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Redding body cameras | Dahle CA Senate run | Medi-Cal benefits at risk

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Feb. 6

Redding residents rally in support of police body cameras

A group of Redding residents gathered outside city hall Thursday in support of equipping Redding police officers with body cameras. The protest followed the suspension of a Redding police officer in January for appearing to stomp on a suspect’s head during an arrest. The Redding Police Department announced a pilot program Wednesday to test the use of body cameras.

— Ken Devol & Kelly Frost, NSPR

Megan Dahle announces run for California Senate

North State Assemblywoman Megan Dahle announced her run for California State Senate on Thursday. The District 1 seat she is vying for is currently held by her husband Brian Dahle, whose term ends at the end of 2024.

— Adia White, NSPR

Millions of Californians at risk of losing Medi-Cal benefits

Up to 3 million low-income Californians are at risk of losing their Medi-Cal coverage as pandemic-era protections expire beginning this year. Early in the pandemic, the federal government agreed to send states billions in extra Medicaid funding on the condition they keep members automatically enrolled. That extra money and enrollment protections will be phased out beginning in April.

— Stephanie O’Neill, Kaiser Health News

New law spotlights carbon sequestration on unused land

A new law in California aims to bring more focus to natural carbon-capturing solutions in landscapes like farmland. This could help the state reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045. The law gives state agencies until January 2024 to set these targets.

— CapRadio Staff

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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.
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.
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.