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Water storage debate | Substitute teacher shortage | Documenting flood damages

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Winter storms reignite debate over water storage

Record rainfall in California has sparked a debate about how the state should be managing its water. A group of Republican lawmakers called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to invest in water infrastructure, including Sites Reservoir in Colusa County.

— CapRadio Staff

To recruit substitutes, Shasta County simplifies application process

School districts in Shasta County are struggling to find substitute teachers. The county Office of Education is now putting out a call for candidates and scaling down the application process to help fill the gap.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

Newsom urges Californians to document flood damages

Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke in Merced County Saturday to address devastating flooding in the region and underline the importance of documenting flood damages to be eligible for federal aid. Over the weekend, the Biden administration declared major disaster areas in Merced, Sacramento, and Santa Cruz counties, meaning federal assistance and funding will be more readily available.

— Adia White, NSPR

UC providers ask to protect reproductive health procedures

The University of California Health system relies on partnerships with outside hospitals and clinics to help deliver care to underserved parts of California. That includes partnering with faith-based hospitals with directives against some reproductive and contraceptive procedures. As the UC Health system renews these agreements, a group of its doctors wants contractual protections specifying they can perform abortions and other procedures at any affiliate facility.

— Stephanie O’Neill, Kaiser Health News

Stories from NPR partner stations are edited by NSPR Staff for digital presentation and credited as requested.

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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.
Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.
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.