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Teichert Ponds sweep | Section 8 waitlist open | Clinics shortchanged

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Chico begins clearing encampment at Teichert Ponds

The city of Chico began enforcing its anti-camping ordinance at the homeless camp at Teichert Ponds yesterday. Due to a recent settlement agreement between the city and a group of unhoused residents, the city must have shelter options available before sweeping encampments. In the weeks leading up to enforcement, officials said outreach teams contacted campers to try to direct them to shelters.

— Alec Stutson, NSPR

Waitlist open for Shasta County’s section 8 housing voucher program

The Shasta County Housing Authority is now accepting applications for the wait list of its housing choice voucher program. The program covers a portion of the rent for low-income families within the unincorporated areas of Shasta County in Anderson and Shasta Lake, and in Modoc, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

— Ken Devol, NSPR

Sierra snow survey to take place today

The much-anticipated monthly Sierra Snowpack Survey happens later today. Almost a third of California's water needs are met by the Sierra snowpack as it melts in spring and summer. The monthly measurements end with the April 1 survey, which typically signals the end of the traditional rainy season in the state.

— CapRadio Staff

State owes clinics money for mpox outbreak

California clinics are waiting on potentially millions of dollars of government reimbursement money for work done to combat the mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, outbreak. Health professionals say funding is crucial to help clinics serve uninsured, underinsured, and generally unvaccinated communities.

— Kristen Hwang, CalMatters

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Ken came to NSPR through the back door as a volunteer, doing all the things that volunteers do. Almost nothing – nothing -- in his previous work experience suggests that he would ever be on public radio.
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 was NSPR’s wildfire reporter and Report For America corps member. She covered all things fire, but her main focus was wildfire recovery in the North State. Before NSPR, Jamie was at UCLA, where she dabbled in college radio and briefly worked as a podcast editor at the Daily Bruin.
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.