Homelessness funds | Grizzly Flats probe | Diablo Canyon aid
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Newsom backtracks on threat to withhold homelessness funds
Two weeks afterwithholding $1 billion in homelessness funding over lackluster local plans, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that most cities and counties would get the funds as early as next week as long as they commit to more aggressive plans to reduce homelessness. Read the full story.
— Manuela Tobias, CalMatters
Lawmakers demand answers from Forest Service after CapRadio/California Newsroom wildfire investigation
A recent investigation from CapRadio and the California Newsroom revealed the U.S. Forest Service predicted that a wildfire could wipe out Grizzly Flats in El Dorado County. But a project intended to help protect the town was not completed before the Caldor Fire burned through the community. Lawmakers have asked for a list of other communities at high risk of wildfire where the Forest Service may also be struggling to complete projects. Read the full story.
— CapRadio Staff
Biden administration approves $1 billion to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open
The Biden administration has granted PG&E over $1 billion to help keep the state’s only still operating nuclear power plant online. In a written statement, PG&E said Diablo Canyon is focused on providing low-cost, carbon-free energy. Environmental groups, which have worked for decades to shut down nuclear power plants like Diablo Canyon, are voicing their displeasure.
— CapRadio Staff
Mentally ill prisoners more likely to get moved around
New reporting shows that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation moves prisoners with serious mental illnesses three times more often than other prisoners. Read the full story.
— Byrhonda Lyons, CalMatters
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In case you missed it
- Newsom marks end of ‘peak’ fire season — NSPR
- Certain nurse practitioners to treat patients without physician supervision — CapRadio
- Safe Space winter shelter prepares to open — NSPR
- Chico City Council votes to rename airport — NSPR
- Audit finds UC system is too slow in returning artifacts to tribes — CapRadio
- After sudden fire evacuations, Butte County communities turn to sirens
- 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