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Historic land transfer | Mass shooting threat | Dixie Fire Stories Project

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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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.
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.