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Chico’s missing cooling center | Oroville bus shooting update | Newsom signs gun bill

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, July 13. 

Triple-digit temperatures in Chico, but no city cooling center

Despite triple-digit temperatures in Chico, the city’s cooling center was not opened. City officials say the center — which consists of a large tent with misters — was vandalized a month ago and now needs repairs to its irrigation system.

Alec Stutson, NSPR 

New attorney appointed for suspect in Oroville bus shooting

The Sacramento man accused of shooting multiple passengers on a Greyhound bus Feb. 2 in Oroville has a new attorney. The change comes as lawyers were preparing for a jury trial to determine whether the man, Asaahdi Coleman, is mentally fit to stand trial on criminal charges, including murder and attempted murder.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

Governor signs bill allowing civil action against gun makers, sellers

A new law will allow Californians and local governments to bring civil lawsuits against gun makers and sellers. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill Tuesday and said it will help reduce gun violence. Second Amendment groups have said they will file legal challenges against the bill.

CapRadio Staff

UCLA heat maps show how hot days affect health

On the hottest days in California, there are around 8,000 more daily emergency room visits than on typical days. In Los Angeles County, it’s more than 1,500 visits. That’s according to UCLA’s new heat maps that show just how much hot days are affecting our health.

Caleigh Wells (KCRW), The California Report

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Sarah is an award-winning reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio for six years and was previously the station’s News Director before leaving to study at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.