Camp Fire remembrance | North State votes | Last-minute campaign spending
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Nov. 8.
NSPR holds moment of silence to commemorate 2018 Camp Fire
Today marks four years since the Camp Fire devastated Concow, Paradise, Magalia, Butte Creek Canyon, and the surrounding area. On Nov. 8, 2018, the fire claimed 85 lives in Butte County and forever changed the lives of so many others.
At 11:08 this morning NSPR will join a countywide moment of silence by quieting our airwaves for 85 seconds — each second representing one of the lives taken in the fire.
— Sarah Bohannon, NSPR
At least 22,000 voters in Shasta County cast their ballots ahead of Election Day
The registrar of voters in Shasta County is reporting her office has received around 22,000 ballots as of Friday. Cathy Darling Allen, who heads the office, said she expects today to be the busiest voting day.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
If you haven’t registered to vote, you can still cast a provisional ballot
Anyone 18 or older who’s a California resident and a U.S. citizen is eligible to vote, including people formerly incarcerated and those experiencing homelessness. California allows same-day voter registration, meaning you can cast a provisional ballot by visiting any vote center in your county up to and on Election Day. Find a voting center in your county here.
— CapRadio Staff
Interview: Millions spent on campaigning leading up to the election
Millions of dollars are being spent on last-minute campaigning in California as we get closer to the polls closing. But it’s not the candidates spending most of this money, it’s outside interests.
Ben Christopher covers politics and elections for CalMatters. He spoke with CapRadio’s Randol White about his recent reporting on this big-money election issue. Listen to the interview in today’s Headlines.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- Sounding the Alarm: Butte County fire survivors say emergency alerts are falling short — NSPR
- Lack of early autumn storms could spell concern for drought — NSPR
- Around 82% of eligible CA residents registered to vote ahead of Election Day — CapRadio
- Día de los Muertos comes to life in Chico with dazzling colors, vibrance and prosperity — NSPR
- What is voter intimidation and how concerned should you be? — NPR