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Evacuation zones in Glenn County | Mental health plan for kids | School COVID-19 testing bill

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Aug. 19. 

Glenn County creates new evacuation zone system 

One hundred sixty-five predesignated evacuation zones have been created in Glenn County to identify areas under threat in an emergency. Each zone has a three-letter prefix, followed by a number that represents a specific area in the county. Glenn County residents are being asked to look up and memorize their zone.

Jamie Jiang and Sarah Bohannon, NSPR 

Newsom announces mental health master plan for kids  

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California now has a "master plan" to address the mental health of children. Newsom announced a $4.7 billion effort Thursday to increase access to mental health support services. The plan includes training 40,000 behavioral health professionals over the next few years.

— CapRadio Staff 

Requirement for school COVID-19 testing plans passes state Assembly  

A bill moving through the California Legislature would require school districts to come up with COVID-19 testing plans in case of positive cases in the classroom.

— CapRadio Staff 

‘Cyberflashing’ victims could sue under newly approved California bill

People who sent unsolicited, sexually explicit images and videos could be sued under a bill approved Thursday by state lawmakers. The measure would allow people on the receiving end of such images a practice known as “cyberflashing” to sue for damages up to $30,000 and attorney’s fees.

— 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.
Jamie is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
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.