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Gubernatorial debate | Congressional forum | Hutchinson talks retirement

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Oct. 24. 

Newsom, Dahle spar in only gubernatorial debate scheduled ahead of election

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Sen. Brian Dahle participated in a debate Sunday hosted by KQED. Topics included California’s cost of living, climate policy and reproductive rights. It was their only planned debate before the Nov. 8 general election. Read the full story.

— CapRadio Staff

LaMalfa, Steiner face off in candidate forum

The candidates running for California’s 1st Congressional District, which covers much of the North State, faced off in a forum Thursday hosted by the League of Women Voters of Butte County. Congressman Doug LaMalfa and his Democratic challenger, Max Steiner, tackled topics such as inflation, water policy and election integrity. Watch the forum.

Andre Byik, NSPR

Labor union pushes for wage increases at private medical facilities

A California labor union wants to establish a $25 minimum wage for support staff at private medical facilities. But its 10-city campaign has been reduced to two local ballot questions this election cycle.

Stephanie O’Neill, Kaiser Health News

Interview: Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson shares thoughts on her retirement, legacy

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson announced earlier this month that she will retire in June 2023. NSPR's Alec Stutson spoke with Hutchinson about the policies and projects she undertook during her nearly seven years as the university's president. Listen to the interview.

Alec Stutson, NSPR

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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.
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.