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‘Memorial for the Fallen’ | Microchipping pets for wildfire | Oak Fire update

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, July 26. 

Memorial honors people killed by police in Butte County

The families of several people killed in recent years by police in Butte County gathered Saturday at a church in Chico. The "Memorial for the Fallen" included space to mourn and calls to action.

— Andre Byik, NSPR 

Microchips can reunite wildfire survivors with their pets

If you’re a pet owner, you might want to consider having your pet microchipped as part of your wildfire preparedness plan. Daniel Gebhart, a veterinarian at VCA Valley Oak Veterinary Center in Chico, told NSPR last summer only 5% of the hundreds of pets he treated after the Camp and Bear fires had microchips.

Sarah Bohannon and Ken Devol, NSPR  

Growth slows on wildfire near Yosemite National Park

The dangerous Oak Fire near Yosemite National park has burned more than 17,000 acres and remains the largest wildfire in California this year. But it’s growth tempered Monday. Cal Fire reports the fire has destroyed 55 structures, including 21 homes.

CapRadio Staff

People turned away at monkeypox vaccine sites in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County health officials closed the online waiting list for the monkeypox vaccine Thursday — just one day after it went live. And some qualified people are being turned away at vaccine sites and given conflicting advice.

Jackie Fortiér (KPCC), The California Report

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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.