- A group of Republican lawmakers in California are urging legislators end the State of Emergency. Officials said yesterday Assemblyman James Gallagher of Yuba City is the new Republican leader, and a key figure in the opposition towards Governor Newsom and the policies placed for California during the pandemic. Marie Waldron was the previous leader for around 4 years. Gallagher sued Governor Gavin Newsom over his executive orders involving the pandemic.
- A Sacramento ballot measure plans to address the divisive issue of homelessness. The emergency shelter act was filed by Daniel Conway, a former chief of staff to then Sacramento city Mayor Kevin Johnson, would make encampments illegal unless it is an emergency shelter. The city manager can then make a call to create those shelters through amended health and safety codes. The measure still needs a number of signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
- Two-time all-star center Domantas Sabonis is now a Sacramento King following a blockbuster six-player trade with the Indiana Pacers. The Kings are also getting Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, and Indiana's 2023 second-round draft pick. In return, the Kings are sending guards Buddy Hield and Tyrese Haliburton, along with center Tristan Thompson. Sabonis is 25-years-old and averaging about 19 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists per game this season. He's also third in the NBA with 34 double-doubles this season. The NBA trade deadline is at noon tomorrow.
- Several US life insurance companies have recently revealed an overwhelming unexplained increase (40%) in “all-cause deaths” amongst 18 to 49-year-olds.