26 MAR 3302
Federal President Zachary Hudson has released a statement confirming that former president Jasmina Halsey has been brought out of her induced coma.
"The injuries Jasmina Halsey suffered in the destruction of Starship One were severe, but her escape pod preserved her vital functions. Having repaired her injuries, medical personnel at Leoniceno Orbital revived President Halsey from her coma this morning. I have been told that she is now sleeping peacefully, and is expected to wake in the next few days."
Reporters were told that Halsey would need at least a week before she is likely to be able to talk to those outside her immediate family.
26 MAR 3302
This report presents the latest data on expansion among the galaxy's minor factions.
Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:
Shongbon Comms Systems
Children of Raxxla
Alliance of Totjob'al
Wargis Citizens' Forum
LHS 2771 Party
Wolf 980 Purple Crew
Future of 12 Persei
Anna Perenna Industries
LHS 191 Values Party
Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.