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Chico cooling center | Vaccine bill pulled | Legislative session ends

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Sept. 2. There will not be an edition of Headlines on Labor Day. It will return Tuesday.

Cooling center in Chico increases its available space

Chico's cooling center moved this week in order to accommodate more people. The center offers relief from dangerous heat as temperatures are expected to hit triple digits this week. The cooling center is now at Faith Lutheran Church at 667 E. 1st Ave.

Alec Stutson, NSPR 

AAA predicts an increase in calls for service over Labor Day weekend

The auto club AAA is warning drivers to be wary while driving during the heat wave forecast for Labor Day weekend. John Treanor, a spokesperson for AAA, said the agency usually sees a 25% increase in calls for service during the summer months. Dead batteries, tire failures and broken belts and hoses are the top reasons for breakdowns during hot weather.

— CapRadio Staff

State lawmaker pulls controversial vaccine bill before vote

San Francisco Sen. Scott Wiener shelved a bill Wednesday morning that would’ve empowered some teens to get vaccinated without parental consent. He shelved the bill because it likely wouldn’t have enough votes to get it to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.

— CapRadio Staff

Interview: California lawmakers wrap up headline-worthy legislative session

California legislators wrapped up their legislative session in the early morning hours Thursday. Among the bills that passed was one to extend the life of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon. CalMatters state Capitol reporter Alexei Koseff shares some of the details.

— 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.