The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 3rd, 2023 night edition

image for "Total disbelief": Cat missing for nearly 6 years reunited with owner thanks to microchip

SACRAMENTO -- A West Sacramento woman got the surprise of a lifetime Saturday when she was reunited with her missing cat after nearly 6 years.

With a quick scan, it can pull up the name and contact information of the pet's owner, and it lasts a lifetime.

That small chip can keep hope alive in big ways for pet owners when an animal goes missing.

Looking at the 13-year-old cat, Lily, now, she purrs loudly and gladly accepts belly rubs and treats from her owner Jessica Kinsey of West Sacramento.

You'd have no idea she was missing from her family for nearly half her life.

The most important thing that Kinsey did was keep her contact information on Lily's microchip updated every time it changed.

Now, her days are spent as they should be -- with belly rubs, treats and cat trees; She's finally home just in time for Christmas. »

Democrat Katie Hobbs takes office as Arizona governor

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The new Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs takes the oath of office in a ceremony at the state Capitol in Phoenix, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

PHOENIX (AP) — Katie Hobbs took the oath of office Monday to become Arizona’s 24th governor and the first Democrat to hold the office since 2009. »

Russia says 63 soldiers killed by Ukrainian strike in Donetsk region

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Jan 2 (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday that 63 Russian soldiers had been killed in a Ukrainian New Year's Eve attack on their quarters, triggering furious criticism of the military leadership from lawmakers and pro-war bloggers.

Russia's Defence Ministry acknowledged the attack only in the final paragraph of a 528-word daily roundup, more than 36 hours later.

A source close to the Russian-installed Donetsk leadership told Reuters the building had housed some of the 300,000 or more soldiers mobilised since September. »

Erdoğan plots war, crackdown to save his skin

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It’s a ruthless drive by Erdoğan to cling to power in 2023 — the centenary of the Turkish Republic — and let’s hope he fails.

For now, the ruling’s suspended pending appeals, but Erdoğan may try to expedite the judicial process, so his rival is barred from running.

Erdoğan, a former Istanbul mayor, was himself on the receiving end of similar judicial harassment before the AKP triumphed in 2002. »