Dixie Fire school recovery | Dangers of wildfire smoke | Lawmakers face deadline
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Interview: Plumas Charter School recovering after losing Greenville campus
When the Dixie Fire devastated the town of Greenville last August, it destroyed the Greenville Learning Center. The school is run by Plumas Charter School and served about 50 students at the time. NSPR's Alec Stutson spoke with Taletha Washburn, executive director of Plumas Charter School, about their efforts to recover and rebuild over the last year.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Better planning needed to protect communities from smoke, report says
A recent report from the journal Current Environmental Health Reports indicates that smoke from prescribed burns likely does not present as many health risks as smoke from wildfires, but more research is needed to understand the health effects of both. The authors of the report say communities should make emergency plans for protecting residents from any type of smoke.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
California legislators stare down midnight deadline
California lawmakers are down to the wire on their deadline to pass bills before midnight today. They’re using their last week in session to address the state’s housing crisis and expand access to abortion.
— CapRadio Staff
Bill would ban state schools from purchasing foreign agricultural products
A bill advancing in the state Legislature would prohibit California public schools, colleges and universities from purchasing agricultural products for student meals not grown, packed or processed in the U.S. The bill passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee Monday.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
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- PG&E’s CEO says she’s focused on gaining back public’s trust — CapRadio
- Experts say California is likely to see more frequent, longer droughts — NSPR
- Cattle ranchers reducing herds due to drought in the western U.S. — NSPR
- Official says preference for single-family homes is a problem for affordable housing — NSPR
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