Health care barriers in Redding | Heat wave report | Prop. 31 explained
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Oct. 28.
Interview: Health care workers in Shasta County work to prevent congenital syphilis
Health care workers across California are raising the alarm over the rising rates of congenital syphilis. The disease happens when a mother passes on the infection to her fetus during pregnancy. If left untreated, it can cause neurological disorders or infant death. A program in Shasta County is taking a different approach to care in order to reduce rates. NSPR’s Adia White spoke with CalMatters reporter Kristen Hwang, who wrote about the program, to learn more. Listen to the interview in today’s Headlines.
— Adia White, NSPR
UNICEF report finds children are experiencing frequent heat waves
The North State and other regions in California saw record-breaking heat this year, and the state is not alone. A report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) found that 90% of children in the U.S. experienced frequent heat waves in 2020. Read the story.
— CapRadio Staff
Proposition 31 would establish ban on sale of many flavored tobacco products
In 2020, California lawmakers voted to ban the sale of flavored vape products, menthol cigarettes and chewing tobacco. But that law hasn't taken effect yet because the tobacco industry collected enough signatures to put a referendum on California's November ballot. Proposition 31 asks voters whether they want the flavored tobacco ban to go into effect.
— Elizabeth Aguilera, CalMatters
Temporary Protected Status settlement talks fail
Settlement talks have broken down in a case from San Francisco seeking to preserve federal humanitarian protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants nationwide.
— Farida Jhabvala Romero (KQED), The California Report
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In case you missed it
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- More than 1 million Californians are late on their water bill, state estimates— CapRadio
- Some schools in the North State saw improved test scores while others plunged — here’s why — CalMatters
- Interview: Chico State virologist explains what to expect this flu season — NSPR
- State regulators propose fining PG&E more than $155M for Zogg Fire — NSPR
- PG&E begins undergrounding power lines in Greenville — NSPR
- Paradise Town Council votes to fully reopen Honey Run Road after repairs — NSPR