Fire Victim Trust update | Redding City Council seated | River Bend Park trail
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Dec. 9.
Congressmen aim to exempt fire survivors from federal tax payments on PG&E settlement
For the past several years, fire survivors receiving payments from the PG&E Fire Victim Trust have had to pay federal taxes on their settlement payments. But some legislators are trying to change that. Congressmen Doug LaMalfa and Mike Thompson addressed the House Wednesday, urging their colleagues to pass a bill relieving Fire Victim Trust payees of federal taxes.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Redding City Council approves $3.5 million grant application to revamp South City Park
New Redding City councilmembers Tenessa Audette and Jack Munns were sworn into office Tuesday. The council also took up the issue of South City Park and whether or not to apply for a $3.5 million state and federal grant to revamp it. Following almost three hours of public comment and discussion, they did approve by a 3-2 vote a conceptual design for the park that would include a new playground, community center, walking trails, and a dog park.
— Kelly Frost, NSPR
Fit-trail installed at Riverbend Park in Oroville
Butte County Public Health in partnership with the Feather River Recreation and Park District has installed a new fit-trail at Riverbend Park in Oroville. The circuit includes six exercise stations along a one-mile loop and is geared to all fitness levels.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
Graduate students at UC campuses continue strike as finals week ends
Striking graduate student instructors and teaching assistants won’t be submitting grades or grading papers. Meanwhile, UC and bargaining teams for student researchers and academic student employees continue to negotiate a contract.
— CapRadio Staff
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- State moves forward with closing more prisons — The California Report
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- New bill aims to make it easier to build affordable housing — The California Report
- Newly elected Chico City Council members seated; Coolidge appointed as mayor — NSPR
- States falling short in budgeting for fire suppression, researchers find— NSPR
- Rates of COVID, flu increase in California — CapRadio
- Gray wolves stage comeback in California — NSPR