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386.08 // Unexpected turn of the tide.

Eris Canan, head of the Canan family, certainly wasn’t expecting to exit the Sanshur court in custody today after he was called before the bar.

Halla Wissin, the attorney responsible for defending the accused Troptur Reed surprised the court with a major revelation. She accused, with supporting evidences, Eris Canan of conspiracy against her client but also of the kidnapping of Reed’s daughter and selling her to Hutt slavers. Documents, security footage but a damning confession of one of Canan’s accomplice were all submitted into evidence. Eris Canan, who was caught by the local security forces (VSF) trying to escape during Troptur Reed’s arrest, admitted to taking part in the kidnapping though not in her enslavement.

A cold comfort for Reed, who was convicted of involuntary homicide, barbaric action and participation in a criminal association and will have to follow Canan’s trial behind bars.

We don’t know yet the motivations behind the head of the Canan family actions though rumors have already started circulate. One major explanation for his actions is linked to the Canan family’s recent and aggressive movement within the Vlemoth Port housing market. The Reeds always refused Canan’s offers for their property and people are pointing out that blackmail might have been a new method of persuasion for the investing family.

As you can imagine, as the skies have grown darker here over Sanshur, the mood has grown darker as well and people here are beginning to resign themselves to the possibility that they are witnessing yet another tragedy.

Whatever are the reasons behind those acts we can only hope that the VSF will be able to stern this recent crime wave.

385.12 // Astronomers baffled by vanished star in a distant galaxy

On 384.12, astronomers of the Chandrila Larger Array Telescope reported a discrepancy between their bi-year astro-cartographical assessment and the observations from their telescope. Following this report, 37 major astronomical observatories have confirmed the discrepancy, causing excitement among the astronomical community.

All this excitement revolves around WR-765 star, in the Nebula N2-56, around 2 billions light years away. WR-765 is (or should we say, was) a Classic or Population 1 star, that according to Astronomy sources has lost its layer of Hydrogen, and was now fusing Helium. Put simply, it was in the second stage of its stellar life and had about two hundred to six hundred millions of years, before we expected it to explode violently into an impressive Supernova, leaving a black Hole five times larger that a standard Sun.

But, contrary to all our expectations, the star went off far sooner, and not with a bang, but a whimper. According to the now aggregated astronomical data, we stopped receiving light from the star between 382.27 and 383.02. Even more remarkably, it appears that regardless of distance, arc of observation or relative planetary speeds, all observations appear to be astronomically simultaneous, at least in the orders of magnitude Astronomy is concerned. To put simply, such a disappearance should have been observed in very different time periods for each observatory, as expected by our current understanding of the universe.

“This is amazing, it’s the first discovery that does not fit with our astronomical models in thousand of years! There is no precedence like this in the galaxy, nor any similar event registered. A new day for Astronomy, a new day for all Physics has dawned”, said Dr. Maani Inkari, Associate Proffessor of Stellar Progression Mechanics.

When asked if this event is a cause for concern, Proffessor Bama Kallos of Corruscant was reassuring:

“This event has already taken place in that galaxy at least two billion years ago, had there been any worrisome events we would have long noticed by now. While it is currently unexplainable, we would do well to remember that this is how science evolved, discovering unexplainable events, and working them out. It’s a very interesting discovery, and I can’t wait to see where it will lead us.”

But not all scientists are so excited. Others are pointing out to more mundane explanations, to explain this event, such as Professor Pamaf Burkan, of the Institute of Stellar Physics:

“Caution should always be advised when the public is treated to sensuous and mysterious headlines. It’s not a miracle event, untill all other cases have been exhaustively tested. With careful observation, we might find a large gas cloud obscuring observation, or a larger planetary body covering our arc or even a larger, unobserved black hole, in transit between Galaxies.”

Whatever the reason for this mysterious disappearance is, the spark of excitement that it ignited within the community is impossible to miss.

Sovi Ya’qul for the Republic Daily

385.09 // The Galactic Budget

The Galactic Budget for 385-390ABY has been released.

The address which came from Chief Finance Minister Junessburg Mara outlined where the vast 7.1 quadrillion credit budget will be spent.

Questions were raised by the Senate finance committee around the marked 4% increase in the security budget which already makes up a staggering 18% of the overall budget. A key takeaway was the multi billion credit increase for GRID specifically identified for use in an ‘Operation Lost Stars’.

When asked Minister Mara had this to say

Operation Lost Stars is the core GRID operation around the missing force sensitive children in conjunction with the Jedi Order.

Many members of the public have asked if they contribute to the cause, and whilst GRID will not be accepting donations, I can confirm that an ancillary fund has been set up to support the friends and family of those taken.

One thing is for certain, with cuts to housing and emergency services to enable this investment, the pressure is on GRID and the Jedi Order to start delivering results.

385.02 // Lost childhoods.

Since Koyso Chewai’in and Resuli Concaf went missing on Calus 2 years ago, official figures state that 11 other cases of missing children have been added to the investigation. However, whilst the official total sits at 13. Holonews has received confirmation from a senior GRID source that GRID believe and are working to the assumption that the actual figure is closer to 19.

Despite no new reports in the 3 cycles of any more taken children, it has been estimated that those already taken have spent nearly 31 years between them in captivity. No one knows where they are, but if you have any information that may aid the investigation you can contact GRIDs tip line on frequency #5555.3333.1111 case ref: #784147912.

GRID and The Jedi Order have not commented on the investigation in recent cycles and it is unclear whether the decline in regularity of kidnappings is down to action taken by the Order and GRID.

As always, the Holonews will endeavor to bring you breaking news as and when we receive it.

384.11 // Adapt. Survive. Thrive

Citizens of Corellia are today thanking the Jedi Order, after they successfully thwarted an abduction operation led by a band of highly trained mercenaries. The mercenary group known as “The Shattered Stars’ were targeting a pair of twins in Coronet due to be taken to be taken to the Order to begin training, however under the protection of the Order not only was safe passage given to the children, all members of the Shattered Stars were taken alive. It appears after being initially taken off guard by the targeting of force sensitive children, the Jedi Order has adapted and implemented new protocols and it appears to be working for them.

However, whilst the Order seem to have the situation in hand, there are reports of other children beginning to go missing in other force sensitive cultures. It was confirmed that Twi Mor, a young Omwati due to begin his training to become an Omwati shaman, was taken from the planet Omwat. There has also been unconfirmed reports from the ancient world of Haruun Kal of a missing child.