EdSource reporter interview | Minimum wage bump | Increased abortion access
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Interview: EdSource investigative reporter Thomas Peele
The fallout continues at Chico State following an investigative report by the news nonprofit EdSource, which has been reporting on the university’s handling of a caseinvolving a professor accused of having a consensual affair with a graduate student and allegedly threatening colleagues who complained. The professor has denied the allegations. Listen to an interview with EdSource investigative reporter Thomas Peele, who broke the story, in today’s Headlines.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Pay bump set for minimum-wage workers in 2023
Minimum-wage workers in California will get a small pay increase in 2023. California’s minimum wage has been increasing by about $1 every year since 2017. The goal was to get to a $15 per hour minimum wage for small and large employers by 2023. But a provision of that law — passed in 2016 — also dictates the minimum wage must be adjusted for inflation.
— CapRadio Staff
California law aims to increase access to abortions
A new law to take effect in 2023 will make it easier for qualified nurses in California to perform first-trimester abortions without a doctor’s supervision. Access to the procedure is uneven, with most clinics concentrated in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
— CapRadio Staff
Stormy weather expected in the North State this week
Rain is forecast throughout the North State today, followed by snow in the Sierra Nevada and other mountain ranges, according to The Associated Press. The National Weather Service expects the weather-pattern change “will bring multiple rounds of rain and snow through the week and the weekend.”
— Andre Byik, NSPR
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