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3rd Congressional District race | Chico’s Measure L | COVID-19 emergency declaration to end

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Oct. 18. 

Interview: Democratic House candidate Kermit Jones challenges Kevin Kiley for 3rd Congressional District

Democratic candidate Kermit Jones is running to represent California’s newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District. He is challenging Republican candidate Kevin Kiley. Jones is currently a family physician. He is also a lawyer and a Navy veteran who served in Iraq. NSPR’s Jamie Jiang recently interviewed Jones about wildfire mitigation, education and climate action. Listen to the interview.

Editor’s note: NSPR also spoke with Kiley, the Republican candidate for the seat. You can hear that interview in tomorrow’s Headlines.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Chico’s Measure L addresses public nuisance standards

If passed, Measure L would hold the City of Chico to the same public nuisance laws as private property owners. Some examples of public nuisances include property that is deemed dangerous to public health, or is unsightly or dilapidated.

Alec Stutson, NSPR

3 people arrested in connection with Teichert Ponds shooting, Chico police say

Three people were arrested in connection with a shooting at Teichert Ponds Sunday, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department. The department reports a man called dispatchers to say he had been shot while inside his tent around 10 p.m. He was transported to Enloe Medical Center for gunshot wounds to his arm and leg. The shooting follows a fatal shooting at Teichert Ponds last year.

Adia White, NSPR

Newsom intends to end COVID-19 emergency declaration

Gov. Gavin Newsom will end California’s COVID-19 state of emergency in early 2023 barring a surge in cases. Most of the emergency provisions have already sunset, and Newsom plans to terminate the rest on Feb. 28. He’s also asking state lawmakers to pass a bill to allow nurses to continue to give out COVID-19 treatments.

— CapRadio Staff

Stories from NPR partner stations are edited by NSPR Staff for digital presentation and credited as requested.

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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 is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
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.