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Oroville bus shooting case update | New home for homeless youth | Drought relief on the horizon

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, Aug. 11. 

Criminal proceedings resume in deadly Oroville bus shooting case 

Court records show a Butte County judge found shooting suspect Asaahdi Coleman, 22, is competent to stand trial. Coleman is accused of shooting five people on a Greyhound bus that stopped in Oroville Feb. 2. A Seattle woman, Karin Dalton, 43, was killed, and four other people were wounded. Coleman is facing murder, attempted murder and weapons charges.

Andre Byik, NSPR

Interview: Organization dedicated to serving homeless youth gets new house in Chico

Chico’s 6th Street Center for Youth says it will soon have another housing location for homeless teens and young adults. The group says it was just granted a master lease for a house in Chico, which will allow it to manage the building with funding from Butte County Behavioral Health.

Alec Stutson, NSPR

Inflation Reduction Act could bring in billions for drought relief in California

Later this week the House of Representatives will take up the sweeping legislation Democrats passed on Sunday known as the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill is aimed at reducing carbon emissions, lowering prescription drug prices and revising the tax code. It could also bring billions of dollars in drought relief to the state.

 Ezra David Romero (KQED), The California Report

University of California admits record number of in-state students

A record number of first-year applicants from within California more than 84,000 have been admitted to UC campuses this fall. That's according to preliminary information released by the UC system.

— CapRadio Staff 

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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.
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.