- More than 10,000 people are fleeing Yellowstone National Park due to flooding, which has forced the closure of all entrances and destroyed buildings and roadways in the park. This morning, some floodwaters are starting to recede in Yellowstone National Park and South-Central Montana but more flooding could be on the way. Cooler temperatures and drier weather on Tuesday gave some relief to communities now assessing catastrophic damage from flooding Monday. But weather forecasters say hotter temperatures will move in later this week and into the weekend. That could lead to more flooding due to runoff from melting snow in the mountains. Click here to read more.
- Yosemite National Park is being sued for logging trees, claiming that they are thinning the forest to prevent wildfires. A Berkeley non-profit called The John Muir Project filed the lawsuit Monday trying to prevent the removal of trees. The project summary states that any tree over 20 inches in diameter can re removed, which could impact 2,000 acres and 40 miles of the park. The lawsuit is claiming that the tree removal is violating the National Environmental Policy Act and Administrative Procedure Act. Click here to read more.
- Two California police officers have been shot and killed at a motel in an ambush while responding to a possible stabbing at the motel. Police say the suspect is also dead but the suspects identity was not publicly released. This shooting happened outside a motel in El Monte in the Los Angeles area. Click here to read more.
- Federal Reserve expected to raise interest rates this afternoon by as much as three quarters of a percent. Click here to read more.
- Sacramento Regional Transit District is seeing the most number of people taking public transportation in May since Covid-19. Click here to read more.
- The State of California is going to pay a $51 million settlement in connection with a mass shooting at a veterans' home in Yountville. Click here to read more.