PG&E undergrounding | Honey Run Road update | Student test scores
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Oct. 25.
PG&E begins undergrounding power lines in Greenville
PG&E is advancing its goal of undergrounding power lines in fire-prone areas of Plumas County in the aftermath of the Dixie Fire. PG&E spokesperson Paul Moreno said the company began work last week along Highway 89 between Canyon Dam and Greenville and along Greenville’s Main Street.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
Paradise Town Council votes to fully reopen Honey Run Road after repairs
The town of Paradise voted at its meeting this month to repair and reopen a portion of Honey Run Road that had been damaged in the Camp Fire. The town plans to begin repaving the road in 2023. It could open as late as 2025 or as soon as repaving is done. The town also plans to temporarily reopen Honey Run Road for the 2023 Chico Velo Wildflower Century ride.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
California student test scores dropped during the pandemic
The California Department of Education says the percentage of all students meeting state math standards dropped seven percentage points, to 33%. Those meeting English language standards dropped four points, to 47%. The results represent the first complete measurement of student progress since the 2018-19 school year.
— CapRadio Staff
Gas rebates started going out to California taxpayers this month
California is sending money directly to millions of residents to help them cope with rising costs and high gas prices. The payments started going out Oct. 7 and range from $200 to $1,050, depending on income and other factors. To be eligible, you need to have filed a 2020 California tax return by Oct. 15, 2021. Read the full story.
— Grace Gedye, CalMatters
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- Camp Fire survivors living out of state lament lack of support — NSPR
- Two charged in connection with Teichert Ponds shooting — NSPR
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- Measure H would raise Chico's sales tax by 1% — NSPR