North State student test scores | Paradise long-term recovery plan | Water shutoff protections
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, Oct. 27.
Test scores drop across the North State during pandemic; some counties fare better than others
The California Department of Education released scores from the Smarter Balanced standardized test across the state Monday. They show a statewide decline from pre-pandemic levels. Some North State counties saw their scores drop even further than the state average.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Paradise Town Council hears update on long-term recovery plan
At its meeting earlier this month, the Paradise Town Council heard an update on the draft of the town’s long-term recovery plan. The plan was recently updated based on results from a survey circulated to residents between March and April this year.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
More than 1 million California households are late on their water bill, state estimates
California's moratorium on water shutoffs during the pandemic expired earlier this year. But Wednesday, the state Department of Justice issued a legal alert reminding urban and community water providers of requirements under the Water Shutoff Protection Act. Under the act, most water providers cannot discontinue your services unless your bill is 60 days overdue. State officials estimate around 1.5 million California households are late on their water bills.
— CapRadio Staff
State air board to consider proposal to reduce emissions in trucking industry
The California Air Resources Board is set to meet this morning to consider a new proposal that could transform the state’s trucking industry. The proposal would ban manufacturers from selling any new gas or diesel-powered trucks by 2040. And trucking companies and their existing fleets would have to be converted gradually to all electric by 2042. This will be the first of two public hearings before the board votes on the proposal early next year.
— Nadia Lopez, CalMatters
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