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Chico State fallout | Fire Victim Trust survey | COVID-19 treatment plan

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Students, staff blast Chico State administration following EdSource report

Chico State campus members are blasting the university for not doing more to protect students and staff from a professor who was found to have “had a prohibited sexual affair with a graduate student” and allegedly threatened to shoot colleagues who complained of the affair, according to reporting by news nonprofit EdSource. Read more.

— Adia White, NSPR

Fire Victim Trust survey results to be shared at Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting

Butte County distributed a survey this fall to Camp Fire survivors about their experience with PG&E’s Fire Victim Trust. The Board of Supervisors will discuss the results of that survey at its meeting today in Oroville. The meeting will also be live-streamed on Butte County’s website.

— Jamie Jiang, NSPR

Californians urged to have COVID-19 treatment plan

California’s director of public health is urging anyone over 50 years old to have a treatment plan in place in case they get COVID-19. With a treatment plan in place, people over 50 — who are at highest risk — can avoid hospitalization. The Department of Public Health says the free treatment Paxlovid can reduce the risk of death or hospitalization by up to 90%.

— CapRadio Staff

Some University of California academic workers return to work after strike

Postdoctoral and academic researchers working at University of California campuses have ended their strike and returned to work as of Monday after ratifying new contracts. But there are still over 30,000 workers, student researchers and academic student employees who aren’t working or submitting grades.

— 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 was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a 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.