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Aug 10 2023
Local officials in Maui, Hawaii have reported that at least 36 people have died amid wildfires in Lahaina, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Hawaii's request for public assistance.
Key Details: Maui fire officials warned that the fires are a result of steep slopes, erratic winds, and dropping humidity. The direction of the fires and difficult terrain haveNPR (Online News) Washington Examiner Reuters
Mar 02 2021
President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. will have enough coronavirus vaccines for all adults by the end of May, two months sooner than his previous prediction. The revised estimate comes amid accelerated manufacturing efforts around Johnson & Johnson's newly approved single-shot vaccine, which Biden said rival pharmaceutical company Merck is helping produce under the DefenseNew York Post (News) Al Jazeera Axios
Aug 28 2019
Tropical storm Dorian's winds surpassed 75 miles per hour Wednesday afternoon, officially designating it a hurricane as it moved through the Caribbean and toward the southeastern United States.
Reporting outlets on all sides of the political spectrum have focused significant amounts of coverage on the storm in recent days. Some media voices have historically contextualized coverage byNPR (Online News) Washington Examiner New York Times (News)
Oct 06 2022
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited Florida on Wednesday, touring the wreckage left by Hurricane Ian, which tore through the peninsula as a Category Four storm last week. During the visit, Biden met with political rival and potential 2024 White House challenger, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The two held a joint press conference and voiced similar messages of unity andCNN (Online News) The Hill Washington Examiner
Jul 20 2022
President Joe Biden pledged to take executive action on climate change during a Wednesday visit to a former coal-fired power plant in Somerset, MA.
Biden did not officially declare a climate emergency, as some had pressured him to do, but he did call climate change an “emergency,” “a clear and present danger” and “an existential threat.” He announced $2.3 billion from FEMA to mitigateThe Hill New York Post (News) NPR (Online News)
Sep 29 2022
Hurricane Ian moved past central Florida on Thursday evening, allowing hard-hit communities like Fort Myers and Cape Coral to begin recovering. The storm regained hurricane strength over the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to turn back toward South Carolina.
At least 15 people had been reported dead by Thursday afternoon, CNN (Left bias) reported, although Florida officials had not yetAssociated Press The Daily Wire Orlando Sentinel
Jul 28 2022
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser requested federal assistance in managing asylum-seeking migrants bussed to the nation’s capital by Texas and Arizona.
In a July 19 letter, Bowser requested 150 D.C. National Guard personnel to assist non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in staffing processing and housing centers, as well as a “suitable federal location” for additional processing. D.The Texas Tribune The Daily Caller The Hill
Dec 31 2021
Voices across the spectrum have criticized the Biden administration's plan to produce and distribute COVID-19 tests as the U.S. sets new records for COVID-19 infections.
On Dec. 20, Biden announced a plan to distribute 500 million free at-home COVID-19 tests beginning in January. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said Wednesday that contracts for the plan will beNew York Post (News) NBC News (Online) Wall Street Journal (News)
Feb 21 2021
Nearly one year into widespread COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, vaccine rollouts and a decline in new cases have health experts speculating about when the country will reach herd immunity. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, surgeon and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor Marty Makary said he believes herd immunity to the virus would be when 60% to 80% have been infected or vaccinated, andNew York Times (News) Wall Street Journal (Opinion) Associated Press
Sep 28 2022
Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida early Wednesday afternoon. The Category 4 storm sustained wind speeds up to 155 miles per hour before reaching land, just barely beneath the threshold for Category 5, which the continental United States has seen only five times before. Ian has already knocked out power for over a million residents.
The storm shifted east shortly beforeReuters Daily Beast New York Post (News)