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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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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.
Jamie is NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covers all things fire, but her main focus is wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
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.