Butte supervisor ‘sorry’ for fatal police shootings | Chico funds Safe Space cooling center | State health director says monkeypox would be worse without COVID
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Aug. 22.
Butte County supervisor says ‘sorry’ to families of seven people killed by local law enforcement
A county supervisor in Butte County recently apologized to surviving family members of people killed by local police. The apology came from Butte County Supervisor Tami Ritter during a July memorial in Chico for seven people fatally shot by law enforcement. Ritter said she was “sorry” to the families who’ve been wronged.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
City of Chico funds nonprofit Safe Space to operate cooling center
The city of Chico announced last week that it has entered into an agreement with the nonprofit Safe Space Winter Shelter to open a cooling center in the city for the remainder of the summer. The cooling center is open from 2-8 p.m. at Chico Friends Meeting at 1601 Hemlock St. It will operate through Sept. 16.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Interview: California’s drought has put stress on fish; what anglers can do to minimize harm while fishing
The ongoing drought is degrading environmental conditions necessary for some cold-water species of fish to thrive in California’s rivers. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is now asking anglers to help support the state’s fisheries by minimizing their impact. NSPR’s Dave Schlom spoke with Peter Tira — a spokesperson from the agency — about best fishing practices.
— Adia White and Dave Schlom, NSPR
CDPH: Monkeypox struggle would be worse without COVID
California continues to grapple with getting enough doses of the monkeypox vaccine to healthcare providers across the state. Dr. Tomás Aragón, director of the California Department of Public Health and state public health officer, says ideally, California needs between 600,000 to 800,000 doses of the vaccine, and it’s nowhere close. But he says the state is actually in better shape for battling monkeypox because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— CapRadio Staff
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