‘Point-in-Time’ count | Wildfire resilience | Addressing gun safety
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, Jan. 27.
Volunteers survey unhoused residents in Butte County
Volunteers for the “Point-in-Time” count set out in Butte County Wednesday to collect demographic information on people experiencing homelessness. The survey is required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and helps local agencies apply for federal funding.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Residents in one Shasta County town take wildfire safety into their own hands
Palo Cedro’s community wildfire resilience group, called BURN, met for the first time this year last week. Organizers say they hope BURN can help make Palo Cedro a “Firewise Community.” Experts say community-wide mitigation and preparation efforts are crucial to surviving in high-fire-risk areas.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Padilla, other Democrats take on gun laws in wake of mass shootings
In Washington, D.C., Thursday, California U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla joined other Senate Democrats in calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate JR-15 assault rifles marketed to kids. They say the gun industry is advertising the weapon as a child-sized version of the AR-15. Padilla says Americans are demanding Congress take action on gun safety following the mass shootings in Half Moon Bay and Monterey Park.
— CapRadio Staff
Mass shootings highlight workplace violence in U.S.
Authorities investigating the mass shooting in Half Moon Bay say the evidence points to it as an incident of workplace violence. Acts of violence are a leading cause of occupational death in the U.S., but mass shootings are still relatively rare on the job.
— Farida Jhabvala Romero (KQED), The California Report
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