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Chico sales tax | Drought in Glenn County | Addressing diesel trucks

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Chico voters approve tax, nuisance measures

Voters in Chico approved two ballot measures H and L in this month’s election, according to final results posted by election officials in Butte County. Measure H raises the city sales tax rate by 1%, and Measure L holds the city of Chico to the same public nuisance laws as private property owners.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

Hundreds of dry, at-risk wells in Glenn County

Hundreds of domestic wells in Glenn County have gone dry or are at risk of going dry amid California’s ongoing drought. However, a project to connect some county residents to the city of Orland’s water system is moving forward.

— Andre Byik, NSPR

Equality California reflects on achievement, loss

Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. This month has been one of celebration, as the group saw one of its goals achieved. California now has 10% of the seats in its Legislature filled by openly LGBTQ+ members. It’s also been a month of sorrow in the wake of the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.

— CapRadio Staff

State air board mulls diesel truck prohibitions

California is considering phasing out diesel trucks in many areas over the next two decades. The state Air Resources Board is exploring what a ban would look like, including prohibiting new diesel trucks from operating near ports and eliminating diesel trucks and buses entirely by 2045.

CapRadio Staff

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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.
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.