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Kiley declares victory | Nagar Kirtan sets record | Thanksgiving travel outlook

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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

Stories from NPR partner stations are edited by NSPR Staff for digital presentation and credited as requested.

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A graduate of California State University, Chico, Andre Byik is an award-winning journalist who has reported in Northern California since 2012. He joined North State Public Radio in 2020, following roles at the Chico Enterprise-Record and Chico News & Review.
Angel Huracha has been a part of the journalism field since 2006 and has covered a range of topics. He is a graduate of Chico State with a Bachelor's degree in news-editorial and public relations with a minor in English.
Jamie is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
Adia White is a broadcast journalist and producer with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work has appeared on WNYC, This American Life, Capital Public Radio and other local and national programs. She started at North State Public Radio as a freelance reporter in 2017 before leaving for a stint at Northern California Public Media in Santa Rosa.