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Camp Fire disaster relief fraud | Heat illness in dogs | More monkeypox doses

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, July 29. 

Interview: Butte County woman gets year in prison for Camp Fire disaster relief fraud

A Butte County woman was sentenced this week to a year in prison for filing false disaster relief requests after the Camp Fire and receiving $77,000 in federal disaster relief funds. NSPR's Alec Stutson spoke with Sam Stanton, a Sacramento Bee reporter who wrote about the specifics of the case.

Alec Stutson, NSPR  

Excessive heat warning continues; recognizing heat-related illness in dogs

An excessive heat warning is in effect for much of the North State until 9 p.m. today. When triple digits like this are reached, it’s advised that people stay in cool places. That’s also true for pets especially dogs. A Chico veterinarian told NSPR how to recognize when a dog becomes seriously overheated

— Ken Devol and Sarah Bohannon, NSPR 

Nearly 800,000 monkeypox vaccine doses will soon be available in the US  

The Biden administration is planning to ship 780,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine this week. The Associated Press reports this comes as major cities across the U.S. don’t have enough vaccines to meet demand. Health officials in Butte County this week said they only received 20 doses of the monkeypox vaccine.

NSPR Staff

Oak Fire survivors return to devastated community near Yosemite 

As firefighters make gains on the Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park, families are beginning to reckon with the devastation. Listeners should take note that some audio might be triggering, as many people are just starting to see what the fire left behind.

Joshua Yeager (KVPR), The California Report

Stories from NPR partner stations are edited by NSPR Staff for digital presentation and credited as requested.

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Sarah is an award-winning reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio for six years and was previously the station’s News Director before leaving to study at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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.