Sounding the Alarm: Part 1 | Voter registration | Total lunar eclipse
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Nov. 7.
Sounding the Alarm: Butte County fire survivors say emergency alerts are falling short
In Butte County, more than 100 people have died in wildfires in the past four years. NSPR’s Sounding the Alarm series explores emergency communications in Butte County, and the first story in this series looks into how those who’ve lived through deadly wildfires in the region say the system is falling short. Read the story or listen in today’s Headlines.
— Sarah Bohannon and Andre Byik, NSPR
Lack of early autumn storms could spell concern for drought
When we get rain is critically important in terms of drought relief. Climatologists say autumn storms don’t usually drop much snow, but instead bring critical rain to higher elevations ahead of winter. Michael Anderson, climatologist for the state Department of Water Resources, says snowpack sitting on dry soil will generate less runoff. Thirsty soil underlying the snowpack absorbs water that would otherwise feed the streams that fill rivers and reservoirs later in the year.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
Around 82% of eligible CA residents registered to vote ahead of Election Day
The California Secretary of State's office has released its last voter registration numbers ahead of the midterm election. The report shows as of Oct. 24, there were just under 22 million Californians registered to vote. It's the highest percentage heading into a gubernatorial election in the last 72 years, according to Secretary of State Shirley Weber.
— CapRadio Staff
How to catch tomorrow’s total lunar eclipse
The November full moon, called the Beaver Moon, will begin entering the shadow of the Earth at 1:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Totality, where the moon will turn reddish colors, will start at 2:17 a.m, and end at 3:42 a.m.
— Dave Schlom, NSPR
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- Governor blocks homelessness funds, citing need for better plans — CapRadio
- State AG Bonta scrutinizes plastic bag manufacturers — CapRadio
- Test results show North State schools were disproportionately affected by the pandemic — NSPR
- Public health officials warn COVID cases could surge this holiday season — CapRadio
- North State health officials warn of tripledemic threat — NSPR
- Despite lack of evidence, election fraud worries rise in Shasta County — The California Report