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Covered California price increase | Apple Fire 15% contained | Lawmaker wants monkeypox emergency declaration

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, July 28. 

Covered California health premiums expected to increase in North State

North State residents who purchase health insurance through the state’s marketplace — Covered California — will likely be paying higher premiums next year. Plans are slated to increase by about 11% in the region.

— Adia White, NSPR 

Some evacuations remain for Apple Fire in Yuba County

Some evacuations remain in place today for the Apple Fire that’s burning south of Collins Lake, near Browns Valley. The fire started around 3 p.m. Wednesday and is at least the fourth fire to prompt evacuations in Yuba County since June, following the Rices, Bay and Winding fires. According to Cal Fire’s latest report, the fire was 41 acres and 15% contained.

Sarah Bohannon and Adia White, NSPR  

State lawmaker calls for monkeypox emergency declaration

San Francisco state Sen. Scott Wiener is calling monkeypox a public health crisis. He wants California and San Francisco to declare a state of emergency due to spiking cases of the virus.

CapRadio Staff

Governor, democrats split over California’s Proposition 30

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Teachers Association are opposing Proposition 30, a clean-air initiative on the November ballot that would tax the wealthiest Californians to pay for electric car rebates.

Kevin Stark (KQED), The California Report 

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