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Identifying heatstroke | $7M for Greenville | Heat warning system

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Sept. 13. 

Heat waves can kill, here’s how to identify heat-related illness

Much of the North State endured a long stretch of triple-digit heat last week. Heat waves can be deadly, especially for those who don’t have access to air conditioning. Dr. James Moore, a physician at Enloe Medical Center's emergency department, said it’s important to be able to identify the symptoms of heat-related illness to save lives. If someone feels very hot but has dry skin, Moore said they should be taken to get medical attention immediately.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

$7 million in state funding could help save water and sewer services in Greenville  

The Indian Valley Community Services District (IVCSD) provides water, wastewater and firefighting services to Greenville, Taylorsville and Canyondam. Seven million dollars has been allocated to the agency for recovery from the Dixie Fire. Adam Cox, contract manager for IVCSD, says this is the first financial support the agency has received since it pleaded for financial assistance in July.

Jamie Jiang, NSPR 

New legislation would establish system to warn residents of heat

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of legislation into law last week that he says will better protect Californians from extreme heat. One bill would require California environmental officials to establish a statewide heat warning system by 2025. The warning system would be the first of its kind in the country.

Madi Bolaños (KQED), The California Report 

Bills left for Newsom to sign or veto

Gov. Gavin Newsom has hundreds of bills approved by the legislature that are awaiting his signature. Some of those bills would raise California’s climate goals, spur more housing production and extend new protections to workers. The governor has until the end of the month to sign or veto bills that lawmakers approved during their session, which ended Aug. 31. He can also allow laws to take effect without signing them.

— CapRadio Staff

Stories from NPR partner stations are edited by NSPR Staff for digital presentation and credited as requested.

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Sarah is an award-winning reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio for six years and was previously the station’s News Director before leaving to study at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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.
Jamie is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
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.