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Winter storm arrives | Twitter & emergency information | California’s budget deficit

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, Dec. 1.

Winter storm brings rain, snow to the North State

The National Weather Service in Sacramento is predicting today’s winter storm will last through the night. Snow levels could reach 3,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada, and get down to 2,000 feet in the northern mountains and southern Cascades.

— Sarah Bohannon, NSPR

Fire survivors express concern over emergency communication amid chaos at Twitter

Since social media platform Twitter changed hands, about half of Twitter’s staff and top executives have been fired or have permanently left the company. Some North State fire survivors are concerned they would lose access to emergency information should the platform fail.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

California expected to see $25 billion deficit headed into next fiscal year

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration will soon begin making budget decisions for the next fiscal year. California is projected to have a $25 billion deficit because of lower income tax revenues and stock market drop-offs.

— CapRadio Staff

State holds hearing seeking answers to high gas prices

California drivers pay more for a gallon of gas than the rest of the country, but state taxes and fees don’t account for the full price difference. The California Energy Commission held a hearing Tuesday to uncover the reasons.

CapRadio Staff

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Sarah is an award-winning host, reporter, producer and editor. She’s worked at North State Public Radio since 2015 and is currently the station’s Assistant Program Director. She’s responsible for the “sound of the station" and works to create the richest public radio experience possible for NSPR listeners.
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.
Jamie is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
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.