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Fire survivor solidarity | McKinney Fire ignition | Pallet shelter update

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Aug. 10. 

A year after the Dixie Fire, survivors work to help victims of another devastating blaze

It's been about a year since the Dixie Fire devastated Plumas County's Indian Valley. Now, some fire survivors there are working on supporting the next fire survivor community.

Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Report: McKinney Fire started under power line; cause remains under investigation

The McKinney Fire, which has now burned more than 60,000 acres in Siskiyou County, was 60% contained as of Tuesday. The fire ignited under a power line that had an outage the night before.

Madi Bolaños (KQED), The California Report

Since its opening, Chico’s Pallet shelter has served 175 people

The city of Chico’s Pallet shelter site for the homeless has served 175 people since its opening, according to the site’s operator, the Jesus Center. Representatives told the Butte County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that 61% of those served reported having experienced chronic homelessness.

 Andre Byik, NSPR

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide

Hate crimes are up for the fourth year in a row across the United States, according to new data from Cal State San Bernardino. The study looked at crime data from the past two and half years and found that across 18 states and Washington, D.C., hate crimes shot up more than 20% in 2021 compared to the year before.

— Alex Hall (KQED), The California Report

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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.