Kiley declares victory | Nagar Kirtan sets record | Thanksgiving travel outlook
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Kiley declares victory in U.S. House race; ballots still being counted
Republican Kevin Kiley is declaring victory in his congressional race for the Third District, which includes parts of Plumas and Yuba counties. His Democratic opponent, Dr. Kermit Jones, has not commented on the race since election night. The latest totals show Kiley leading by 6% — or about 10,000 votes. Just over half the ballots in the race have been counted so far, and The Associated Press has not called the race yet.
— CapRadio Staff
This year’s Nagar Kirtan in Yuba City draws record number of visitors
This year’s Nagar Kirtan parade in Yuba City was the largest in the festival’s history, temple representatives said. It was held the first weekend in November. Also known as the Sikh Parade, the event has occurred yearly since 1979. It’s considered by Yuba Citians to be the largest gathering of the Sikh Punjabi diaspora in California — if not the nation. Read the full story.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
AAA expects an increase in travelers this Thanksgiving
AAA is reporting nearly 55 million people are expected to travel throughout the country for Thanksgiving. That’s an increase of 1.5% over 2021 and 98% of pre-pandemic travel volume. Those flying should expect long TSA lines and consider not checking a bag. For those driving, road traffic peaks on the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving.
— CapRadio Staff
Fast-food workers protest attempt to overturn regulatory law
Fast food workers demonstrated across the state Tuesday. They’re trying to call attention to the restaurant industry’s attempt to block AB257, which is also known as the FAST Recovery Act.
— Amanda Stupi (KQED), The California Report
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