Klamath dams decision | Power outage & health | Guaranteed income program
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Nov. 28.
Local tribes, environmentalists cheer Klamath dams decision
Local tribes and environmentalists are commending a historic decision to tear down four dams along the Klamath River. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave final approval to remove the dams Nov. 17.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
Researcher: Power outages related to adverse health outcomes
Public health experts say more frequent power outages will pose health risks for residents of the North State and, more broadly, the nation. Dr. Joan Casey, a researcher at Columbia University, published a survey showing power outages can correlate with increases in emergency room visits — and even deaths.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
California readies guaranteed income program
California is ready to launch the nation’s first state-funded guaranteed income program. The state Department of Social Services announced the pilot program two years ago. The plan is to give about $25 million to seven nonprofits around the state that will administer the program. Payments between $600 and $1,200 would then go to Californians who are pregnant or about to age out of foster care for 18 months with no restrictions on its use. As many as 2,000 people could benefit.
— CapRadio Staff
California holds on to health insurance opt-out penalty money
If you opt out of health insurance in California, the state will fine you. The penalties it collects are intended to help people struggling to pay for insurance coverage. But, so far, that money has yet to be distributed.
— Stephanie O’Neill, Kaiser Health News
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