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Another storm arrives | State prepares for emergency | Noise pollution & health

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Jan. 9.

Storm sweeps across North State today through tomorrow

Another potent and moisture-laden Pacific storm fueled by an atmospheric river will be impacting Northern California today into tomorrow. This storm is potentially as big or bigger than last week's, with longer duration periods of heavy rain, especially in the eastern foothills and northern Sierra. This will likely lead to more flooding impacts in low-lying areas along swollen streams, seasonal creeks, and even on mainstem rivers.

— Dave Schlom, NSPR

Newsom says winter storms deadlier than recent wildfire seasons

Officials held an emergency press conference Sunday regarding the ongoing series of devastating winter storms. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Californians are not out of the woods yet, as another atmospheric river is set to drop several inches of rain this week. Newsom said more people have died in these winter storms than in California’s past two wildfire seasons.

— CapRadio Staff

California workplace safety regulators cite for-profit prison company

California’s workplace health and safety regulators have cited a for-profit prison company for violations. Cal/OSHA inspectors have cited The GEO Group which runs the Golden State Annex facility for six violations, including a serious one: no plan to reduce workers’ risk of exposure to diseases that spread through the air like COVID-19. A GEO spokesman says the company has appealed the citation.

— Farida Jhabvala Romero (KQED), The California Report 

Noise control experts push for laws to address public health concerns

In California, new laws are aiming to address what experts say is a growing health concern — noise pollution. Decades of research link noise pollution to insomnia, high blood pressure and a host of chronic conditions, including depression, anxiety, heart disease and cognitive impairment. In 2022, California lawmakers approved two laws to quiet traffic: one prohibits the registration of cars modified to be extra loud; the other directs the California Highway Patrol to test noise-detecting cameras.

— 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.
Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
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.