Two killed in Mill Fire | Fire weather conditions | Student loan forgiveness
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Sept. 6
Mill Fire kills 2 women, destroys over 100 homes in Siskiyou County
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Monday provided more information on the two people killed in the Mill Fire. The victims were both women, were 66 and 73 years old and were found in the city of Weed on Friday afternoon. Their names have not yet been released. The fire has also injured three people and destroyed 115 buildings, according to Cal Fire’s incident report Monday evening.
— Adia White, NSPR
Yuba County fire prevention officer warns against accidental fire starts
The National Weather Service in Sacramento is forecasting hot, dry weather and elevated fire weather conditions through Friday. Frank DeNatale, fire prevention officer for Yuba County, said many fires are accidentally started by catalytic converter failures and the use of machinery during fire weather conditions. He urged residents to be cautious.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Applications for student loan forgiveness open in Oct.; many CA students expected to benefit
Pell Grant recipients who made less than $125,000 in either of the past two years can get up to $20,000 forgiven. Borrowers who didn’t receive a Pell Grant can get up to $10,000 forgiven if they meet the income threshold. But some advocates say there’s a lot more work to do to combat rising education costs, including student financial aid reform.
— CapRadio Staff
California voters to decide on removing barriers to public housing development
Last week, state lawmakers voted to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to make it easier to build public housing by removing Article 34 of the state’s constitution. Since 1950, that article required local officials to get voters’ approval to build public housing.
— Vanessa Rancaño (KQED), The California Report
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