Bobcat dies from avian flu | Patient privacy bill | Targeting ‘ghost guns’
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Bobcat dies of avian flu in Butte County
A bobcat found dead in Butte County this winter was confirmed to have died from avian flu. California officials said in a press release Wednesday that this is the first death from the virus in a wild mammal in the state.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
Privacy bill aims to shield patients seeking abortion care
A bill introduced in the California State Assembly could prohibit law enforcement from asking tech companies to hand over large amounts of location or search data. Privacy rights and reproductive care advocates worry warrants for this information could hurt people crossing state lines to receive abortion and gender-affirming care.
— CapRadio Staff
Lawmaker pushes to restrict untraceable ‘ghost guns’
A state lawmaker unveiled legislation aimed at further restricting “ghost guns.” These firearms are assembled out of components and don’t have serial numbers that can be used by law enforcement to trace them.
— Saul Gonzalez (KQED), The California Report
California asks for federal funds to test, vaccinate asylum seekers
The state of California says it can no longer afford to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccines to asylum seekers. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the Biden administration to contribute more funding to three medical screening centers at the border with Mexico.
— Stephanie O’Neill, Kaiser Health News
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In case you missed it
- Native community members voice concern over Redding riverfront development — NSPR
- PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in 2020 Zogg Fire — KQED
- Bill would increase minimum wage for health care workers — CapRadio
- Some state lawmakers want to ban involuntary prison labor — KQED
- Hate speech flyers distributed in Chico and Redding — NSPR
- Butte County remains in drought despite recent winter storms — NSPR
- Report shows communities hit by frequent fires are often low-income — CapRadio
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