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  • Hurricane Idalia

    Hurricane Idalia

    August 26-31, 2023 Hurricane Idalia formed from a low-pressure area across Central America and grew along the Western part of the Caribbean Sea until it became a tropical storm and received its name. The hurricane developed into a Category 4 along the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in Southern..More about the event

  • Maui Wildfires

    Maui Wildfires

    August 8, 2023  Dry conditions and high winds from the unseasonably hot weather fueled the August 8, 2023 wildfires on the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Hawaii. This devastating event left extensive property damage, loss of life, and at least 1000 missing persons in the initial days of the fires...More about the event

  • End of COVID-19 PHE Declaration

    End of COVID-19 PHE Declaration

    May 11, 2023:  On March 13, 2020, the U.S. federal government declared COVID-19 a national emergency. This declaration enabled several policy changes including mandated COVID-19 data collection, establishing various public assistance programs, and enacting Title 42. Public law 118-3, approved on April 10, 2023, terminated the national emergency declaration (GPO)...More about the event

  • Monterey Park Shooting

    Monterey Park Shooting

    Date: January 21, 2023 At approximately 10:22 p.m. PST, police were dispatched to a mass shooting that occurred outside of Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, CA, a city east of Los Angeles. The shooting took place as the city’s predominantly Asian American community was celebrating the Lunar New..More about the event

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