Warren, Murkowski: Where’s the emergency declaration on opioids?


A Democratic and Republican senator are questioning why President Trump hasn’t officially declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency, despite saying his administration was drafting the paperwork to do so two months ago.“We applaud your stated commitment to addressing opioid addiction and agree with you that the crisis is a …

Explainer: Declaring the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

The federal government declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, which will make more resources available for states and federal agencies to combat what is being called the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. But what does this mean? How Opioid Addiction: America’s Public Health Crisis

18 Die From Hep. A, Emergency Declaration Extended: County

The San Diego County Health and Human Services extended the local health emergency declaration and updated the number of people infected with the Hepatitis A virus Tuesday.Eighteen people have died, and 490 cases have been confirmed as of Oct. 10, according to county officials. Of those cases, there have been …

Trump issues emergency declaration for Harvey in Louisiana

Cars drive through flooded streets in Lake Charles, La., as the city is receiving heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. The storm came ashore on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category four hurricane. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press) By Associated Press By Associated Press August 28 at …

Eagle Creek fire in Oregon grows, emergency declaration and evacuations issued

The human-caused Eagle Creek Fire grew from 3,200 acres early Monday to 4,800 acres by the end of the day. It forced the Oregon Department of Transportation to close Interstate 84 in both directions between Hood River and Troutdale. Photo by Tristan …The Latest: Fire prompts Oregon fish release

City Council Committee Considers Emergency Declaration Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

Above: Tents belonging to homeless people in downtown San Diego are shown in this photo, Sept. 11, 2017. A proposal to declare an emergency in San Diego over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A is scheduled to go before the City Council’s Select …San Diego taking steps to curb homeless problem, …

City Council Considers New Emergency Declaration Over Lack Of Homeless Shelter Space

The City Council is scheduled Monday to consider an emergency declaration over a lack of shelter space, which has exacerbated an outbreak of hepatitis A among San Diego’s homeless population that has left at least 17 dead. RELATED: San Diego …

‘Mother Nature kicked in overnight’: After emergency declaration, weather delivers blow to La Tuna fire’s spread

Less than 24 hours after Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County, weather helped take the fight out of a more than 7,000-acre brush fire that officials said is the city’s largest in decades by acreage. The La Tuna fire Heat spurs surge in California, …