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January 30, 2013 | By Shan Li
Nearly 44% of American households are one emergency away from financial ruin. That means they don't have enough savings to cover basic living expenses for three months if something unforeseen happens such as losing a job or falling sick, according to a recent study by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. Almost a third of Americans have no savings account at all. "These families have had to prioritize today's expenses over tomorrow's goals," said Andrea Levere, the group's president.  California ranks 38th among all states for the ability of its residents to achieve financial stability, the report says.
August 23, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
The growing Rim fire near the northern side of Yosemite National Park prompted Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night to extend a state of emergency to include the city and county of San Francisco because of a threat to utilities. The blaze has burned 125,620 acres, threatens thousands of structures and is only 5% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service's incident information website . The governor on Thursday declared a state of emergency in Tuolumne County, where the blaze is burning.
August 20, 1987 | United Press International
The Peruvian government Wednesday extended for 30 days emergency measures designed to combat left-wing rebels in the capital of Lima and the adjacent port of Callao.
January 3, 1986 | United Press International
Mayor Wilson Goode today lifted the state of emergency he imposed on a racially troubled neighborhood last November and unveiled a plan to avert further race-related problems.
July 28, 2012 | By Judi Dash
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December 23, 2010 | By Howard Blume and Evan Halper
Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles, Kings and Santa Barbara counties in response to destructive rains this week. State of emergencies were already declared in Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and Tulare counties. The declarations came as work crews, residents and business owners traded sandbags for shovels Thursday to clean up after a week of storms that caused severe damage to at least 40 homes across Southern California and claimed one life.
August 22, 2013 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO -- The Rim fire near the northern side of Yosemite continued to rage Thursday, expanding to  more than 84 square miles and prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. Photos At Pine Mountain Lake, a resort eight miles from Groveland, people watched flames from their cabin rooftops. At the Groveland Hotel, tourists were cutting short stays and checking out as the parking lot filled with news vans full of reporters checking in. The fire was only 2% contained, officials said, and thick clouds of smoke billowed into the Reno area some 160 miles away.
February 13, 2008
Re "ERs fail as the nation's 'safety net,' " Feb. 9 As an emergency physician, I know that the system can be fixed; it is not hopeless. But people must understand that they are in danger. The prompt emergency care you expect and deserve is not available much of the time. Government agencies are satisfied to attack the overwhelmed providers of emergency care when the system fails. The rules must be changed to empower non-emergency patients to demand care somewhere besides emergency rooms.
August 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Brian Schweitzer declared a state of emergency amid wildfires, including one northeast of Missoula that has crept to within a mile of several homes and destroyed at least one. Higher humidity and clouds were helping firefighters contain that nearly 28-square-mile blaze, which began Friday and rapidly grew, leading to evacuation orders for about 200 homes. A fire spokesman estimated containment at zero percent, "only because there isn't a lower number."
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