Camp Fire disaster relief fraud | Heat illness in dogs | More monkeypox doses
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
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In case you missed it
- Covered California health premiums expected to increase in North State — NSPR
- State lawmaker calls for monkeypox emergency declaration — NSPR
- 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
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