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Zogg Fire fine | Flu season projections | State justices on ballot

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Oct. 26.

State regulators propose fining PG&E more than $155M for Zogg Fire

The California Public Utilities Commission Tuesday proposed fining Pacific Gas & Electric more than $155 million for starting the 2020 Zogg Fire, according to The Associated Press. The AP reports PG&E said in a statement it is reviewing the proposed order from the utilities commission and could request a hearing on the matter.

Adia White, NSPR

Interview: Chico State virologist explains what to expect this flu season

Influenza cases usually begin to increase in October in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While every flu season is different, one indicator of what this season might be like is to look at flu activity in countries in the Southern Hemisphere, which starts earlier than in those in the Northern Hemisphere. NSPR’s Sarah Bohannon recently spoke with Troy Cline, associate professor of biological sciences at Chico State, to learn more. Hear the full interview.

— Sarah Bohannon, NSPR

California voters to weigh in on state Supreme Court justices

California voters only vote on Supreme Court and appellate court justices every gubernatorial election. Every four years, voters can either vote yes or no if they want to keep a justice on the bench. Typically, justices are retained. In the case one is voted off the bench, the governor would have an opportunity to appoint someone else. Read the full story.

Byrhonda Lyons, CalMatters

Judge denies request for gag order in Stockton serial killings case

A Stockton judge Tuesday denied the request for a gag order in the case of the man charged in a string of killings. Part of the reason for the denial was the ongoing investigation.

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.