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New Chico City Council | Winter storm predicted | Budgeting for wildfire

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Newly elected Chico City Council members seated; Coolidge appointed as mayor

Recently elected Chico City Council members were sworn in at Tuesday’s meeting. Incumbent council members Kasey Reynolds of District 2 and Dale Bennett of District 3 were officially seated, along with newly elected Addison Winslow of District 4 and Tom van Overbeek of District 6. The council also appointed Councilman Andrew Coolidge to serve another term as mayor.

— Adia White, NSPR

Winter storm expected to hit the North State Thursday

The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter storm later this week in the North State. Moderate-to-heavy snow is expected in the mountains, and could reach as low as 2,000 feet on Sunday. The storm is expected to hit Thursday night and last through Sunday.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

States falling short in budgeting for fire suppression, researchers find

A study from The Pew Charitable Trusts published in November outlined the challenges that state governments — including California’s — face in budgeting for wildfires. It recommended state governments budget responsibly by analyzing past wildfire overexpenditures, invest consistently in mitigation, and better track and report wildfire-related spending.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Rates of COVID, flu increase in California

California’s top health official says while levels of the respiratory virus RSV have plateaued, rates of flu and COVID-19 have shot up. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly says over 6,000 people have been hospitalized for COVID and the flu.

— 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.
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.
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.