Advocates oppose care court | Half Moon Bay update | More Californians choosing to die at home
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Jan. 30.
Gov. Newsom in court over plans to address mental illness and homelessness
Disability Rights Advocates are taking Gov. Gavin Newsom to court over his signature policy to address untreated mental illness and homelessness. Under the new care court plan, judges can order counties to treat people with serious mental illness and provide housing. Advocates argue it violates people's rights under the Constitution, in part because it singles out people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
— Vanessa Rancaño (KQED), The California Report
More details come to light in Half Moon Bay shooting
A district attorney in Northern California has confirmed that the man charged with killing seven people on two farms in Half Moon Bay was enraged by a $100 work-related bill, according to The Associated Press.
— Adia White, NSPR
More Californians choosing to die at home
A steady rise in the percentage of Californians choosing to die at home climbed during the pandemic and appears to be a continuing trend. Specialists in end-of-life care say this trend toward dying at home reflects the desire to end one’s life in a comfortable, familiar place — even if it may mean fewer medical interventions.
— CapRadio Staff
Interview: Sen. Scott Wiener on FDA’s new blood donation guidelines
The FDA released new guidelines Friday that could reverse decades of discrimination against gay and bisexual men when it comes to blood donations. The American Medical Association has been urging rule changes like this for years as have many civil rights organizations.
California State Senator Scott Wiener has also been advocating for the change. Listen to an interview with Wiener in today’s episode of headlines.
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- Volunteers survey unhoused residents in Butte County — NSPR
- Residents in one Shasta County town take wildfire safety into their own hands — NSPR
- Padilla, other Democrats take on gun laws in wake of mass shootings — CapRadio
- Suspect in Half Moon Bay mass shooting faces murder charges — NSPR
- Lawmakers introduce bills targeting locations of homeless encampments — NSPR
- New bills aim to reduce fentanyl deaths in California — CapRadio
- Voters to decide on law aimed at improving conditions for fast-food workers — CapRadio
- Residents in Berry Creek burn scar recover from winter storms — NSPR
- Scholarship applications now open through North Valley Community Foundation — NSPR
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