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Trauma in Paradise | Antisemitism in Chico | California budget woes

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The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, Nov. 17.

Paradise youth reflect on Camp Fire recovery

Last week marked four years since the 2018 Camp Fire burned the town of Paradise and surrounding communities. Paradise High School senior Cory Lindstrom said recovery efforts are promising, but the stress of the fire continues to be felt by youth in the area. Hear from other survivors and listen to the full story in today’s Headlines.

Alec Stutson, NSPR

Chico crime stats point to an increase in hate crimes this year

On Nov. 2, a sign and mural outside of the Beth Israel synagogue in Chico were found to have been vandalized and defaced with swastikas and obscene language. A 36-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with various crimes related to the incident. According to statistics provided to NSPR by the Chico Police Department, there have been 21 hate crimes in the city since 2019, with about half of those occurring in 2022.

— Ken Devol, NSPR

Budget deficit predicted in California

After two years of record-breaking surpluses, California could see a $25 billion budget deficit next year. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office says lower income tax revenue and stock market drop-offs could mean billions less next year for state lawmakers to spend.

— CapRadio Staff

Democratic leaders call on Congress to give permanent protection to DACA recipients

Democratic leaders in Congress are rushing to pass several bills during the current lame-duck session, or the period between the midterms and January when Congress reconvenes. California Sen. Alex Padilla Wednesday called on Republicans to work with Democrats before the end of the year to pass permanent protections for DACA recipients.

— CapRadio Staff

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.
Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
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.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
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.