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Monkeypox vaccine allocations | Excessive heat watch | Unsafe drinking water

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, July 27. 

Butte County allocated just 20 doses of monkeypox vaccine

Health officials in Butte County say the county has only received 20 doses of the monkeypox vaccine. Public Health Director Danette York said the county’s allotment was based on “some data” determining the number of residents at risk for monkeypox.

— Andre Byik, NSPR 

Excessive heat watch issued for much of the North State

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an excessive heat watch for much of the North State from 11 a.m. Thursday through 9 p.m. Friday. The heat watch will be in effect for the northern Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills, northern Shasta County mountains, and Burney basin.

Adia White, NSPR  

State audit finds nearly a million have unsafe drinking water

An audit of the California State Water Resources Control Board found that more than 900,000 people in the state are at increased risk of liver and kidney problems — and even cancer — because they get water from systems that fail to meet contaminant standards.

CapRadio Staff

Oak Fire near Yosemite destroys dozens of homes

Firefighters continue to make slow progress on the Oak Fire in Mariposa County, near Yosemite National Park. Evacuation orders remain in place for a large portion of the fire area and many roads are still closed. The fire has burned more than 18,000 acres and was 26% contained as of Tuesday. At least 42 homes have burned.

CapRadio Staff

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Sarah is an award-winning host, reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio since 2015 and is currently the station’s Assistant Program Director. She’s responsible for the “sound of the station" and works to create the richest public radio experience possible for NSPR listeners.
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.