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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Chico State Enterprises returns preserve to Mechoopda Indian Tribe in historic agreement
Chico State Enterprises and the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria signed a historic agreement Friday. The university is transferring ownership of the Butte Creek Ecological Preserve back to the tribe. According to the university, the agreement is the first of its kind in the state.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
Police: Man arrested for mass shooting threats in Chico
A man was arrested in Chico Sunday for reportedly making threats to travel to Las Vegas and carry out a “Las Vegas style” mass shooting. The Chico Police Department said in a press release that the 37-year-old suspect was staying at the Super 8 motel when he was taken into custody by SWAT.
— Adia White, NSPR
A photographer’s experience capturing her community’s recovery after the Dixie Fire
Joanne Burgueño captures Dixie Fire survivors through portraiture for theDixie Fire Stories Project. The project is a social media and storytelling presence onFacebook andInstagram. Burgueño and her co-founder Sara Gray live in Quincy, a few miles away from the fire’s burn scar. Both Burgueño and Gray have deep ties to a swath of communities in Plumas County’s Indian Valley. Read the full story.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Newsom declares Sept. 23 Native American Day in California
Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed Sept. 23 Native American Day and signed a handful of bills in its honor. One of the bills renames the University of California’s Hastings College of Law as the College of Law, San Francisco.
— CapRadio Staff
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- Newsom declares emergency for Siskiyou and other counties affected by recent wildfires — The California Report
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