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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- More than 3.5 million Californians eligible for student debt relief — CapRadio
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