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Chico council seating | Deadly prison shooting | 'State of Hate'

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Dec. 2.

Two inmates killed at High Desert State Prison

Correctional officers Tuesday shot and killed two inmates at High Desert State Prison in Lassen County, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Authorities said the two inmates were attacking another inmate with homemade weapons when the officers intervened.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

Newly elected Chico City Council members to be seated

The city clerk in Chico is set to swear in the newly elected City Council members at its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The council is also scheduled to vote to appoint a mayor and vice mayor from its members.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

California’s ‘State of Hate’ commission meets for first time

In response to a sharp rise in hate crimes, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed a Commission on the State of Hate to discuss solutions. The commission met for the first time Thursday. According to a recent report from the state Attorney General’s Office, documented hate crimes across the state increased by over 32% between 2020 and 2021. Read the full story.

— CapRadio Staff

Winter storm bodes well for state snowpack levels

While Thursday’s winter storm doesn’t yet compare to last year’s record-breaking December snowfall, experts say it’s promising for California’s snowpack. Consistent snow is crucial for boosting snowpack levels. Another storm is expected in the Sierra Saturday through Monday morning.

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.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
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.