Post-wildfire mental health | Stopping drunken driving | Legalizing human composting
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Mental health support during fall fire anniversaries
Summer and fall contain the North State’s major fire anniversaries. While these markers can be a time for reflection, they can also be triggering. Survivors seeking mental health support can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Disaster Distress Helpline 24 hours a day at 1-800-985-5990.
— Sarah Bohannon, NSPR
Human composting to be legal in 2027
Starting in 2027, human composting will be legal in California due to a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed over the weekend. California is the fifth state in the country to legalize human composting.
— Amanda Stupi (KQED), The California Report
Five state properties could soon become new affordable housing sites
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration Monday identified five excess state properties it hopes will become affordable housing sites. The sites include a commercial building in Midtown Sacramento; former state office buildings in Fresno and Covina; a Caltrans property in Oceanside and land near the Atascadero State Hospital.
— CapRadio Staff
New recommendation aims to reduce deaths from drunken driving
A new recommendation would require all new cars be equipped with monitoring systems that would stop a person from driving if their blood alcohol content was too high, according to The Associated Press (AP). The recommendation, according to The AP, comes from the National Transportation Safety Board and is aimed at reducing the number of deaths due to intoxicated driving.
— Adia White, NSPR
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In case you missed it
- Landowners in proposed Butte County water district face voting deadline— NSPR
- Sherri Papini sentenced for faking kidnapping in 2016 — CapRadio
- What do you need to know about the Midterms?— NSPR
- Cal State says it can’t afford a staff wage hike even if Newsom OKs it — CalMatters
- 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