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Interim Chico police chief | North State teacher shortage | Dangerous heat wave

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Aug. 30. 

City of Chico names interim police chief

The city of Chico has named an interim replacement for retiring Police Chief Matt Madden. Starting Sept. 23, Chico police Capt. Billy Aldridge will serve as interim police chief, according to a city press release.

Andre Byik, NSPR

North State schools struggle to find teachers and substitutes

As the new school year starts, many K-12 districts in the state are struggling to find the staff they need. Small and rural schools in the North State have been hit especially hard. The Princeton Joint Unified School District in Colusa County had to close all of its schools for a week in early August after over half of its staff contracted COVID-19. Read the full story.

Alec Stutson, NSPR 

Dangerous heat to hit California mid-week

California is facing a prolonged late-summer heat wave this week. Widespread triple-digit temperatures will affect most of the state from mid-week through Labor Day weekend. Temperatures are predicted to top 100 degrees in many valley and mountain locations.

CapRadio Staff 

State legislators approve fast-food workers bill

California lawmakers have approved a bill that would give stronger bargaining rights to the more than half-million fast food workers across the state. The bill would set up a fast food council made up of workers, franchise owners and franchising companies like McDonald’s.

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.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
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.