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Texas Gov. Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Severe Weather, Tornado Response Efforts In Valley View
AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on May 26, 2024:

Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on the state's ongoing response to help Texans and North Texas communities devastated by severe weather and tornadoes at a press conference following a briefing with state and local officials in Valley View. Governor Abbott also signed the state's severe weather disaster declaration to add Denton, Montague, Cooke, and Collin counties, bringing the total number of counties under the disaster declaration to 106.

"Texans across the state are saddened ... Show Full Article

Minnesota's Fairview Health Services Recognized as Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Organization
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, May 28 -- The Minnesota National Guard issued the following news:

Fairview Health Services was recognized as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization for its efforts in supporting the military community at a proclamation event in St. Paul on May 16, 2024.

"We are pleased to welcome Fairview Health Services to our Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network of partners," said Army Col. Scott Rohweder, Minnesota National Guard joint chief of staff, who spoke at the event. "We appreciate the invaluable assistance, opportunities, care, and support it provides to our Minnesota veterans, service ... Show Full Article

Calif. A.G. Bonta: California Department of Justice Investigating Grover Beach Officer-Involved Shooting Under AB 1506
OAKLAND, California, May 28 -- California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued the following news release on May 27, 2024:

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred in Grover Beach, California on May 25, 2024. The OIS incident involving the Grover Beach Police Department resulted in the death of one individual.

Following notification by local authorities, DOJ's California Police Shooting Investigation Team ... Show Full Article

Texas Gov. Abbott Adds Counties To Severe Weather Disaster Declaration In May 2024
AUSTIN, Texas, May 27 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following proclamation on May 26, 2024:

WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, as amended on Tuesday, May 2, 2024, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, Monday, May 15, 2024, and Monday, May 20, 2024, certifying that the severe storms and flooding that began on April 26, 2024, and included heavy rainfall, flash flooding, river flooding, large hail, and hazardous wind gusts caused widespread and severe property damage, injury, or loss of life in Anderson, Angelina, Austin, ... Show Full Article

Readout of the Ark. Gov. Sanders's Phone Call With Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, May 27 -- Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, R-Arkansas, issued the following readout on May 26, 2024, by spokeswoman Alexa Henning:

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Following a call with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell, Sanders' spokeswoman Alexa Henning released the following readout:

"This morning, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell to discuss the impact of the catastrophic tornadoes and severe weather that hit Northwest Arkansas last night. "

"The Governor thanked Administrator Criswell for the ongoing coordination ... Show Full Article

On Final Day of Great American Getaway RV Tour, Pa. Gov. Shapiro and First Lady Lori Shapiro Visit Peddler's Village in Bucks County, Highlighting Pennsylvania's Small Businesses and Charming Communities
NEW HOPE, Pennsylvania, May 27 (TNSres) -- Gov. Josh Shapiro, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release on May 26, 2024:

Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and First Lady Lori Shapiro brought the Great American Getaway RV tour to Peddler's Village in Bucks County to promote the vibrant main streets, small businesses, and charming towns that dot Pennsylvania and make the Commonwealth a premier weekend getaway destination.

Last week, Governor Shapiro launched Pennsylvania's new state tourism brand: The Great American Getaway. The new brand showcases all the Commonwealth has to offer as a premier ... Show Full Article

HAWAII HEALTH DEPT. ISSUES NOTICE OF AWARD FOR AMBULANCE SERVICES
HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 27 -- The Hawaii Department of Health issued the following news release dated May 24, 2024:

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Emergency Medical Services Injury Prevention Systems Branch has issued two Notices of Award to International Life Support, Inc., doing business as American Medical Response (AMR).

The Notices of Award are the result of required competitive procurements. The DOH published two requests for proposals (RFPs) in April, seeking vendors to provide Comprehensive 911 Ground Ambulance Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Kauaʻi and Maui Counties ... Show Full Article