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Yuba jail detention contract | Winter storm impacts | Klamath dam removals

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Dec. 12.

Congresswoman reports plan to end federal detention contract with Yuba County Jail

San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) notified her of plans to stop detaining immigrants at the Yuba County Jail. Lofgren noted the jail has consistently failed to meet ICE’s detention standards. Neither ICE nor the Yuba County Sheriff's Office would confirm the ending of the contract by press time.

— Tyche Hendricks (KQED), The California Report

One killed in Millville during winter storm

The Redding Record Searchlight reported a man was killed in Millville Saturday after a tree fell on his car during this weekend’s winter storm. According to The Associated Press, the storm closed mountain highways and triggered flood watches throughout the northern Sierra Nevada.

— Adia White, NSPR

Leaders cheer Klamath River dam removal plans

Tribal, state and federal leaders gathered in Siskiyou County Thursday to celebrate plans to remove dams on the Klamath River. The decommissioning of the four-dam hydropower project will be the largest river restoration in U.S. history, and one of the largest in the world.

— Danielle Venton (KQED), The California Report 

California aims to attract, retain more caregivers

Turnover currently ails a state program that allows low-income people who are older or disabled to age in place. To attract new workers and improve retention, California has started paying caregivers to take online and in-person classes that include dementia care, medication management, fall prevention and self-care. Read the full story.

— Stephanie O’Neill, Kaiser Health News

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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.