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Juvenile Homes In Redding Closing

Several group homes housing troubled young people in Redding will close. Authorities have begun the process of finding new placements for about 60 youngsters under the care of Victor Treatment Centers, which announced it was closing its Redding facilities. The Chico-based organization runs group homes for juveniles coping with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders. It operates in Butte, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Sonoma, and Shasta counties, but not for much longer in the latter.

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What Questions Do You Have About The Camp Fire Recovery Process?

How do you get funds from FEMA? How do you file a fire insurance claim? We want your questions about the ongoing recovery, and how the people and places affected by the fire can get assistance.

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Several group homes housing troubled young people in Redding will close.

 

Authorities have begun the process of finding new placements for about 60 youngsters under the care of Victor Treatment Centers, which announced it was closing its Redding facilities.

 

The Chico-based organization runs group homes for juveniles coping with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders. It operates in Butte, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Sonoma, and Shasta counties, but not for much longer in the latter.  

 

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In this episode, inspired by our good friend Alan Stern, the Principal Investigator for the New Horizons Spacecraft, we examine a question that has vexed astronomers, planetary scientists and 5th graders, for decades: "What exactly is a Planet?" And more importantly, why should we care about definitions like this in science.

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State officials have joined the chorus of officials urging Camp Fire survivors to sign up for tree removal. 

 

Though structured to avoid burdening homeowners with any out of pocket costs, property owners haven’t exactly been rushing to sign up.

Ken Druse is a gardener and garden writer. This week on Cultivating Place Ken joins us to explore and revel in the scented Side of the garden - the topic of his 20th book The Scentual Garden, Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance, out now. It’s perfect for winter dreaming, planning, and plotting. Join us!

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Planned votes on two articles of impeachment against President Trump were delayed late Thursday night by Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He asked members to consider how they want to vote and to reconvene at 10 a.m. Friday.

Ranking minority member Rep. Doug Collins and others protested that Nadler had upset the committee's plans without consulting them.

The Judiciary Committee had sparred for more than 12 hours Thursday ahead of expected votes.

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Dramatically faster internet speeds will start becoming a reality in parts of Lassen and Plumas County as state regulators fund a major infrastructure upgrade.

 

Nearly ten million dollars was awarded to the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Co-Op last week to whittle away at the digital divide in several Northern Sierra mountain communities.

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Author Lisa Benaron M.D. kicks-off the hour by providing a detailed and informative look at Autism spectrum disorder. 

 

Our second guest, Journalist Ethan Watters, explains how America categorizes disorders, thereby defining mental illness and health.

 

About Lisa Benaron MD: The author of Autism, she is a graduate of Yale Medical School and is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She is the medical director of Far Northern Regional Center, where she provides evaluations for individuals of all ages suspected of having an ASD. 

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Proposals detailing the next set of road widening and safety improvements for State Route 70 go before the public this evening.

 

Derided for years as an accident prone ‘blood alley,’ Caltrans is upgrading highway 70 between Marysville and Oroville. With the first phase complete and the second about to get underway, state transportation officials will roll out conceptual plans for the third stage this evening. 

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Currently in Chico, emergency warm space is made available when overnight lows are expected to dip below freezing for two consecutive nights. At a hastily called press conference Monday morning, Mayor Randall Stone said that wasn’t enough.

“The problem is we have is that we have people who are precariously housed and homeless in our community, and they’re dying in the streets.” Stone said.

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Some work to restore and rebuild after the Camp Fire is easy to see: Full-on debris cleanup. Cutting down dead and dying trees, to make room for returning residents and their camp trailers and fifth wheels. And new houses, springing up like mushrooms in the forest.

Other work is not so visible—including planning, in all its phases, and partnerships that come into view only if you know where to look.

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The global climate talks in Madrid ended on Sunday – two days after its scheduled closing, and with little to show for the marathon session.

The Madrid-based summit, known as COP25, or generically as the U.N. Climate Change Summit, was intended as a time to hammer out the rules and commitments that would get the world's nations on track to meet the targets of the 2015 Paris climate accord. Instead, the talks showed deep divisions, as small countries highly vulnerable to rising seas and powerful storms were at odds with wealthy, high-emitting countries like the United States.

A conservative-leaning Democrat from New Jersey who defied his party in opposing the impeachment of President Trump is expected to switch parties and become a Republican.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a first-term Blue Dog Democrat who represents a swing district in southern New Jersey, intends to change parties after some of Van Drew's internal polling showed that he was becoming increasingly unpopular in his purple district, according to a senior Democratic aide.

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California Burning takes a deep and critical look at how the state’s fire-prone forests have been managed, and how we can all be part of the solution to avoid catastrophic wildfires in the future.

NSPR Wins Prestigious Journalism Award

NSPR's news team has won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Continuing Coverage for After Paradise, a weekly show giving recovery information to Camp Fire survivors and community.

With our new series Since You Asked, we're turning to YOU. What have you always wondered about the North State? What questions do you have about this place we call home?

Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects.

Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities.

On Cultivating Place, we speak with people passionate about plants, gardens, and natural history. We explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us.

There’s always time to head up the road. Plan a trip with help from this new map of California destinations featured by Kim Weir on her show Up the Road on NSPR.

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