Andre Byik

Reporter | Board Operator

A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.

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Shasta County is set to hold a mass drive-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Saturday at Benton Airpark in Redding. 

 

The clinic is for in-home supportive services providers and community health workers. 

 

Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Ramstrom says officials will ask for identification and proof of employment.

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City of Chico officials on Tuesday began clearing out homeless encampments near the entrance to lower Bidwell Park, according to media reports.

 

In an interview with NSPR in late December, attorney Cory Turner with Legal Services of Northern California shared his reasons for sending a letter to the city demanding they halt enforcement of park rules against camping. Turner represents Joel Castle, a homeless man in Chico, and threatened the city with legal action if it moved forward with sweeps of the park.

 

This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) voted Wednesday against the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

 

The House of Representatives ultimately impeached Trump for a second time. 

 

Some Republicans joined Democrats in charging the president with inciting an insurrection after a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.

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A political action committee affiliated with a major water utility is temporarily halting its campaign contributions in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. 

The California Water Service says its employees’ political action committee is now pressing pause on political contributions.

Chico police on Thursday released the name of the man who was fatally shot earlier this week.

Police said he was 24-year-old Kevin Murillo.

Police say they responded Tuesday evening to a reported hit-and-run at West Third and Walnut streets.

They found Murillo seated in a vehicle, suffering from gunshot injuries. He died on the scene.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) did not say Friday whether he would support the impeachment of President Donald Trump over the attack on the U.S. Capitol this week.

 

LaMalfa also did not respond to calls from Democrats to resign over his attempt Wednesday to overturn in two states the results of the November presidential election.

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Chico police on Thursday released the name of the man who was fatally shot earlier this week.

Police said he was 24-year-old Kevin Murillo.

Police say they responded Tuesday evening to a reported hit-and-run at West Third and Walnut streets. They found Murillo seated in a vehicle, suffering from gunshot injuries. He died on the scene.

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Chico Police say one man was killed and two people were in custody following a shooting that was discovered Tuesday evening around the 7-Eleven at West Third and Walnut streets. 

 

Officers responded to a reported hit-and-run there and found a gunshot victim sitting inside a car. He died at the scene. Moments later an officer stopped a car at the intersection of West Sacramento and Nord avenues. Police say two suspects were detained.

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Hospitals overburdened with COVID-19 patients may lean on medical centers in the North State to relieve intensive care unit (ICU) pressure.

 

California Public Health Officer Tomas Aragon issued an order Tuesday requiring all hospitals in the state to take in out-of-area patients if needed and if there is capacity.

 

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North State Representative Doug LaMalfa is receiving calls for his resignation over his decision to challenge in Congress the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

 

The criticism comes after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday and delayed the counting and certification of Electoral College votes.

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