Carr Fire four years later | Dixie Fire Stories Project | Monkeypox vaccine supply
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Aug. 8.
Four years after the Carr Fire, nearly a quarter of buildings rebuilt in Shasta County
Last month marked four years since the Carr Fire sparked on July 23, 2018, eventually devastating parts of Redding and surrounding communities. Officials say about a quarter of the buildings that were destroyed in unincorporated areas of Shasta County have been rebuilt. Those numbers do not include homes and buildings lost within Redding city limits.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Dixie Fire Stories Project debuts first exhibition at Plumas Arts Gallery
Plumas County residents came together over the weekend to commemorate one year since the Dixie Fire largely destroyed Greenville and surrounding communities. One of the events was the first exhibition of the Dixie Fire Stories Project — a collection of photo portraits and interviews of fire survivors that has thousands of followers on Facebook and Instagram.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Monkeypox vaccine doses could be split to increase supplies
Monkeypox cases continue to rise in California. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newson declared a state of emergency when it comes to the outbreak. Now federal health officials are considering breaking single doses of the monkeypox vaccine into smaller doses to stretch the current supply.
— Jackie Fortiér (KPCC), The California Report
Bill to protect immigrants in court moves to governor's desk
A bill that provides some protections for immigrants in court is heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk after it was approved unanimously in the state Assembly last week.
— Tyche Hendricks (KQED), The California Report
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In case you missed it
- Q&A: “Burn Scars” poetry collection gives a visceral description of loss in Greenville after the Dixie Fire one year ago — NSPR
- Despite wildfires, Butte County air quality has been improving — NSPR
- California plans to recruit thousands of mental health workers to public schools — NSPR
- Monkeypox: The myths, misconceptions — and facts — about how you catch it — NPR
- Interview: Orland extends water system to some unincorporated households amid drought — NSPR