The Sacramento City Council has accepted a $30 million state grant to assist with developing The Railyards north of downtown Sacramento. The 240-acre site is being developed by LDK Ventures and includes a $500 million Sacramento Superior Courthouse, a new Kaiser hospital, and the “AJ,” which is a 345-unit housing project with 69 units of affordable housing and retail.
- Northwest Florida Daily News
Is Gaetz trying to reduce tourism in his own district? Is he trying to highlight his poor qualifications? Is he trying to find favor with DeSantis?
- NBC News
The highly transmissible omicron variant has made at-home Covid tests hard to find.
- Rolling Stone
The liberal Supreme Court justice is diabetic and didn't want to sit next to justices who weren't wearing masks. Her conservative colleague didn't care
- Associated Press
It started when CNN's Jeff Zeleny broke in with a question that referenced concerns many Americans hold about the competence of government, after the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal and the recent shortage of testing for COVID-19. Zeleny's question opened the floodgates. Biden took to calling on reporters at random, and what started as a very traditional presidential news conference became something else entirely, stretching to nearly two hours.
- LA Times
The federal website providing free at-home COVID-19 tests is open for orders. Here is how to order the tests, and what you need to know.
- The Courier Journal
Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, swore at her husband in an argument that was inadvertently shared live with a Kentucky Senate committee.
- Fox News
GOP Doctors Caucus vice chair Greg Murphy of North Carolina led the Tuesday letter with several of his Doctors Caucus colleagues to Fauci, blasting President Biden’s top medical aide for his unprofessionalism towards the Kansas senator.
Neil Gorsuch defied a request from Chief Justice John Roberts to wear a mask out of respect for Sonia Sotomayor, a report says
Gorsuch's refusal to wear a mask led Sotomayor, who has diabetes, to attend oral arguments virtually. The justices are all vaccinated and boosted.
- Fox News
Government watchdog group demanding key data on Fauci's financial and professional history
- Idaho Statesman
McGeachin made the budget request again, and continued to rail against the media Wednesday.
- The Hill
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to block a federal mask mandate for air travel. The emergency application was filed by a father on behalf of himself and his 4-year-old autistic son, both of whom claim to be medically incapable of wearing masks for extended periods.Their request was filed to Justice Neil Gorsuch, who handles emergency applications arising in several Western states, and he referred the matter to the full court. The...
- The Guardian
Despite decreasing positivity rates, hospitals continue to struggle amid a surging patient load and staff shortages New York City and some north-eastern US states are experiencing a sharp decrease in Covid-19 cases. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters New York City and some north-eastern US states appear to be seeing rapid decreases in their numbers of Covid-19 cases in recent days, raising the possibility that the Omicron wave has now already peaked in some parts of America. In New York City the
Americans can now ask for the four free rapid antigen tests the government will send to every residential address. The order form went live a day ahead of schedule.
- The News Leader
The United States Postal Service is sending out free at-home rapid COVID tests.
- LA Times
The federal website for free coronavirus tests quietly went live a day early. The rollout saw snags, with some Americans living in multiunit buildings unable to place orders.
The FDA has extended the review period for Bluebird bio Inc's (NASDAQ: BLUE) biologics licensing applications (BLA) for its lentiviral vector gene therapies. The agency has pushed the applications for betibeglogene autotemcel (beti-cel) for β-thalassemia and elivaldogene autotemcel (eli-cel) for cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (CALD). The revised PDUFA goal dates for beti-cel and eli-cel are August 19, 2022, and September 16, 2022. Related: Bluebird bio's Neurodegenerative Disease Gene Therapy Und
- CBS News
Americans may order four at-home tests per household as part of the Biden administration's strategy to make tests accessible.
The Biden administration is buying 1 billion rapid COVID-19 test kits to give Americans for free. Here's how to get one.
The US Postal Service launched a website on Tuesday where Americans could order at-home, rapid COVID tests to have them delivered to their homes.
- The Daily Beast
MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty ImagesFaced with a struggling domestic agenda and the increasing likelihood of a Democratic electoral rout in November, President Joe Biden — in a nearly two-hour-long press conference Wednesday — finally conceded that chopping up his signature Build Back Better (BBB) package may be the only remaining path to passing any of his legislative agenda.Even worse, Biden conceded that his plan to divide BBB into standalone bills will likely mean tough choices over what portion
- Kansas City Star
This proposal from a Parkville politician could divert your money from crucial city services. | Editorial