Chico’s missing cooling center | Oroville bus shooting update | Newsom signs gun bill
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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- Cal State’s Black students are falling behind other groups — and poor graduation data obscures the crisis — CalMatters
- As California positions itself as a safe haven for abortions, access is limited for rural residents — NSPR
- COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older arrive in Butte County — NSPR