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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In case you missed it
- Butte County allocated just 20 doses of monkeypox vaccine — NSPR
- Excessive heat watch issued for much of the North State — NSPR
- Memorial honors people killed by police in Butte County — NSPR
- Microchips can reunite wildfire survivors with their pets — NSPR
- Safe Space opens indoor cooling center in Chico — NSPR
- PG&E, Tesla look to battery-equipped customers for energy during high demand — NSPR