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Fisheries disaster declared | COVID death demographics | Jukebox ‘Dracula’

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Sept. 26. 

Yurok Tribe to receive disaster funding for low fish harvests

The U.S. Department of Commerce declared a disaster for five tribal fisheries on the West Coast that experienced abysmally low fish harvests. The Yurok Tribe is one of the recipients of the allocated $17.4 million in disaster funding.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Demographics of COVID-19 fatalities have changed

COVID-19 continues to kill Californians, but the number of people dying — and who they are — has shifted. The decline in deaths in 2022 has been most striking among Latinos, who made up an outsized share of deaths during the pandemic’s first two years. Now white residents account for a growing number of COVID deaths.

Stephanie O’Neill, Kaiser Health News

California air regulators move to ban gas-fueled heaters

In the latest sign of California’s ambitious goals to reduce emissions, state air regulators have approved a plan that would ban the sale of natural-gas heaters by 2030.

Madi Bolaños (KQED), The California Report

‘Dracula’ at Theatre on the Ridge sells out on its final weekend

“Dracula” at Theatre on the Ridge closed the curtain to a sold-out show over the weekend. Described as a gothic jukebox musical, director Amber Miller's retelling of this classic horror story was not easy to adapt for the stage. Read the full story.

Angel Huracha, NSPR

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A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
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 was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
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.