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Siskiyou sheriff probes media | Federal discrimination lawsuit | State monkeypox response

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Aug. 9. 

Siskiyou County sheriff investigates media conduct in McKinney Fire zone 

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jeremiah LaRue said in a Facebook post Monday his office is investigating “complaints of the media’s conduct” in connection with their reporting in the McKinney Fire zone. California law allows members of the media access to disaster areas that have been closed to the general public, like wildfire evacuation zones.

Andre Byik, NSPR

Federal lawsuit alleges discrimination against Asian Americans by Siskiyou sheriff, county officials

A federal lawsuit has been filed against the sheriff in Siskiyou County and other county officials, alleging that Asian American residents have been unfairly discriminated against.

 Keith Mizuguchi (KQED), The California Report 

State Senate committee to hold its first meeting on monkeypox outbreak

A new state Senate committee on the monkeypox virus will hold its first meeting today. This comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week. The declaration opens access to special funding to ramp up and streamline vaccine clinics, testing, treatment and outreach.

CapRadio Staff

Employment Development Department too focused on fraud, report says

A report from the Legislative Analyst's Office says the California Employment Development Department is focused on fraud to an unhealthy degree — and that focus keeps Californians in need from getting help in a timely manner.

— CapRadio Staff

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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.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.