gaynor provided welcome remarks and discussed the importance of YPC and the many achievements of its members. The Administrator then introduced the First Lady, who thanked the YPC members for allowing her to join the Summit...
  • President Donald J. Trump Approves Louisiana Emergency Declaration

    06/07/2020 5:52:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | June 7, 2020 | White House
    Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Cristobal beginning on June 5, 2020, and continuing.The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to...
  • In A State of Emergency, The President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, And Even Your Light Switches

    05/27/2020 8:21:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies ^ | 2.15.2019
    Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions. The FCC and the DCB were empowered by Section 606 of the 1934 Communications Act, which expressly gave the president full control over electronic transmissions in such circumstances. Section 606(c), in particular, gave the president full control to suspend and commandeer the country's entire electronic regulatory system. "Upon proclamation by the President that there exists war or a threat of war, or a state of public peril or disaster or other national emergency, or in order to preserve the neutrality of the...
  • Proclamation on Emergency Medical Services Week, 2020

    05/15/2020 2:43:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | May 15, 2020 | White House
    During Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor all of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who play such a critical role in our Nation’s health and safety. These incredible professionals respond to daily calls for urgent assistance and work tirelessly to serve their communities. Most recently, they have made significant contributions and immeasurable sacrifices during our Nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most daunting and demanding challenges the country has ever faced. This week, we recognize these heroic men and women for their efforts to deliver life‑saving care and compassion to their fellow Americans, and we acknowledge...
  • Michigan House, Senate sue Gov. Whitmer after she extends state of emergency without their approval

    05/06/2020 4:34:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    mlive ^ | 5/06/20 | Taylor DesOrmeau
    The Michigan legislature is suing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for unilaterally extending Michigan’s coronavirus state of emergency, House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, announced in a Wednesday, May 6 news conference. The lawsuit is going to the Michigan Court of Claims with hopes for an expedited ruling, Chatfield said. The House and Senate declined to extend the state of emergency last week, but Whitmer later announced it would be extended from April 30 through May 28 – citing a 1945 law allowing her to do so. The 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act allows...
  • Vanity: Emergency Powers or Imperial Decree? Pritzker Continues to Issue Executive Orders in Excess of Statutory Authority

    04/20/2020 4:53:10 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    Illinois Compiled Statutes ^ | April 20, 2020 | Self
    (20 ILCS 3305/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 1057) Sec. 7. Emergency Powers of the Governor. In the event of a disaster, as defined in Section 4, the Governor may, by proclamation declare that a disaster exists. Upon such proclamation, the Governor shall have and may exercise for a period not to exceed 30 days the following emergency powers; provided, however, that the lapse of the emergency powers shall not, as regards any act or acts occurring or committed within the 30-day period, deprive any person, firm, corporation, political subdivision, or body politic of any right or rights to compensation or...
  • exclusive: as washington dc faces coronavirus spike, secret military task force prepares to secure the capital

    04/18/2020 10:59:27 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 73 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4/16/20 | BY WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    istrict of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser yesterday ordered a one-month extension of the state of emergency, as cases in the region grow at a rapid pace. Federal officials in the nation's capital expect a New York-like epidemic in the District, Maryland and Virginia, one that could potentially cripple the government.
  • Michigan Democrats and Public Officials Criticize Gov. Whitmer's Emergency Response

    04/17/2020 12:43:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/16/20 | Reagan McCarthy
    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) finds herself at the center of the news cycle amid COVID-19, on account of her far-reaching stay-at-home order. Gov. Whitmer’s order is one of the most strict, and is being criticized as a constitutional overreach. Michigan lawmakers, including Democrats, are evidently frustrated with Gov. Whitmer’s harsh order. Democrat Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, called his state’s system for reporting COVID-19 “not reliable,” as hospital officials also blame the state government for an inefficient system that ultimately leads to longer wait times. Michigan State Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Democrat representing Detroit, alleged that Gov. Whitmer was...
  • Here's When Each State Plans on Lifting Their "Stay At Home" Order [hopeful...]

    04/15/2020 1:41:17 AM PDT · by · 117 replies ^ | April 14, 2020 | Matt Palumbo
    Just days after the media was busy blasting President Donald Trump for not implementing a federal lockdown and instead leaving those decisions up to the states, the media is now busy blasting President Trump for stating that he could end all lockdowns before the states decide to. It’s nice to see the media rally to defend state rights for once, though unfortunately it’s in the context of them being total hypocrites. The states will ultimately decide when to re-open, and most actually do already have at timeline in place that span from April 15th to June 10th. Only six states...
  • Pompeo Urges Americans Abroad To Return Home Immediately

    04/01/2020 5:15:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/31/20 | Joseph Guzman
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it’s unknown how long flights from other countries will continue operating, so Americans abroad who wish to return should do so immediately. Pompeo warned that the window to bring Americans home from abroad could be closing. Pompeo said more than 26,000 U.S. citizens from more than 50 countries have been repatriated back to the U.S. The top diplomat said the repatriation task force remains committed to bringing all Americans home. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging Americans who are still abroad and wish to return to the United States to do so “immediately,”...
  • Truckers Call for Second Amendment Right Nationwide During Emergency

    03/30/2020 5:27:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 92 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    A group of small business truckers has sent an email to the Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The email asks that, as part of the national emergency involving the Chinese virus, the federal government declare the Second Amendment overrides state law and federal regulation forbidding truckers from exercising their Second Amendment rights. From The 15,000-member SBTC is calling on federal authorities to preempt state and local laws regarding the right to carry a firearm. Therefore, in accordance with the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, we hereby request the U.S. Department of Transportation please issue a preemption...
  • Legal actions by hospital against a health care worker during State of Emergency? [mi]

    03/29/2020 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Lurker Coming Out · 24 replies
    Firstly, I apologize if my format is off. I am not a regular poster, but have been a daily reader for over 20 years. This was the only place I could think of that may help me answer a question I have. I was told a story by a friend of mine that is a nurse on a respiratory floor full of Covid-19 patients in Michigan. My friend had open heart surgery last year and feels she is at high risk. She requested a transfer to a different floor which was denied by management. She responded that due to the...