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Rural abortion access | North State heat | Kid COVID vaccines


The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, July 11. 

As California positions itself as a safe haven for abortions, access is limited for rural residents

It’s been a little over two weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and California is positioning itself to support those seeking an abortion from out of state. But many people in rural areas of California — like the North State — don’t have as much access as one might think.

Adia White, NSPR 

Heat advisory goes in effect for the North State today

It’s going to be hot in the Sacramento Valley over the next few days, with temperatures in the triple digits throughout the valley and foothills. The National Weather Service says a heat advisory will be in effect today from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Officials say people should check on the elderly, children and pets.

— Ken Devol and Sarah Bohannon, NSPR

COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older arrive in Butte County

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month authorized emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months of age and older. But those shots are just now available in Butte County.

Ken Devol, NSPR

Cannabis growers, retailers get tax breaks in California budget

Licensed marijuana growers will get a tax break under a state budget signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom late last month. Retailers can also get tax breaks if they pay higher wages or have an “equity license,” which is meant to give a leg up to under-resourced entrepreneurs in the legal pot business.

CapRadio Staff

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