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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In case you missed it
- Chico State community shares input on the search for the next university president— NSPR
- COVID-19 relief grants available to qualifying Shasta County businesses — NSPR
- Group attempts to limit solitary confinement in California jails — CapRadio
- PG&E to face trial for manslaughter for role in Zogg Fire — NSPR
- Chico State to hold open forum on its search for a new president — NSPR
- Newsom backs measure to restrict concealed carry weapons in some public places — CapRadio
- Sierra snowpack double the average after recent winter storms — CapRadio
- Chico begins clearing encampment at Teichert Ponds — NSPR
- Waitlist open for Shasta County’s section 8 housing voucher program — NSPR
- Sierra snow survey to take place today — CapRadio
- State owes clinics money for mpox outbreak — CalMatters
- Holiday Market in Paradise opened its doors for the last time Friday — NSPR
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