Chico police chief search | Siskiyou emergency declaration | Student debt relief
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, Sept. 22.
Search for new Chico police chief underway
The city of Chico is saying farewell to Chico Police Chief Matt Madden, who retires this month. Starting Friday, Chico police Capt. Billy Aldridge will take over police chief duties on an interim basis. The city’s search for a permanent police chief is underway, and some have questions about the process.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
Newsom declares emergency for Siskiyou and other counties affected by recent wildfires
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed emergency declarations for Siskiyou, Modoc and Madera counties, all of which have been affected by recent wildfires. The declaration will enable the counties to access resources from the state to help with cleanup and debris removal and assist in the recovery process.
— Madi Bolaños (KQED), The California Report
CalPERS retirement fund is underperforming due to missed opportunity
The retirement fund for state employees in California is severely underperforming, according to a recent report. The missed opportunity came during the nine-year period from 2009 to 2018, a time when CalPERS — the largest public pension fund in the country — was more focused on avoiding risk in the wake of the 2008 Great Recession. Other states with bigger bets on private equity far outperformed CalPERS.
— CapRadio Staff
More than 3.5 million Californians eligible for student debt relief
California has the highest number of people who could receive student loan debt forgiveness, according to estimates released Tuesday from President Joe Biden’s administration. Over 3.5 million Californians are eligible to have some student debt forgiven under Biden’s plan.
— CapRadio Staff
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