Tuscan Water District vote | Papini sentenced | Atmospheric rivers
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Landowners in proposed Butte County water district face voting deadline
Landowners living in a controversial proposed water district in Butte County are voting today on whether the district should be formed. The Tuscan Water District would encompass about 100,000 acres on the northwestern side of Butte County between Chico and Durham. Ballots are due today. But there are some questioning the formation of the district and how the votes are being weighed — which is one vote per acre rather than per person. Read the full story.
— Sarah Bohannon, NSPR
Sherri Papini sentenced for faking kidnapping in 2016
Sherri Papini will spend 18 months in prison, serve 36 months of supervised release and pay more than $300,000 dollars in restitution to offset the expense of investigating her faked kidnapping. That sentence is longer than what prosecutors had asked for after Senior U.S. District Judge William Shubb said sentencing recommendations were too lenient.
— CapRadio Staff
Climate change could bring more heavy rainfall and flooding
Just on the heels of a record-breaking heat wave, California saw the onset of an atmospheric river this past weekend. Atmospheric rivers are known for bringing heavy rainfall and with that, potential flooding. Experts say their intensity has increased over the years due to climate change. Read the full story.
— CapRadio Staff
Most unvaccinated California state workers no longer required to regularly test for COVID-19
Monday marked the start of the first work week to see many unvaccinated state workers in California not have to regularly test for the coronavirus. State employees in high-risk or health care settings must still be routinely screened.
— Matt Guilhem (KCRW), The California Report
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- Some North State community colleges adopt new strategies to attract more students— NSPR
- Sherri Papini to be sentenced for faking kidnapping in 2016 — NSPR
- 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
- Butte County monkeypox (MPX) cases rise to six, one local man shares his experience — NSPR