Hutchinson to retire | ‘Women’s Wave’ rally | State cannabis enforcement
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Chico State president announces retirement
Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced her retirement Tuesday. In a video announcement sent to the campus community, she said she will retire in June 2023 to focus on her health. Hutchinson was inaugurated as president in 2016 and previously held various instructional and leadership roles at the university.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
'Women’s Wave’ rally held in Chico for reproductive rights
About 100 people gathered at Chico City Hall Saturday to rally for reproductive rights and other issues. The event was one of more than 400 rallies — dubbed “Women’s Wave” — held across the country one month ahead of the midterm elections.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
California escalates fight against illegal marijuana operations
The largest marijuana eradication program of any state is about to get much bigger. California Attorney General Rob Bonta said the state’s seasonal Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) program is being replaced by the year-round Eradication and Prevention of Illicit Cannabis (EPIC) task force.
— CapRadio Staff
Environmental group sues U.S. Forest Service over fire retardant drops
An Oregon-based environmental group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against U.S. Forest Service officials, alleging “they polluted waterways during their campaigns against wildfires by inadvertently dropping large volumes of chemical flame retardant into streams,” according to The Associated Press.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
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- Another lawsuit against Roseburg Forest Co. for negligence leading to the Mill Fire — NSPR