‘Peak’ fire season ends | Expanding access to health care | Detainee strike
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Nov. 21.
Newsom marks end of ‘peak’ fire season
Gov. Gavin Newsom is marking the end of so-called “peak” fire season in California. Speaking in Napa Thursday, Newsom said the state is pulling back firefighting resources this month while remaining mindful of 2018’s fire year, which saw deadly and destructive fires later in the fall.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
Certain nurse practitioners to treat patients without physician supervision
Starting next year, nurse practitioners who meet certain requirements will be allowed to begin treating patients without physician supervision. This shift could expand access to care across the state at a time when California faces dire shortages of health care workers.
— CapRadio Staff
Detainees at California immigration centers strike for minimum wage
Immigrant advocates say more than 90 detainees are striking at the Mesa Verde and Golden State Annex detention centers, which are operated by the private prison company The Geo Group. The protesters are demanding California minimum wage for jobs instead of the $1 per day they are paid.
— Farida Jhabvala Romero (KQED), The California Report
Farmworkers rally in support of citizenship legislation
Hundreds of California farmworkers and growers rallied in Washington last week. They’re supporting a bipartisan bill that would create a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented farmworkers.
— Joshua Yeager (KVPR), The California Report
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- After sudden fire evacuations, Butte County communities turn to sirens — NSPR
- Paradise youth reflect on Camp Fire recovery — NSPR
- Chico crime stats point to an increase in hate crimes this year — NSPR
- Gallery 'Nothing But Love' follows its mantra four years after the Camp Fire — NSPR
- This year’s Nagar Kirtan in Yuba City draws record number of visitors — NSPR
- After 2 years of massive surplus, California is facing a $25 billion budget deficit — CapRadio
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