Community college enrollment | Papini sentencing | Climate legislation
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Sept. 19.
Some North State community colleges adopt new strategies to attract more students
Only 17 of California's 116 community colleges have seen enrollment increase since 2020. That’s according to a data analysis by the nonprofit news outlet CalMatters. Administrators at Butte College say the school has had to use new strategies to attract students, including ads on social media and increasing the number of scholarships.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Sherri Papini to be sentenced for faking kidnapping in 2016
Sherri Papini of Shasta County is scheduled to be sentenced today after pleading guilty in April to faking her own kidnapping, according to The Associated Press (AP). The AP reports prosecutors say Papini should be sentenced to eight months in prison. Her attorney says one month should be served in custody and seven months should be served in home confinement. Read the full story.
— Adia White, NSPR
Newsom signs legislation to phase out fossil fuels
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills Friday that he and environmental advocates describe as the most aggressive climate agenda in the nation. The new laws are meant to speed up the state’s plan to phase out fossil fuels and ramp up new clean energy development.
— CapRadio Staff
New bill would bar those under 18 from buying diet pills without prescription
A bill awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature would ban the sale of over-the-counter diet pills to anyone under 18 without a prescription. It would also require kids to show identification. Health advocates want better protections for youth exposed to weight-loss products and advertising on social media.
— Stephanie O’Neill, Kaiser Health News
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In case you missed it
- More than 100 sue wood products company over Mill Fire — NSPR
- Survivors gather to commemorate two years since the Bear Fire — NSPR
- State grant program to help those who lost their jobs during the pandemic — CalMatters
- Shasta County has one of the highest incarceration rates in the state — NSPR
- Siskiyou County Sheriff releases names of those killed in the Mill Fire — NSPR
- Butte County monkeypox (MPX) cases rise to six, one local man shares his experience — NSPR
- New legislation allows for judges to order treatment for addiction, mental illness — CapRadio